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A course for those who want to make a difference to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities, through the administration and management of primary health care services. Work with a team to provide health care services to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients in hospitals, medical centres or health care individual support. Course details

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Cairns, Mt Isa, Northern Area Peninsula, Townsville (Pimlico)

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Blended: 12 months / Residential Blocks, 12 months / Residential blocks

Course details


  • Full Fee $6,524
  • Subsidised $2,352
  • Concession $1,320

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Melissa Davies

Let's celebrate the lifesavers

Studying showed me there is so much more to being a nurse than taking blood pressure. The teachers were an inspiration.
More about this course.

Melissa Davies
Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled/Division 2 Nursing)
TAFE Queensland Brisbane

Key dates

Cairns 23 Apr 2018 Residential Blocks Blended
Mt Isa 16 Apr 2018 Residential Blocks Blended
Northern Area Peninsula Residential Blocks Blended
Townsville (Pimlico) Residential blocks Blended

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements, however, English literacy and numeracy must support clear communication between Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and the relevant health provider.


Gatton, Newton, Eureka and Wilkinson Streets
Manunda QLD 4870

Mt Isa
165-179 Abel Smith Parade
Mount Isa QLD 4825

Northern Area Peninsula
Sebasio Street
Bamaga QLD 4876

Townsville (Pimlico)
Cnr Hugh Street & Fulham Road
Townsville QLD 4812

Resources required

No specific resources are required to successfully complete this course.

It is recommended that students have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system, 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 all TAFE Queensland locations.


Residential delivery: This course is delivered over 2 semesters in Residential Blocks over 12 months at the following locations: Cairns, Townsville, Mount Isa, Thursday Island & Bamaga.

Please note minimum student numbers are required and as such residential dates may change.  You will be contacted prior to the residential dates in order to arrange your travel arrangements.


There is a total of 17 units of competency to successfully complete which consists of 12 core and 5 elective units.

CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people Elective
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures Core
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically Core
HLTAHW034 Provide healthy lifestyle programs and advice Elective
HLTAHW014 Work with Elders in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities Elective
BSBCMM201A Communicate in the workplace Elective
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety Core
BSBWOR204A Use business technology Elective
HLTAID003 Provide first aid Core
HLTAHW015 Work under instructions to support the safe use of medication Core
HLTAHW007 Undertake basic health assessments Core
HLTAHW006 Facilitate and advocate for the rights and needs of clients and community members Core
HLTAHW005 Work in an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander primary health care context Core
HLTAHW008 Assist in planning and implementation of basic health care Core
HLTAHW009 Provide information about social and emotional support Core
HLTAHW011 Assist with basic health screening, promotion and education services Core
HLTAHW010 Identify community health issues, needs and strategies Core


Not all electives available at all campuses

ABSTUDY: This qualification is ABSTUDY approved. Students who qualify for ABSTUDY may be eligible to receive travel, accommodation and meal allowances to attend residential study blocks in Cairns (or an approved location). Students must register and provide their confirmation of ABSTUDY upon enrolling in the qualification.



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If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front you might be eligible for a payment plan. This will allow you to pay for your course in instalments, rather than one upfront payment at the time of enrolment.


The Queensland Government will offset the cost of study for eligible students. You will still need to pay for a portion of your study costs. The amount above is what you will need to pay.

Certificate 3 Guarantee

You can receive a subsidy towards one certificate III qualification from a list of eligible courses. The amount provided depends on the demand for skilled workers in your chosen industry.

You're eligible for the Certificate 3 Guarantee if you:

  • Are 15 years or older and no longer in school
  • Live in Queensland full time
  • Are an Australian or New Zealand citizen, permanent resident, or temporary resident with the necessary visa or work permits
  • And don't currently have (or are enrolled in) a certificate 3 or higher level qualification.

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You are eligible for the concession price of a course if you are eligible for subsidised training, and are listed on an Australian Government Low Income Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card, if you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, you hold a Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card, or if you have a disability. Further information about concessions.

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Additional costs

Students are required to purchase additional T-Shirts for $75.00.


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

Job prospects

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker

Melissa Davies

Let's celebrate the lifesavers

Studying showed me there is so much more to being a nurse than taking blood pressure. The teachers were an inspiration.
More about this course.

Melissa Davies
Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled/Division 2 Nursing)
TAFE Queensland Brisbane

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  • Read the student rules and refund policy
  • Created your Unique Student Identifier and can provide this code to TAFE Queensland
  • If you are applying for a subsidised cost, please ensure you have all the relevant documents at time of enrolment

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By telephone: 1300 656 959. In person: at any TAFE Queensland North location.

Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of prior learning

Fast-track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner.

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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 5 February 2018

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