Certificate II in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care - HLT20113


Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00591E

This qualification is part of the Health Training Package. It reflects the role of workers who undertake a range of tasks under direct supervision to support the provision of primary health care services to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and communities. Such work will be performed as part of a health clinic, centre or service. It is suited to Australian Apprenticeship pathways and is appropriate for delivery within VET in Schools programs.


  • 10 units: 7 core
  • 3 elective


  • Provide first aid in remote situations
  • Participate in workplace health and safety
  • Transport clients
  • Use business equipment and resources
  • Undertake basic health assessments
  • Provide basic health information to clients
  • Undertake visits to remote communities
  • Process and maintain workplace information
  • Provide nutrition guidance for specific health care
  • Provide information on smoking and smoking cessation
  • Provide information about social and emotional support
  • Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers
  • Support clients to obtain access to health services
  • Apply the principles of confidentiality, privacy and security within the medical environment
  • Prepare for alcohol and other drugs work
  • Provide healthy lifestyle programs and advice
  • Perform work role in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander primary health care context
  • Organise and complete daily work activities
  • Provide interventions to clients who are nicotine dependent
  • Assess readiness for and effect behaviour change
  • Comply with infection control policies and procedures
  • Accept prescriptions and return dispensed medicines to customers
  • Operate a personal computer
  • Provide first aid
  • Communicate in the workplace
  • Provide brief intervention
  • Work with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and communities

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