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

The Advanced Diploma qualification covers workers who integrate knowledge of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care into broader aspects of management and community development, contributing to policy-making and decision-making across the spectrum of service delivery.

Occupational titles for these workers may include, for example:

Manager (Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander health)

Specialist health worker (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.

Recognition

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


Subjects

PACKAGING RULES

16 units of competency are required for award of this qualification, including:

10 core units

6 elective units A wide range of elective units is available, including:

Group A electives which are recommended for work with a focus on social and emotional well being

Other relevant electives listed below

Units of competency to address workplace requirements and packaged at the level of this qualification or higher in Health and/or Community Services Training Packages

Where appropriate, to address workplace requirements, up to 3 units of competency packaged at the level of this qualification or higher in other relevant Training Packages

Core unitsAdvanced Diploma of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care (Practice)

add topic BSBINM601A Manage knowledge and information

add topic BSBMGT605B Provide leadership across the organisation

add topic BSBMGT608C Manage innovation and continuous improvement

add topic HLTAHW520B Coordinate community health research

add topic HLTAHW601B Manage the delivery of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander primary health care (Note pre-requ: add topic HLTAHW504B )

add topic HLTAHW602B Manage health education and promotion

add topic HLTAHW603B Develop work plans

add topic HLTAHW604B Develop health care policy

add topic HLTAHW605B Manage human resources

add topic HLTAHW606B Manage medicines in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander health care (Note pre-requ: add topic HLTAHW406B )

Relevant electives

Please note that elective units recommended for Advanced Diploma of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care (Practice) are presented together with electives for Advanced Diploma of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health (Community Care) and are listed after the core units for the Community Care qualification.


Pathways...

    Not Applicable


Entry Requirements

Entry requirements

To gain entry into HLT61207 Advanced Diploma of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care (Practice) a candidate must:

be recognised as competent, through a recognised training program or recognition process, against the units of competency common to HLT52107 Diploma of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care (Practice)

have extensive background experience (at least 2 years) in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care, including delivery of comprehensive primary health care services to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and communities

The importance of culturally aware and respectful practice

All workers undertaking work in health need foundation knowledge to inform their work with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and co-workers and with clients and co-workers from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. This foundation must be provided and assessed as part of a holistic approach to delivery and assessment of this qualification. Specific guidelines for assessment of this aspect of competency are provided in the Assessment Guidelines for the Health Training Package.


Licensing Information

Not Applicable


Employability Skills

Refer to the Topic: Introduction to the Employability Skills Qualification Summaries