This qualification reflects the role of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people working to provide a range of clinical primary health care services to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and communities, including specific health care programs, advice and assistance with, and administration of, medication.
These workers can be expected to flexibly assume a variety of job roles and undertake a broad range of tasks either individually or as a member of a multidisciplinary team.
This qualification addresses the specific legislative responsibilities of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioners and is required for national registration with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board of Australia.
Recommended for new or recent workers in the Aboriginal Health Work field in a clinical setting.
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 Certificate IV level qualification.
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner
- Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander health workers
Face to face – cluster release (9 x 5 days); site visits; e-learning support; study groups; tutorials
Nominal Course Hours
As required for registration as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board of Australia currently specified as 800 hours.
Up to 250 hours placement hours from the HLT30113 Certificate III and HLT40113 Certificate IV in Aboriginal &/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care course or their equivalent can count as supervised placement hours for this qualification
However a minimum 500 hours clinical hours must be undertaken in placement.