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Are Aboriginal health workers registered?

Are Aboriginal health workers registered?

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioners are registered by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) . AHPRA approves the programs of study for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioners workforce.

What are the training requirements for a aboriginal health practitioners?

Full Qualifications

  • HLT30113 Certificate III in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care.
  • HLT40113 Certificate IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care.
  • HLT40213 Certificate IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Practice.

Do you have to be aboriginal to be an Aboriginal health worker?

Aboriginal Health Practitioners are required to hold a Certificate IV Aboriginal Primary Health Care Practice and be registered with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board of Australia (ATSIHPBA). In the 1970s Aboriginal Health Workers were selected from local community members.

What is an Aboriginal health worker?

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers (ATSIHWs) play a vital role in the primary health workforce. They provide clinical and primary health care for individuals, families and community groups including specialty areas of drug and alcohol, mental health, diabetes and eye and ear health.

What is the life expectancy of an Aboriginal person?

In 2015–2017, life expectancy at birth for Indigenous Australians was estimated to be 71.6 years for males and 75.6 years for females. In comparison, over the same period life expectancy at birth for non-Indigenous Australians was 80.2 years for males and 83.4 years for females (Figure 1) (AIHW 2019).

How do I become an Aboriginal liaison officer?

To become an indigenous community liaison officer you must be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin. Applicants must also pass medical and background checks. You would undertake an on-the-job induction program upon commencement of your employment.

What is the role of an Aboriginal hospital liaison officer?

Indigenous health liaison officers perform a variety of roles in patient care. They provide key roles in patient advocacy, education and support for patients and family and may act as an intermediary between patients and other healthcare staff.

Which state of Australia has the largest Aboriginal populations?

Northern Territory
The Northern Territory has the largest proportion of its population who are Aboriginal (32%), compared with 4.6% or less for all other states and the Australian Capital Territory. Aboriginal population in Australia. About 60% of Australia’s Aboriginal people live in New South Wales or Queensland.

Where does an Aboriginal health worker work?

While a large majority are employed in Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs) or the Government Health Sector, many also work within mainstream services such as general practices and other non-government organisations.

What is the most common cause of death in Aboriginal Australians?

The leading causes of death for Indigenous Australians were: neoplasms (including cancer) (23% of all deaths), circulatory diseases (for example, heart attack) (23%), external causes (for example injury and suicide) (15%), respiratory diseases (9%), and endocrine, metabolic and nutritional disorders (including diabetes …

What are the major health problems for Aboriginal persons?

Some of the main health issues for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people include:

  • injuries (including suicide and self-inflicted injuries)
  • cardiovascular diseases including coronary heart disease (CHD);
  • cancer;
  • respiratory diseases;
  • musculoskeletal conditions.

How much does an Aboriginal education officer get paid?

Aboriginal Education & Wellbeing Officer, SEO1 (ETS) – 174182 – Identified. $149,531. Package includes salary ($124,038 – $134,289), employer’s contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading. …

How to register as an Aboriginal health worker?

If you do not have internet access, paper copies can be requested by phoning AHPRA on 1300 419 495. Aboriginal Health Workers who were registered with the Northern Territory Aboriginal Health Workers Board on 30 June 2012 will automatically transition to the National Scheme and so will not need to apply for registration.

When did the Aboriginal health workers board change?

Aboriginal Health Workers who were registered with the Northern Territory Aboriginal Health Workers Board on 30 June 2012 will automatically transition to the National Scheme and so will not need to apply for registration.

When do Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioners need to be registered?

Only those people who are not registered in the Northern Territory, are working in a clinical role, and are required by their employer to use the title Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioner, Aboriginal health practitioner or Torres Strait Islander health practitioner after 1 July 2012 need to be registered.

How many Aboriginal health practitioners are there in Australia?

As of December 2018 there were 705 registered (practicing) Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioners in Australia. The majority are based in the NT (231), NSW (140), Qld (128) and WA (124). (Data from the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) Annual report supplementary tables .)