Deliver primary health care programs for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver HLTAHW405B, 'Deliver primary health care programs for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Deliver primary health care programs for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities' on This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Undertake health checks

1.1 Consider and respect community values and beliefs and gender roles and taboos in conducting health checks and screening

1.2 Use appropriate screening protocols to target disease patterns for particular age, sex, ethnicity, regional and other societal groups

1.3 Provide well-person's health checks and associated health information opportunistically on client presentation to a health service

1.4 Obtain community, individual and carer consent to conduct health checks

1.5 Investigate significant variations detected through screening and other health checks and interpret in line with clinical protocols

1.6 Provide information in plain language to clients regarding the results of the health checks and/or screening

1.7 Provide information in plain language to clients about health problems common to their particular client group

2. Provide health care program to address common problems

2.1 Take a team approach to primary health care, including appropriate referral to specialist care providers and other agencies

2.2 Identify common health problems as part of the program and treated and/or referred in line with clinical protocols, community, organisation and legislative/regulatory requirements

2.3 Support clients and families in accessing health care services and associated benefits as required

2.4 Provide guidance, support and assistance to individuals and families coping with social and emotional issues according to identified needs and cultural protocols

2.5 Promote quality use of medicine

2.6 Provide clients with information relevant to promoting and maintaining health in a way they understand readily

2.7 Check client understanding of information through appropriate questioning

2.8 Ensure health care programs support clients to take a self-care approach to health in line with individual needs and organisation and community requirements

3. Manage the delivery of health programs

3.1 Provide health care programs to the community in ways consistent with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community values and beliefs

3.2 Integrate promotion of health screening, surveillance and education activities with provision of curative care (eg. in clinic or hospital environments)

3.3 Organise follow up care for clients with identified health problems using computer and/or paper based registers

3.4 Produce lists of clients with significantly over-due health care checks and employ active recall strategies

3.5 Identify and address social and environmental interventions that may improve health in partnership with the community and other agencies

3.6 Establish and maintain links with support agencies, resource networks and associated health services in the local and regional area

4. Participate in the evaluation of health programs

4.1 Collect and document data to contribute to the evaluation of health programs

4.2 Interpret data according to program and organisation requirements

4.3 Prepare reports from data collected and provided to management in line with organisation guidelines

4.4 Maintain client and community confidentiality in line with organisation and community requirements

Qualifications and Skillsets

HLTAHW405B appears in the following qualifications:

  • HLT43907 - Certificate IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care (Practice)