The role of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers is crucial to improving health outcomes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. They play a vital role in the primary healthcare workforce; providing practical and primary care for individuals, families and community groups. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers across Australia work in a variety of environments and settings.
Through this qualification, you'll learn how to interpret available information and to develop advocacy skills to assist individuals and community members using discretion and judgment. The course is based on a set of national health worker competency standards, and you will gain a nationally recognised qualification. You'll also learn about providing social and/or emotional support; identifying health issues, needs and strategies' and how to assist with basic health screening, promotion and education services.
Choose a private training provider that delivers this course
This course is available from registered training organisations (accredited private training providers) that are also funded through Jobs and Skills WA. Select from the list below, and follow the link to the provider's website for further information about the course and how to enrol.
Face to face classroom delivery over multiple study blocks, throughout a 10 month course duration. Includes clinical work placements. Available to indigenous persons in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. Delivered against Department of Training and Workforce Development's PIT and Participation programs. Pathway to Aboriginal Health Worker career.
The information presented on the course lists within this website is provided to the Department of Training and Workforce Development by the WA TAFE colleges and private training providers, and is offered as a guide only. It is updated regularly, however some changes to details may occur in between updates. You should always contact the TAFE or private training provider directly to confirm details and/or ask questions.