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

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:

8 core units

8 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 (Community Care)

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 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

Relevant electives

The following units of competency may be relevant electives for both qualifications:

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

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

Additional electives may be selected in line with the Packaging Rules for each qualification.

Electives selected must:

not be core units of competency specified for this qualification

be different from units of competency that have contributed to a lower level qualification

build on pre-requisites where specified.

Please note

Certain elective units of competency may be specified as mandatory for specific work.

Employers may specify that they prefer (or require) staff to have certain elective units of competency for specific work roles.

Group A electives - recommended for social and emotional well being (SEWB) work

Employers may specify the following electives as mandatory for work at the Advanced Diploma level with a focus on social and emotional well being.

add topic HLTAHW508B Develop a healing framework for social and emotional well being work

add topic HLTAHW607B Provide guidance in social and emotional well being (Note pre-requs: add topic HLTAHW507B , add topic HLTAHW508B )

add topic HLTAHW608B Practise social and emotional well being in a clinical setting (Note pre-requs: add topic HLTAHW507B , add topic HLTAHW508B )

add topic HLTAHW609B Provide closure on healing processes (Note pre-requs: add topic HLTAHW507B , add topic HLTAHW508B )

Please note These units of competency build on electives recommended for work at the Diploma level with a focus on social and emotional well being.

Other relevant electives

Sample electives are listed below and grouped for ease of access. Electives may be selected from any group and employers may specify that their employees should be competent in particular groupings of electives.

Other social and emotional well being electives

add topic CHCCHILD401A Identify and respond to children and young people at risk

add topic CHCCHILD404A Support the rights and safety of children and young people

add topic CHCCSL501A Work within a structured counselling framework

add topic CHCCSL503A Facilitate the counselling relationship

add topic CHCCSL507A Support clients in decision-making processes

add topic CHCCSL509A Reflect and improve upon counselling skills

add topic CHCTC403A Provide telephone counselling in crisis situations

add topic CHCTC404A Provide competent suicide intervention in a telephone counselling context

add topic CHCYTH301E Work effectively with young people

add topic CHCYTH402B Work effectively with young people in the youth work context

add topic CHCYTH403B Support young people to create opportunities in their lives

add topic CHCYTH404D Support young people in crisis

add topic CHCYTH407D Respond to critical situations

add topic CHCYTH501A Develop and implement procedures to enable young people to address their needs

add topic CHCYTH505D Support youth programs

add topic CHCYTH506A Provide services for young people appropriate to their needs and circumstances

add topic CHCYTH511B Work effectively with young people and their families

add topic CHCYTH608C Manage service response to young people in crisis

add topic HLTAHW508B Develop a healing framework for social and emotional well being work

add topic HLTAHW612B Provide supervision for SEWB workers

add topic HLTAHW613B Work within a narrative approach (Note pre-requ: add topic HLTAHW408B )

Mental health, AOD and associated electives

add topic CHCAOD511B Provide advanced interventions to meet the needs of clients with alcohol and/or other drug issues

add topic CHCMH408B Provide interventions to meet the needs of consumers with mental health and AOD issues

add topic CHCMH504D Provide a range of services to people with mental health issues

Family violence electives

add topic CHCCHILD401A Identify and respond to children and young people at risk

add topic CHCCHILD404A Support the rights and safety of children and young people

add topic CHCDFV510C Facilitate workplace debriefing and support processes

Service delivery and case management electives

add topic CHCCHILD401A Identify and respond to children and young people at risk

add topic CHCCHILD404A Support the rights and safety of children and young people

add topic CHCCM503C Develop, facilitate and monitor all aspects of case management

add topic CHCCM504C Promote high quality case management

add topic CHCCS503A Develop, implement and review services and programs to meet client needs

add topic CHCCS604A Manage the delivery of quality services to clients

add topic CHCCW503A Work intensively with clients

add topic CHCGROUP403D Plan and conduct group activities

add topic CHCLLN403A Identify clients with language, literacy and numeracy needs and respond effectively

add topic CHCSD512C Act as a resource to workers

add topic HLTAHW510B Function effectively as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander worker in a mainstream health institution

add topic HLTAHW511B Deliver primary health care to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients in confinement

add topic HLTAHW512B Address impact of food supply on community health

Advocacy liaison/community support/development electives

add topic BSBATSIW515C Secure funding

add topic CHCAD504B Provide advocacy and representation services

add topic CHCAD603B Provide systems advocacy services

add topic CHCCD505D Develop community resources

add topic CHCCD514A Implement community development strategies

add topic CHCCD615A Develop and implement community development strategies

add topic CHCCOM403A Use targeted communication skills to build relationships

add topic HLTAHW501B Facilitate access to tertiary health services

add topic HLTAHW512B Address impact of food supply on community health

add topic HLTAHW610B Manage community health projects

add topic HLTAHW611B Plan for community emergencies

Relevant 'practice' electives for social and emotional well being work

add topic HLTAHW401B Assess client's physical well being

add topic HLTAHW403B Plan and implement health care in a primary health care context

add topic HLTAHW406B Work with medicines

add topic HLTAHW504B Apply advanced skills in primary health care

add topic HLTAHW519B Plan for medical emergencies

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

add topic HLTFA412A Apply advanced first aid (Note pre-requ: add topic HLTFA311A )

