The Cert IV in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Primary Healthcare qualification provides the knowledge and skills to contribute and assist clients in the effective management of their health problems.

Within the qualification you will undertake placements within a clinical setting providing practical application of knowledge and skills developed in the classroom. This is an essential part of ensuring competence required to practice at this level.


You will also be able to apply the primary health care principles developed in Certificate IV to ensure that a holistic approach to service delivery within the clinical setting.

Course Information

During the course you will cover the following units:

CHCLEG001 Work Legally and Ethically

CHCAOD004 Assess needs of clients with alcohol and other drugs issues

HLTAHW005 Work in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander primary health care context.

HLTAHW006 Facilitate and advocate for the rights and needs of clients and community members.

HLTAHW016 Assess client’s physical wellbeing.

HLTAHW017 Assess and support clients social and emotional wellbeing.

HLTAHW018 Plan, implement and monitor health care in a primary health context.

HLTAHW019 Deliver primary health care programs for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities.

HLTAHW020 Administer medications.

HLTAHW037 Support the safe use of medicines

HLTAHW021 Provide nutrition guidance for specific health care.

HLTAHW022 Address social determinants of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander health.

HLTAID003 Provide first aid.

HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures.

HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety.

Currently Under Review

How is the training conducted

The Certificate IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care Practice course is delivered flexibly over 18 months (excluding school holidays). A cluster of units are delivered within these sessions.


Assessment is carried out using a combination of the following:

• Participation in group discussions

• Completion of activity workbooks

• Clinical Placement hours

• On the Job Assessments


On completion of the Certificate IV you will be eligible to register as an Aboriginal Health Practitioner through AHPRA.

Upcoming Training

There is no training scheduled at this time.


For more information or to register your interest, contact reception at AHCWA on (08) 9227 1631 or email adminmembersupport@ahcwa.org