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Certificate IV in Population Health HLT46015

Overview

This program provides knowledge and skills for workers in a range of population health projects or programs who coordinate all aspects of simple project work using discretion and judgement.

The qualification is based on a core of advanced population health theory and project work with electives that emphasise skills associated with sharing and collecting health information within communities and smoking cessation programs.

Qualification: Certificate IV in Population Health HLT46015
Program No: C4-HS23
Campus: CIT Bruce 
Duration: 2 Semesters part-time (approximately 10 hours per week plus project work). Flexible modes of delivery according to client needs including workshops; online education, evening/weekend classroom participation and simulated workplaces.
Likely Job Outcome: - Health project leader/supervisor
- Community/health worker
- Health promotion officer
- Smoking cessation professional
- Advocacy worker
Application Type: Public; Flexible
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Additional Information

If you have completed some of the subjects below in other programs, such as Community Work, you may be given recognition for subjects already achieved. These units will automatically count in this program and do not need to be re-enrolled or re-assessed.

Entry Requirements / How to Apply

Open entry.

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Literacy Skills Information

We suggest that you will need Australian Core Skills Framework literacy levels of at least 3 across reading, writing, learning, oral communication and, depending on your program of study, numeracy skills to successfully complete this program. See below to check your literacy skills. If you do not have this level, you can still enrol and seek support to improve your skills or you may prefer to begin with the lower level program. Please visit Education and Community or phone (02) 6207 4872 to have a chat to one of our teachers.

Transition Information

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Subject Information

Core and specified electives - complete all 14 subjects

  • CHCADV005  Provide systems advocacy services
    • CIT Code: WELF457
      Cost: $180.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to advocate and ensure that government, community and organisational systems broadly support and uphold human rights. This unit applies to workers in a health, community services or advocacy settings who undertake a leadership role in influencing social and system changes. Workers at this level will also advocate for change and continuous improvement at the organisational level to improve client outcomes and service quality.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCDIV001  Work with diverse people
    • CIT Code: CLTS145
      Cost: $80.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work respectfully with people from diverse social and cultural groups and situations, including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. This unit applies to all workers.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCLEG001  Work legally and ethically
    • CIT Code: LEGL219
      Cost: $110.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify and work within the legal and ethical frameworks that apply to an individual job role. This unit applies to community services and health workers who play a proactive role in identifying and meeting their legal and ethical responsibilities.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • HLTPOP019  Apply a population health framework
    • CIT Code: HESC529
      Cost: $100.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge to support workers to understand and apply the underlying principles and philosophy that must be reflected in all areas of population health work. This unit applies to work in a public health context and workers at this level will demonstrate judgement and autonomy within broad guidelines.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • HLTPOP020  Work with the community to identify health needs
    • CIT Code: HESC530
      Cost: $100.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to enable particular communities to define and assess their own health needs. This unit applies to work in a public health context and workers at this level will demonstrate judgement, sensitivity and autonomy within defined guidelines.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • HLTPOP021  Plan a population health project
    • CIT Code: HESC531
      Cost: $100.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to plan the specifics of a population health project. Work covers the processes of selecting an appropriate health issue, selecting specific intervention strategies, tailoring strategies to appropriate communities, developing goals and objectives, defining ways of measuring these, identifying required and available resources, identifying appropriate stakeholders and communicating with them to plan the project.
      This unit applies to work in a public health context and workers at this level will demonstrate judgement and autonomy within defined guidelines. Workers may be responsible for overseeing the outputs of others.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • HLTPOP022  Evaluate a population health project
    • CIT Code: HESC538
      Cost: $80.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to evaluate a population health project against an existing project plan. This unit applies to work in a public health context and workers at this level will demonstrate judgement and autonomy within defined guidelines. Workers may be responsible for overseeing the outputs of others.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • HLTPOP023  Build capacity to promote health
    • CIT Code: HESC539
      Cost: $120.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to build capacity to promote health among individuals, communities, organisations and coalitions. Work focuses on the ability to develop infrastructure, enhance sustainability and foster problem solving capabilities at an individual, team or organisation level. This unit applies to work in a public health context and workers at this level will demonstrate judgement and autonomy within defined guidelines. Workers may be responsible for overseeing the outputs of others.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • HLTWHS003  Maintain work health and safety
    • CIT Code: WPHS102
      Cost: $80.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement and monitor work health and safety (WHS) policies, procedures and work practices as part of a small work team. This unit applies to workers who have a key role in maintaining WHS in an organisation, including duty of care for other workers.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCCCS014  Provide brief interventions
    • CIT Code: WELF463
      Cost: $150.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assess intervention needs, and then to implement and monitor brief intervention strategies for people at various stages of the change process. This unit applies to workers in a range of community services contexts.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCPRP003  Reflect on and improve own professional practice
    • CIT Code: WELF469
      Cost: $240.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to evaluate and enhance own practice through a process of reflection and ongoing professional development. This unit applies to workers in all industry sectors who take pro-active responsibility for their own professional development.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • HLTPOP014  Assess readiness for and effect behaviour change
    • CIT Code: HESC526
      Cost: $100.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to analyse behaviour that impacts health and ways in which to reinforce or change them to promote health. This unit applies to work in a public health context and workers at this level will demonstrate judgement and limited responsibility within defined guidelines.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • HLTPOP015  Provide information on smoking and smoking cessation
    • CIT Code: HESC527
      Cost: $155.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide information to individuals and groups on the impact of smoking and nicotine dependence and available smoking cessation resources and programs. It does not include providing smoking cessations interventions. This unit applies to work in a public health context and workers at this level will demonstrate judgement and limited responsibility within defined guidelines.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • HLTPOP016  Provide interventions to clients who are nicotine dependent
    • CIT Code: HESC528
      Cost: $155.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to treat and manage nicotine dependence, including (singly or in combination) behavioural and pharmacological interventions, such as brief advice and counselling; intensive support and provision of advice on use of appropriate non-prescription and prescription pharmacotherapy. This unit applies to work in a public health context and workers at this level will demonstrate judgement and sensitivity within defined organisational guidelines for the implementation of smoking cessation strategies.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Electives - complete 4 of 5 subjects

  • HLTPOP005  Work in a population health context
    • CIT Code: HESC524
      Cost: $60.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to apply current context, philosophy and key principles of population health to work in the sector. This unit applies to work in a public health context and workers at this level will work under supervision within established guidelines.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • HLTPOP006  Contribute to working with the community to identify health needs
    • CIT Code: HESC525
      Cost: $120.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work with a particular community in the assessment of their health needs. This unit applies to work in a public health context and workers at this level will work under supervision and within defined guidelines.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBWOR301  Organise personal work priorities and development
    • CIT Code: CLER166
      Cost: $60.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to organise own work schedules, to monitor and obtain feedback on work performance and to maintain required levels of competence.
      This unit applies to individuals who exercise discretion and judgement and apply a broad range of competencies in various work contexts.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • HLTWHS001   Participate in workplace health and safety
    • CIT Code: WPHS101
      Cost: $40.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required for workers to participate in safe work practices to ensure their own health and safety, and that of others.
      The unit applies to all workers who require knowledge of workplace health and safety (WHS) to carry out their own work, either under direct supervision or with some individual responsibility.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • HLTPOP007  Contribute to population health project planning
    • CIT Code: HESC540
      Cost: $110.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to make a contribution to planning a population health project. The contribution focuses on working from an existing project plan to develop the detail, such as a timetable for implementing strategies, evaluation and budget.
      This unit applies to work in a public health context and workers at this level will work under supervision and within defined guidelines.
      Prerequisites: Nil

More Information

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