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Qualification details

HLT42312 - Certificate IV in Population Health (Release 2)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to HLT42307 - Certificate IV in Population HealthUpdated in V5. Updated core WHS units. 06/May/2012
Is superseded by HLT46015 - Certificate IV in Population HealthThis version was released in HLT Health Training Package release 3.0 and meets the requirements of the 2012 Standards for Training Packages. Supersedes HLT42312. Change to packaging rules Significant changes to core units 07/Dec/2015

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
2 (this release) 14/Sep/2013
(View details for release 1) 07/May/2012

Units of competency

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HLTPOP405C - Use media to disseminate informationUse media to disseminate informationN/A
HLTPOP505C - Build capacity to promote healthBuild capacity to promote healthN/A
CHCCD509C - Support community leadershipSupport community leadershipN/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
CHCNET404B - Facilitate links with other servicesFacilitate links with other servicesN/A
CHCOHC402A - Support clients and groups to learn practical aspects of oral health careSupport clients and groups to learn practical aspects of oral health careN/A
CHCORG621C - Act as a resource to other servicesAct as a resource to other servicesN/A
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Classifications

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 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health,Indigenous Environmental Health,Population Health 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Aboriginal Neighbourhood House Coordinator,Women's Health Educator,Schools Program Officer,Health Promotion Officer,Assistant Community Health Worker,Aboriginal Health Education Officer,Indigenous Health Promotion Officer,Gay Education Services Officer 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 411711 Community Worker 02/Oct/2012 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3421 Welfare Associate Professionals 02/Oct/2012 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0613 Public Health 02/Oct/2012 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 07/May/2012 
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Modification History

Release 

Comments 

Release 5.1

Minor corrections to codes. Equivalent outcome.

Description

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

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 TGA or other public listing

Core units 

CHCAD603B Provide systems advocacy services

CHCCD619B Establish and maintain community, government and business partnerships

CHCORG405E Maintain an effective work environment

HLTWHS401A Maintain workplace WHS 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

AHCCCF411A 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

CHCDIS301C 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

or 

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