Explore mental health issues and gain the necessary skills to make a difference in the lives of others. Empower people through the recovery framework as you enter a rewarding and in-demand sector.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Support people experiencing mental health issues
Work collaboratively with other services
Explore trauma informed practices
Empower people through the recovery model
Communicate effectively with clients and other services
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
A nationally accredited qualification at certificate IV level
A minimum of 80 hours of work placement in industry
The skills to contribute to the wellbeing and recovery of a diverse range of people
A sound understanding of the legal and ethical requirements in industry
Strong pathways to continued studies to enhance your career
Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
During your study you’ll need to provide your teacher with the following evidence:
Working with Children Check (WWCC)
A National Police Check
Vaccination and health screenings
Any additional evidence your work placement provider requires
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
Empathy, patience and the ability to empower others
Good organisational and time management skills
Good written and verbal communication skills
Ability to work independently and in groups
This qualification contains content, concepts and scenarios that may be distressing. Please consider your personal resilience and any potential emotional triggers when participating in this qualification and in any future employment in this field.
TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.
Our graduates go onto roles like: mental health support worker and NDIS support worker.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Certificate IV in Mental Health does not have any pre-requisite courses.
The Certificate IV in Mental Health does not have any related courses.
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.
Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate IV in Mental Health qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 15 units of competency, including 11 core and 4 speciality units.
Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.
TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.
TAFE NSW Disability Support Service
TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support
TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)
TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service
TAFE NSW Libraries
Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential
Smarthinking - online access to a tutor
LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills
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