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Becoming an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker
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Becoming an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker

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Liaises with patients, clients, visitors to hospitals and other medical facilities and staff at health clinics, and works as a team member to arrange, coordinate and provide health care delivery in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community health clinics. Registration or licensing may be required.
Training time 0.5 - 1 year
Avg. weekly wage - No data available -
Employment prospects Moderate
Employment size 100

How do I become an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker in Victoria?

To work as an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker in Victoria, you'll need:
    • Certificate IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care 
    • To use the title Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner, you must obtain professional registration with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board of Australia 
    • Working with Children Licence (where relevant) 
    Recommended 
    • Certificate II in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care 
    • Certificate III in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care 
    • Diploma of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care

What does an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker do?

  • Maintains health records and statistics
  • Acts as an advocate in the community they serve, and as a communicator and interpreter on behalf of clients and other health workers
  • Provides clinical functions, such as case management and follow-up, independently or in consultation with other health care providers
  • Provides health education to individual clients and staff in health facilities
  • Provides cultural education to persons outside the cultural community and life skills education to the community they serve

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