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Indigenous Maternal and Infant Care Health Worker

Working as an Indigenous Maternal and Infant Care Health Worker you will deliver population health programs that include antenatal care, postnatal care and identify gaps and barriers to service provision and access.

Summary of Training

  • Work legally and ethically
  • Work in an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander primary health care context
  • Assess client’s physical wellbeing
  • Plan, implement and monitor health care in a primary health care context
  • Deliver primary health care programs for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities
  • Administer medications
  • Provide nutrition guidance for specific health care
  • Support the safe use of medications
  • Facilitate access to tertiary health care
  • Advocate on behalf of the community
  • Plan, develop and evaluate primary health care programs for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities
  • Apply advanced skills in primary health care
  • Support and promote social and emotional wellbeing of staff and clients
  • Apply a strategic plan approach to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander health
  • Engage in community health research
  • Supervise health care team
  • Apply reflective practice in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander primary health care context
  • Manage medicines in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander health care
  • Provide first aid
  • Implement and monitor infection prevention and control policies and procedures
  • Manage workplace health and safety
  • Facilitate individual service planning and delivery
  • Provide information and strategies in sexual health for women
  • Provide information and strategies in maternal and infant health
  • Provide antenatal health care
  • Prepare for and support childbirth
  • Provide postnatal and infant health care
  • Provide information on smoking and smoking cessation
  • Provide interventions to clients who are nicotine dependent        
  • Supervise health care team
  • Manage the delivery of Aboriginal &/or Torres Strait Islander primary health care

Please note that this Job & Training Description provides an example of the selection of non-core units. Alternative combinations of units may be selected and in some cases prerequisite units may need to be completed. For advice contact Apprenticeship Network providers or an approved Registered Training Organisation.

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Commencements Change

The change in Australian Apprenticeships commencements in this overall industry in the past two years. Commencements in 2020: 2600

Source: VOCSTATS, extracted on 13/07/2021. AATIS analysis.

Graduate Employment

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Source: NCVER National Student Outcomes Survey, 2019, unpublished. AATIS analysis.

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Source: NCVER National Student Outcomes Survey, 2019, unpublished. AATIS analysis.

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Source: Department of Education, Skills and Employment, 2019. AATIS analysis.

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Indigenous Maternal and Infant Care Health Worker - HLT50213
NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

36 mths
Part Time
Commencements 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
ASbA
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Commencements

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