This qualification is specific to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people working to provide a range of primary health care services to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients. The Diploma of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care Practice defines the knowledge and skills for workers involved in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care and who work autonomously under the broad guidance of others. The Diploma qualification covers workers who have a basis of skills and knowledge in primary health care practice, which they may apply in clinical, management or education functions.
Enrolment within this course will focus on recruiting students from the following in order:
- New and existing Aboriginal Health Workers working in a clinical practice context which fits with a Diploma level qualification within a community care context. Please refer to the accompanying overview and pre-requisite requirements section for further clarification
- Students needing to gain a Diploma qualification for further study or Recognition
- Aboriginal Workers seeking a career transition with a readily transferable qualification pathway and relevant work experience at Certificate IV level or higher
- Other suitably eligible prospective students
All applications for enrolments will be assessed to determine if the applicant has sufficient evidence of prior learning, professional experience and language literacy and numeracy skills to enter at a Diploma level qualification.
Occupational titles of workers may include, for example:
- Senior Aboriginal health worker
- Senior Torres Strait Islander health worker
- Primary health care worker (Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander health)
- Practice Coordinator (Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander health)
- Practice manager (Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander health)
Face to face and online cluster release; e-learning support, study groups, tutorials
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