Nationally Recognised Courses

If you’re looking to upskill in your current role or start a new career in Indigenous health, then studying a nationally recognised course at AH&MRC’s Registered Training Organisation (RTO no. 91020) is the perfect way to kick-start your educational journey.

All courses offered through the AH&MRCs RTO have been designed with Aboriginal health in mind. Nationally recognised courses offered through the RTO aim to provide state-of-the-art health care training underpinned by cultural awareness and sensitivity.

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Full Qualifications

HLT30113 Certificate III in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care

This qualification reflects the role of an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person working at the entry-level of primary health care for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients. Entry-level employment opportunities include, but are not limited to Aboriginal Health Worker, Aboriginal Health Worker – Admin Support, Aboriginal Health Worker – Aged and Disability, Aboriginal Health Worker -Health Promotion, Indigenous Healthy Living Worker, Housing Worker, Indigenous Tobacco Action Worker.

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HLT40113 Certificate IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care

This qualification reflects the role of Aboriginal and /or Torres Strait Islander person working to provide a range of non-clinical primary health care services to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and communities, including specific health care programs. 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.

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HLT40213 Certificate IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Practice

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 and assistance with the 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.

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CHC43215 Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs

This qualification reflects the role of entry level workers who provide services and interventions to clients with alcohol and other drugs issues and/or implement health promotion and community interventions. Work in undertaken in contexts such as community-based organisations, withdrawal services, residential rehabilitation services and outreach services under the guidance of other practitioners and professionals, with limited responsibility and within established parameters.

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CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health

This qualification reflects the role of workers who provide self-directed recovery-oriented support for people affected by mental illness and psychiatric disability. Work in this area involves implementing community-based programs and activities focusing on mental health, mental illness and psychiatric disability. Work is undertaken in a range of community contexts including community-based non-government organisations, home-based outreach, centre-based programs, respite care, residential services, rehabilitation programs, clinical settings, as well as supporting people in finding and maintaining employment.

CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling

This qualification reflects the role of counsellors, who work with clients on personal and psychological issues using established counselling modalities. They use communication, micro-counselling and interviewing skills and draw on varied counselling therapies to assist clients. At this level, the counsellor will be working in defined and supported counselling roles in established agencies rather than in independent practice.

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CHC53315 Diploma of Mental Health

This qualification reflects the role of workers who provide services to clients in relation to mental health issues. They can provide counselling, referral, advocacy and education/health promotion services. These workers are required to have high-level specialist knowledge, skills and competencies especially in regard to laws affecting people with mental health issues, the range of services available to them and health issues related to mental health.

Short Courses

HLTAID003 Provide First Aid

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to a casualty. The unit applies to all workers who may be required to provide a first aid response in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings.

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