Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Training Centre
This centre offers a range of e-learning modules developed to improve patient care and support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
These modules aim to improve your skills and confidence to provide culturally and clinically competent care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and to help close the gap.
You may be able to self-claim continuing professional development (CPD) points on completion of these modules. For enquiries about point allocation, please contact your professional body
Asking the Question of Origin e-learning module (identification training)
Developed through the Lighthouse Hospital Project, this module provides training for health professionals and health service staff on how to identify Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients, in line with standard practice.
The module aims to:
- Increase your understanding of the importance, responsibilities and reasons for identifying Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
- Improve your knowledge, skills and confidence to identify Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and record identification data in line with standard practice.
The content in this module reflects the National Safety and Quality in Health Services Standards (second edition) and the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) Standards for general practice (fifth edition). The module’s prototype was developed and piloted by Bairnsdale Regional Health Service through the Lighthouse Hospital Project.
Cardiovascular disease risk: Assessment and management for Aboriginal Health Workers and Practitioners
This course has been developed to give you a greater understanding of your role in delivering care for in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples with cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk.
Absolute cardiovascular disease risk assessment and management is now the most accurate and readily accessible means of identifying who is most at risk of a heart attack or stroke.
Heart disease is a significant health issue for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The prevention and management of these conditions can be improved by working closely with local communities. Health workers and practitioners have a crucial role in empowering communities to increase their heart health.
At completion of the course, you will:
- be able to use an absolute risk approach to identify clients who are most at risk of CVD. You will be able to identify clients who will benefit the most from lifestyle advice and medicines to prevent heart attack and stroke.
- have improved confidence to assess and manage clients at risk of CVD in your clinic, and
- be aware of programs, guidelines, and resources to support assessment and management of Absolute CVD risk.
The content in this module reflects the National Vascular Disease Prevention Alliance (NVDPA) Guidelines for the Management of Absolute Cardiovascular Disease Risk; The Central Australian Rural Practitioners Association (CARPA) Standard Treatment Manual (7th Edition); and National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation & Royal Australian College of General Practitioners National guide to a preventive health assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people (3rd Edition).