Certificate IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care Practice

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General Course Information

Course CodeHLT40213
FacultyVET
SectorVocational Education & Training - VET
AwardCertificate IV
Apprenticeship availableNo
Year Offered2018- Intake offered for new and continuing students
Full Time Equivalent (FTE)2
Units RequiredTotal 21Core 14Elective 7
Nominal HoursMinimum 1646Maximum 1733
Last updateWednesday, 15 November 2017 10:26 am
Department: -

Course Information Contact

Telephone1800 677 095
Fax(08) 8939 7327
Emailstudent.support@batchelor.edu.au

Course's Descriptors


Course Objectives

This qualification reflects the role of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people working to provide a range of clinical primary health care services to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and communities, including specific health care programs, advice and assistance with, and administration of, medication.
    These workers can be expected to flexibly assume a variety of job roles and undertake a broad range of tasks either individually or as a member of a multidisciplinary team.
      This qualification addresses the specific legislative responsibilities of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioners and is required for national registration with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulatory Agency (AHPRA).

      Admission Requirements

      Learners undertake an Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) numeracy and literacy assessment in the first workshop. Depending on the results of this, some students will either:
    • continue the Certificate IV training with support or
    • be redirected into the Foundations skills course. If successful at the end of this program, the student is then encouraged to return to the Certificate IV training.

        Course Requirements

        To achieve a Certificate IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care Practice a total of TWENTY-ONE (21) units of competency must be completed. This comprises of FOURTEEN (14) core units of competency and SEVEN (7) elective units of competency as detailed in the packaging rules and listed below.

          Statement of Attainments

          A 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 Identifier

          0383

          Electives

          The offering of electives in this qualification will be subject to the decision of the relevant Directorate that offers this qualification.

          Interstate Admission

          In 2016, a limited number of government supported places in this qualification will be available to interstate students that reside in one of the following areas:

          • Northern Queensland
          • Northern Western Australia
          • Northern South Australia

            For further information please contact Teresa Raines on (08) 89 46 7126 or via email at teresa.raines@batchelor.edu.au



            Course Fees for NT Residents

            Students will be liable to pay the VET Tuition fee of:
            $2.00 per nominal hour for enrolment
            $0.00 per nominal hour for RPL

            Students may be eligible to apply for a fee exemption
            Students are not eligible for a VET FEE-HELP loan


            Course Fees for Interstate Students

            Students will be liable to pay the VET Tuition fee of:
            $2.00 per nominal hour for enrolment
            $1.00 per nominal hour for RPL

            Students may be eligible to apply for a fee exemption
            Students are not eligible for a VET FEE-HELP loan

            Interstate students who are not eligible to apply for Abstudy will be liable to pay VET Full Fees.
            This amount is determined by the band rate the specific course belongs to. See Batchelor Institute website for more information
            www.batchelor.edu.au/students/course-fees

            Students are not eligible to apply for a fee exemption
            Students are not eligible for a VET FEE-HELP loan



            Unit Summary

            Unit CodeTitleHours
            Core Units
            CHCLEG001Work legally and ethically55
            HLTAID003 Provide first aid18
            HLTAHW037 Support the safe use of medications180
            HLTAHW022 Address social determinants of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander health120
            HLTAHW021 Provide nutrition guidance for specific health care120
            HLTAHW020 Administer medications200
            HLTAHW019 Deliver primary health care programs for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities60
            HLTAHW018 Plan, implement and monitor health care in a primary health care context200
            HLTAHW017 Assess and support client’s social and emotional wellbeing140
            HLTAHW016 Assess client’s physical wellbeing120
            HLTAHW006 Facilitate and advocate for the rights and needs of clients and community members120
            HLTAHW005 Work in an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander primary health care context40
            HLTINF001Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures25
            HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety20
            Elective Units
            CHCMHS005Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alchol and other drugs issues90
            HLTOHC001Recognise and respond to oral health issues30
            HLTAHW013Respond to emergencies120
            HLTAHW038Assess and promote physical and emotional wellbeing of children120
            HLTAHW023 Plan, develop and evaluate health promotion and community development programs150
            HLTAHW028 Provide information and strategies in chronic condition care60
            CHCCCS014Provide brief intervention75

            Individual Unit's Descriptors


            Core


            Work legally and ethically

            Code - CHCLEG001 Contact Hours - 55
            This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify and work within the legal and ethical frameworks that apply to an individual job role. This unit applies to community services and health workers who play a proactive role in identifying and meeting their legal and ethical responsibilities.

            Provide first aid

            Code - HLTAID003 Contact Hours - 18
            This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to a casualty. The unit applies to all workers who may be required to provide a first aid response in a range of situations, include community and workplace settings. Specific licensing requirements relating to this competency, including requirements for refresher training, should be obtained from the relevant state/territory Work Health and Safety Regulatory Authority.

            Support the safe use of medications

            Code - HLTAHW037 Contact Hours - 180
            This describes the skills and knowledge required to support Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and communities to safely use medication through the provision of accurate information about medicines. This unit includes investigating individual client needs for information, and researching and delivering knowledge to clients to support the Quality Use of Medicines. It also involves delivering information as part of health promotion activities with communities or identified groups. The unit applies to those Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Workers providing a range of primary health care services to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and communities. This unit does not include skills and knowledge to administer or supervise self-administration of medication, which is covered in HLTAHW020 Administer medications.

            Address social determinants of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander health

            Code - HLTAHW022 Contact Hours - 120
            This unit deals with the required skills and knowledge to promote and apply strategies to address social determinants that underpin and contribute to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health issues, in the context of delivering primary health care services. The unit applies to those Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Workers providing a range of primary health care services to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and communities.

