Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Courses

Course registration now open!

Cancer Basics - A program to strengthen the role, knowledge and practice of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers.

This one-day education program will assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers when providing cancer support in community. The aim of the course is to increase the cancer-related knowledge of participants by providing information about cancer and cancer treatment.

**Eligibility: For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers who have completed a Diploma, Certificate III or Certificate IV.  

Content:

  • What is Cancer
  • Cancer Surgery
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Chemotherapy and Targeted Therapies

Course Dates

  • Cairns - Monday, May 11, 2015
  • Toowoomba - Friday, July 31, 2015

Registrations close: Monday, March 23

** Please note: Successful registrants may be eligible for travel and accommodation assistance

What Health Workers have said about our program:

•    “Excellent job so very helpful and giving a visual idea of the type of journey some of our people go on when they come and see you guys. Feeling so much more confident after today.

•    “I really enjoyed the day.

•    “Really helpful when speaking to people with cancer.

•    “I like how we went to the oncology unit.

•    “Thank you – It’s a great course.

•    “Excellent job ladies.  Thank you for making so much information available to us as health workers.

•    “Explained in a manner that we can understand.  I am more aware of what people can think when experiencing cancer.


New Course for 2015

End of Life Care - A program to strengthen the role, knowledge and practice of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers

This one-day education program will assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers when supporting people dying with cancer in community.  The aim of the course is to increase the skills, experience and knowledge of participants by providing information about end of life issues.

** Eligibility: For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers who have completed the Cancer Council Queensland Cancer Basics program.

Content:

  • Pain and Other Symptoms
  • The Final Stages of Life
  • Dying in Place of Choice
  • Palliative Care Links

Course Dates:

  • Brisbane - Friday, July 24, 2015
  • Sunshine Coast - Monday, August 24, 2015
  • Townsville - Friday, October 16, 2015

Registrations close: Monday, March 23

Please note: Successful registrants may be eligible for travel and accommodation assistance

For more information please contact healthpros@cancerqld.org.au

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