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Aboriginal Health Services

Aboriginal Health Services

Welcome. Students have limited opportunities to learn about or experience Aboriginal culture, understand Aboriginal health issues or gain work-integrated learning experience in Aboriginal Health Services. These Virtual Tours are designed to prepare students for placement in Aboriginal health so they can make the most of the time available. They include information about:

  • The Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre and the health and community services it provides;
  • The location and layout of each service and what is expected of students;
  • The cultural implications and sensitivities of providing health care to Aboriginals;
  • The TAC website and  links to other information about Aboriginal culture and health

The Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre (TAC) is a community controlled Aboriginal organisation that has operated since 1973. As well as being a major provider of services to the Aboriginal community, the TAC has a leading role in the protection and promotion of Aboriginal rights. Our campaign for Aboriginal rights includes: return of land; protecting our rights to our culture; protecting and rejuvenating language and culture; seeking the return of our ancestors’ remains from museums within Australia and overseas and seeking reforms to the judicial system.

The TAC is an affiliate of the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) and has links with other Aboriginal health services across Australia. We are also a Registered Training Organisation (RTO). We offer nationally recognised Certificates in Aboriginal Primary Health Care so members of the Aboriginal community can become Aboriginal Health Workers.

The TAC provides a comprehensive suite of primary health care services to Aboriginal people throughout the state from our Hobart, Launceston and Burnie sites.  Through these programs we provide direct care to individuals, families and community groups, and promote all aspects of social, emotional, cultural and physical wellbeing. A big focus of the Aboriginal Health Service (AHS) is to improve Antenatal and Child and Maternal health, provide preventative health education and to manage Chronic diseases for Aboriginal people.

We welcome students to come and learn more about us and the health services we provide.