HLT40213 Certificate IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care Practice

Study for a career in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health care.

This qualification reflects the role of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people working to provide a range of clinical primary health care services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients and communities, including specific health care programs, advice, and assistance with and administration of medication. VACCHO holds current Approved Program of Study accreditation with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) for this qualification, and graduates of the program will be eligible to apply for registration as an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age at the time of commencing this course at VACCHO. In addition, applicants must undertake a short assessment to determine whether this is the most suitable course for them, including determining language, literacy and numeracy skills and readiness to study at this level. Where learning needs are identified, VACCHO will offer additional support or make recommendations to a suitable course.

Refer to Course Pre-Requisite section for other requirements, such as previous units and employment arrangements that will form a condition of entry.

This course can be offered as a traineeship through your employer and/or as a non-traineeship.

 

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS

Learn how to provide high-level clinical and primary health care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals and families, including professional advice about healthy living lifestyles.               

Learn how to administer medication and collect blood samples safely. Develop advocacy skills that enable you to support clients’ rights and needs effectively.

AT A GLANCE

Duration

This course is typically offered over 24 months with classes held once a month, Tuesday – Thursday, 9.00 am- 5.00 pm.

Delivery and Locations

VACCHO
17-23 Sackville Street,
Collingwood

Assessments

Written questions, portfolio, workplace project, case studies, role plays, observation/demonstration

Cost (Fees & Charges)

Refer to Fees & Charges.

Ask about our RPL fees if you have previous equivalent experiences

Qualification

HLT40213 Certificate IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care Practice subject to satisfactory course participation and meeting all VACCHO terms & conditions

WHY LEARN WITH US?

01

INDUSTRY RELEVANT

This training program has been developed in consultation with other ACCHOs and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community sector to ensure its relevance.

02

EXPERT TRAINERS

Our staff have current on-the-job experience, bringing this into the training program to offer real industry training based on current industry trends.

03

EXPERIENCED SUPPORT TEAM

We offer in-house Mentors and support and have also teamed up with external experts to ensure that you are fully supported to succeed.

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

The units of competency listed below are an example of the units that would typically be included in this qualification.

The programs we deliver will be customised and contextualised to suit your and your employer’s learning needs and workforce objectives.

Unit Code
HLTINF001
HLTWHS001
CHCLEG001
HLTAHW006
HLTAHW005
HLTAHW016
HLTAHW018
HLTAHW019
HLTAHW020
HLTAHW021
HLTAHW037
HLTAID011
HLTAHW022
HLTAHW017
HLTPAT001
HLTPAT002
HLTAHW008
CHCCCS026
HLTPOP015
HLTAHW028
HLTAHW051
Unit Name
Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
Participate in workplace health and safety
Work legally and ethically
Facilitate and advocate for the rights and needs of clients and community members
Work in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander primary health care context
Assess client’s physical wellbeing
Plan, implement and monitor health care in a primary health care context (could not locate resources in G:)
Deliver primary health care programs for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities
Administer medications
Provide nutrition guidance for specific health care
Support the safe use of medications
Provide first Aid
Address social determinants of Aboriginal and /or Torres Strait Islander health
Assess and support client’s social and emotional wellbeing
Identify and respond to clinical risks in pathology collection
Perform venous blood collections
Assist in planning and implementation of basic health care
Transport individuals
Provide information on smoking and smoking cessation
Provide information and strategies in chronic condition care
Respond to loss, grief and trauma
Core or Elective
Core
Core
Core
Core
Core
Core
Core
Core
Core
Core
Core
Core
Core
Core
Elective
Elective
Elective
Elective
Elective
Elective
Elective
PRE-REQUISITES REQUIREMENTS

Intermediate computer skills, including the ability to access and search the internet, use software (such as Microsoft Word) to create documents, upload and download documents.

A National Police Clearance and Working with Children Check (WWCC) is required before the placement component can be undertaken.

Evidence of some vaccinations is also a requirement including but not limited to influenza (flu) vaccination and COVID vaccination prior to the placement component.

