Primary Health encompasses an understanding of the social, economic, cultural and political causes of health. It is embraced by the World Health Organisation as it is the first level of contact individuals, families and communities have with the healthcare system.
How to Apply
Note: You must be an Australian Resident to apply for this course.
For International Students please visit International Courses.
As a primary health care worker, you might work with specific population groups such as:
• older persons
• maternity and child health
• youth health
• people living in rural and remote areas
• Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
• people from culturally and linguistically diverse or low socio-economic backgrounds.
You may also work with particular health and lifestyle conditions, such as sexual health, drug and alcohol services, oral health, cardiovascular disease, asthma, diabetes, youth, mental health, obesity and cancer.
Your employment opportunities as a graduate are varied. You will be equipped to work in a range of areas including government, health, community, social and primary health settings.
Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.
Qualifications & Skills Covered
Associate Degree in Primary Health and Wellbeing
In the first year of the program, you will be introduced to the concepts of primary health and wellbeing, issues and policy, the determinants of health and wellbeing, community development and cultural safety. You will also learn about enhancing health and wellbeing through health education, health promotion and professional law and ethics.
In the second year of the program, you will transition into the workplace through adopting important knowledge and skills such as research, leadership, management and building personal and professional resilience. The program will culminate in a primary health and wellbeing project which will be presented in a student-led conference.