Certificate IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care (Practice)
This qualification covers workers who provide a range of primary health care services to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients, including specific health care programs, advice and assistance with medication. These workers can be expected to flexibly assume a variety of job roles and undertake a broad range of tasks. This qualification is suited to Australian Apprenticeship pathways.
Occupational titles for these workers may include, for example:
Aboriginal health worker
Torres Strait Islander health worker
Senior Aboriginal health worker
Senior Torres Strait Islander health worker
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health work is an emerging area of work and occupational titles for those working in this area vary according to jurisdictional and workplace requirements.
All workers are to be given the opportunity to have their competencies recognised prior to undertaking any training. Assessment should focus on demonstration of the critical aspects of evidence and underpinning knowledge and skills identified in the units of competency.