Qualification details

HLT42307 - Certificate IV in Population Health (Release 1)


Usage recommendation:
Supersedes and is equivalent to HLT42305 - Certificate IV in Population Health 24/Mar/2011
Is superseded by and equivalent to HLT42312 - Certificate IV in Population HealthUpdated in V5. Updated core WHS units. 06/May/2012

Release Status:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 25/Mar/2011

Units of competency

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HLTPOP405C - Use media to disseminate informationUse media to disseminate informationN/A
CHCAD603A - Provide systems advocacy servicesProvide systems advocacy servicesN/A
HLTPOP505C - Build capacity to promote healthBuild capacity to promote healthN/A
CHCCD509C - Support community leadershipSupport community leadershipN/A
CHCCD413D - Work within specific communitiesWork within specific communitiesN/A
HLTHIR404D - Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peopleWork effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peopleN/A
CHCLLN403A - Identify clients with language, literacy and numeracy needs and respond effectivelyIdentify clients with language, literacy and numeracy needs and respond effectivelyN/A
CUFWRT403A - Write narration and current affairs materialWrite narration and current affairs materialN/A
CHCCD514A - Implement community development strategiesImplement community development strategiesN/A
CHCORG423B - Maintain quality service deliveryMaintain quality service deliveryN/A
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 411711 Community 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 511 Certificate IV 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Population Health,Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health,Indigenous Environmental Health 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Women's Health Educator,Aboriginal Health Education Officer,Health Promotion Officer,Schools Program Officer,Assistant Community Health Worker,Indigenous Health Promotion Officer,Gay Education Services Officer,Aboriginal Neighbourhood House Coordinator 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 411711 Community 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 511 Certificate IV 03/Sep/2009 
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Modification History

Not Applicable


This qualification covers workers who are operational in a range of Population Health projects/programs. Workers at this qualification level apply competencies within routines, methods and procedures where discretion and judgement would be required under very broad guidance in the fulfilment of work likely to be allocated by a Population Health professional. These workers may be responsible for limited organisation of the work of others.

This qualification is suited to Australian Apprenticeship pathways.

Occupational titles for these workers may include:

  • Data entry supervisor
  • Health promotion officer
  • Registry officer, cancer surveillance
  • Health promotion project officer
  • Health sponsorship coordinator
  • Schools program officer
  • Team support worker
  • Ednet community educator
  • Outreach worker
  • Women's health educator
  • Health liaison worker
  • Aboriginal health education officer
  • Assistant community health worker
  • Assistant Aboriginal community health worker
  • Gay education services officer
  • Gay education and outreach officer
  • Assistant community health worker, women's health
  • Coordinator Aboriginal neighbourhood house
  • Area health education officer
  • Team manager
  • Assistant project 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


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

  • 9 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 5 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 NTIS or other public listing

Core units 

CHCAD603A Provide systems advocacy services 

CHCCD619B Establish and maintain community , government and business partnerships 

CHCORG405D Maintain an effective work environment 

HLTOHS401A Maintain workplace OHS processes 

HLTPOP501C Apply a population health framework 

HLTPOP502C Work with the community to identify health needs 

HLTPOP503C Plan a population health project 

HLTPOP504C Evaluate a population health project 

HLTPOP505C Build capacity to promote health 

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 5 units required 

At least 5 electives are to be selected from the following units.

CHCCD402A Develop and provide community education projects 

CHCCD413D Work within specific communities 

CHCNET402A Establish and maintain effective networks 

CHCPOL301B Participate in policy development 

CHCPOL403B Undertake research activities 

CHCPROM401B Share health information 

CUFWRT301A Write content for a range of media 

CUFWRT403A Write narration and current affairs material 

HLTPOP322C Implement a disaster plan 

HLTPOP401C Maintain a population health database 

HLTPOP402C Assess readiness for and effect behaviour change 

HLTPOP403C Provide information on smoking and smoking cessation 

HLTPOP404C Provide interventions to clients who are nicotine dependent 

HLTPOP405C Use media to disseminate information 

HLTPOP406C Utilise an interpreter 

HLTPOP407C Develop population health competencies in other people 

HLTPOP409C Identify pest control strategies 

HLTPOP412C Develop a plan of action to address land care issues in the community  (Note pre-requ: HLTPOP311C)

LGAEHRW505B Implement strategies to minimise the impact of waste on the environment 

PSPPM402B Manage simple projects 

RTD4802A Develop approaches to include cultural and human diversity 

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.

CHCAC318B Work effectively with older people 

CHCAOD402B Work effectively in the alcohol and other drugs sector 

CHCCD412B Work within a community development framework 

CHCCD505D Develop community resources 

CHCCD508C Support community action 

CHCCD509C Support community leadership 

CHCCD514A Implement community development strategies 

CHCCH301B Work effectively in social housing 

CHCCOM403A Use targeted communication skills to build relationships 

CHCCOM504A Develop , implement and promote effective workplace communication 

CHCCS403B Provide brief intervention 

CHCDIS301B Work effectively with people with a disability 

CHCGROUP403D Plan and conduct group activities 

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

CHCMH301B Work effectively in mental health 


CHCMH411A Work with people with mental health issues 

CHCORG423B Maintain quality service delivery 

CHCORG529B Provide coaching and motivation 

CHCORG620C Promote and represent the service 

CHCORG621C Act as a resource to other services 

CHCORG627B Provide mentoring support to colleagues 

CHCTC302A Provide client -centred telephone counselling 

LGACOM407B Manage finances within a budget 

LGACOM503B Prepare a budget 

Oral health electives 

CHCOHC303A Use basic oral health screening tools 

CHCOHC401A Inform and encourage clients and groups to understand and achieve good oral health 

CHCOHC402A Support clients and groups to learn practical aspects of oral health care 

CHCOHC404A Recognise and respond to signs and symptoms that may indicate oral health issues