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19.1 Hours per week
- Nationally Recognised Training
- Traineeship Allowed
- This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
- VET Student Loans Available
The nationally accredited Diploma in Mental Health will equip you to become a leader in the industry. You will help people with mental health issues find solutions, and implement your skills in a real work environment. Be in-demand and make a profound difference to those experiencing mental illness.
LEARN NEW SKILLS
Through theory and practical course work, you will learn how to:
- Work with diverse people
- Promote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
- Provide recovery oriented mental health services
- Work collaboratively with the care network and other services
- Provide early intervention, health prevention and promotion programs
- Implement recovery oriented approaches to complexity
- Recognise the laws affecting people with mental health issues
- Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing
DEVELOP YOUR TALENT
Use and develop your natural abilities and skills to get ahead in this field:
- The ability to work with others
- An empathetic nature
- Advanced conflict resolution skills
ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS
Completing this course will provide you with:
- A nationally recognised Diploma qualification
- Leadership and supervisory skills
- Skills to support people who have experienced mental illness and psychiatric disability
Career outcomes and job roles:
- Community rehabilitation and support worker
- Welfare support worker
- Community rehabilitation worker
GROW YOUR CAREER
Advance your career with the Bachelor of Community Services through TAFE NSW. We have agreements with a number of universities in NSW that will enable you to articulate to a degree with some credits. Contact us for information.
There are forecast to be around 6,000 new job openings per year until 2023. This makes now a great time to start studying towards a career in Mental Health Support Work.
There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course
This is a blended part time evening course. You will need to attend approximately 6.7 hours of class, over 2 days a week for 2 years. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 12.4 hours of other study per week.
You may also be required to complete approximately 6 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including reviewing class notes, reading, study notes and personal thoughts/reflections.
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
This qualification reflects the roles of community services workers and case worker/managers involved in the managing, co-ordinating and/or delivering of person-centred services to individuals, groups and communities. This delivery is targeted at learners who wish to progress further in their studies in community services and people who are currently working in industry who wish to gain further skills and knowledge for their job and/or to gain formal recognition of existing skills and knowledge.
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
To keep you safe while studying, some of our face to face classes may be replaced with online or connected learning. We have also modified our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. As restrictions ease, the way you attend your class may change again. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, due to the impacts of COVID 19 there may be a delay or modification in being able to undertake these aspects of your course in the planned timeframe. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.
This course is currently scheduled on Monday and Tuesday from 5.00pm to 8.00pm. The course includes 1 x Saturday workshop each Term at Tamworth Campus. 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.
For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?
PAYMENT OPTIONS AND ASSISTANCE
This course is approved for a Commonwealth VET Student Loan (VSL). If you meet the VSL eligibility and academic suitability requirements, you are able to apply to the Commonwealth for a loan to cover all or part of your course fee. We will ask you whether you would like to apply for a VET Student Loan when you enrol and advise you of the process.
To complete your VET Student Loan application, you will need to provide:
- Your Tax File Number (TFN). If you dont have a TFN, click here for information on how to apply for one. You can complete your loan application with a Certificate of Application for a TFN, but must provide your TFN as soon as it is issued. If you dont provide your TFN before your first census day, you will need to pay the tuition fees for that unit of study.
- Your Commonwealth Higher Education Student Support Number (CHESSN) ). If you have previously accessed a loan via the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP), either at TAFE or university, you will already have a CHESSN. You must use the same CHESSN whenever you access a student loan. If you dont have CHESSN, we will allocate one on your behalf.
- A copy of your Australian Year 12 Certificate; OR
- A copy of a certificate showing that you have been awarded a qualification at level 4 or above in the Australian Qualifications Framework (where the language of instruction was English). If you previously completed a Certificate IV or higher qualification at TAFE NSW, just let us know where and when you studied in your application; OR
- Display competence at Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework in both reading and numeracy through an approved Language, Literacy and Numeracy test. We will let you know if this is required once you apply.
You may be required to purchase a recommended text at a cost of up to $100. Learners are responsible for gaining their National Police Check and Working with Children Check. Learners will need access to a computer and internet and relevant stationery for study such as pens, note book, thumb drive, etc. Learners will need suitable attire for Work Placement.
Find out more about VET Student Loans
Direct payment by Unit of Study instalments is available for this course.
The Units of Study and associated fees for this course are detailed above. Fees are charged on the census day for each Unit of Study. To secure a loan for part or all of your course, you must be eligible and submit a valid application to the Commonwealth for a VET Student Loan. You may withdraw prior to the census date without incurring a fee.
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
|CHCADV005||Provide systems advocacy services|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people|
|CHCDIV002||Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety|
|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|
|CHCMHS009||Provide early intervention, health prevention and promotion programs|
|CHCMHS010||Implement recovery oriented approaches to complexity|
|CHCMHS011||Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing|
|CHCMHS012||Provide support to develop wellness plans and advanced directives|
|CHCMHS013||Implement trauma informed care|
|CHCPOL003||Research and apply evidence to practice|
|CHCPRP003||Reflect on and improve own professional practice|
|HLTWHS004||Manage work health and safety|
|CHCCCS003||Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide|
|CHCCSL001||Establish and confirm the counselling relationship|
|CHCCSL003||Facilitate the counselling relationship and process|
|CHCCSL007||Support counselling clients in decision-making processes|
|HLTHPS006||Assist clients with medication|
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.
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