RECOGNITION OF PRIOR STUDIES & EXPERIENCES

If you have previously completed one or more of the above units, please ask about our Credit Transfer services. If you have a range of work and life experiences that relate to one or more of these units, please ask about our Recognition of Prior Learning/Competency (RPL) services.

If eligible, you will not be required to undertake these units again as you will receive recognition of your prior studies and/or experiences.

JOB PROSPECTS

Take a glimpse at the jobs you can take on—possible tasks, salary information, skill level required, and industry growth forecast: https://labourmarketinsights.gov.au/

WORK PLACEMENT

.800 hrs of Practical Placement are required to develop skills and competencies in the workplace environment. Students will need to organise this placement with a relevant clinic, facility or organisation

Mandatory work placement hours 800 (500 hours of which must be clinical work placement experience, to be eligible for registration by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board of Australia).

Mandatory requirements:

You will be required to either be working in or have access to volunteering in a relevant clinic, facility, or organisation and have a suitably qualified supervisor from that sector to sign you off on industry reports. These reports assess your ability to perform tasks in the workplace, and they are referred to as ‘third party reports’. Some units within your course will require you to complete this workplace task and are identified in the assessment requirements for that unit.

Administration of Medications

Students looking to undertake the training program should be aware of legislative limitations and workplace policy or procedural requirements about the administration of medications. This training program includes the delivery of two core units of competency that address performance evidence about Administering Medications and Supporting the Safe Use of Medications.

To ensure all students have the opportunity to gain competency in the knowledge and skills required for these units, VACCHO attempts to fully replicate the resources, environment, and time productivity pressures associated with these activities within its simulated learning environment.

Students looking to go on to register with AHPRA must maintain current knowledge about the scope of practice of their role with regards to medicines within the State or Territory they intend to practice.

AHPRA Registration Details

Students enrolled in this training program will be registered with the Board under the National Law. More information on Student Registration can be found on the AHPRA website.

Under limited circumstances Registered Students may be liable for mandatory notification to be made about them. It is important that prospective students are also familiar with AHPRAs Guidelines for Mandatory notifications about registered students.

AHPRA National Board of Conduct

FEES AND CHARGES

Refer to VACCHO Course Fee 2022

You may be eligible for a Fee Concession (VACCHO will check your entitlement for a Fee Concession as part of your enrolment and prior to the commencement of training). This includes 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.

Travel and accommodation may be AbStudy subsidised for eligible students. Ask for further details.

WHAT I NEED TO BRING OR BUY
  • Desktop computer/laptop.
  • Stable internet connection with a minimum download speed of 3mbps.
  • An email account such as Yahoo, Hotmail or Gmail.
  • Microsoft Office (2010 version or later) – must include Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Video conferencing software (Zoom) preferred.
AM I ELIGIBLE FOR A SKILLS FIRST SUBSIDISED PLACE

You must:

  • Be an Australian citizen; OR a holder of a permanent visa; OR a New Zealand citizen.
  • Only enrol in a program at a higher Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) level than the highest qualification level you hold at the time training commences if you are 20 years or older
  • Not be enrolled in more than two Skills First subsidised qualifications at one time
  • Not have enrolled in more than two Skills First qualifications at the same AQF level at any time, unless one is a School Based Apprenticeship/Traineeship (SBAT), a Foundation Skills Program and/or a secondary school certificate or you are recommencing training or transitioning from a superseding qualification to the current version

OR you may meet some of the eligible criteria if you:

  • Meet the Eligibility Exemptions Initiative requirements, eg. a retrenched worker or a JVEN client
  • Are eligible for a Commonwealth Job Trainer place, including aged 17 to 24 or a job seeker
FURTHER LEARNING PATHWAYS
  • HLT50113 Diploma of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care
  • HLT57715 Diploma of Practice Management

Training may be supported by Skills First Program, delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. The student’s tuition fees are as published and are subject to change given individual circumstances. This nationally recognised qualification is delivered by VACCHO (RTO No: 20739 and which is responsible for the quality of all services and the issuing of accredited certification. This qualification provides the skills and knowledge to the industry standard but does not guarantee a job. We actively tailor training for people from diverse backgrounds, including those with disabilities and encourage all to apply.

More Information

To apply for this course, submit an Expression of Interest via the link below.

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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