PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION

Purpose:

Learners who complete this qualification will possess the competence required to perform community health functions under the supervision of a professional health worker. They will have the fundamental skills required for employment by a range of health, social and other sector employers. They will be in possession of a recognised qualification that will provide a platform for further education and training in a career pathway towards becoming professional health workers.

Qualified learners in this field will provide a service that will assist communities to better manage their own health and wellness. They will have the skills to provide support services within a multidisciplinary health care team.

Recipients of this qualification will be able to:

  • Communicate in a variety of ways.
  • Use mathematics in real life situations.
  • Collect and provide information to support community health.
  • Provide community based care.
  • Develop personal and community skills.

Practitioners will generally carry out their roles within the context of:

  • The client’s home.
  • A community care centre.
  • The broader community.

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