Qualification details

HLT51112 - Diploma of Indigenous Environmental Health (Release 1)


ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 07/May/2012

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DeletedDeleted from HLT07 Health Training Package07/Dec/2015
Supersedes and is equivalent to HLT51107 - Diploma of Indigenous Environmental HealthUpdated in V5. Updated core WHS units.06/May/2012

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Title columnEssential
BSBATSIW515C - Secure fundingSecure funding N/A
BSBSUS501A - Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainabilityDevelop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability N/A
CHCAD504B - Provide advocacy and representation servicesProvide advocacy and representation services N/A
CHCAD603B - Provide systems advocacy servicesProvide systems advocacy services N/A
CHCCD402B - 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
CHCCD413E - 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
CHCCD509C - Support community leadershipSupport community leadership N/A
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 411511 Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Health Worker 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3493-11 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 Indigenous Environmental Health 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Indigenous Environmental Health Supervisor 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 411511 Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Health Worker 02/Oct/2012 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3493-11 Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Health Worker 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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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, particularly in Indigenous Environmental Health 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:

  • Indigenous environmental health worker
  • Environmental health worker

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:

  • 9 core units
  • 13 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 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

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.

HLTPOP523C Develop a disaster plan

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

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.

BSBATSIW515C Secure funding

BSBSUS501A Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability

CHCAD504B Provide advocacy and representation services

CHCCD402A Develop and provide community education projects

CHCCD412B Work within a community development framework

CHCCD413D Work within specific communities

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

CHCNET404A Facilitate links with other services

CHCNET503C Develop new networks

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

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

HLTPOP505C Build capacity to promote health

HLTPOP508C Write a grant application

LGACOM407B Manage finances within a budget

LGACOM502B Devise and conduct community consultations

LGACOM503B Prepare a budget

AHCCCF411A Develop approaches to include cultural and human diversity

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

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