Wagga Wagga Campus

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care Practice

Course Details
Award Certificate IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care Practice
Start Date Starts 09-Jul-2018 for 18 months
National Code HLT40213
Attendance Advertising Only. Course commences semester 2 2018. Follow the "Enquire Now" link to register your interest. You can also contact your local campus or phone 1300 8233 74 to speak with one of our friendly Customer Service Officers.
Delivery Location Wagga Wagga
(enrolment via Wagga Wagga)

Overview

This qualification reflects the role of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people working to provide a range of clinical primary health care services to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and communities, including specific health care programs, advice and assistance with, and administration of, medication.


These workers can be expected to flexibly assume a variety of job roles and undertake a broad range of tasks either individually or as a member of a multidisciplinary team.

This qualification addresses the specific legislative responsibilities of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioners and is required for national registration with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board of Australia.

ENROLLING IN FIRST AID UNITS OF COMPETENCY
If you are seeking to enrol in a First Aid unit of competency you are advised that to complete the unit you must be able to perform basic life support skills, for example control bleeding and perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). If you have a disability that would prevent you from performing required basic life support skills you are advised that you will not be able to achieve the unit of competency.

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More Information

Students can expect to study a minimum of 15 hours per week for 54 weeks to complete the requirements of this qualification Learning will be a combination of classroom sessions, at Wagga Wagga campus for 6hrs per week, a 1 hour web conference session per week for the duration of the course, and a program of self-directed learning student’s own time.

There are an additional 500 work placement hours required to complete the assessment requirements of units included in this course, work placement is arranged in conjunction with teaching staff.

Further costs in addition to your student fees are applicable for this qualification.  These costs are to provide you with additional resources and/or materials to support your learning.  The following materials are available for purchase at your local campus reception, class co-ordinator or you can source these items yourself:

-          First Aid bandage, sling and lungs = $10

Follow the "Enquire Now" link to register your interest. You can also contact your local campus or phone 1300 8233 74 to speak with one of our friendly Customer Service Officers. Courses are run subject to minimum student enrolments.

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Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Other Requirements
WORK PLACEMENTS

Many TAFE courses have a compulsory work placement component to assist you to apply your learning in a practical environment and you may be required to comply with some (or all) of the following.

1. NSW HEALTH

Before you commence any clinical placements in NSW Health facilities, you will be required to
• Meet NSW Health’s - Criminal Record Check requirements;
• Sign the NSW Health Code of Conduct form and any other forms, as required by NSW Health;
• Undertake Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against Infectious Diseases and provide your Health Care Worker/Student Vaccination Record Card.

For specific information regarding NSW Health’s requirements, and access to the required forms, it is recommended that you visit their FAQs for students at:
http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/careers/student_clearance/pages/default.aspx

2. AGED CARE WORK - Before you undertake any clinical placements in Aged Care Facilities you will be required to undertake a Federal Criminal Record Check. Visit:
http://www.afp.gov.au/what-we-do/police-checks/national-police-checks.aspx

3. COMMUNITY AND CHILDREN’S SERVICES

Anyone in child-related work (including student placements and volunteers) MUST have a current Working with Children Check (students/volunteers free) in line with the Office of Children’s Guardian phase-in schedule and processes. Visit:
http://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/Working-with-children/working-with-children-check

4. STUDENT READINESS FOR WORK PLACEMENT

Generally work placements will only occur after there has been a reasonable amount of student/teacher contact and when the teacher is satisfied that you are ready to benefit from workplace learning and perform workplace duties. Your teacher can provide further information.

STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES - For more information visit: https://www.tafensw.edu.au/courses/rights-and-responsibilities/index.htm

Fees & costs

The NSW Government’s Smart and Skilled reform has changed the way job-related training is provided, aiming at getting more people qualified for the jobs NSW needs. The qualifications supported through Smart and Skilled can be found on the NSW Skills List. This training is subsidised by the NSW Government.

The applicable fees for this qualification will be determined at time of enrolment, as per the detailed on the respective NSW Skills List for your year of training commencement.  The fee you pay may be lower or higher depending on your personal circumstances and eligibility for a subsidised place, a concession, an exemption or applicable Training Services NSW student incentives being offered at time of enrolment.   In some cases there are limited government subsidised places available.  Remember, the fee you pay is for your entire qualification. You only pay it once, no matter how long your training goes for.  If your course runs for more than one semester in the same calendar year, you can request to pay your fees off in instalments over the period of your study.

Please contact your nearest Riverina Institute campus or call 1300 TAFE RI (1300 8233 74) and let our friendly staff help you enrol in the right qualification, work out your fees and what you’re eligible for and we can get started!   For more info visit https://smartandskilled.nsw.gov.au/

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    Throughout your studies with TAFE NSW, we’ll be by your side with our extensive support services. From career counselling, employability skills training and study support, through to specialised support services such as Aboriginal Support, Disability Programs, Literacy and Numeracy Support and Childcare Centres, we’re here to give you a hand when you need it.

  3. Study where, when and how you want

    Classrooms aren’t for everyone (although ours are lovely!) Most of us have busy lives and definite needs when it comes to our precious free time. With TAFE NSW you can study exactly the way you want; full time, part time, random times, on-campus or online. Working full time? Easy. Want to come in to campus every now and then? Absolutely. Living in a cave in your pyjamas? We can do that too! Whatever time you can spare to study and whatever your particular needs, we will accommodate. Being busy now won’t get in the way of your qualification or your future.

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  5. The benefits of being a student

    You will have the opportunity to learn in a friendly and supportive environment, with experienced teachers and small class sizes. We have close contacts within every industry we teach for, which comes in handy when you’re ready to apply for that job. We also have a host of pathway arrangements with partner universities across Australia to make the next step of your learning journey that bit easier.

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