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Make a real difference to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities

Make a real difference to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities with this qualification. You'll learn how to identify, treat and advise Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander patients on basic health care matters, including social and emotional health, in a clinical health care setting. A rewarding and important profession. Course details

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Workplace: up to 1 year

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Unique Student Identifier (USI) - Student Information

From 1 January 2015 if you are undertaking a nationally recognised program at TAFE Queensland you will need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Learn all about the USI and how to get your USI for your study.

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Entry requirements

Students must be employed as an apprentice or trainee and have a signed Registered Training Contract, stating TAFE Queensland South West is the Supervising Registered Training Organisation (SRTO).

The Queensland Government's Apprenticeships Info website provides information about apprenticeships and traineeships (including school-based) in Queensland.

For further information about probationary periods for this trade qualification, visit Queensland Training Information Service (QTIS).


Delivered in workplaces throughout Queensland

Resources required

  • closed-in shoes
  • personal stationery, including pens
  • a valid and appropriate email address

You will also require access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online systems, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for students to use at a number of TAFE Queensland locations.

When attending blocks/classes at TAFE, you will need to bring along your learning and assessment materials.


This course is delivered flexibly, over a 1 year duration. You will complete your training externally, and also participate in block training at TAFE. Within the duration of the program, you must attend a minimum of 5 training blocks at TAFE. Please refer to the Timetable for detail regarding block dates and times. To attend blocks, you must book in for the blocks you will be attending 14 days prior to the block commencement date. ABSTUDY is available if you are eligible and wish to attend blocks at Toowoomba and/or Nurunderi. To meet ABSTUDY requirements you must apply a minimum of 6 weeks prior to the block dates.

Important Information

The following is strongly recommended if you would like to undertake this qualification:
Screening for, and if necessary, vaccination against the following diseases (NHMRC Australian Immunisation Handbook 9th edition):

  • Measles
  • Tuberculosis (Mantoux test and x-ray)
  • Varicella zoster virus (chicken pox)
  • Pertussis (whooping cough)


The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete 17 units in total, including 12 core units and 5 elective units from the list below.

CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically Core
HLTAID003 Provide first aid Core
HLTAHW005 Work in an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander primary health care context Core
HLTAHW007 Undertake basic health assessments Core
HLTAHW008 Assist in planning and implementation of basic health care Core
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures Core
HLTAHW009 Provide information about social and emotional support Core
HLTAHW006 Facilitate and advocate for the rights and needs of clients and community members Core
HLTAHW010 Identify community health issues, needs and strategies Core
HLTAHW011 Assist with basic health screening, promotion and education services Core
HLTAHW015 Work under instructions to support the safe use of medication Core
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety Core
HLTAHW021 Provide nutrition guidance for specific health care Elective
HLTAHW028 Provide information and strategies in chronic condition care Elective
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people Elective
CHCAOD001 Work in an alcohol and other drugs context Elective
CHCCCS009 Facilitate responsible behaviour Elective


The elective units available may vary between locations, delivery modes and intakes.

Eligible apprentices and trainees who meet the Queensland state funding requirements will be charged a student contribution fee of $1.60 per nominal hour. For more information on the number of units funded for this course visit Queensland Training Information Service (QTIS).

Nominal hours for each unit will be outlined in the agreed training plan, which will be provided to the employer and apprentice or trainee, at the time of induction.

Non-funded apprentices and trainees will be charged a fee for service cost. The student and employer contribution fee will be outlined in the training plan and agreed to, prior to the commencement of training.

Federal incentives may be available for employers, apprentices and trainees. Visit the Australian Apprenticeships website for more information.

Students are encouraged to view the TAFE Queensland Student Fees Policy prior to enrolment.

For more information about the costs associated with undertaking an apprenticeship or traineeship, please give us a call.


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

Job prospects

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker
  • Indigenous Health Workers

Are you ready to enrol?

If you are already employed as an apprentice or trainee, let your employer know that you want TAFE Queensland South West to be your Supervising Registered Training Organisation (SRTO), then contact an Australian Apprenticeships Centre to organise your training contract.

If you aren't employed yet, contact an Australian Apprenticeships Centre or a job service agency for help getting a job. Alternatively, contact us on 1300 914 754 for further information on how we can help you make great happen.

For information about your rights and responsibilities as a student, check out the student handbook and refund policy


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Note: All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

Last updated on 12 July 2017

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