Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker - Draft 2

HLT51X21 Diploma of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care Practice_Draft 2

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Qualification description & entry requirements

QUALIFICATION CODE

HLT51XX21

QUALIFICATION TITLE

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

QUALIFICATION DESCRIPTION

This qualification reflects the role of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioners. It is specific to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people who work as part of a multidisciplinary health care team providing primary health care services to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and communities.

 

They provide culturally safe health and wellbeing promotion, preventative health care and clinical treatment services in a diversity of locations including urban, rural and remote settings.

 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioners work with autonomy using initiative and judgement within the parameters of practice standards, treatment protocols and clinical supervision arrangements established by the employing organisation. Supervision might be provided by doctors, nurses, or other registered health practitioners.

 

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.

 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioners must be registered with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board of Australia (ATSIHPBA) and, only when registered, can use the protected title of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander health practitioner. However, registration is not automatically linked to an individual’s certification in this qualification. Current requirements for practitioners to complete an accredited course of study, and how training organisations accredit their course, should be checked with ATSIHPBA.

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

PACKAGING RULES

23 units must be completed:

 

  • 15 core units
  • 8 elective units, consisting of:
    • 3 units from Group A
    • 3 units from Group A or Group B
    • 2 additional units from Group A, Group B, Group C, 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.

 

Core

 

CHCCOM002

Use communication to build relationships

CHCLEG001

Work legally and ethically

HLTAADV002

Support the rights and needs of clients

HLTAHCS004

Complete comprehensive physical health assessments

HLTAHCS006

Implement complex health care plans

HLTAHPR007

Promote lifestyle change

HLTAMED002

Support the safe use of medications

HLTAMED003

Administer medications

HLTASEW001

Work according to the principles of social and emotional wellbeing care

HLTASEW002

Assess and support the social and emotional wellbeing of clients

HLTAWOR003

Use and promote reflective practice in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander primary health care

HLTAWOR002

Work in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander primary health care

HLTAWOR004

Provide support to address social and cultural determinants of client and community health

HLTINF001

Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures

HLTWHS001

Participate in workplace health and safety

 

Electives

 

 

Group A: Health Care and Clinical Treatment

 

CHCPAL002

Plan for and provide care services using a palliative approach

HLTAEDR002

Assess and respond to medical emergencies

HLTAHCS010

Provide support to clients with chronic disease

HLTAMAT001

Provide antenatal health care

HLTAMAT002

Assist with childbirth

HLTAMAT003

Provide postnatal health care for mothers and babies

HLTAMAT004

Assess children’s health

HLTAMAT005

Provide health care for children

HLTAMED004

Manage medications in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander primary health care

(HLTAMED004: prerequisite unit HLTAMED003)

HLTASEW004

Contribute to the care of clients living with mental illness

HLTASXH003

Provide sexual health care

HLTAUD001

Assess hearing

HLTAUD002

Conduct play audiometry

 

 

 

 

 

 

HLTRNL001

Support a person with chronic kidney disease

HLTRNL002

Provide care and support to a person undergoing renal replacement therapy

Group B: Health Care, Support and Promotion

HLTAADV003

Support the rights and needs of clients in the justice system

HLTAHCS007

Provide support to men with cancer

HLTAHCS008

Provide support to women with cancer

HLTAHCS009

Provide support to clients with diabetes

HLTAHCS011

Provide support to clients experiencing alcohol and other drugs problems

HLTAHCS013

Provide eye health care

HLTAHCS014

Provide ear health care

HLTAHCS015

Facilitate access to tertiary health services

HLTAHPR002

Promote awareness and early detection of cancer to men

HLTAHPR003

Promote awareness and early detection of cancer to women

HLTAHPR004

Promote awareness and early detection of diabetes

HLTAHPR005

Promote awareness and prevention of chronic disease

HLTASEW003

Provide support to clients affected by loss, grief or trauma

HLTASXH001

Promote men’s sexual health

HLTASXH002

Promote women’s sexual health

HLTOHC001

Recognise and respond to oral health issues

HLTOHC002

Inform and support patients and groups about oral health

HLTOHC003

Apply and manage use of basic oral health products

HLTOHC004

Provide or assist with oral hygiene

HLTOHC005

Use basic oral health screening tools

HLTOHC006

Apply fluoride varnish

HLTPAT001

Identify and respond to clinical risks in pathology

HLTPAT002

Perform venous blood collections

HLTPAT004

Collect pathology specimens other than blood

Group C: General electives

 

 

BSBCMM411

Make presentations

BSBOPS403

Apply business risk management processes

CHCAOD004

Assess needs of client with alcohol and other drugs issues

CHCAOD005

Provide alcohol and other drugs withdrawal services

CHCAOD007

Develop strategies for alcohol and other drugs relapse prevention and management

CHCAOD008

Provide advanced interventions to meet the needs of clients with alcohol and other drugs issues

CHCAOD009

Develop and review individual alcohol and other drugs treatment plans

CHCCCS003

Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide

CHCCCS020

Respond effectively to behaviours of concern

CHCCSL001

Establish and confirm the counselling relationship

CHCCSL003

Facilitate the counselling relationship and process

CHCCSL007

Support counselling clients in decision-making processes

CHCDFV001

Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence

CHCDFV002

Provide support to children affected by domestic and family violence

CHCDFV003

Promote community awareness of domestic and family violence

CHCDFV004

Provide domestic and family violence support in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities

CHCDFV006

Counsel clients affected by domestic and family violence

CHCDIS010

Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs

CHCFAM010

Provide intervention support for families

CHCGRP002

Plan and conduct group activities

CHCMHS005

Provide services to people with coexisting mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues

CHCPRT001

Identify and respond to children and young people at risk

CHCPRT002

Support the rights and safety of children and young people

CHCPRT003

Work collaboratively to maintain an environment safe for children and young people

HLTAID011

Provide first aid

HLTAID013

Provide first aid in remote or isolated site

HLTAID015

Provide advanced resuscitation and oxygen therapy

HLTPOP014

Assess readiness for and effect behaviour change

HLTPOP015

Provide information on smoking and smoking cessation

HLTPOP016

Provide interventions to clients who are nicotine dependent

PUAECO002

Process emergency incident calls and enquiries

PUASAR022

Participate in a rescue operation

PUASAR024

Undertake road crash rescue

 

(PUASAR024: prerequisite units HLTAID003/011, PUASAR022)

 

QUALIFICATION MAPPING INFORMATION

No equivalent qualification. For details, refer to the full mapping table in the Draft 2 Validation Guide.

LINKS

Companion Volume Implementation Guide

2 Comments

Supporting inclusion of palliative care knowledge and skills

"We applaud the recognition of palliative care as an essential learning area for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers through inclusion of CHCPAL002 as a group A elective unit for this training package. In the future it would be good to see a purposefully developed unit of competency focused on supporting the palliative care needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples."

Kylie Ash 05.05.2021 03.59PM

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First Aid

"This is the clinical qual but no HLTAID unit. Whereas the Cert IV it is a core but they do no or little clinical work. Remove HLTAID from the Cert IV and have as a prerequisite the SS Provide First Aid - AID001, 002, 003 for both the cert IV and the Dip"

John Jessop 27.04.2021 02.42PM

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