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Statement of Attainment in Crisis and Suicide Intervention

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Overview About this course

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.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

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

Course Outcomes

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

Suitability Is This Course Right For You?

Entry requirements

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.

Entry recommendations

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.

Pathways Future Career and Study Options

Career pathways

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.

Study pathways

Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

Previous study 0 Courses

Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

The Statement of Attainment in Crisis and Suicide Intervention does not have any pre-requisite courses.

Your experience counts

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.

Units Units taught in this course

  • Recognise and respond to crisis situations CHCCCS019

  • Manage personal stressors in the work environment HLTWHS006

  • Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide CHCCCS003

TAFE NSW Services Facilities and Support

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

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

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