Course Start Date
04 Feb 2020
Hours Per Week
- Nationally Recognised Training
- Traineeship Allowed
- This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
The nationally accredited Certificate IV in Mental Health is your ideal entry into an industry that is experiencing huge demand due to increased awareness of mental health issues. Practice supporting people in a real work environment and be ready to make a difference.
LEARN NEW SKILLS
Through theory and practical course work, you will learn how to:
- Work collaboratively with other services
- Understand trauma care
- Respond to crises
- Support people experiencing mental illness and psychiatric disability
DEVELOP YOUR TALENT
Develop skills that will help you get ahead in this field:
- Critical thinking
- Conflict resolution
- Empower people to find solutions
ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS
Completing this course will provide you with:
- A nationally recognised qualification
- Strong pathways to continued studies to enhance your career
- Mental Health worker
- Community Rehabilitation and Support Worker
- Mental Health Intake Officer
- Mental Health Outreach Worker
GROW YOUR CAREER
Take your career further:
- Diploma of Mental Health
- Diploma of Community Services
- Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs
- Diploma of Counselling
- Bachelor of Community Services with TAFE NSW Degrees
Mental health awareness is on the rise. People are more comfortable finding help and this has led to increased demand for mental health services.
There is around 6,000 new jobs forecast to open each year until 2023. This makes now a great time to start studying towards a career in Mental Health Support Work.
To find out more about this course, meet our teachers and receive information about enrolment and next steps, attend an information session.
Date: Tuesday, 10 December 2019 Time: 10.00am to 11.30am Location: Hamilton Campus, Building C, Ground Floor or Date: Thursday, 23 January 2020 Time: 10.00am to 11.30am Location: Hamilton Campus, Building C, Ground Floor, Room 7
This is a Full Time course. You will need to attend approximately 12 hours of class, over 2 days a week, for 37 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 14.4 hours of other study per week. You may also be required to complete approximately 4.6 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours including, private study, research, assignment preparation and work experience
All students are required attend an information session, at the information session you will be asked to complete a "getting to know you form". This will enable staff to identify vocational pathways and identify any support required for obtaining successful outcomes for your learning journey.
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
This course is designed for people who:
- Have experience mental illness as eihter a consrmer or a carer
- If you are driven to help others and passionate about our own career progression.
- Are you patient
- Do you have good communication skills
- Are you energetic and passionate about your community
- Are you able to work independently
- Are you professional and ethical
Our goal throughout the enrolment process is to connect you to the right course for you. (eg employment or further study)
SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT
TAFE NSW provides the following services to ensure a supported and successful learning environment for all students:
- Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Student Support and Services
- Accessibility and Disability Services
- Personal Counselling
- Vocational Counselling
- Learning Support
- International Student Support
- Multicultural Support
We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services
As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:
- LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)
- Studiosity - online access to a real life tutor
- Easy computing online short courses
- Access to local TAFE libraries
This course is currently scheduled to run on Tuesday and Wednesday from 9.00am to 3.30pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.
SMART AND SKILLED FEES
This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.
Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process. Payment plans are available through TAFE NSW for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications.
For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?
Learners are required to get a criminal record check prior to work placement - $60.
READ BEFORE YOU ENROL
Learn about TAFE NSW Fees
Learn about TAFE NSW Payment/Funding
Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.
Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition
Applying with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it.
Be sure to read all course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you.
As you progress through the application and enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.
For further information or assistance, call 131 601.
If you are interested in studying as a Trainee please call 131 601 for full details
Find out more about Applying and Enrolling
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people|
|CHCLEG001||Work legally and ethically|
|CHCMHS002||Establish self-directed recovery relationships|
|CHCDIV002||Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety|
|CHCMHS003||Provide recovery oriented mental health services|
|HLTWHS001||Participate in workplace health and safety|
|CHCMHS004||Work collaboratively with the care network and other services|
|CHCMHS007||Work effectively in trauma informed care|
|CHCMHS011||Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing|
|CHCMHS008||Promote and facilitate self advocacy|
|CHCMHS005||Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues|
|CHCPRP001||Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships|
|CHCCCS003||Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide|
|CHCAOD001||Work in an alcohol and other drugs context|
|CHCPRP003||Reflect on and improve own professional practice|
Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.Apply Now
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