            Provide nutrition guidance for specific health care

            Code - HLTAHW021 Contact Hours - 120
            This unit describes the required skills and knowledge to promote healthy nutrition to address the requirements of a range of client groups and to improve community nutrition. The unit applies to those Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Workers providing a range of primary health care services to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and communities.

            Administer medications

            Code - HLTAHW020 Contact Hours - 200
            This unit covers the required skills and knowledge to administer medication to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients. It involves determining the medication requirements of an individual client, calculating dosage and performing the clinical skills necessary to administer the required medication. It also involves supporting a client to self administer medication. This unit applies to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander health workers with the relevant authority in their state or territory to administer medication.

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

            Code - HLTAHW019 Contact Hours - 60
            This unit describes the required skills and knowledge to deliver health care programs to address identified needs in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities. The unit applies to those Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Workers providing a range of primary health care services to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and communities.

            Plan, implement and monitor health care in a primary health care context

            Code - HLTAHW018 Contact Hours - 200
            This unit deals with the required skills and knowledge to plan, implement and monitor a range of health care services as a member of a multidisciplinary team working with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities. Care plans are developed to address findings of clinical assessments, tests and procedures. Treatments as part of care plans include making referrals and development, implementation and evaluation of plans in line with legislative requirements and organisational protocols. This unit applies to those Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Workers providing a range of primary health care services to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and communities. This unit does not cover the skills and knowledge to assess physical wellbeing – these are detailed in HLTAHW016 Assess client’s physical wellbeing.

            Assess and support client’s social and emotional wellbeing

            Code - HLTAHW017 Contact Hours - 140
            This unit deals with the required skills and knowledge to assess clients in relation to their social and emotional wellbeing, and provide appropriate support and referral as a member of a multidisciplinary team working with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities. The unit applies to those Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Workers providing a range of primary health care services to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and communities. This unit equips Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Workers to provide support related to social and emotional wellbeing and does not infer that they are qualified counsellors.

            Assess client’s physical wellbeing

            Code - HLTAHW016 Contact Hours - 120
            This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to initiate, undertake and interpret findings from a range of clinical assessments, tests and procedures to determine the physical wellbeing of a client. Findings of these assessments will be used as the basis of a health care plan – the skills and knowledge to plan, implement and monitor a health care plan are detailed in HLTAHW018 Plan, implement and monitor health care plan in a primary health care context.

            Facilitate and advocate for the rights and needs of clients and community members

            Code - HLTAHW006 Contact Hours - 120
            This unit describes the required knowledge and skills for primary health care workers to assist Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and communities to understand their rights and communicate their needs within a self-determination framework. This includes the use of interpreter and translation services to liaise with service providers to enable clients to access a range of health services. This unit does not assume the individual worker has interpretation and/or translation qualifications to provide these services themselves.

            Work in an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander primary health care context

            Code - HLTAHW005 Contact Hours - 40
            This unit describes the knowledge and skills required to deliver primary health care services within the context of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander health. It provides an understanding of historical, political and other significant factors impacting on the current health of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities.

            Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures

            Code - HLTINF001 Contact Hours - 25
            This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to follow organisational infection prevention and control procedures, including implementing standard and transmission-based precautions and responding to infection risks. This unit applies to individuals working in health and direct client care contexts

            Participate in workplace health and safety

            Code - HLTWHS001 Contact Hours - 20
            This unit describes the skills and knowledge required for workers to participate in safe work practices to ensure their own health and safety, and that of others. The unit applies to all workers who require knowledge of workplace health and safety (WHS) to carry out their own work, either under direct supervision or with some individual responsibility.

            Elective


            Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alchol and other drugs issues

            Code - CHCMHS005 Contact Hours - 90
            This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assess capacity to support people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues and to work collaboratively to provide support and facilitate links to other services. This unit applies to work with people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs (AOD) assessments in a range of community services work contexts. The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

            Recognise and respond to oral health issues

            Code - HLTOHC001 Contact Hours - 30
            This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify variations and recognise oral health issues through a visual check, observation of patient behaviour and habits, signs and symptoms and physical condition of patients. This enables the candidate to respond appropriately to the clinical findings to initiate follow up oral health care. This unit applies to workers in a range of health and community services environments where their work role requires them to recognise and respond to oral health issues.

            Respond to emergencies

            Code - HLTAHW013 Contact Hours - 120
            This unit describes the required skills and knowledge to contribute to a response to emergencies that affect the community, in accordance with a prepared plan of action. It may involve dealing with emergencies of a medical or non-medical nature. This unit applies to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Workers working as part, and under the supervision, of a multidisciplinary primary health care team to provide a range of primary health care services to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and communities.

            Assess and promote physical and emotional wellbeing of children

            Code - HLTAHW038 Contact Hours - 120
            This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify, assess and implement care related to the growth and development, and to promote wellbeing for, children from birth to 5 years of age. The unit applies to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers who are working with families and children within a primary health care context.

            Plan, develop and evaluate health promotion and community development programs

            Code - HLTAHW023 Contact Hours - 150
            This unit describes the required skills and knowledge to organise, deliver and evaluate a health promotion program to address identified needs in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities. This unit includes designing, structuring and evaluating the effectiveness of health promotion activities for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander communities. The unit applies to those Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Workers providing a range of primary health care services to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and communities.

            Provide information and strategies in chronic condition care

            Code - HLTAHW028 Contact Hours - 60
            This unit describes the skills and competencies required to conduct health promotion related to chronic conditions as part of primary health care services for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities. The unit applies to those Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Workers providing a range of primary health care services to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and communities.

            Provide brief intervention

            Code - CHCCCS014 Contact Hours - 75
            This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assess intervention needs, and then to implement and monitor brief intervention strategies for people at various stages of the change process. This unit applies to workers in a range of community services contexts.
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