This qualification provides the knowledge and skills needed to work as a Health Care Provider in the Australian Defence Force (ADF). The qualification has been designed specifically for work within the ADF and the 11 units of competency with codes beginning HLTDEFHC are available only to ADF personnel.
This qualification is suited to Australian Apprenticeship pathways.
Occupational titles for these workers include:
Health care provider
29 units of competency are required for this qualification, including:
18 core units
11 elective units
Electives are to be selected from:
Group A medical assisting specialist electives of which six (6) are required for medical assisting work in Defence
Group B elective which is recommended for culturally aware and respectful practice
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.
Group B elective - recommended for culturally aware and respectful practice
Where work involves a specific focus on Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients or communities, the following elective is recommended:
HLTHIR404D Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people