Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker

Draft 1 – Open for Consultation

On 12 November 2021, the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) approved the following qualifications along with 55 Units of Competency:

  • HLT20121Certificate II in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care
  • HLT30121 Certificate III in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care
  • HLT40121 Certificate IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care
  • HLT50221 Diploma of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care Management
  • HLT60121 Advanced Diploma of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care Management.

The AISC has asked the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Industry Reference Committee (IRC) to reconsider the Diploma of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care Practice using the updated and approved Units of Competency. Therefore, SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker IRC, is consulting on two proposed Practice qualifications: the Certificate IV of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care Practice and the Diploma of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care Practice. 

Please note that this consultation is limited to stakeholder feedback only on the proposed Certificate IV of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care Practice and Diploma of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care Practice 

Draft 1 of the two qualifications is open for public consultation on the SkillsIQ Feedback Forum from Monday, 16 May 2022 to Friday, 10 June 2022. Due to strict submission timeframes for this project, this deadline cannot be extended. To access the Feedback Forum please click here

Throughout the consultation period SkillsIQ will be undertaking a series of national webinars which will provide an overview of the proposed qualifications and provide details of how and where you can give feedback during the consultation period. To attend a webinar, please select the most convenient time and date and register your details by clicking on the link below. Each webinar will involve the same presentation, they are simply held at different times to allow people a choice of date and time. Please register each attendee separately.

Webinars:
Webinar 1: Thursday, 19th May 2022, 10:30am – 11:30am (AEST)
Webinar 2: Tuesday, 24th May 2022, 2:00pm – 3:00pm (AEST)
Webinar 3: Wednesday, 1st June 2022, 1:00pm – 2:00pm (AEST)
Webinar 4: Tuesday, 7th June 2022, 11:00am – 12:00pm (AEST).

Some individual IRC member organisations will be conducting consultation sessions during the consultation period. For details of these, please enquire with the organisation directly. 

For more information, or to discuss, please contact Melinda Brown at melinda.brown@skillsiq.com.au, or by telephone at (02) 9392 8100.