Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care Practice

Certificate IV

National Code: HLT40213

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About the course

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.

If 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.

This course includes 800 hours of work placement, 500 of which is clinical placement.

This qualification is suitable for an Australian traineeship pathway. 

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