Relevant 'practice' electives for 'Practice' qualification stream

add topic HLTAHW504B Apply advanced skills in primary health care

add topic HLTAHW513B Support renal dialysis clients in the community setting (Note pre-requs: add topic HLTAHW401B , add topic HLTAHW403B )

add topic HLTAHW514B Provide care to clients undertaking renal dialysis in the community setting (Note pre-requs: add topic HLTAHW401B , add topic HLTAHW403B )

add topic HLTAHW515B Provide sexual and reproductive health care (Note pre-requs: add topic HLTAHW401B , add topic HLTAHW402B , add topic HLTAHW403B , add topic HLTAHW404B )

add topic HLTAHW516B Provide antenatal health care (Note pre-requs: add topic HLTAHW401B , add topic HLTAHW403B )

add topic HLTAHW517B Prepare for and manage childbirth (Note pre-requs: add topic HLTAHW401B , add topic HLTAHW403B )

add topic HLTAHW518B Provide postnatal and infant health care (Note pre-requs: add topic HLTAHW401B , add topic HLTAHW403B )

add topic HLTAHW519B Plan for medical emergencies

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

add topic HLTOHC408B Apply fluoride varnish (Note pre-requ: add topic HLTIN301C )

Specific electives for research

add topic CHCINF403D Coordinate information systems

add topic HLTAHW520B Coordinate community health research

add topic AHCCCFA402A Report on project

Management electives (personnel)

add topic BSBHRM401A Review human resources functions

add topic BSBHRM402A Recruit, select and induct staff

add topic BSBLED501A Develop a workplace learning environment

add topic BSBMGT502B Manage people performance

add topic BSBWOR402A Promote team effectiveness

add topic BSBWOR502B Ensure team effectiveness

add topic CHCORG611B Lead and develop others in a community sector workplace

add topic HLTAHW427B Supervise individual workers

add topic HLTAHW521B Supervise health care team

Management electives (business)

add topic BSBADM502B Manage meetings

add topic BSBINN601B Manage organisational change

add topic BSBMGT616A Develop and implement strategic plans

add topic BSBMGT617A Develop and implement a business plan

add topic BSBRSK401A Identify risk and apply risk management processes

add topic BSBRSK501A Manage risk

add topic BSBSUS501A Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability

add topic CHCADMIN508B Manage limited budgets and financial accountabilities

add topic CHCADMIN604B Manage the finances, accounts and resources of an organisation

add topic FNSACCT604B Monitor corporate governance activities

add topic HLTAHW522B Implement office systems

add topic HLTAHW523B Manage budgets

add topic HLTIN403C Implement and monitor infection control policy and procedures (Note pre-requ: add topic HLTIN301C )

add topic HLTWHS501A Manage workplace WHS processes

add topic HLTWHS601A Improve workplace WHS processes

add topic SRXGOV004B Work effectively with the Board of an organisation

Education/training electives

add topic CHCCS427A Facilitate adult learning and development

add topic TAEASS401B Plan assessment activities and processes

add topic TAEASS402B Assess competence

add topic TAEDEL401A Plan, organise and deliver group-based learning

add topic TAEDEL402A Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace

Other oral health electives

add topic CHCOHC303A Use basic oral health screening tools

add topic CHCOHC401A Inform and encourage clients and groups to understand and achieve good oral health

add topic CHCOHC402A Support clients and groups to learn practical aspects of oral health care

add topic CHCOHC404A Recognise and respond to signs and symptoms that may indicate oral health issues

add topic CHCOHC406A Provide or assist with oral hygiene (Note pre-requ: add topic HLTIN301C or add topic CHCWHS312A )

add topic CHCOHC407A Apply and manage use of basic oral health products


Pathways...

    Not Applicable


Entry Requirements

Entry requirements

To gain entry into HLT61307 Advanced Diploma of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care (Community Care) a candidate must:

be recognised as competent, through a recognised training program or recognition process, against the units of competency common to HLT52207 Diploma of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care (Community Care)

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