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Date posted: 10 April 2012
Aboriginal Health Workers in Western Australia (WA) will have access to more training options with the launch last month of three new primary health care (PHC) traineeships.
WA's Training and Workforce Development Minister, Peter Collier, said the Certificates II, III and IV in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care would contribute to a better skilled health workforce for Aboriginal communities.
'The traineeships were developed in response to health sector demand and will provide culturally appropriate training and up-skilling to new and existing Aboriginal health workers,' Mr Collier said.
The Certificate II in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Primary Health Care will be available for vocational education and training (VET) in schools delivery or as an Aboriginal school-based traineeship.
In addition to helping recruit Aboriginal Health Workers, the traineeship will provide students with essential knowledge about maintaining their own health.
The traineeships will be delivered by four registered training organisations: Marr Mooditj Training; Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services Council; Bega Garnbirringu Health Service in Kalgoorlie-Boulder; and Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia.
Source: Minister for Indigenous Affairs (WA)