Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care Practice
About the Course
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.
ENROLLING IN FIRST AID UNITS OF COMPETENCY
If you are seeking to enrol in a First Aid unit of competency you are advised that to complete the unit you must be able to perform basic life support skills, for example control bleeding and perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). If you have a disability that would prevent you from performing required basic life support skills you are advised that you will not be able to achieve the unit of competency.
NSW Skills List
This qualification is on the NSW Skills List. The NSW Government will subsidise eligible students to undertake this qualification. For more information see Smart and Skilled
Available as a traineeship
This course is targeted to people who have access to workplaces which will provide experiences and learning to support the agreed units for the qualification.
There are no entry requirements for this qualification.
Many TAFE courses have a compulsory work placement component to assist you to apply your learning in a practical environment and you may be required to comply with some (or all) of the following.
1. NSW HEALTH
Before you commence any clinical placements in NSW Health facilities, you will be required to
• Meet NSW Health’s - Criminal Record Check requirements;
• Sign the NSW Health Code of Conduct form and any other forms, as required by NSW Health;
• Undertake Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against Infectious Diseases and provide your Health Care Worker/Student Vaccination Record Card.
For specific information regarding NSW Health’s requirements, and access to the required forms, it is recommended that you visit their FAQs for students at:
2. AGED CARE WORK - Before you undertake any clinical placements in Aged Care Facilities you will be required to undertake a Federal Criminal Record Check. Visit:
3. COMMUNITY AND CHILDREN’S SERVICES
Anyone in child-related work (including student placements and volunteers) MUST have a current Working with Children Check (students/volunteers free) in line with the Office of Children’s Guardian phase-in schedule and processes. Visit:
4. STUDENT READINESS FOR WORK PLACEMENT
Generally work placements will only occur after there has been a reasonable amount of student/teacher contact and when the teacher is satisfied that you are ready to benefit from workplace learning and perform workplace duties. Your teacher can provide further information.
STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES - For more information visit: https://www.tafensw.edu.au/courses/rights-and-responsibilities/index.htm
CREDIT FOR PRIOR LEARNING
If you already have skills and knowledge that are relevant to your course, you may be able to apply for credit through articulation, credit transfer or recognition of prior learning. To find out more about applying for credit follow this link
This web page also provides information on how to use your existing TAFE NSW qualifications to undertake a higher level qualification at TAFE NSW (e.g. Cert II to Cert III, Cert III to Cert IV, Cert IV to Diploma, etc.)
TAFE to University
Many TAFE NSW courses offer you the opportunity to gain both vocational and university qualifications. To find out more about the pathways to higher education please follow this link
Recognition of Prior Learning
TAFE Western Connect - Choose how or where you study:
On Campus - Study at a TAFE campus
You may have skills, knowledge, previous training or experience which is relevant to this course. If so, you may wish to have this recognised. This may also reduce your training time. For further information, visit Recognition and RPL
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Where can I study?
Starts in February
Enrolment Code: HLT40213-01V03-19BHL-008
How will I study?
The program is delivered via mixed mode over 18 months. Training is delivered using Distance Learning Packages, self directed learning activities and intensive face-to-face workshops (weekly BLOCKS x 9 over 18months). Learner support is provided during attendance at face-to-face workshops, via phone and workplace visits. Students must have evidence of workplace approval for release to attend workshops and rotate through suitable clinical environments to meet 500 hours Clinical Placement and overall assessment requirements of the training package.
Learner support is provided during attandence at face-to-face workshops, via phone and workplace visits. Students are expected to commit to a full time study load of approximately 21 hours per week.
This training is available to both existing and new employees in the Aboriginal Health Sector wanting to obtain the HLT40213 Certificate IV in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care Practice to be eligible for application to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Practice Board of Australia for national registration to practice as an Aboriginal Health Practitioner.
This program includes activities which are to be completed in your own time.
When will I study?
Class attendance is Full Time
Training is delivered using Distance Learning Packages, self directed learning activities and intensive face-to-face workshops at Maari Ma Health Service in Broken Hill (weekly BLOCKS x 9 over 18months).
Course length: 21 hours per week for 18 MonthsStart Date: 4 February 2019
End Date: 30 July 2020
What will I pay?
The amount you pay will depend on your individual circumstances.
TAFE NSW Government-subsidised fee (for eligible students): Up to $2,320.00 per course (GST free).
The fee that is displayed is the price for a student completing their second qualification and meeting eligibility criteria. The fee you pay may be lower depending on your personal circumstances and eligibility for a subsidised place, a concession or an exemption. In some cases there are limited government subsidised places available.
Please contact your nearest TAFE Western campus or call us on 1300 823 393 for a personal fee assessment and to find out if you are eligible for a government subsidised place. If you do not gain a subsidised place you may be able to enrol and pay the non-government subsidised fee.
A payment must be made towards your course fee (if applicable) at the time you enrol or your place in the class will not be confirmed and you will not be able to access any of your learning resources.
Eligible For Instalments
TAFE Western can also make arrangements for payment by instalment. Contact us to discuss how you can use these arrangements.
Who can I talk to?
Please contact the TAFE West Region Hotline 131601