This qualification reflects the role of individuals working as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander health workers in a diversity of locations including urban, rural and remote settings. 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.
At this level work is governed by defined practice standards, treatment protocols and supervision arrangements established by the employing organisation. Individuals work with some level of independence within those guidelines, and use a range of health-related skills and knowledge in routine and non-routine situations. They communicate with diverse individuals and small groups both in the local community and across the broader health sector to improve health outcomes for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.
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.
The skills in this qualification must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice.
No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.