Course Start Date
20.9 Hours per week
- Nationally Recognised Training
- Traineeship Allowed
- This training is fully government-subsidised under JobTrainer
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 gain the necessary skills and knowledge to make a difference.
LEARN NEW SKILLS
Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, learn to:
- Work collaboratively with other services
- Understand trauma care
- Respond to crises
- Support people experiencing mental illness and psychiatric disability
DEVELOP YOUR TALENT
Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:
- Enjoyment helping others
- Empathy towards people and adverse circumstances
- The ability to empower people to discover solutions
- An understanding of the issues people with mental illness are facing
- Conflict resolution skills
- Adaptability and the ability to respond easily to change
- Good oral and written communication skills
ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS
Completing this course provides you with:
- A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate IV level
- Strong pathways to continued studies to further 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 the:
- 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
To find out more about this course, meet our teachers and receive information about enrolment and next steps, attend an information session.
|Tuesday, 22 June 2021||10:00am to 12:00pm||Mt Druitt Campus, Building L, Level 2, Room 62|
This is a Full Time course. You will need to attend approximately 18.3 hours of class, over 3 days a week, for 36 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 2.6 hours of other study per week.
You may also be required to complete approximately 7.7 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, assessment preparation, work experience.
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
This course offering is designed for people who:
- Are new entrants to the community services sector.
This qualification reflects the role of workers who provide self-directed recovery oriented support for people affected by mental illness and psychiatric disability. Work involves implementing community based programs and activities focusing on mental health, mental illness and psychiatric disability. Work is undertaken in a range of community contexts such as community based non-government organisations; home based outreach; centre-based programs; respite care; residential services, rehabilitation programs; clinical settings; or supporting people in employment. Work is carried out autonomously under the broad guidance of other practitioners and professionals.
SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT
TAFE NSW also provides the following services to ensure a supported and successful learning environment for all students:
There are additional learning and study tools available for this course, including:
- 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 Detailed current information on these Support Services are made available to staff and students at TAFE NSW Student Services. Additionally, every student is supported by a dedicated Student Services team at each campus location. Study groups are provided as well as the opportunity for one on one tutorial time for those who require.
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)
- Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
- Easy computing online short courses
- Access to local TAFE libraries
- Accessibility and Disability Support Services
- Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home
The way you learn may change during your enrolment to ensure the best learning experience or to keep you safe as COVID-19 restrictions change, and some of our face to face classes may change to online or virtual classroom learning. Also, to ensure that we keep you safe while studying, we may modify our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, there may be a modification or delay in the planned timeframe due to COVID-19 impacts. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.
This course is currently scheduled on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9.00am to 3.30pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.
This is a fully government-subsidised JobTrainer course. Eligibility criteria applies.
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?
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
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people|
|CHCDIV002||Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety|
|CHCLEG001||Work legally and ethically|
|CHCMHS002||Establish self-directed recovery relationships|
|CHCMHS003||Provide recovery oriented mental health services|
|CHCMHS004||Work collaboratively with the care network and other services|
|CHCMHS005||Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues|
|CHCMHS007||Work effectively in trauma informed care|
|CHCMHS008||Promote and facilitate self advocacy|
|CHCMHS011||Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing|
|HLTWHS001||Participate in workplace health and safety|
|CHCCCS003||Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide|
|CHCGRP002||Plan and conduct group activities|
|CHCPRT001||Identify and respond to children and young people at risk|
|HLTAID003||Provide first aid|
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.
Mount Street & North Parade, Mount Druitt
Phone 131 601
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