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Offering Info

Certificate IV in Mental Health

  • National Course Code: CHC43315
  • TAFE NSW code: CHC43315-01V03-21MTD-203

Location – Mount Druitt

Attendance

Full Time

Delivery

On campus

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

20.9 Hours per week

Duration

36 Weeks

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • This training is fully government-subsidised under JobTrainer

Course Details

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

Career opportunities:

  • 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

When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol now.

Traineeship
TAFE NSW also offers the Certificate IV in Mental Health as a traineeship. To be eligible to enrol in the course as a trainee you must:

  • Be employed in the mental health industry as this course is delivered in the workplace
  • Have a signed traineeship contract

Thinking about a traineeship? Enquire today.

COURSE SUCCESS REQUIREMENTS

During your study, you will need to meet specific requirements to complete your coursework.

You need to meet the following requirements to be able to undertake work placement. Your teacher will let you know when you need to provide evidence of:

  • Working with Children Check (WWCC)
  • A National Police Check
  • Vaccination and health screenings
  • Any additional evidence your work placement provider requires

WORK PLACEMENT

Work placement provides you with opportunities to respond to situations and circumstances that cannot be replicated in a learning or simulated environment. Work placement strengthens your training and supports continued learning and assessment in the workplace.

During your course you will undertake a mandatory 80 hours of work placement with a suitable industry employer.

Depending on your mode of study, TAFE NSW will arrange your work placement for you or support you to find one.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • An enjoyment helping people through difficult situations and circumstances
  • Empathy, patience and the ability to empower others
  • The ability to respond well to rapid change and adapt to a range of new contexts
  • Good organisational skills and the ability to multi-task
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Confidence working independently and with others

Important information

This qualification contains content, concepts and scenarios that may be distressing. Please consider your personal resilience and any potential emotional triggers when participating in this qualification and in any future employment in this field.

If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

With 130 locations across the state, TAFE NSW tailors qualifications to meet the needs of the local community and specific student groups (like apprentices, fast-tracked and online students). To make sure this course is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.

To successfully complete this course, you will need:
A Working with Childrens Check and Criminal History Check will also be required to undertake this course. Information on how to obtain these will be provided at the Information Session and at Orientation. Information is also included below.

Legal Checks
All students enrolling in community services courses will need to complete a Working with Children's Check (WWCC) and a National Police Check.

Working with Children's Check (WWCC)
A WWCC is a requirement for anyone who works or volunteers in child-related work in NSW. You can apply online for your WWCC. There is no fee for you as a student. To apply, go to https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/transaction/apply-working-children-check or search for WWCC NSW.

Police Check
A The Police check is required for placements that you will do as a part of your course. We understand that many students who are considering community services courses may have criminal convictions in their past. We encourage you to apply for your check in any case and if the outcome is of a concern for you, please discuss with teaching and or student support staff. Simply because a person may have a conviction on their record does not mean they are automatically excluded from placements or future work opportunities.

The police checks can be applied for online. Identity documents are required and each website will have information as to which documents are required and how to upload them.

https://www.fit2work.com.au/individualCheck - Approximately $50
https://www.veritascheck.com.au/faq#identification - This company provides a check for $23.00 for a volunteer/ student.

100 hours of Work Placement. The vast majority of this Work Placement will be embedded in your weekly classes, however some events may be held outside of your nomal class times. Your teacher will consult with you on these activities and organise advance notice.

INFORMATION SESSIONS

To find out more about this course, meet our teachers and receive information about enrolment and next steps, attend an information session.

Date Time Location
Tuesday, 22 June 2021 10:00am to 12:00pm Mt Druitt Campus, Building L, Level 2, Room 62

STUDY COMMITMENT
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
  • Scholarships
  • 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

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

Enrolments for this course have now closed.

Enquire now and we will contact you when enrolments open. Visit our Online Courses to view our range of study options that you can start anytime.

Core Units
Number Title
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
Elective Units
Number Title
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

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

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.

Course Location

Mount Druitt
Mount Street & North Parade, Mount Druitt
Phone 131 601

Fees information

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