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Qualification details

HLT50121 - Diploma of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care Practice (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes HLT50213 - Diploma of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care PracticeNon Equivalent. Packaging rules updated. Core and elective lists updated. 14/Dec/2022

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 15/Dec/2022


Units of competency

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HLTAHCS010 - Provide support to clients with chronic diseaseProvide support to clients with chronic diseaseCurrentElective
HLTAMAT001 - Provide antenatal health careProvide antenatal health careCurrentElective
HLTAID011 - Provide First AidProvide First AidCurrentElective
HLTOHC009 - Apply and use basic oral health productsApply and use basic oral health productsCurrentElective
CHCCCS003 - Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicideIncrease the safety of individuals at risk of suicideCurrentElective
HLTAEDR002 - Assess and respond to medical emergenciesAssess and respond to medical emergenciesCurrentElective
HLTAMAT004 - Assess children's healthAssess children's healthCurrentElective
HLTASEW005 - Provide supervision for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander health workersProvide supervision for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander health workersCurrentCore
HLTASEW003 - Provide support to clients affected by loss, grief or traumaProvide support to clients affected by loss, grief or traumaCurrentCore
HLTAHPR004 - Promote awareness and early detection of diabetesPromote awareness and early detection of diabetesCurrentElective
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 411511 Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Health Worker 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0613 Public Health 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Aboriginal Health Worker in Community Health 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 411511 Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Health Worker 08/Feb/2023 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0613 Public Health 08/Feb/2023 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 15/Dec/2022 
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Modification History

Not applicable.

Qualification Description

This qualification reflects the role of experienced Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioners. It is specific to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people who work as part of a multidisciplinary health care team providing primary health care services to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and communities.

They provide culturally safe health and wellbeing promotion, preventative health care and clinical treatment services in a diversity of locations including urban, rural and remote settings.

Experienced Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioners are able to work independently using specialist clinical knowledge, discretion and judgement within the parameters of practice standards, treatment protocols and clinical supervision arrangements established by the employing organisation.

This qualification provides a pathway to work in a range of health care settings including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community organisations, and the public or private health sector.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioners are registered with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board of Australia (ATSIHPBA) and, only when registered, can use the protected title of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander health practitioner. Current registration requirements should be checked with ATSIHPBA.

Entry Requirements

Entry to this qualification is open to individuals who:

  • hold, or have held, registration as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander health practitioner with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board of Australia (ATSIHPBA),

or

  • hold a HLT40213 Certificate IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Practice or a HLT40221 Certificate IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Practice issued by a Registered Training Organisation which had its Certificate IV program of study approved by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Accreditation Committee (ATSIHPAC) at the time of awarding the qualification.

Packaging Rules

15 units must be completed:

  • 5 core units
  • 10 elective units, consisting of:
  • 1 unit from Group A
  • 7 units from Group B
  • 2 units from Group B or elsewhere in HLT Training Package, or any other current Training Package or accredited course.

The selection of electives must be guided by the job outcome sought, local industry requirements and the complexity of skills appropriate to the AQF level of this qualification.

Units marked with * have one or more prerequisites. Please check individual unit requirements for details of prerequisites.

Core 

HLTAHCS016

Develop primary health care programs

HLTAHPR005

Promote awareness and prevention of chronic disease

HLTASEW003

Provide support to clients affected by loss, grief or trauma

HLTASEW005

Provide supervision for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander health workers

HLTWHS003

Maintain work health and safety

Electives 

Group A – Infection Control 

HLTINF007

Implement and monitor infection prevention and control standards, policies and procedures

Group B 

Advocacy 

HLTAADV003

Support the rights and needs of clients in the justice system

HLTAADV004*

Advocate on behalf of groups or the community

Alcohol and other Drugs Care 

CHCAOD004

Assess needs of client with alcohol and other drugs issues

CHCAOD005

Provide alcohol and other drugs withdrawal services

CHCAOD007

Develop strategies for alcohol and other drugs relapse prevention and management

CHCAOD008

Provide advanced interventions to meet the needs of clients with alcohol and other drugs issues

