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

Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education

This qualification is part of the Health Training Package. It reflects the role of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people working to provide a range of primary health care services to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients. The Diploma qualification defines the knowledge and skills for workers involved in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care and who work autonomously under the broad guidance of others. It covers workers who have a basis of skills and knowledge in primary health care practice, which they may apply in clinical, management or education functions.

Entry Requirements:

No minimum education

Structure:

31 units: 21 core; 10 elective

Subjects you can Study:

Core: Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework; Work in an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander primary health care context; Assess client's physical wellbeing; Plan, implement and monitor health care in a primary health care context; Deliver primary health care programs for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities; Administer medications; Provide nutrition guidance for specific health care; Support the safe use of medications; Facilitate access to tertiary health care; Advocate on behalf of the community; Plan, develop and evaluate primary health care programs for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities; plus more and electives.

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Batchelor No info Yes
Batchelor No info Yes Full time
Batchelor No info Yes Part time
Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education offers Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people the chance to study a wide range of courses designed to help them gain the skills and qualifications to find work and to help with the development of their communities.

The Australian Centre for Indigenous Knowledges and Education (ACIKE) is a joint initiative between Charles Darwin University (CDU) and the Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education (BIITE). Both organisations share a commitment to Indigenous student outcomes and currently occupy unique positions in the Australian tertiary education sector, having a critical focus on regional, remote and Indigenous education in some of the most challenging environments in the country. ACIKE is the only higher education delivery portal for BIITE. Both organisations provide staff for four schools within the ACIKE structure.

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