Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker

Overview

Liaises with patients, clients, visitors to hospitals and other medical facilities and staff at health clinics, and works as a team member to arrange, coordinate and provide health care delivery in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community health clinics. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skills

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below. AQF Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

Tasks

  • maintaining health records and statistics
  • acting as an advocate in the community they serve, and as a communicator and interpreter on behalf of clients and other health workers
  • providing clinical functions, such as case management and follow-up, independently or in consultation with other health care providers
  • providing health education to individual clients and staff in health facilities
  • providing cultural education to persons outside the cultural community and life skills education to the community they serve
  • providing counselling and referring clients to other health care providers where necessary

Related Occupations

Source: 1220.0 - ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations, First Edition.
Note: The tasks associated with the occupation are to be used as guidance only. The tasks listing may include tasks associated with the grouping/category to which the occupation belongs.

Training Pathways

18 courses found.

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HLT60113: Advanced Diploma of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Care
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HLT50213: Diploma of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care Practice
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Funded under:
User Choice Program (Subsidy)
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HLT50113: Diploma of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care
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User Choice Program (Subsidy)
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HLT46115: Certificate IV in Indigenous Environmental Health
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HLT40213: Certificate IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care Practice
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Funded under:
User Choice Program (Subsidy)
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HLT40113: Certificate IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care
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Funded under:
User Choice Program (Subsidy)
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HLT36115: Certificate III in Indigenous Environmental Health
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Certificate 3 Guarantee Program (Subsidy)
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HLT30113: Certificate III in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care
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Funded under:
User Choice Program (Subsidy) , Certificate 3 Guarantee Program (Subsidy)
Offered as:
Traineeship
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HLT26115: Certificate II in Indigenous Environmental Health
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HLT26015: Certificate II in Population Health
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HLT20113: Certificate II in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care
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22282VIC: Course in the Management of Asthma Risks and Emergencies in the Workplace
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22277VIC: Course in Aboriginal Hospital Liaison Officer (Acute Health Setting)
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22191VIC: Course in Service Co-ordination
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22056VIC: Course in Health (HIV and Hepatitis C Test Advisor)
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10577NAT: Course in Facilitating an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Cancer Support Group
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10506NAT: Certificate IV in Stolen Generations Family Research and Case Management
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10321NAT: Certificate IV in Business Practices for the Community Controlled Health Sector
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