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Indigenous Community Health (Associate Degree)

Associate Degree in Indigenous Community Health - AssocDIndigComHlth(Curtin) - AD-INDCHL

Centre for Aboriginal Studies

Skilled Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers are in demand. If you are already working in a health-related position, this course can increase your knowledge and skills to perform more effectively. You can learn the skills required to provide an alternative, inclusive approach to health management that acknowledges Indigenous healing practices.

This course also aims to empower you to become a role model for positive change in Indigenous health through the application of:
• Indigenous knowledge
• primary health care
• health promotion
• community development concepts and practice
• project development, implementation and evaluation.

This course is community-based to allow you to develop your skills in a community setting. Many of our students already work in the Aboriginal health industry and complete most of their study in the workplace.

You will attend four study blocks at the Bentley Campus each year, completing learning contracts between them. Travel and accommodation arrangements are made by our teaching staff and are funded by the Government.

When you complete this course you will be eligible to apply for entry into the third year of the Bachelor of Applied Science (Indigenous Community Health).

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Credit for previous study

If you have previously worked or studied in this field, you are encouraged to contact the Centre for Aboriginal Studies to discuss eligibility for recognition of prior learning.

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Entry requirements:

Indicative TER (ATAR)*: Not applicable
STAT entry*: Not accepted
*What are Indicative TER (ATAR) and STAT Entry?

Indicative TER (ATAR)

This figure provides an indication of the TER (ATAR) normally required to enter this course. It is provided as a guide only.

STAT entry

The Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) assesses competencies considered important for success at uni. These tests are provided by the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC) to help mature age candidates apply for certain courses.

Mature age entry:

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Other requirements:

Available only to applicants of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent. Education, personal and work experience, existing skills, community, family and employer support are also evaluated. It is preferable that prospective students are working, or prepared to undertake voluntary work in an Aboriginal health or community related position.










2 years full-time

Fees (indicative first year only):

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Other notes:

Available by block release only.