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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker

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.


Tasks Include:


  • maintaining health records and statistics
  • acting as an advocate in the community they serve, and as a communicator and interpreter on behalf of clients and other health workers
  • providing clinical functions, such as case management and follow-up, independently or in consultation with other health care providers
  • providing health education to individual clients and staff in health facilities
  • providing cultural education to persons outside the cultural community and life skills education to the community they serve
Job prospects for Indigenous Health Workers in Victoria

Occupations in the Indigenous Health Workers group include Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker and Kaiawhina (Hauora) (Maori Health Assistant).

Employment prospects
Skills shortage: this occupation needs more skilled workers now. There are currently 100 Indigenous Health Workers in Victoria. Over the next five years, the size of this relatively small occupation is expected to remain similar. Employment prospects for the next five years are stable.

For more information about this occupation at a national level visit the Job Outlook website. External link

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