NT and NSW Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers Project
WhenJuly 2013 – Current
WhereNorthern Territory & New South Wales
Every day, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers are working on the front line to Close the Gap in Indigenous Health Outcomes.
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Skills Recognition and Up-skilling Project aims to help Health Workers in NSW and the NT to upgrade their skills and qualifications to meet the standards required for registration by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board of Australia.
Health Workers who participate in this project will be able to earn a Certificate IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care Practice qualification through skills recognition and upskilling training if necessary, delivered by a leading training institution in their own region. In a unique approach, participants will receive face-to-face, culturally appropriate, individualised and supported training, including access to accredited clinical training facilities, that will enable them to upgrade their skills—near their community, for their community.
Health Workers who are awarded the Certificate IV qualification will also be supported to apply for registration with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board of Australia (AHPRA), to meet the requirements of the National Scheme.
Who is this program for?
Participants in this program are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers who are willing to undertake a skills assessment and if necessary able to undertake further training to reach the Certificate IV qualification and apply for registration with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board of Australia (AHPRA).
Who are our program partners?
John Pearson Consulting is proudly partnered with Health Workforce Australia, Bachelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education and TAFE NSW Western Institute in delivering this project to help Health Workers get the skills and qualifications they need.