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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.
Cost:

Enrolment fees for this course are based on the costs per subject as indicated below. In addition, a Service and Amenities fee of $40 will be payable each semester. Further information is available at Course fees and assistance

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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Skilled Capital Information

Skilled Capital

This course is offered under Skilled Capital. The initiative will give eligible participants the opportunity to complete a nationally recognised qualification and receive a completion payment from the Education Directorate. The completion payment is made upon successful completion of their skilled capital qualification which must be completed within two years of the commencement date.

To find out if you are eligible please visit the ACT Government Skilled Capital training website.

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.

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 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

    • 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

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 12 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • CHCCDE003  Work within a community development framework
    • CIT Code: HUSE480
      Cost: $130.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work within a community development framework.
      A community development framework, may include a range of methods designed to strengthen and develop communities by enhancing individual and group capacity to confidently engage with community structures and to address problems and issues.
      This unit applies to workers in both health and community sectors and/or a community development work context. Workers at this level will be part of a professional team and under the guidance of a supervisor.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCCDE007  Develop and provide community projects
    • CIT Code: HUSE515
      Cost: $140.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work with the community to develop and provide community projects on relevant issues.
      This unit applies to workers in both health and community sectors and/or a community development work context. Workers at this level will be part of a professional team and under the guidance of a supervisor.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCEDU008  Share health information
    • CIT Code: HUSE516
      Cost: $100.00
      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
  • HLTHPS010  Interpret and use information about nutrition and diet
    • CIT Code: HESC573
      Cost: $100.00
      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: $140.00
      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
  • SISFFIT025  Recognise the dangers of providing nutrition advice to clients
    • CIT Code: SPRT885
      Cost: $60.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to identify when the provision of nutritional advice is beyond the scope of practice of a personal trainer.
      It requires the ability to recognise the dangers of providing nutrition advice in a fitness setting and when a client requires referral to an Accredited Practising Dietitian, Accredited Sports Dietitian or General Practitioner.
      This unit covers recognition of appropriate information sources to apply to the provision of food advice, and when the provision of such advice is unethical and beyond the scope of practice.
      This unit applies to personal trainers who typically work autonomously in controlled and uncontrolled fitness environments. Work is performed according to relevant legislation and organisational policies and procedures.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SISFFIT005  Provide healthy eating information
    • CIT Code: SPRT873
      Cost: $100.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to provide healthy eating information and support healthy attitudes to eating and body composition. This is undertaken in accordance with recommended guidelines within industry endorsed scope of practice.
      The scope of practice of a fitness instructor does not include:
      - the provision of specific or individualised dietary analysis or advice, or information regarding:
        . specific diets
        . fad diets
        . nutritional supplementation
        . sports foods
        . ergogenic aids
        . nutrition for exercise or sports performance
        . the provision of information or advice to people with medical conditions requiring specialised dietary advice, or to frail elderly people who are at risk of malnutrition
        . the provision of dietary information or advice for infants and toddlers.

      The fitness instructor must refer clients to an Accredited Practising Dietitian, Accredited Sports Dietitian, or General Practitioner as appropriate.
      This unit applies to fitness instructors who work in a variety of fitness locations such as fitness, leisure and community centres. These individuals typically work independently with some level of autonomy in a controlled environment. Work is performed according to relevant legislation and organisational policies and procedures.
      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