The Statement of Attainment in Mental Health empowers you to support family, friends and members of the community. Ideal for both professional and personal development, you will learn to work collaboratively with people who have mental health issues.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Gather and interpret information about the needs of others
Identify and discuss services and strategies that support the empowerment of others
Provide support in collaboration with care networks to facilitate progress toward helping others reach their goals
Identify circumstances where referral to a health care professional is required
Respond promptly and supportively to people experiencing distress or crisis
Gain experience working within contemporary models of care
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
A nationally accredited Statement of Attainment
Credit toward a full qualification
The ability to provide support that empowers others to reach their goals
Specialist skills in responding promptly and supportively in situations of distress or crisis
Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
A desire to learn more about mental health to support individuals, family, friends and members of the community
Empathy, patience and the drive to empower others
The ability to respond well to rapid change
Good organisational skills and the ability to multi-task
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
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: community services worker with the Certificate III in Community Services, A mental health worker with the Certificate IV in Mental Health, A community rehabilitation and Support Worker with the Certificate IV in Mental Health, A welfare support worker with the Diploma in Mental Health
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Statement of Attainment in Mental Health 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.
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
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Smarthinking - online access to a tutor
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