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

Course Code HLT50221

Entry Requirements

To enrol in the Diploma of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander primary health care management it is anticipated that you will have completed year 10 or equivalent. 

In addition, students are required to provide Health Industry Training with their Unique Student Identifier number.

Minimum Age Requirements

The minimum age for this course is 16 years old.  If you are under 18 years of age your enrolment form must be signed by a parent or guardian.

Literacy, Language, Numeracy (LLN) Requirements

Students must have an adequate level of Language, Literacy and Numeracy skills (LLN) to be able enrol into this course.  Students will be provided with an LLN test to complete prior to enrolment.

Entry Requirements

To enrol in the Certificate III in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care it is anticipated that you will have completed year 10 or equivalent.

In addition, students are required to provide Health Industry Training with their Unique Student Identifier number.

Minimum Age Requirements

The minimum age for this course is 16 years old.  If you are under 18 years of age your enrolment form must be signed by a parent or guardian.

Literacy, Language, Numeracy (LLN) Requirements

Students must have an adequate level of Language, Literacy and Numeracy skills (LLN).  Entry into the course requires English proficiency to Year 10 level or equivalent. Students are able to test their LLN skills by completing an LLN test by emailing info@healthindustrytraining.org.

ABSTUDY

Health Industry Training’s Diploma of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander primary health care management is ABSTUDY approved. To get ABSTUDY, you must be all of the following:

  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Australian descent
  • identify as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Australian
  • an Australian citizen and normally live in Australia; and
  • be studying an approved course or doing an Australian Apprenticeship

To apply for ABSTUDY students must contact the ABSTUDY line 1800 132 317.  Once approved for ABSTUDY, students can apply for Away from Base funding.

Funding for Queensland residents

Health Industry Training is proud to be a pre-qualified supplier for the Queensland Government, under the Higher Level Skills program. To be eligible for the Higher Level Skills funding, participants must not hold or be undertaking a Certificate IV or higher qualification.  Participants must identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander. 

It is a requirement under the Queensland Government funding that all students contribute to the cost of training and assessment services. The fee may be paid on behalf of the student by a third party including an employer but cannot be paid or waived by Health Industry Training. The contribution fee is different for students classed as concession and students classed as non-concession.

Concessional student status applies when:

  • the student holds a Health Care or Pensioner Concession Card issued under Commonwealth law, or is the partner or a dependant of a person who holds a Health Care or Pensioner Concession Card and is named on the card;
  • the student provides Health Industry Training with an official form under Commonwealth law confirming that the student, their partner or the person of whom the student is a dependant is entitled to concessions under a Health Care or Pensioner Concession Card;
  • the student is Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander;
  • the student is a school student and is enrolled in a VETiS program (may include young people in detention);
  • the student has a disability; or
  • the student is an adult prisoner.

Non-concessional student status applies if:

  • none of the above relates to the student status at the time of enrolment; or
  • the contribution fees are paid by a third-party including employer, job network provider.

Fee-paying

To assist students who are not eligible for funding, Health Industry Training offers financial assistance by allowing students to take advantage of our affordable payment plan options (weekly, fortnightly or monthly instalments) (see enrolment form for additional information)

Throughout your course with Health Industry Training, you will be provided with a range of support services depending on your individual needs.

Trainer support

You will be provided with a team of dedicated trainers who are there to support and guide you through.  You may contact a trainer via phone and e-mail for assistance. Your main support trainer will also contact you on a regular basis to ensure you are on track to finish your qualification within your timeframe. Our professional trainers are there to ensure you have a successful learning journey.

In addition to your trainer, the administration team can provide you with support including your enrolment, changes to contact details or study plan, progress report and any issues you may encounter throughout your course.

Peer support

Health Industry Training appreciates that distance/online learning can be an isolated experience for some students.  To assist with isolation all students have the option to be part of a Facebook peer support group. Peer support groups can be a positive experience where you can study with like-minded people, ask questions relating to your course and build friendships.

The Diploma of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care Management has been packaged to include:

18 units are required to be awarded the qualification including:

  • 6 core units
  • 11 elective units

The course combines theoretical and practical work placement experience.  The theoretical component of the course provides the student with the relevant knowledge required to work in the primary health care sector.

The practical placement experience provides students with the practical knowledge and skills for students to work in a practical setting on completion of the qualification.

The table below provides a list of the units of competencies offered by Health Industry Training.

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Courses Duration

Maximum 24 months

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Course Fees

Queensland

Concession - $1000

Non-concession - $2000

South Australia

WorkReady - N/A

Traineeship - N/A

Full Fee Paying

$10000

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Delivery Method

Flexible

Individual needs approach to learning
Practical Placement
The use of Aboriginal Ways of Learning

Prospective
Career Roles

Senior Aboriginal health worker
Senior Torres Strait Islander health worker
Primary Health Care worker (Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander health)

Enrolment Method

Open enrolment