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1220.0 - ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations, First Edition, Revision 1  
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UNIT GROUP 4115 INDIGENOUS HEALTH WORKERS


    INDIGENOUS HEALTH WORKERS assist with the coordination and provision of health care delivery to Indigenous communities.

    Indicative Skill Level:
    Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

    In Australia:

      AQF Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

    In New Zealand:
      NZ Register Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

    At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

    Registration or licensing may be required.

    Tasks Include:

    • maintaining health records and statistics
    • acting as an advocate in the community they serve, and as a communicator and interpreter on behalf of clients and other health workers
    • providing clinical functions, such as case management and follow-up, independently or in consultation with other health care providers
    • providing health education to individual clients and staff in health facilities
    • providing cultural education to persons outside the cultural community and life skills education to the community they serve
    • providing counselling and referring clients to other health care providers where necessary

    Occupations:
      411511 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker
      411512 Kaiawhina (Hauora) (Maori Health Assistant)

411511 ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER HEALTH WORKER

    Liaises with patients, clients, visitors to hospitals and other medical facilities and staff at health clinics, and works as a team member to arrange, coordinate and provide health care delivery in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community health clinics. Registration or licensing may be required.

    Skill Level: 2


411512 KAIAWHINA (HAUORA) (MAORI HEALTH ASSISTANT)

    Assists with health care delivery to patients and clients in accordance with Tikanga Maori (Maori culture and custom).

    Skill Level: 2



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