Course Start Date
18 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
There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.
This is an online course. You will need to complete approximately 15 hours of online study, each week, for your enrolment duration of 18 months.
You can increase the hours of online study per week to complete the course sooner.
You can also expect to complete approximately 3 hours of additional study each week outside of online study hours, including independent study, research, practice and assessment preparation.
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
This course offering is designed for people who:
- are new or existing workers in the community services sector.
- may have prior knowledge or experience within the community services industry, or
- have been engaged in voluntary roles in a community setting
Ideally you will have:
- good levels of literacy and the ability to work independently with minimal supervision. These skills could have been gained from work, study or life experience.
- good digital skills including the ability to navigate competently online using websites and email.
- skills in Microsoft Word (or equivalent) and an understanding of how to download and upload documents, and open and save files on a computer.
- good organisational and time management skills to take responsibility for following your Training Plan and managing your study schedule.
SERVICES AND STUDY 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)
- 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
An individual training plan will be provided when you enrol in this course. Your plan will outline the recommended study timetable and detail your units and assessments.
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?
This training is subsidised by the NSW government under Smart and Skilled. The student fee you will need to pay, will be determined according to your personal circumstances and eligibility for a subsidised place, you may also be eligible for a concession fee, fee exemption or fee free scholarship.
For further information on fees and charges please see https://www.tafensw.edu.au/get-started-at-tafe-nsw/fees-information
Please ensure you also read and understand the associated fee policies and conditions related to withdrawal from a course, applying for a refund of fees, applying for a deferral to your studies.
You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:
- Optional textbook - Mental Health Care: An Introduction for Health Professionals in Australia, 3rd Edition.
- Interactive E-Text: ISBN 9780730363026 (approx. cost $65)
- Printed Textbook: ISBN 9780730363293 (approx. cost $110)
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
Enrolling 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. Enrol and pay online via our secure payment gateway to secure your place. As you progress through the 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. (only if available as a trainee)
|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|
|CHCAOD001||Work in an alcohol and other drugs context|
|CHCCCS003||Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide|
|CHCCOM002||Use communication to build relationships|
|CHCPRT001||Identify and respond to children and young people at risk|
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.Enrol Now
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