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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Care Assistants work to provide a range of non-clinical primary health care services and programs to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities. The contribution of indigenous health care workers makes a real difference to the health and wellbeing of indigenous people, in areas including diabetes, mental illness, maternal and infant care, and palliative care.
As an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Care student at North Coast TAFE you will develop the knowledge and skills to work effectively, and with cultural awareness, in an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health care context. Working individually and in groups, you will learn how to undertake basic health assessments and deliver limited health care services to clients living in communities that are isolated from mainstream health services.
Both federal and state governments are committed to working in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations and communities, and training providers to create more opportunities for indigenous people to have a career in the health sector. At the same time providing effective and appropriate health care and education to indigenous people and their communities.
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