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

Central Australian Remote Health Development Services Limited

This qualification is part of the Health Training Package. It reflects the role of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people working at the entry level of primary health care for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients. Certificate III may be regarded by many jurisdictions as the minimum level for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander health work. In some jurisdictions, however, individuals may start at Certificate II level and, when ready, progress to Certificate III. The qualification structure for Certificate III supports both these options. This qualification is suited to Australian Apprenticeship pathways.

Entry Requirements:

No minimum education


17 units: 12 core; 5 elective

Subjects you can Study:

Core: Work in a relevant legal and ethical framework; Work in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander primary health care context; Facilitate and advocate for the rights and needs of clients and community members; Undertake basic health assessments; plus more. Plus electives from the following areas: General; Administration; Aged and disability care; Alcohol and other drugs; Cancer care; Client care; Family and community violence; Health promotion; Medication assistant; Mental health; Nutrition; Oral health care; Smoking cessation.

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Alice Springs No info
Established in 1973, Central Australian Remote Health Development Services Limited is a Registered Training Organisation. It has been established to develop the capacity of Aboriginal people and health professionals to improve community health outcomes and to increase effective Aboriginal control over primary health care service delivery. CARHDS is directly controlled by and accountable to the primary health care industry to meet in service training needs as determined by the employer. It has a primary focus on providing regional support in order to improve access to, and equity in, the provision of in service training for all workers and boards with a particular emphasis upon Aboriginal health workers. CARHDS has expanded to include Top End communities since 2013.

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