If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person who wants to begin a career in primary health care for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander clients, this Certificate III course is the perfect opportunity for you to launch your career and help others.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Simplify and advocate for the rights and needs of clients and community members
Assist in the planning and delivery of basic health care
Provide information about social and/or emotional support
Identify community health issues, needs and strategies
Assist with basic health screening, promotion and education services
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
Complete social and emotional wellbeing assessments
Provide referral options
Work with your community
A strong pathway to further study
Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol.
This course is offered as a traineeship. Enquire today to check the eligibility requirements.
Identify as an Aboriginal person, and have a Confirmation of Aboriginality letter or
Have the approval of the local Aboriginal community if you are a non-Aboriginal person, as evidenced by a letter of approval from the local Aboriginal community where you plan to study
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
An interest in the health sector
Empathy, patience and the ability to empower others
Good organisational skills and are able to multi-task and respond well to rapid change
A desire to empower fellow Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people
TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.
Our graduates go onto roles like:
Indigenous Health Workers assist with the coordination and provision of health care delivery to Indigenous communities.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Certificate III in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care does not have any pre-requisite courses.
The Certificate III in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care does not have any related courses.
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.
Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate III in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 17 Units of competency, including 12 core and 5 speciality units.
Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.
TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.
TAFE NSW Disability Support Service
TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support
TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)
TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service
TAFE NSW Libraries
Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential
Smarthinking - online access to a tutor
LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills
Student associations – get social with our student community
On-campus, online and blended study environments; at TAFE NSW your learning works with your lifestyle. Heart your favourites, compare courses and discover what works for you.