HLT30113 – Certificate III in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care

Course Description

The nationally accredited HLT30113 Certificate III in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care is designed to start entry-level roles to provide primary health care to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members. This course will give you the foundation knowledge needed to undertake basic health assessments, identify community health issues, needs and strategies, provide information and strategies in chronic condition care, and assist with basic health screening, promotion and education. Our highly experienced and passionate teaching team will give you the one-on-one guidance to succeed in your studies.

Course Duration, Dates, Hours and Locations

Duration 19 Months

The training will be delivered in 19 training blocks with two review blocks.
Tuesday to Thursday of the month from 9 am to 5 pm. Tuesday to Thursday of the month from 9am to 5pm.

Dates

VACCHO is currently taking expressions of interest for HLT30113 Certificate III in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care. If you’re interested in attending a future course, let us know by sending us an “Expression of Interest” here.

VACCHO offers this course through

On Campus

 Apprenticeships or traineeships (Workplace)

Training Delivery Location

VACCHO, Melbourne

17-23 Sackville Street, Collingwood, Victoria 3066

Wathaurong Community Hub, Wathaurong

20A Forster St, Norlane VIC 3214

Mallee District Aboriginal Services, Mildura

115 Orange Avenue, Mildura VIC 3500

Rumbalara Aboriginal Co-op, Shepparton

20 Rumbalara Road, Mooroopna VIC 3609

 

It is expected that the student identifies and maintains their Work placement arrangements

Students are required to attend face-to-face training. VACCHO will decide on the training delivery location based on the interest received  from  the participants.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific academic entry requirements for this course. However, applicants must be over 18 years and above and undertake a Pre-training review and literacy and numeracy (LL&N) test. These will assist with determining student suitability and relevance to course entry and identify any support needs.

The ability to obtain a Working with Children Check and Police Clearance – Working with Children Check and Police Clearance required for industry workplace.

VACCHO encourages candidates from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities and people with a disability to apply.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

The COVID-19 vaccination is mandatory to be eligible to attend a Work placement for this course. Students will be required to provide evidence of having completed a COVID-19 vaccination schedule by the closing date prior to a Work placement. The vaccine received must be a vaccine approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) of Australia.

What Will I study?

HLT30113 Certificate III in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care is comprised of 17 units, which include 12 core (Compulsory) units and 5 elective units

Core Compulsory Units

Unit Code  Unit Name
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
HLTAHW005 Work in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander primary health care context
HLTAHW006 Facilitate and advocate for the rights and needs of clients and community members
HLTAHW007 Undertake basic health assessments
HLTAHW008 Assist in planning and implementation of basic health care
HLTAHW009 Provide information about social and/or emotional support
HLTAHW010 Identify community health issues, needs and strategies
HLTAHW011 Assist with basic health screening, promotion and education services
HLTAHW015 Work under instructions to support the safe use of medication
HLTAID011 Provide first aid
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety

 

Elective Units

Unit Code  Unit Name
CHCCCS019 Recognise and respond to crisis situations
CHCCCS026 Transport individuals
CHCCCS027 Visit client residence
BSBMED303 Maintain patient records
CHCCCS016 Respond to client needs

 

VACCHO delivers the electives listed in the ‘course structure and units’ above. These electives have been selected based on industry needs, graduate pathways and/or student and teacher feedback. Alternative suitable electives are only available via Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT).

Credit Transfer (CT)

Where the student has completed the same unit of competency at any Registered Training Organisation (RTO), a CT will be applied. This process commences with the student submitting an Application for RPL and CT Form and attaching verified evidence of previous studies.
Applications for Credit Transfer must be made prior to the commencement of the course to ensure you only attend the relevant classes, and tuition fees are not charged for the unit/s you have previously attained. Please speak to the us if you wish to apply.

Recognition of Prior Learning ( RPL)

RPL involves the assessment of previously unrecognised skills and knowledge a student has achieved outside the formal education and training system. VACCHO will grant RPL to a student who has demonstrated evidence of prior knowledge and experience in life and work relating to the unit of competency or module of study for which recognition is sought.

Applications for RPL must be made prior to the commencement of the course – please speak to us.

Mode of delivery

The course is delivered predominantly face to face. Where training is impacted by a Covid lockdown, the trainer /assessor may choose to use Zoom to deliver the training. For more details, please read our online service standards here

Work Placement

To be assessed as competent in this qualification, individual workers are required to undertake supervised practice in a primary health care setting, supplemented by simulated practical application of skills and knowledge.
Students must complete 250 hours of Practical Placement in a primary health care setting. It is expected that the student identifies and maintains their Work placement arrangements.

Assessment Arrangements

  • Assessment activities are a combination of the following
  • In Class knowledge Questions
  • In class Practical Assessments
  • Case Studies
  • Projects
  • Role play
  • Workplace /Third party report

Career opportunities and pathways

Completing Certificate III qualification provides entry-level knowledge and skills for health workers who offer Primary health care support to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities. Graduates from the Certificate III program have the necessary basic skills to be employed as a Health Worker.

This qualification can lead to other higher-level Aboriginal Health Worker (AHW) qualifications such as:

  • Certificate IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care
  • Certificate IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care Practice
  • Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care

Exit Opportunities

On successfully completing all required units/modules you will receive your qualification and a transcript itemising all units successfully completed.

If you do not intend on completing – Following receipt of written advice from yourself as a student (or your trainer) that you do not intend to complete the full qualification, you will be issued with a Statement of Attainment listing all units/modules successfully completed.

 

Fees

Eligible students do not need to pay tuition fees and other fees for this course. Please call us on 9411 9411 for more information.
Travel and Accommodation may be AbStudy subsidised for eligible students.

Skills First Subsidised* Skills First Concession** Full Fee#
Tuition $ 5000.00 $ 1,000.00 $ 15,000.00
Material fees $ 100.00 $ 100.00 $ 100.00
Amenities $ 50.00 $ 50.00 $ 50.00
Non-Refundable Application Administration fee $ 50.00 $ 50.00 $ 50.00
Total $ 5,200 $ 1,200.00 $ 15,200.00

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

*Skills First Subsidised– For those eligible for Government Funding
**Skills First Concession – for holders of a current Health Care Card, Pensioner Concession, Veterans Gold Card or self-identify as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent.
#Full Fee – for those not eligible for government funding (non-residents of Victoria, school students).

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Check your eligibility here

You may be able to study a free or low-fee course through Job Trainer if you are:

  • an Australian citizen, permanent resident, New Zealand citizen or asylum seeker, and
  • 17 to 24 years old when the course starts; or
  • A Job Seeker of any age, where a job seeker is
    defined as a person who:
    – holds a valid and current Health Care Card, Pensioner Concession Card or Veteran’s Gold Card; or
    – is unemployed.

It’s important to know that you may incur other fees, such as student services fees or materials fees, and you’ll need to cover these costs yourself.

VACCHO can provide exemptions to certain funding eligibility criteria. This gives you access to more courses at the Government funded rate. Please call us on 94119411 for more information

Nationally Recognised Training

RTO 20739

Aboriginal Health

Business and Leadership

Social and Emotional Wellbeing

Enquiries

If you are currently enrolled with us and have an enquiry, or interested in studying at VACCHO please fill out and submit the form below or contact the Education and Training Unit at VACCHO by calling (03) 9411 9411.

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