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This qualification covers workers who are operational in a range of Population Health projects/programs particularly relating to Indigenous Environmental Health. Workers at this qualification level apply competencies normally used within established routines, methods and procedures in the fulfilment of work likely to be allocated by a Population Health professional. These workers contribute to the work of others through teamwork and coordination.
Occupational titles for these workers may include:
- Indigenous environmental health worker
- Environmental health officer
- Healthy housing worker
- Environmental health worker
- Environmental health field support officer - Aboriginal communities
- Indigenous public health officer
Admission RequirementsThere are no admission requirements for this course, however the successful completion of the Certificate II in Indigenous Environmental Health would be highly regarded.
Course StructureTo achieve a Certificate III in Indigenous Environmental Health a total of FIFTEEN (15) units of competency must be completed. This comprises of SIX (6) core units of competency and NINE (9) elective units of competency as outlined in the packaging rules and listed below.
Statement of AttainmentsA Statement of Attainment is issued by a Registered Training Organisation when an individual has successfully completed one or more units of competency from nationally recognised qualification(s)/course(s).
An individual can be issued with this if they have not completed and do not intend to complete the entire qualification(s)/ course(s), as per the completion rules for the specified qualification(s).
Registered Training Organisation Identifier0383
Senior Lecturer - FHBSFaculty of Health, Business and Science
P: 08 8939 7254
ElectivesThe offering of electives in this qualification will be subject to the decision of the Faculty. Different employers, communities, and work groups may opt for specialised elective units and should consult the senior lecturer before enrolment.
Individual Unit's Descriptors
Code - CHCORG303B Contact Hours - 20
This unit describes the knowledge and skills required to work effectively as an individual and in work groups to contribute to achievement of organisation objectives.
Code - HLTWHS300A Contact Hours - 20
This unit specifies the workplace performance required by a worker to contribute to work health and safety (WHS) processes where there is responsibility for own work outputs and possibly limited responsibility for the work output of others.
Code - HLTPOP301C Contact Hours - 30
This unit assists workers to understand and apply basic principles of population health to their work
It also locates the population health worker within the larger context of regional and national initiatives and organisations promoting health.
Code - HLTPOP302C Contact Hours - 60
This unit develops the skills necessary to contribute working with a particular population/sub-group of interest /community in the assessment of their health needs. It develops the ability to source and develop information and data to assist in reviewing aspects of the problem being targeted and to assist in defining the health needs of the population of interest. This in turn, guides the design, planning and evaluation of Population Health projects or interventions.
Code - HLTPOP306C Contact Hours - 60
This unit's intent is for an environmental health worker to make a basic determination of the relevant diseases they might confront in their work, the mode of disease transmission, and the possible means of transmission control.
Code - HLTPOP307C Contact Hours - 40
This unit describes the competencies needed to provide information and support to householders/ community members with environmental health issues or hazards that may be of concern.
Code - HLTPOP310C Contact Hours - 50
This unit aims to describe the competencies required to monitor dog health and dog population in the community and develop the necessary strategies and plans to address issues that may be of concern.
Code - HLTPOP315C Contact Hours - 40
This unit aims to describe the competencies needed to ensure that repairs and maintenance in the community is being adequately addressed in terms of the ongoing provision of functional and durable health hardware.
Code - HLTPOP321C Contact Hours - 40
This unit aims to describe the competencies needed to monitor and oversee food storage and handling procedures taking place within food premises and outlets in the community.
Code - CHCGROUP302D Contact Hours - 20
This unit describes the knowledge and skills required to participate in and provide general support for a range of informal and formal groups in a variety of settings.
Code - CHCGROUP403D Contact Hours - 50
This unit describes the knowledge and skills required to participate in, establish and lead a range of informal and formal groups in a variety of settings.
Code - CHCNET301D Contact Hours - 20
This unit describes the knowledge and skills required to participate in a network in order to gather information, forge links with other workers and services and to promote activities.
Code - HLTPOP303C Contact Hours - 40
This unit is concerned with making a contribution to planning a population health project.
The contribution focuses on working from an existing project plan to develop the detail such as a timetable for implementing strategies, evaluation and budget.
Code - HLTPOP304C Contact Hours - 50
This unit is concerned with contributing to the evaluation of a population health project.
It covers tasks associated with collecting data using measures that have been identified in the project planning process.
Code - PSPPM402B Contact Hours - 65
This unit covers management of generally low risk projects that may be small scale and managed by one person or a person with a small team. It includes implementing project start-up activities, coordinating project implementation, monitoring the project and arranging follow-up activities.
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|Last update||Friday, 22 November 2013 10:39 am |
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|Review Date||Wednesday, 04 December 2013 10:06 pm |