Strengthen your community services skillset as you provide support to people with mental health issues. Help people improve their wellbeing, understand their rights and develop a recovery plan to suit their unique needs.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Support individuals from different backgrounds
Help people with mental health issues understand and exercise their rights, especially in relation to self-agency and recovery
Document interactions and services according to organisation policy and procedures
Respond promptly and supportively to people experiencing distress or crisis
Promote social and emotional wellbeing
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
Experience in simulated scenarios with interacting with people who have various mental health issues and documenting the interactions
A sound understanding of the drivers to wellbeing and supporting people to develop a plan to improve their wellbeing
A pathway to further study in community services
Credit toward a full qualification
Specialist skills in supporting people with mental health issues
Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
The ability to use a computer, Microsoft Word and Microsoft Teams to complete work tasks and undertake virtual study
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: Support worker Mental health worker Community services worker Case manager
Although there are no licensing requirements on completion of this Statement of Attainment, students who continue on to complete a full community services qualification and pursue work in the mental health services are often required to complete a National Police Check and a Working with Children Check (WWCC), as well as the required vaccinations and health screenings.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.
The Statement of Attainment in Individual Support (Mental Health and Wellbeing) does not have any pre-requisite courses.
Advance your skills to take your career to the next level
Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.
The Statement of Attainment in Individual Support (Mental Health and Wellbeing) does not have any related courses.
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