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Certificate IV in Population Health HLT46015

Overview

The Certificate IV in Population Health provides the knowledge and skills for workers in a range of population health and health promotion settings and is based on a core of advanced population health theory and project work with electives that emphasise skills associated with communicating in the health and community services sectors, smoking cessation and public health nutrition.

The Certificate IV in Population Health is delivered to fit flexibly with your life, through a combination of workplace-based, online and on-campus modes. For those who are already working in the population/public health space, who wish to formalise and/or enhance their qualifications, they can opt to undertake the workplace-based mode of this course as well as apply for recognition of prior learning (RPL)

10 modules comprise the Certificate IV in Population health

- You can undertake one, two or more of these to get a 'taster' of the course (see below for a list of these modules)
OR
- You can enroll in the whole qualification from the beginning

Population Health Modules:

Foundations of population health
Community capacity building
Research, consultation and health promotion
Work health & safety
Smoking cessation
Population health Projects
Population health law and ethics
Advocacy in population health
Health starter
Public health nutrition

Qualification:

Certificate IV in Population Health HLT46015

Course 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.

Cost Info:

The 2022 Semester 2 enrolment fees for this course are based on the costs per subject as indicated below. The total course cost may vary depending on the choice of elective subjects or if subjects are attempted more than once. Subject costs identified as Standard are partially subsidised by the ACT Government. Concessions may be available to eligible students.

Indicative Cost:

$1549

Likely Job Outcome:

- Health project leader/supervisor
- Population health policy officer
- Community/health worker
- Health promotion officer
- Smoking cessation professional
- Advocacy worker

Application Type:

Standard
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Timetable Information

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Additional Information

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

Skills Recognition

Entry Requirements

Open entry.

To study any course at CIT (excluding degrees and non-accredited training) you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

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 course of study, numeracy skills to successfully complete this course. 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 course. Please visit Foundation Skills.

Transition Information

Qualifications at CIT are regularly updated or replaced to meet current industry needs and maximise your employment opportunities. If this occurs while you are part way through a qualification, you may need to vary your learning to meet the new national requirements. CIT will aim to make this as smooth as possible for you.

Subject Cancellations/Changes

To ensure positive outcomes for all students, CIT may need to cancel or change classes at short notice. CIT will make every effort to inform students as soon as changes are made and will also make every effort to offer alternative arrangements for students to meet the requirements of the subject and complete their qualification. In an unfortunate instance when this cannot be met, you will receive a full refund. Please ensure you maintain current contact details via CIT Self Service or by contacting CIT Student Services at infoline@cit.edu.au.


Subject Information

Complete 18 subjects (9 Core and 9 Electives)

Core: Complete all 9

  • CHCADV005   Provide systems advocacy services
    • CIT Code: WELF457
      Cost: Standard $126.00
      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: Standard $56.00
      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: Standard $77.00
      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: Standard $70.00
      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: Standard $70.00
      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: Standard $70.00
      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: Standard $56.00
      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: Standard $84.00
      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: Standard $88.00
      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

Electives: Complete minimum 9

  • HLTPOP005   Work in a population health context
    • CIT Code: HESC524
      Cost: Standard $42.00
      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
  • HLTHPS010   Interpret and use information about nutrition and diet
    • CIT Code: HESC573
      Cost: Standard $135.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to interpret and use basic information about nutritional principles and healthy diet. It does not include the provision of therapeutic nutritional or dietary advice to individual clients or the recommendation of ‘practitioner only’ nutritional products. This unit applies to individuals working with clients within the limits of the Australian dietary guidelines. They make referrals to other health professionals or accredited practising dietitians when those limits are exceeded.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • HLTAAP001   Recognise healthy body systems
    • CIT Code: HESC501
      Cost: Standard $154.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work with basic information about the human body and to recognise and promote ways to maintain healthy functioning of the body. This unit applies to any worker who needs to use and interpret information that includes references to client anatomy and physiology.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • HLTPOP014   Assess readiness for and effect behaviour change
    • CIT Code: HESC526
      Cost: Standard $70.00
      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: Standard $105.00
      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: Standard $105.00
      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
  • CHCEDU008   Share health information
    • CIT Code: HUSE516
      Cost: Standard $70.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to share health information in a community health context. This unit applies to workers in both health and community sectors. Workers at this level will be part of a professional team and under the guidance of a supervisor.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCCCS014   Provide brief interventions
    • CIT Code: WELF463
      Cost: Standard $105.00
      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
  • CHCCOM005   Communicate and work in health or community services
    • CIT Code: COMM500
      Cost: Standard $66.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to communicate effectively with clients, colleagues, management and other industry providers. This unit applies to a range of health and community service contexts where workers may communicate face-to-face, in writing or using digital media and work with limited responsibility under direct or indirect supervision.
      Prerequisites: Nil

More Information

For more information about this course please contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or email infoline@cit.edu.au