INDIGENOUS HEALTH WORKERS – UNIT GROUP 4115

General Description

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

 

Indicative Skill Level

ANZSCO Skill Level: 2

In Australia the majority of occupations in this unit group have:

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

In New Zealand the majority of occupations in this unit group have:

  • NZQF 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.

 

Task Information

  • 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

 

Occupations in this group:

(1)411511 ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER HEALTH WORKER
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.

(2)411512 KAIAWHINA (HAUORA) (MAORI HEALTH ASSISTANT)
Assists with health care delivery to patients and clients in accordance with Tikanga Maori (Maori culture and custom).

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