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Aboriginal Community Care Worker Courses

An Aboriginal Community Care Worker supports Indigenous people to improve their health and well-being. You might be involved with a particular program or work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in a community centre or clinic. An Aboriginal Community Care Worker might provide advice or assistance with accessing other community services. You may help with basic health assessments and screenings or you might be part of programs addressing social and emotional well-being.

Aboriginal Community Care Workers need to have excellent communication skills. You’ll be working with a range of people from your clients to families and other health professionals. It’s important that you can listen and show support when required. Aboriginal Community Care Workers need to be flexible and be able to work with multiple clients at any one time.

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Popular Aboriginal Community Care Worker Courses

There are 4 courses available for people who want to become an Aboriginal Community Care Worker.

HLT40213
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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does an Aboriginal Community Care Worker earn?

In Australia, a full time Aboriginal Community Care Worker generally earns $1,050 per week ($54,600 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only. As you gain more experience you can expect a potentially higher salary than people who are new to the industry.

What are the job opportunities for an Aboriginal Community Care Worker?

The number of people working in this industry has remained steady in recent years. There are currently 24,400 community workers in Australia and many of them specialise as Aboriginal Community Care Workers. This work can be found in all regions of Australia.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become an Aboriginal Community Care Worker?

A Certificate IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care or a Certificate IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care Practice are good qualifications if you’re hoping to become an Aboriginal Community Care Worker. These courses cover topics such as Indigenous health, assessments and screenings and infection control. You could also consider a Diploma of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care or a Diploma of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care Practice.

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