Add depth to your community service work as you learn strategies to intervene in a crisis. Empower others and provide support options. Harness your vocation to positively impact the lives of others while managing your own well-being.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Recognise and respond to signs indicating that a person may be considering suicide
Work with others to develop and implement a safety plan
Recognise crisis situations and respond appropriately
Empower others to make informed choices
Manage personal stress
Take suitable actions to ensure your own well-being and self-care are managed
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
A nationally recognised Statement of Attainment
Credit towards a full qualification
Exposure to crisis situations in a safe, simulated environment
Enhanced ability to recognise signs that a person may be considering suicide
Strategies to manage individual stress levels to maintain well-being
This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
Whilst there are no formal pre-requisites for this course, as this course is a fast-tracked/paced delivery, learners must have current or recent experience in the Community Services industry or related fields. You should be prepared to provide documentation that supports this.
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
The ability to respond and adapt in situations of crisis
Good written and verbal communication skills
Empathy, patience and the drive to empower others
Access to a private study area and to a camera and microphone as this course is delivered as a Connected Class using Microsoft Teams
Computer literacy skills
LLN at a Certificate IV level
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 worker with the Certificate IV in Community Services, community services worker with the Certificate IV in Community Services, mental health intake officer with the Certificate IV in Community Services and mental health outreach worker with the Certificate IV in Community Services.
The Community Services industry often requires workers to complete a National Police Check and Working with Children Check (WWCC). Some organisations will also require National Disability Insurance Scheme Worker Check (NDISWC), as well as the required vaccinations and health screenings.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Statement of Attainment in Crisis and Suicide Intervention does not have any pre-requisite 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.
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