411511 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker

ANZSCO Occupation Code: 
411511
ANZSCO Occupation Name: 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker
Skill Assessing Authority: 
Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List: 
No
Short-term Skilled Occupation List: 
No
494: 
Yes
LMT Protected Occupation: 
No
ANZSCO Occupation Description: 

411511 ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER HEALTH WORKER

Liaises with patients, clients, visitors to hospitals and other medical facilities and staff at health clinics, and works as a team member to arrange, coordinate and provide health care delivery in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community health clinics. Registration or licensing may be required.
Skill Level: 2

ANZSCO Skill Level: 
2

4115 Indigenous Health Workers

ANZSCO Unit Group Code: 
4115
ANZSCO Unit Group Name: 
Indigenous Health Workers
ANZSCO Unit Group Description: 

4115 INDIGENOUS HEALTH WORKERS

INDIGENOUS HEALTH WORKERS assist with the coordination and provision of health care delivery to Indigenous communities.
Indicative Skill Level:
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.
In Australia:
AQF Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

In New Zealand:
NZ Register Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.
Registration or licensing may be required.
Tasks Include:

maintaining health records and statistics
acting as an advocate in the community they serve, and as a communicator and interpreter on behalf of clients and other health workers
providing clinical functions, such as case management and follow-up, independently or in consultation with other health care providers
providing health education to individual clients and staff in health facilities
providing cultural education to persons outside the cultural community and life skills education to the community they serve
providing counselling and referring clients to other health care providers where necessary

Avg. weekly earnings - males (May 2012): 
1 281.00
Avg. weekly earnings - females (May 2012): 
1 164.20
Avg. weekly earnings - persons (May 2012): 
1 197.60