The NSW Aboriginal Population Health Training Initiative (APHTI) commenced in 2011 and is delivered in a partnership between the NSW Ministry of Health and the population health services (Local Health Districts and Specialty Health Networks) across NSW.
The APHTI is a three-year long training program comprising part-time study towards a Master of Public Health in conjunction with a series of work placements in the population health services of a NSW health service. It aims to contribute to the development of the Aboriginal population health workforce, with the ultimate goal of improving the health of Aboriginal people in NSW.
The objectives of the APHTI are to:
- provide a more adaptive and competent Aboriginal population health workforce
- increase the number of Aboriginal people with postgraduate qualifications in population health
- increase the number of Aboriginal people who have achieved public health workplace-based competencies
- increase exposure of Aboriginal trainees to population health career opportunities
- increase the population health workforce's exposure to Aboriginal population health issues, and the value of traineeships.