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411511 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker

Description

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.

Skill Level

2

Skills Assessment Authority

VETASSESS

Caveats

No caveats apply to this occupation.

Endorsed Correlations to ASCO Occupations

    • 3493-11 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker

Group: 4115 Indigenous Health Workers

Description

assist with the coordination and provision of health care delivery to Indigenous communities.

Tasks

    • 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
    • providing counselling and referring clients to other health care providers where necessary

Skill Level

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

AQF Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

In New Zealand:

NZ Register Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Registration or licensing may be required.

Occupations in this Group

    • 411511 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker
    • 411512 Kaiawhina (Hauora) (Maori Health Assistant)

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