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Course Number: HLT40213-01V03
Do you have a passion for helping others and a desire to enter the rapidly growing health industry? Are you already working in the industry and looking to refine your services or enhance your skills? Our Certificate IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care Practice could be the course for you. With a focus on culturally appropriate application, during this course you will develop valuable skills in assessing clients' physical wellbeing, administering medications, providing nutritional guidance, addressing social determinants of health, and various other fundamental skills. These skills will allow you to work effectively in a rewarding role as an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health care worker, providing clinical services. Studying this course through North Coast TAFE means you will learn from professionals who are currently practising in the industry and you will enjoy outstanding support throughout the course. This course can lead to a wide variety of career options from working in Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs) to working in mainstream services such as general practices. Workers in this industry are crucial to improving health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. This course could be your path to making a difference in the lives of others, or, if you are already working in the industry, this could be your opportunity to refine your skills and make a bigger impact on the lives of your clients.ENROLLING IN FIRST AID UNITS OF COMPETENCYIf you are seeking to enrol in a First Aid unit of competency you are advised that to complete the unit you must be able to perform basic life support skills, for example control bleeding and perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). If you have a disability that would prevent you from performing required basic life support skills you are advised that you will not be able to achieve the unit of competency. WORK PLACEMENTThis course includes 800 hours of work placement, 500 of which is clinical placement.
North Coast TAFE wants you to know that while this qualification has no formal entry requirements, we do want you to succeed, so we are providing information about the skills and knowledge that would help you perform this qualification. You do need to have, or be able to attain, a level of literacy and numeracy that will help you complete your course and ultimately to work in your chosen field. Students who complete this qualification level will have a broad range of skills and knowledge that can be applied to specialised and/or skilled work areas. They will be able to identify, analyse, compare and act on information from a range of sources and have a limited responsibility for the organisation of others.North Coast TAFE can provide support for reading, writing, maths and English Language. If you would like to know more about our support options please contact us.
CREDIT FOR PRIOR LEARNING
If you already have skills and knowledge that are relevant to your course, you may be able to apply for credit through articulation, credit transfer or recognition of prior learning. To find out more about applying for credit follow this link
This web page also provides information on how to use your existing TAFE NSW qualifications to undertake a higher level qualification at TAFE NSW (e.g. Cert II to Cert III, Cert III to Cert IV, Cert IV to Diploma, etc.)
TAFE to University
Many TAFE NSW courses offer you the opportunity to gain both vocational and university qualifications. To find out more about the pathways to higher education please follow this link
Aboriginal Health Worker, Torres Strait Islander Health Worker
A TAFE NSW Certificate IV or Diploma could give you up 6 to 12 months advanced standing in a university degree and some Advanced Diplomas offer even more credit.
Choosing a TAFE to University Pathway at North Coast TAFE is a great way to get practical ‘job ready’ skills and then gain entry to a university at an advanced stage.
More information can be found on our TAFE 2 uni page on our website.
Why study something again if you already have the skills and knowledge? Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is about helping you get your qualification faster and getting you to where you want to be!
Working with one of our RPL assessors we’ll review your life and work experiences as well as any previous study you may have done to confirm just what we can match up with your current course of study.
Note: Some short, licensing or compliance courses, eg Food Safety for Supervisors or First Aid are not granted RPL as demonstrated competency is required by regulatory authorities.
Find out more about RPL at North Coast TAFE
Thank you for your interest in this course. To register your interest, contact us.
North Coast TAFE offers a wide choice of courses, some that attract government subsidies and some that do not. The fees payable will vary, depending on your personal circumstances, your study history and the course you choose.
Your government subsidised fee, and your eligibility for concessions, exemptions and scholarships, are all calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.
The 2017 subsidised fees indicated on this page are indicative only and based on 2016 fees. The state government may make some small changes to fees and subsidies for 2017 enrolments and we will update our site if and when that happens.