HLT61307 - Advanced Diploma of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health (Community Care)
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:
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.
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.
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)
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
CHCCHILD401A Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
CHCCHILD404A Support the rights and safety of children and young people
CHCCSL501A Work within a structured counselling framework
CHCCSL503A Facilitate the counselling relationship
CHCCSL507A Support clients in decision-making processes
CHCCSL509A Reflect and improve upon counselling skills
CHCTC403A Provide telephone counselling in crisis situations
CHCTC404A Provide competent suicide intervention in a telephone counselling context
CHCOHC407A Apply and manage use of basic oral health products
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.
Refer to the Topic: Introduction to the Employability Skills Qualification Summaries