Indigenous Community Health (Associate Degree)
|Indicative ATAR||Not applicable 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.|
|Duration||2 years full-time|
Skilled Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers are in great demand. If you are already working in a health-related position, this course will 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. You will learn how to achieve this through the application of Indigenous knowledge, primary healthcare, health promotion, community development concepts and practice, and project development, implementation and evaluation.
The program 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. This course has a common first year, followed by the stream of your choice.
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).
Entry requirements for Australian and New Zealand students
Indicative TER (ATAR) 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 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.
Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.
Mature age entry
Students who are interested in joining this course need to come along to an admissions and information workshop. At this workshop you will sit an admissions test, have an interview with staff and find out more information about the course. For more information about entry requirements, please go to futurestudents.curtin.edu.au/how-to-apply.
Available by block release only. You are required to attend four two-week study blocks on campus a year.
Fees for Australian and New Zealand students
Unfortunately fee information is not available for this course at this time. Please check out our Fee Calculator for an estimation of course fees.
The requirements of this course may attract additional costs. For more information visit other fees and charges.
This course can help you become a:
- Health Promotion Officer
- Be empowered to help ‘close the gap': Indigenous Australians currently have a life expectancy almost 20 years lower than other Australians. More indigenous professionals are needed in the health industry to work within their communities and provide holistic health care frameworks.
- You will be able to promote and apply indigenous knowledge and methods of working to health care.
- You'll develop culturally appropriate health project and health education skills in the broad areas of Indigenous Terms of Reference, primary health care, health promotion, project management, policy processes, community management and program evaluation.