This qualification reflects the role of individuals working in health care support roles in a diversity of locations including urban, rural and remote settings. It is specific to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people who work under direct supervision as part of a multidisciplinary health care team providing primary health care services to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and communities. Work may involve transporting clients, providing information to clients, helping clients to access health services and completing other routine administrative or operational tasks.
This qualification provides foundational skills for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander primary health care work. It could be used to encourage a primary health care career path, and to prepare individuals for further training.
This qualification provides a pathway to work in a range of health care settings including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community organisations, and the public or private health sector.
No regulatory requirement for certification, occupational or business licensing is linked to this qualification at the time of publication.
10 units must be completed:
- 7 core units
- 3 elective units from the list below, from elsewhere in the HLT Training Package or from any other current training package or accredited course.
The selection of electives must be guided by the job outcome sought, local industry requirements and the complexity of skills appropriate to the AQF level of this qualification.
Apply communication skills
Support clients to access health services
Provide basic health service information to clients
Provide first aid
Work in an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander health support role
Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
Participate in workplace health and safety
Collect and record data
Process and maintain workplace information
Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
Assist in controlling stocks and supplies
Apply the principles of confidentiality, privacy and security within the medical environment
Use business resources
Operate digital devices
Work with diverse people
Use whole numbers and simple fractions, decimals and percentages for work
Read and respond to simple and familiar workplace procedures
Complete routine workplace formatted texts
Recognise healthy body systems
Operate communications systems and equipment
Support the supply of Pharmacy Medicines and Pharmacist Only Medicines
Assist customers with prescriptions
(SIRCDIS001: prerequisite unit is SIRCIND002)
Deliver medicines to customers outside the pharmacy