Course Catalogue: Diploma of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care (Practice)
Workers seeking enrolment in or credit for this qualification must be able to show or prove current competence in the compulsory competency units required for Certificate IV Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care (Practice).
The Diploma of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care 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.
Occupational titles for these workers may include, for example:
- Senior Aboriginal health worker
- Aboriginal health worker (specialist)
- Clinic coordinator (Aboriginal health)
- Program manager (Aboriginal health)
Students must successfully complete 7 compulsory units (listed below) and 8 elective units.
Who should enrol for this course?
Enrolment within this course will focus on recruiting students from the following in order:
- New and existing Aboriginal Health Workers working in a context which fits with a Diploma level qualification within a practice 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
Units of Competency
There are 7 compulsory units that must be completed
- HLTAHW502A Advocate on behalf of the community
- HLTAHW503A Plan, develop and evaluate primary health care programs for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities
- BSBFLM403B Implement effective workplace relationships
- CHCCOM504A Develop, implement and promote effective workplace communication
- BSBFLM512A Ensure team effectiveness
- HLTAHW504A Apply advanced skills in primary health care
- HLTAHW505A Support and promote social and emotional wellbeing of staff and clients
8 elective units must also be completed. These electives can be chosen from a wide range of competencies provided they meet the Health Services Training Package requirements. The Aboriginal Health College can advise of whether a unit meets requirements. Sufficient electives are offered by the Aboriginal Health College to facilitate qualification completion.
- CHCORG28A Reflect and improve upon professional practice (incorporating Continue professional development)
- CHCCD514A Implement community development strategies
- CHCCD509C Support community leadership
- CHCCD505D Develop community resources
- BSBATSIC510A Conduct a community meeting
- CHCINF505C Meet statutory and organisational information requirements (incorporating Manage administrative activities)
- BSBPMG510A manage projects
- CHCPOL403B Undertake research activities
- CHCPROM503A Provide community focused promotions and preventative strategies.(Focus on STI's & BBV's)
- CHCPROM503A Provide community focused promotions and preventative strategies. (Focus on STI's & BBV's)
- CHCINF407C Meet information needs of the community.(Focus on STI's & BBV's)
Nominal course hours: 1200 Hours