Further develop your primary health care service skills with this advanced course in the delivery of health care services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
HLT50113 Diploma of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care
Further develop your existing primary health care service skills with this advanced course in the delivery of health care services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. As a qualified senior health worker you will positively impact on the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in remote areas. The health care sector is experiencing strong growth, with current research highlighting the merits of Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services.
Building on your existing skills and knowledge in primary health care, you will gain the specific skill set needed to work in a culturally-competent work place practicing holistic, whole-of-life care. As an advocate for the community you will also be qualified to assess and support clients' social and emotional wellbeing as well as engage in community health research.
With three different study streams to choose from including chronic disease, administration and human resources, or workplace training, this course allows you to specialise in an area you are passionate about. TAFE Queensland's passionate and experienced teachers will provide you with resources specific to individual learning styles, and the one-on-one support necessary to succeed in your studies.
Successful completion of this course will qualify you to work in a range of community health and health promotion roles within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 10 elective units from the list below. You will also be required to undertake 240 hours of vocational placement in an approved setting.
|UNIT CODE||UNIT NAME|
||Work legally and ethically|
||Work in an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander primary health care context|
||Undertake basic health assessments|
||Assess and support client's social and emotional wellbeing|
||Plan, implement and monitor health care in a primary health care context|
||Deliver primary health care programs for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities|
||Provide nutrition guidance for specific health care|
||Address social determinants of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander health|
||Plan, develop and evaluate health promotion and community development programs|
||Support the safe use of medications|
||Facilitate access to tertiary health services|
||Advocate on behalf of the community|
||Support and promote social and emotional wellbeing of staff and clients|
||Apply a strategic approach to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander health|
||Engage in community health research|
||Supervise health care team|
||Apply reflective practice in an Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander primary health care setting|
||Provide first aid|
||Implement and monitor infection prevention and control policies and procedures|
||Manage work health and safety|
Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.
|UNIT CODE||UNIT NAME|
||Work in an alcohol and other drugs context|
||Share health information|
||Address the needs of people with chronic disease|
||Facilitate responsible behaviour|
||Provide brief interventions|
||Provide individualised support|
||Support independence and wellbeing|
||Work with diverse people|
||Provide information and strategies in chronic condition care|
||Provide information and support around cancer|
Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.
If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.Learn more about university pathways
No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, get in touch. We're here to help.
This is the total amount you need to pay when you enrol. This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.
This is an interest-free personal loan from the Australian Government that provides eligible students access to capped funding to help pay for their studies.
If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.
It is strongly recommended that you are employed in the primary health care industry and/or have completed a Certificate III and/or IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care.
If you are not currently employed in industry, during your course TAFE Queensland will arrange a vocational placement for you in an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health care facility, so you can start practicing your new skills in a real-world environment. You’ll be required to work shifts determined by your placement provider, and these can include early mornings or late nights, any day of the week, including public holidays.
Completing placement is compulsory, and you will be expected to manage family and work commitments in order to complete your shifts. You are required to complete 240 hours of placement to satisfy this component of your qualification.
Before commencing clinical placement you will need to complete a:
You may also be required to complete a vaccination record or full immunisation. Recommended vaccinations include:
If your police check identifies that you have a criminal history or you are unable to obtain a Blue Card, you may be disqualified from being eligible to undertake placement and assessment, which would affect your course outcomes. If you think this might impact you, please speak to the relevant Vocational Placement Coordinator for further information.
It is recommended that you have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for use at all TAFE Queensland locations.
You will be provided with a recommended reading list and/or required textbooks during orientation or at the start of each unit. The purchase of these resources may incur additional costs, or you may be able to borrow them from the TAFE Queensland library network.
To be eligible for the Higher Level Skills subsidised price, you must:
Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.
All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.
You can apply to study this course through the Queensland Tertiary Admission Centre (QTAC). You will need to submit your application on the QTAC website. It will be assessed, and if you are successful you will receive an offer directly through QTAC. You will need to accept your offer from QTAC before enrolling with TAFE Queensland.
Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.