Qualification details

HLT20907 - Certificate II in Population Health (Release 1)


ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 25/Mar/2011

Usage recommendation:
Supersedes and is equivalent to HLT20905 - Certificate II in Population Health 24/Mar/2011
Is superseded by and equivalent to HLT20912 - Certificate II in Population HealthUpdated in V5. Updated core WHS units. 06/May/2012

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Title columnEssential
CHCAOD201D - Prepare for alcohol and other drugs workPrepare for alcohol and other drugs work N/A
CHCCD401D - Support community participationSupport community participation N/A
CHCCD413D - Work within specific communitiesWork within specific communities N/A
CHCCH225A - Prepare to work in social housingPrepare to work in social housing N/A
CHCCOM201C - Communicate with people accessing the services of the organisationCommunicate with people accessing the services of the organisation N/A
CHCCOM302C - Communicate appropriately with clients and colleaguesCommunicate appropriately with clients and colleagues N/A
CHCDIS220B - Prepare for disability workPrepare for disability work N/A
CHCGROUP201C - Support the activities of existing groupsSupport the activities of existing groups N/A
CHCLLN403A - Identify clients with language, literacy and numeracy needs and respond effectivelyIdentify clients with language, literacy and numeracy needs and respond effectively N/A
CHCNET301D - Participate in networksParticipate in networks N/A
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 411511 Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Health Worker 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3421 Welfare Associate Professionals 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0613 Public Health 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 521 Certificate II 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Population Health,Health 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Support Officer (Health Services) 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 411511 Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Health Worker 03/Dec/2007 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3421 Welfare Associate Professionals 03/Dec/2007 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0613 Public Health 03/Dec/2007 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 521 Certificate II 03/Sep/2009 
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Modification History

Not Applicable


This qualification covers workers who provide basic support in Population Health work. Workers at this qualification level apply competencies within a limited scope of operation and highly defined range of contexts, where the choice of actions required is clear. These workers implement directives of superiors and work under routine guidance with intermittent checking. This qualification is suited to Australian Apprenticeships pathways.

Occupational titles for these workers may include:

  • Indigenous support worker
  • Support officer
  • Peer educator

Pathways Information

Not Applicable

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not Applicable

Entry Requirements

Not Applicable

Employability Skills Summary

Refer to the Topic: Introduction to the Employability Skills Qualification Summaries

Packaging Rules


12 units of competency are required for award of this qualification, including:

  • 3 core units
  • 9 elective units

A wide range of elective units is available, including:

  • Group A electives which are recommended for culturally aware and respectful practice
  • Group B electives - at least 3 units required from this group
  • Other relevant electives listed below
  • Units of competency to address workplace requirements and packaged at the level of this qualification or higher in Health and/or Community Services Training Packages
  • Where appropriate, to address workplace requirements, up to 2 units of competency packaged at the level of this qualification or higher in other relevant Training Packages or accredited courses where the details of those courses are available on the NTIS or other public listing

Core units 

CHCORG201B Follow policies , procedures and programs of the organisation 

HLTOHS200B Participate in OHS processes 

HLTPOP301C Work effectively in the population health sector 

The importance of culturally aware and respectful practice 

All workers undertaking work in health need foundation knowledge to inform their work with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and co-workers and with clients and co-workers from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. This foundation must be provided and assessed as part of a holistic approach to delivery and assessment of this qualification. Specific guidelines for assessment of this aspect of competency are provided in the Assessment Guidelines for the Health Training Package.

Group A electives  - recommended for culturally aware and respectful practice 

Where work involves a specific focus on Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and/or culturally diverse clients or communities, one or both of the following electives is recommended:

HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co -workers 

HLTHIR404D Work effectively with Aboriginal and /or Torres Strait Islander people 

Group B electives  - at least 3 units required 

At least 3 electives are to be selected from the following units.

CHCCD413D Work within specific communities 

CHCNET301D Participate in networks 

CHCPROM401B Share health information 

HLTPOP213C Support community processes for ongoing repair and maintenance of health hardware 

HLTPOP214C Provide basic repairs and maintenance to health hardware and fixtures 

HLTPOP216C Monitor and maintain septic or on -site systems 

HLTPOP217C Monitor and maintain sewerage or effluent systems 

HLTPOP218C Monitor and maintain water supply 

HLTPOP220C Monitor and maintain rubbish collection and disposal systems 

HLTPOP306C Establish agent of disease transmission and mode of control 

HLTPOP307C Provide information and support on environmental health issues 

HLTPOP406C Utilise an interpreter 

RTD4802A Develop approaches to include cultural and human diversity 

Other relevant electives 

Additional electives may be selected in line with the packaging Rules.

Employers may specify that certain electives are required to address identified workplace needs. Selection from the following list is recommended.

CHCAOD201D Prepare for alcohol and other drugs work 

CHCCD401D Support community participation 

CHCCH225A Prepare to work in social housing 

CHCCOM201C Communicate with people accessing the services of the organisation 

CHCCOM302C Communicate appropriately with clients and colleagues 

CHCDIS220B Prepare for disability work 

CHCGROUP201C Support the activities of existing groups 

CHCLLN403A Identify clients with language , literacy and numeracy needs and respond effectively 

CHCORG525D Recruit and coordinate volunteers 

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