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Qualification details

HLT52107 - Diploma of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care (Practice) (Release 2)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Is superseded by HLT50213 - Diploma of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care PracticeOverall - increase from 15 to 31 unitsCore - increase from 7 to 21 unitsElectives - increase from 8 to 10 unitsIncludes new unit HLTAHW037Includes first aid and updated WHS unitRemoval of entry requirements 30/Jun/2013

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
2 (this release) 07/May/2012
(View details for release 1) 25/Mar/2011

Units of competency

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HLTAHW505B - Support and promote social and emotional well being of staff and clientsSupport and promote social and emotional well being of staff and clientsN/A
BSBWOR401A - Establish effective workplace relationshipsEstablish effective workplace relationshipsN/A
HLTAHW503B - Plan, develop and evaluate primary health care programs for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communitiesPlan, develop and evaluate primary health care programs for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communitiesN/A
HLTAHW504B - Apply advanced skills in primary health careApply advanced skills in primary health careN/A
HLTAHW502B - Advocate on behalf of the communityAdvocate on behalf of the communityN/A
CHCCOM504A - Develop, implement and promote effective workplace communicationDevelop, implement and promote effective workplace communicationN/A
BSBWOR502B - Ensure team effectivenessEnsure team effectivenessN/A
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Classifications

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 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Senior Aboriginal Health Worker,Aboriginal Health Clinic Coordinator,Specialist Aboriginal Health Worker 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 411511 Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Health Worker 03/Sep/2007 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3493-11 Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Health Worker 03/Sep/2007 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0613 Public Health 03/Sep/2007 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 03/Sep/2009 
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Modification History

HLT07 Version 4 

HLT07 Version 5 

Comments 

HLT52107 Diploma of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care (Practice)

HLT52107 Diploma of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care (Practice)

Updated in V5 - Clarification in wording of entry requirements

Description

The Diploma of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care defines the knowledge and skills for workers involved in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care and who work autonomously under the broad guidance of others.

The Diploma qualification covers workers who have a basis of skills and knowledge in primary health care practice, which they may apply in clinical, management or education functions.

Occupational titles for these workers may include, for example:

  • Senior Aboriginal health worker
  • Senior Torres Strait Islander health worker
  • Aboriginal health worker (specialist)
  • Torres Strait Islander health worker (specialist)
  • Clinic coordinator (Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander health)
  • Program manager (Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander health)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health work is an emerging area of work and occupational titles for those working in this area vary according to jurisdictional and workplace requirements.

Recognition 

All workers are to be given the opportunity to have their competencies recognised prior to undertaking any training. Assessment should focus on demonstration of the critical aspects of evidence and underpinning knowledge and skills identified in the units of competency

Pathways Information

Not Applicable

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not Applicable

Entry Requirements

To gain entry into HLT52107 Diiploma of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care (Practice) a candidate must be recognised as competent, through a recognised training program or recognition process, against the following core units from HLT43907 Certificate IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Car (Practice) (or equivalent):

BSBWOR204A Use business technology

CHCCS400C Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework

HLTAHW303B Advocate for the rights and needs of community members

HLTAHW401B Assess client’s physical well being

HLTAHW402B Assess and support client’s social and emotional well being

HLTAHW403B Plan and implement health care in a primary health care context

HLTAHW404B Monitor health care

HLTAHW405B Deliver primary health care programs for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities

HLTAHW406B Work with medicines

HLTAHW407B Provide nutrition guidance for specific health care

Work application 

To be assessed as competent in this qualification, individuals are required to demonstrate practical application of skills and knowledge in a primary health care setting. Individuals must demonstrate consistency of performance over time to achieve competency outcomes.

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.

Employability Skills Summary

Refer to the Topic: Introduction to the Employability Skills Qualification Summaries

Packaging Rules

PACKAGING RULES 

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

  • 7 core units
  • 8 elective units A wide range of elective units of competency is available, including:
  • Group A electives which are recommended for work with a focus on social and emotional well being
  • 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

Core units Diploma of Aboriginal and /or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care  (Practice )

BSBWOR401A Establish effective workplace relationships

BSBWOR502B Ensure team effectiveness

CHCCOM504A Develop, implement and promote effective workplace communication

HLTAHW502B Advocate on behalf of the community

HLTAHW503B Plan, develop and evaluate primary health care programs for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities

HLTAHW504B Apply advanced skills in primary health care

HLTAHW505B Support and promote social and emotional well being of staff and clients

Relevant electives 

Please note that elective units recommended for Diploma of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care (Practice) are presented together with electives for Diploma of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health (Community Care) and are listed after the core units for the Community Care qualification.