Qualification details

HLT32312 - Certificate III in Indigenous Environmental Health (Release 1)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 07/May/2012

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to HLT32307 - Certificate III in Indigenous Environmental HealthUpdated in V5. Updated core WHS units. 06/May/2012
Is superseded by HLT36115 - Certificate III in Indigenous Environmental HealthThis version was released in HLT Health Training Package release 3.0 and meets the requirements of the 2012 Standards for Training Packages. Change to packaging rules. Significant changes to core units. 07/Dec/2015

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
CHCCD307D - Support community resourcesSupport community resources N/A
CHCCD401E - Support community participationSupport community participation N/A
CHCCH301C - Work effectively in social housingWork effectively in social housing N/A
CHCCOM403A - Use targeted communication skills to build relationshipsUse targeted communication skills to build relationships N/A
CHCCS403B - Provide brief interventionProvide brief intervention N/A
CHCGROUP302D - Support group activitiesSupport group activities N/A
CHCGROUP403D - Plan and conduct group activitiesPlan and conduct group activities 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
CHCOHC303A - Use basic oral health screening toolsUse basic oral health screening tools N/A
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 411511 Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Health Worker 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3493-11 Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Health Worker 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0613 Public Health 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Indigenous Environmental Health 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Indigenous Environmental Health Officer 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 411511 Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Health Worker 02/Oct/2012 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3493-11 Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Health Worker 02/Oct/2012 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0613 Public Health 02/Oct/2012 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 07/May/2012 
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Modification History

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Description

This qualification covers workers who are operational in a range of Population Health projects/programs particularly relating to Indigenous Environmental Health. Workers at this qualification level apply competencies normally used within established routines, methods and procedures in the fulfilment of work likely to be allocated by a Population Health professional. These workers contribute to the work of others through teamwork and coordination. This qualification is suited to Australian Apprenticeships pathways.

Occupational titles for these workers may include:

  • Indigenous environmental health worker
  • Environmental health officer
  • Healthy housing worker
  • Environmental health worker
  • Environmental health field support officer - Aboriginal communities
  • Indigenous public health officer

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

PACKAGING RULES 

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

  • 6 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 3 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 TGA or other public listing

Core units 

CHCORG303B Participate effectively in the work environment

HLTWHS300A Contribute to WHS processes

HLTPOP301C Work effectively in the population health sector

HLTPOP302C Contribute to working with the community to identify health needs

HLTPOP306C Establish agent of disease transmission and mode of control

HLTPOP307C Provide information and support on environmental health issues

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.

HLTPOP310C Monitor and maintain dog health in the community

HLTPOP311C Identify land care issues as they relate to health

HLTPOP315C Ensure provision of functional, durable health hardware items in home and community

HLTPOP319C Conduct testing and interpretation of results of community water supply

HLTPOP321C Assist with monitoring food storage and handling procedures in the community

HLTPOP322C Implement a disaster plan

Other relevant electives 

Electives are to be selected in line with the specified Packaging Rules. Employers may specify that certain electives are required to address identified workplace needs.

Selection from the following list is recommended.

CHCCD307C Support community resources

CHCCD401E Support community participation

CHCCH301B Work effectively in social housing

CHCCOM403A Use targeted communication skills to build relationships

CHCCS403B Provide brief intervention

CHCGROUP302D Support group activities

CHCGROUP403D Plan and conduct group activities

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

CHCNET301D Participate in networks

CHCOHC303A Use basic oral health screening tools

CHCORG322B Contribute to implementation of service delivery strategy

CHCORG525D Recruit and coordinate volunteers

CHCPROM401B Share health information

CHCTC302A Provide client-centred telephone counselling

CUFWRT301A Write content for a range of media

CUFWRT403A Write narration and current affairs material

CULMS410A Provide research assistance

HLTPOP303C Contribute to population health project planning

HLTPOP304C Contribute to evaluating a population health project

HLTPOP401C Maintain a population health database

HLTPOP402C Assess readiness for and effect behaviour change

HLTPOP406C Utilise an interpreter

PSPPM402B Manage simple projects

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