Diploma of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care (Practice)
The Diploma of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care 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.
Occupational titles for these workers may include, for example:
Senior Aboriginal health worker
Senior Torres Strait Islander health worker
Aboriginal health worker (specialist)
Torres Strait Islander health worker (specialist)
Clinic coordinator (Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander health)
Program manager (Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander health)
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.