TAFE SA has launched a new Associate Degree in Primary Health and Wellbeing qualification to meet the emerging demand for skilled workers in care coordination roles.
Enrolments in the two-year course are now open for Semester One, 2017.
As the only course of its kind currently offered at this level in Australia, the Associate Degree provides pathways for graduates to enter the workforce as healthcare coordinators, gain career advancement in the burgeoning wellbeing research sector, or gain credits for further study at university.
TAFE SA Community Services Education Manager Sue Hopkins said a Training and Skills Commission report earlier this year identified the need for South Australian support workers, in particular in aged care and disability, to have “a complex mix of diverse skills”.
She said the new course provides a well-rounded approach to primary health care through a mix of theory, hands-on learning and leadership skills that include boosting personal and professional resilience in those working in the industry.
“One of the strengths of our course is the final-year industry project that requires students to experience first-hand effective collaboration and communication in dealing with primary health and wellbeing issues,” Ms Hopkins said.
“TAFE SA is known for its practical approach to training people for jobs. With this course we have provided the elements to meet the increasing need for a skilled workforce in primary healthcare and wellbeing.”
For more information on the Associate Degree in Primary Health and Wellbeing (CRS1400419), please visit our website