Diploma of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care Practice

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This qualification is specific to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people working to provide a range of primary health care services to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients. The Diploma of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care Practice defines the knowledge and skills for workers involved in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care and who work autonomously under the broad guidance of others. The Diploma qualification covers workers who have a basis of skills and knowledge in primary health care practice, which they may apply in clinical, management or education functions.

General Course Information

Course CodeHLT50213
FacultyVET
SectorVocational Education & Training - VET
AwardDiploma
Apprenticeship availableNo
Year Offered2017- Intake offered to new and continuing students
Full Time Equivalent (FTE)2
Units RequiredTotal 31Core 21Elective 10
Nominal HoursMinimum 2349Maximum 2473
Last updateMonday, 31 October 2016 02:11 pm
Department: -

Course Information Contact

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

Course's Descriptors


Course Objectives

This qualification is specific to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people working to provide a range of primary health care services to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients. The Diploma of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care Practice defines the knowledge and skills for workers involved in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care and who work autonomously under the broad guidance of others. The Diploma qualification covers workers who have a basis of skills and knowledge in primary health care practice, which they may apply in clinical, management or education functions.
    No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

    Admission Requirements

    Prospective students are required to meet BIITE general admissions requirements, that is, students must be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent.
      The Community Service where the work placement will be undertaken must agree to support the student and community council support is required if relevant.
        A numeracy and literacy assessment is also completed at the beginning of the course to ensure adequate support of the student is achieved. Students may be advised to co–enrol in a relevant certificate.

          Course Requirements

          To achieve a Diploma of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care Practice a total of THIRTY-ONE (31) units of competency must be completed. This comprises of TWENTY-ONE (21) core units of competency and TEN (10) elective units of competency as outlined in the packaging rules and listed below.
            The course will be delivered mixed mode through workshops and supervised work placements. To be assessed as competent in this qualification, students may be required to undertake supervised work placements in a primary health care setting, supplemented where required by simulated practical application of skills and knowledge.

              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

              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



                TBA ELECTIVES

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

                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
                HLTAHW005 Work in an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander primary health care context40
                HLTAHW016 Assess client’s physical wellbeing120
                HLTAHW018 Plan, implement and monitor health care in a primary health care context200
                HLTAHW019 Deliver primary health care programs for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities60
                HLTAHW020 Administer medications200
                HLTAHW021 Provide nutrition guidance for specific health care120
                HLTAHW037 Support the safe use of medications180
                HLTAHW043 Facilitate access to tertiary health services40
                HLTAHW044 Advocate on behalf of the community30
                HLTAHW045Plan, develop and evaluate primary health care programs for Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander comm.150
                HLTAHW046Apply advanced skills in primary health care150
                HLTAHW047Support and promote social and emotional wellbeing of staff and clients80
                HLTAHW048Apply a strategic approach to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander health170
                HLTAHW061Engage in community health research90
                HLTAHW062Supervise health care team50
                HLTAHW065Apply reflective practice in an Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander primary health care setting45
                HLTAHW071Manage medicines in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander primary health care90
                HLTAID003 Provide first aid18
                HLTWHS004Manage work health and safety40
                CHCLEG001Work legally and ethically55
                HLTINF003Implement and monitor infection prevention and control policies and procedures60
                Elective Units
                HLTAHW028 Provide information and strategies in chronic condition care60
                TAEDEL402A Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace25
                CHCDFV004Provide domestic and family violence support in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities60
                CHCCCS004Assess co-existing needs80
                HLTAHW034Provide healthy life-style programs and advice40
                CHCCCS023Support independence and wellbeing80
                HLTAHW066Manage the delivery of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander primary health care120
                HLTAHW060Plan for medical emergencies100
                HLTAMB008Assess and deliver standard clinical care200
                HLTAHW052Deliver primary health care to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients in confinement40

                Individual Unit's Descriptors


                Core


                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.

                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.

                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.

                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.

                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.

                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.

                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.

                Facilitate access to tertiary health services

                Code - HLTAHW043 Contact Hours - 40
                This unit describes the required skills and knowledge to develop and maintain links with tertiary referral centres for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander health. It includes developing and maintaining networks with health services, assisting clients requiring transport and accommodation, providing information, and participating in discharge planning. This unit applies to those Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Workers working independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team to deliver primary health care services to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and community. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

                Advocate on behalf of the community

                Code - HLTAHW044 Contact Hours - 30
                This unit describes the required skills and knowledge to promote the rights, needs and self-determination of the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community, in consultation with that community. It involves engagement with the community to identify needs and areas of concern and determine ways of resolution. This unit applies to those Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Workers working independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team to deliver primary health care services to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and community. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

                Plan, develop and evaluate primary health care programs for Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander comm.

