Qualification details

HLT51007 - Diploma of Population Health (Release 1)


Usage recommendation:
Supersedes and is equivalent to HLT51005 - Diploma of Population Health 24/Mar/2011
Is superseded by and equivalent to HLT51012 - Diploma of Population HealthUpdated in V5. Updated core WHS units. 06/May/2012

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

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

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BSBATSIW515B - Secure fundingSecure funding N/A
BSBSUS501A - Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainabilityDevelop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability N/A
CHCAD504A - Provide advocacy and representation servicesProvide advocacy and representation services N/A
CHCAD603A - Provide systems advocacy servicesProvide systems advocacy services N/A
CHCAOD407D - Provide needle and syringe servicesProvide needle and syringe services N/A
CHCCD402A - Develop and provide community education projectsDevelop and provide community education projects N/A
CHCCD412B - Work within a community development frameworkWork within a community development framework N/A
CHCCD413D - Work within specific communitiesWork within specific communities N/A
CHCCD505D - Develop community resourcesDevelop community resources N/A
CHCCD508C - Support community actionSupport community action N/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 421 Diploma 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Population Health 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Gay Education Support Officer,Cancer Notifications Coordinator,Migrant Health Services Manager,Health Sponsorship Coordinator,Regional Women's Health Coordinator,Peer Education Officer,Aboriginal Neighbourhood House Coordinator,Immunisation Coordinator,Community Health Worker,Needle and Syringe Exchange Program 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 421 Diploma 03/Sep/2009 
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Modification History

Not Applicable


This qualification provides an entry level for Population Health work or as an additional qualification to those with existing specialist/clinical health qualifications. It covers workers who would contribute to the implementation of Population Health projects/programs by applying significant judgement in carrying out broad plans set out by Population Health professionals. These workers may be responsible for managing the work of others.

Occupational titles for these workers may include:

  • Cancer notifications coordinator
  • Area manager, health promotions
  • Community development worker
  • Coordinator, needle and syringe exchange program
  • Community health worker
  • Coordinator, regional women's health
  • Coordinator, Aboriginal neighbourhood house
  • Environmental health worker
  • Environmental technical officer
  • Health promotion coordinator
  • Gay men's education support officer
  • Manager, migrant health services
  • Health sponsorship coordinator
  • Project manager
  • Immunisation and TB coordinator
  • Regional coordinator
  • Immunisation officer
  • Regional programs coordinator
  • Peer education officer
  • Senior 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


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

  • 10 core units
  • 12 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 7 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 4 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 

CHCORG506D Coordinate the work environment 

HLTOHS300B Contribute to OHS processes 

HLTOHS501A Manage 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 7 units required 

At least 7 electives are to be selected from the following units.

BSBATSIW515B Secure funding 

CHCAD504A Provide advocacy and representation services 

CHCAOD407D Provide needle and syringe services 

CHCCD402A Develop and provide community education projects 

CHCCD413D Work within specific communities 

CHCNET404A Facilitate links with other services 

CHCNET503C Develop new networks 

CHCPOL402B Contribute to policy development 

CHCPOL505B Manage research activities 

CHCPROM401B Share health information 

CUFWRT301A Write content for a range of media 

CUFWRT403A Write narration and current affairs material 

HLTPOP405C Use media to disseminate information 

HLTPOP406C Utilise an interpreter 

HLTPOP508C Write a grant application 

HLTPOP523C Develop a disaster plan 

LGACOM502B Devise and conduct community consultations 

LGAEHRH502B Implement immunisation programs 

LGAEHRH506B Monitor premises to minimise the spread of infectious diseases 

LGAEHRR501C Implement council's responsibilities in food safety 

LGAEHRW507A Plan and coordinate a waste collection  / recycling service 

LGAEHRW601B Conduct waste management audits and assess needs 

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.

BSBSUS501A Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability 

CHCCD412B Work within a community development framework 

CHCCD505D Develop community resources 

CHCCD508C Support community action 

CHCCD509C Support community leadership 

CHCCD514A Implement community development strategies 

CHCCD606C Establish and develop community organisations 

CHCCOM504A Develop , implement and promote effective workplace communication 

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

CHCORG423B Maintain quality service delivery 

CHCORG529B Provide coaching and motivation 

CHCORG607C Manage workplace issues 

CHCORG620C Promote and represent the service 

CHCORG621C Act as a resource to other services 

CHCORG626B Manage a service level agreement 

CHCORG627B Provide mentoring support to colleagues 

LGACOM407B Manage finances within a budget 

LGACOM503B Prepare a budget 

Oral health electives 

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 

CHCOHC406A Provide or assist with oral hygiene  (Note pre-requ: HLTIN301C or CHCOHS312B)

CHCOHC407A Apply and manage use of basic oral health products