Introduction to Global Health & Development
Introduction to Global Health and Development
The Introduction to Global Health & Development course calls for those with a heart to see communities thrive physically, socially, emotionally, and spiritually. During the course, you will be immersed in a powerful combination of essential basic healthcare knowledge and community development training, with a focus on preventing illness, promoting holistic wellbeing, and empowering communities to develop their strengths.
Your course will start at our campus in Townsville, Australia where you will undergo 12 weeks of training before applying what you have learned during 10 weeks of outreach in Papua New Guinea or Australia.
This public health-infused approach incorporates the World Health Organization’s Healthy Island Framework, with application to the Papua New Guinean context. These principles also apply more broadly in other nations. On completion of this course you will have attained an Australian qualification for basic healthcare; Certificate III in Basic Health Care (HLT31220) and Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (HLTAID009), Provide First Aid in remote or isolated site (HLTAID013) and Provide Advanced First Aid (HLTAID014). The Certificate III in Basic Health Care program is suitable for people wishing to pursue a career in health with the qualification providing a good base of knowledge for many health care industries including ambulance, nursing, security, and Defence Force medical assistant.
Graduates of this course are well placed to step into a range of further training options including our Purpose and Leadership Development. The prerequisite for this course is YWAM’s foundational course, the Discipleship Training School (DTS).
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Training cost: 3,900 AUD* this covers enrolment fee, course deposit, tuition, food, and accommodation.
Outreach cost: 3,000 – 4,000 AUD – this fee covers transportation costs, travel insurance, extra visas, food, accommodation, and administration.
*Does not include travel costs to and from Townsville, visa, health insurance, and immunisations.
Austudy, Abstudy and Youth student allowance is available for Australian applicants.
No upcoming dates
Training Cost: $3,900 AUD* this covers enrolment fee, course deposit, tuition, food, and accommodation.
Outreach cost: $3,000 – $4,000 AUD – this fee covers, transportation costs, travel insurance, student visa,food, accommodation and administration.
*Does not include travel costs to and from Townsville, visa, health insurance and immunisations.
** Austudy, Abstudy and Youth allowance available for Australian applicants
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
The skills and knowledge required to work respectfully with people from diverse social and cultural groups and situations, including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
The skills and knowledge required to work with basic information about the human body and to recognise and promote ways to maintain healthy functioning of the body.
HLTAID011 Provide first aid
The skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to a casualty in line with first aid guidelines determined by the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) and other Australian national peak clinical bodies.
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
The skills and knowledge required to follow organisational infection prevention and control procedures, including implementing standard and transmission-based precautions and responding to infection risks.
HLTOUT010 Communicate in complex situation to support health care
The skills and knowledge required to effectively communicate with patients, colleagues, health providers and ambulance service callers in complex situations using verbal and non-verbal interactions. It requires workers to address these significant challenges in the context of providing a health care service.
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
The skills and knowledge required for a worker to participate in safe work practices to ensure their own health and safety, and that of others in work environments that involve caring directly for clients. It has a focus on maintaining safety of the worker, the people being supported and other community members.
HLTWHS006 Manage personal stressors in the work environment
The skills and knowledge required to maintain health and wellbeing by preventing and managing personal stress.
HLTAAP002 Confirm physical health status
The skills and knowledge required to obtain and interpret information about client health status and to check a client’s physical health. It requires a detailed knowledge of anatomy and physiology.
HLTHPS001 Take clinical measurements
The skills and knowledge required to prepare for, obtain and record simple clinical measurements.
HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medication
The skills and knowledge required to prepare for and provide medication assistance, and complete medication documentation. It also involves supporting a client to self-administer medication.
BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
The skills and knowledge required to understand and respond to instructions; to carry out routine tasks and communicate with a range of internal/external clients in a medical environment; as well as use appropriate medical terminology
Additional First aid units:
HLTAID009 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
The skills and knowledge required to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines.
HLTAID013 Provide First Aid in remote or isolated site
The skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to a casualty in a remote or isolated site over an extended period of time until medical assistance is provided, or evacuation occurs.
HLTAID014 Provide Advanced First Aid
The skills and knowledge required to provide an advanced first aid response to a casualty in line with first aid guidelines determined by the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) and other Australian national peak clinical bodies.
Applicants need to have completed a Discipleship Training School and have a sense of call to Christian missions prior to acceptance into this course.
When overseas students apply, proficiency in English will be specifically assessed. Offers of placement in a course will include any applicable requirements for English language proficiency. Copies of documents, or telephone interviews will be used to verify information provided by students on language proficiency. Bridging courses will be recommended where these are deemed necessary.
International students on student visas are required to maintain satisfactory academic progress and attendance to meet the requirements of the student visa.
YWAM Townsville is bound by the National Code of Practice for Registration Authorities and Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students. The Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations regulates the education and training sector’s involvement with overseas students studying in Australia on student visas. It does this through the Education Services for Overseas Students legislative framework. This protects Australia’s reputation for delivering quality education services and the interests of overseas students, by setting minimum standards and providing tuition and financial assurance.
The legislation mandates a nationally consistent approach to registering education providers so that the quality of the tuition, and care of students, remains high. The professionalism and integrity of the industry is further strengthened by the ESOS legislation’s interface with immigration law. This imposes visa related reporting requirements on both students and providers. A simple explanation of the framework is located here.