CHCAOD009

Develop and review individual alcohol and other drugs treatment plans

HLTAHCS011

Provide support to clients experiencing alcohol and other drugs problems

Children’s Health 

CHCPRT025

Identify and report children and young people at risk

HLTAMAT004

Assess children’s health

HLTAMAT005

Provide health care for children

Chronic Condition Health 

CHCPAL004

Contribute to planning and implementation of care services using a palliative approach

HLTAHCS007

Provide support to men with cancer

HLTAHCS008

Provide support to women with cancer

HLTAHCS009

Provide support to clients with diabetes

HLTAHCS010

Provide support to clients with chronic disease

HLTAHPR002

Promote awareness and early detection of cancer to men

HLTAHPR003

Promote awareness and early detection of cancer to women

HLTAHPR004

Promote awareness and early detection of diabetes

Domestic and Family Violence 

CHCDFV001

Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence

CHCDFV002

Provide support to children affected by domestic and family violence

CHCDFV003

Promote community awareness of domestic and family violence

CHCDFV006

Counsel clients affected by domestic and family violence

Ear and Hearing Health 

HLTAHCS014

Provide ear health care

HLTAUD001

Assess hearing

HLTAUD002

Conduct play audiometry

HLTAUD003

Assess and respond to occupational noise risk

Emergency Response 

HLTAEDR002

Assess and respond to medical emergencies

HLTAID011

Provide first aid

HLTAID013

Provide first aid in remote or isolated site

HLTAID015*

Provide advanced resuscitation and oxygen therapy

PUAECO002

Process emergency incident calls and enquiries

PUASAR022

Participate in a rescue operation

PUASAR024*

Undertake road crash rescue

Leadership and Management 

BSBOPS502

Manage business operational plans

BSBTWK502

Manage team effectiveness

CHCLEG003

Manage legal and ethical compliance

HLTAMED004*

Manage medications in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander primary health care

Maternal Health 

HLTAMAT001

Provide antenatal health care

HLTAMAT002

Assist with childbirth

HLTAMAT003

Provide postnatal health care for mothers and babies

Oral Health 

HLTOHC007

Recognise and respond to oral health issues

HLTOHC008

Inform and support patients and groups about oral health

HLTOHC009

Apply and use basic oral health products

HLTOHC010

Use basic oral health screening tools

HLTOHC011

Apply fluoride varnish

Pathology Collection 

HLTPAT001

Identify and respond to clinical risks in pathology

HLTPAT002

Perform venous blood collections

HLTPAT004

Collect pathology specimens other than blood

Sexual Health 

HLTASXH001

Promote men’s sexual health

HLTASXH002

Promote women’s sexual health

HLTASXH003

Provide sexual health care

Social and Emotional Wellbeing 

CHCCCS003

Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide

CHCMHS005

Provide services to people with coexisting mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues

HLTASEW001

Work according to the principles of social and emotional wellbeing care

HLTASEW004

Contribute to the care of clients living with mental illness

General Health Care, Support and Administration 

CHCAGE011

Provide support to people living with dementia

CHCCCS020

Respond effectively to behaviours of concern

CHCCSL003

Facilitate the counselling relationship and process

CHCDIS019

Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs

CHCFAM010

Provide intervention support for families

CHCGRP002

Plan and conduct group activities

CHCPRT027

Work collaboratively to maintain an environment safe for children and young people

HLTAADV002

Support the rights and needs of clients

HLTADM008

Administer and coordinate Telehealth services

HLTADM009

Manage Telehealth technology

HLTAHCS012

Provide support to older clients

HLTAHCS013

Provide eye health care

HLTAHCS015

Facilitate access to tertiary health services

HLTAHPR001

Develop health promotion programs

HLTAMED003

Administer medications

HLTARES003

Research community health

HLTINF006

Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control

HLTPOP015

Provide information on smoking and smoking cessation

HLTPOP016

Provide interventions to clients who are nicotine dependent

HLTPOP030

Determine and implement disease prevention and control measures

HLTPOP031

Provide information and support on environmental health issues

Qualification Mapping Information

This qualification supersedes and is not equivalent to HLT50213 Diploma of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care Practice.

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=ced1390f-48d9-4ab0-bd50-b015e5485705