Qualification details

HLT51012 - Diploma of Population Health (Release 1)


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The Deleted usage recommendation was implemented on 13 June 2017 to describe training components that have no replacement. Enrolments in training components and statements of attainment or qualifications issued before 13 June 2017 are valid. For any components marked as deleted after 13 June 2017, the applicable transition/teach-out periods apply. For specific questions regarding the enrolment, delivery or issuance of a statement of attainment/qualification, please contact your training regulator.
DeletedDeleted from HLT07 Health Training Package07/Dec/2015
Supersedes and is equivalent to HLT51007 - Diploma of Population HealthUpdated in V5. Updated core WHS units.06/May/2012

ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 07/May/2012

Units of competency

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HLTWHS300A - Contribute to WHS processesContribute to WHS processesSupersededN/A
HLTPOP405C - Use media to disseminate informationUse media to disseminate informationDeletedN/A
HLTPOP505C - Build capacity to promote healthBuild capacity to promote healthSupersededN/A
CHCNET503C - Develop new networksDevelop new networksSupersededN/A
CHCORG626B - Manage a service level agreementManage a service level agreementSupersededN/A
CHCCD509C - Support community leadershipSupport community leadershipSupersededN/A
CHCAOD407D - Provide needle and syringe servicesProvide needle and syringe servicesSupersededN/A
HLTHIR404D - Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peopleWork effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peopleSupersededN/A
CHCLLN403A - Identify clients with language, literacy and numeracy needs and respond effectivelyIdentify clients with language, literacy and numeracy needs and respond effectivelySupersededN/A
CUFWRT403A - Write narration and current affairs materialWrite narration and current affairs materialSupersededN/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 Cancer Notifications Coordinator,Community Health Worker,Regional Women's Health Coordinator,Needle and Syringe Exchange Program Coordinator,Peer Education Officer,Immunisation Coordinator,Gay Education Support Officer,Migrant Health Services Manager,Health Sponsorship Coordinator,Aboriginal Neighbourhood House Coordinator 

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 421 Diploma 07/May/2012 
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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 TGA or other public listing

Core units 

CHCAD603B Provide systems advocacy services

CHCCD619B Establish and maintain community, government and business partnerships

CHCORG506D Coordinate the work environment

HLTWHS300A Contribute to WHS processes

HLTWHS501A Manage 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 7 units required 

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

BSBATSIW515C Secure funding

CHCAD504B 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

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.

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 CHCWHS312A)

CHCOHC407A Apply and manage use of basic oral health products