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      Assists with health care delivery to patients and clients in accordance with Tikanga Maori (Maori culture and custom).

      Skill Level: 2

    Average Income:
    The average salary for a Kaiawhina (Hauora) (Maori Health Assistant) is $ 0 per year.
    Average Age: Males: 44.5 Females: Persons:
    [See: www.abs.gov.au 4115 Indigenous health workers - Employee Earnings and Hours, Australia, May 2016]

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    Kaiawhina (Hauora) (Maori Health Assistant) job description, duties and education requirements


      INDIGENOUS HEALTH WORKERS assist with the coordination and provision of health care delivery to Indigenous communities.

      Indicative Skill Level:

      Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

      In Australia:

        AQF Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

      In New Zealand:
        NZ Register Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

      At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

      Registration or licensing may be required.

      Tasks Include:

      • maintaining health records and statistics
      • acting as an advocate in the community they serve, and as a communicator and interpreter on behalf of clients and other health workers
      • providing clinical functions, such as case management and follow-up, independently or in consultation with other health care providers
      • providing health education to individual clients and staff in health facilities
      • providing cultural education to persons outside the cultural community and life skills education to the community they serve
      • providing counselling and referring clients to other health care providers where necessary


      Sources: www.abs.gov.au and DIBP

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