                Code - HLTAHW045 Contact Hours - 150
                This unit describes the required skills and knowledge to organise health program work as part of Primary Health Care services to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients. It includes planning and developing programs to address identified health needs; and designing, structuring and evaluating the effectiveness of health programs for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities. This unit applies to those Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Workers working independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team to deliver primary health care services to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and communities. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

                Apply advanced skills in primary health care

                Code - HLTAHW046 Contact Hours - 150
                This unit deals with the required skills and knowledge to independently develop, implement and evaluate a care plan for individual clients. It involves independent decision-making and problem-solving in relation to a wide range of health problems which may impact on Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients, as well as the initiation of tests, examinations and treatments. This unit applies to those Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Workers working independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team to deliver primary health care services to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and communities. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

                Support and promote social and emotional wellbeing of staff and clients

                Code - HLTAHW047 Contact Hours - 80
                This unit describes the required skills and knowledge to provide social and emotional support to clients and staff, and to promote the importance of maintaining social and emotional wellbeing in the workplace. It covers social and emotional support required by those involved in face-to-face delivery of primary health care services. The unit applies to those Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Workers working independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team to deliver 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. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

                Apply a strategic approach to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander health

                Code - HLTAHW048 Contact Hours - 170
                This unit describes the required skills and knowledge to develop and implement strategies to address social determinants that underpin and contribute to Aboriginal and/or 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 working independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team to deliver primary health care services to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and communities. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

                Engage in community health research

                Code - HLTAHW061 Contact Hours - 90
                This unit describes the required skills and knowledge to undertake research projects, incorporating information that may be gathered by a researcher or by other workers in the community. This unit applies to those Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Workers working independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team to deliver primary health care services to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and communities. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

                Supervise health care team

                Code - HLTAHW062 Contact Hours - 50
                This unit describes the required skills and knowledge to supervise a group of workers who function as a team to provide health services to the community. This unit applies to those Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Workers providing supervision to other Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Workers working independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team to deliver primary health care services to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and communities. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

                Apply reflective practice in an Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander primary health care setting

                Code - HLTAHW065 Contact Hours - 45
                This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge to apply reflective practice, critical thinking and analysis within the role of an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander health practitioner or worker. This unit applies to those Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Workers working independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team to deliver primary health care services to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and communities. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

                Manage medicines in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander primary health care

                Code - HLTAHW071 Contact Hours - 90
                This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage the use of medications in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander primary health care. It includes supply, transport and storage of medicines; the legal, professional and safety aspects of medicines use; and the supervision of other Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Workers with authority to administer medication, and management of clinic medicines stocks. This unit applies to those senior Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Workers overseeing clinical aspects of the delivery of primary health care services to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities. Note: The skills and knowledge specifically required to administer medications is covered by HLTAHW020 Administer medications. Licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

                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.

                Manage work health and safety

                Code - HLTWHS004 Contact Hours - 40
                This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish, maintain and evaluate work health and safety (WHS) policies, procedures and programs in the relevant work area, according to WHS legislative requirements. This unit applies to workers who have responsibility for WHS as part of their role, including workers with obligations under WHS legislation, persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBUs), or their officers (as defined by relevant legislation). No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

                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.

                Implement and monitor infection prevention and control policies and procedures

                Code - HLTINF003 Contact Hours - 60
                This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide information about infection prevention and control procedures, integrate those procedures into work practices and monitor workplace performance. This unit applies to individuals working in health or direct client care contexts, who have a coordination, team leading or supervisory responsibility in relation to infection prevention and control.

                Elective


                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.

                Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace

                Code - TAEDEL402A Contact Hours - 25
                This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to plan, organise and facilitate learning for individuals in a workplace.

                Provide domestic and family violence support in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities

                Code - CHCDFV004 Contact Hours - 60
                This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish and maintain community relationships, work within cultural protocols and support people who have been affected by domestic and family violence. It requires sensitivity and understanding of diverse cultural protocols and practices, including appropriate interpersonal and networking skills. This unit applies to community services workers providing services in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities.

                Assess co-existing needs

                Code - CHCCCS004 Contact Hours - 80
                This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assess the diverse and multi-faceted needs of people and determine both internal and external services required to meet those needs. This unit applies in a range of community service contexts.

                Provide healthy life-style programs and advice

                Code - HLTAHW034 Contact Hours - 40
                This unit describes the required skills and knowledge to plan, promote, deliver and evaluate a healthy lifestyle program. It requires application of knowledge of nutrition, cultural awareness and an understanding of the dietary, physical and emotional factors that influence healthy lifestyle choices. 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.

                Support independence and wellbeing

                Code - CHCCCS023 Contact Hours - 80
                This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide individualised services in ways that support independence, as well as, physical and emotional wellbeing. This unit applies to workers in a range of community services contexts who provide frontline support services within the context of an established individualised plan. 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.

                Manage the delivery of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander primary health care

                Code - HLTAHW066 Contact Hours - 120
                This unit describes the required skills and knowledge to plan, advocate for, monitor and manage the provision of health services and programs to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities. This unit applies to senior Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Workers overseeing clinical aspects of the delivery of primary health care services and/or managing the overall delivery of primary health care services and programs to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and communities.

                Plan for medical emergencies

                Code - HLTAHW060 Contact Hours - 100
                This unit describes the required skills and knowledge to prepare and promote a plan of action for providing a clinical response to emergencies of a medical nature in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities. This unit applies to those Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Workers working independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team to deliver primary health care services to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and communities.

                Assess and deliver standard clinical care

                Code - HLTAMB008 Contact Hours - 200
                This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to conduct clinical assessments and deliver standard patient care in the pre-hospital/out-of-hospital environment. This unit applies to pre-hospital/out-of-hospital health care workers. The worker provides advanced life support, prioritises clinical care, implements time-critical health care procedures and therapies, and monitors patients based on patient needs and in accordance with established clinical practice guidelines.

                Deliver primary health care to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients in confinement

                Code - HLTAHW052 Contact Hours - 40
                This unit describes the required skills and knowledge for an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander worker to perform effectively in delivery of primary health care services to clients in the confinement of a prison or corrective services environment. This unit applies to those Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Workers working independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team to deliver primary health care services to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and communities.
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