Course Start Date
33.2 Hours per week
- Nationally Recognised Training
- Traineeship Allowed
- This training is fully government-subsidised under JobTrainer
- 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.
This is a fully government subsidised JobTrainer course. Eligibility criteria applies.
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
- A nationally recognised diploma qualification
- Leadership and supervisory skills
- Skills to support people who have experienced mental illness and psychiatric disability
- Community rehabilitation and support worker
- Welfare support worker
- Community rehabilitation worker
GROW YOUR CAREER
- Bachelor of Community Services with TAFE Degrees
- Explore the TAFE NSW Credit Transfer website to discover if you are eligible for credits towards a university degree
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.
To register for an information session, head to tafensw.edu.au/infofest. Students who cannot attend the Information Session please make an online enquiry or contact us on 131 601 for more information about the course!
To find out more about this course, meet our teachers and receive information about enrolment and next steps, attend an information session.
|Wednesday, 9 December 2020||1.30pm to 3.00pm||Via MS Teams - https://bit.ly/2Hnu7kl|
This is a full time face to face course. You will need to attend approximately 20.2 hours of class, over 3 days a week, for 36 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete 13.1 hours of other study per week.
You may also be required to complete approximately 12.8 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including Self- paced, self directed (asynchronous learning) - Completion of tasks including after class tasks (reading articles, participating in activities and practice quizzes) and assessment tasks.
Attendance in Semester 1 is 3 days - Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Attendance in term 2 is 2 days - Thursday and Friday.
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
Diploma of Mental Health is a qualification to support gaining employment outcomes as a welfare worker in a range of community and disability services. Students will have some experience of the community services industry this experience must include one of: being already employed in the industry, having completed other community services qualifications or having significant life experience in this area.
Students can pathway into this course from the Certificate III Community Services, where they demonstrate they have the capacity to complete a Diploma Level qualification. Other pathways into this Diploma could come from students having completed a Cert IV Community Services, Cert IV Mental Health or equivalent from another other RTO.
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
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.
All aspects of training delivery to students under the age of 18 are monitored with support from the Health and Community Services Faculty staff. This includes Career Skills Education and Career, Counselling and Pathways staff.
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 Wednesday, 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.
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.
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
|CHCMHS011||Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing|
|CHCMHS002||Establish self-directed recovery relationships|
|CHCMHS010||Implement recovery oriented approaches to complexity|
|CHCMHS013||Implement trauma informed care|
|HLTWHS004||Manage work health and safety|
|CHCDIV002||Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety|
|CHCMHS009||Provide early intervention, health prevention and promotion programs|
|CHCMHS003||Provide recovery oriented mental health services|
|CHCMHS005||Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues|
|CHCMHS012||Provide support to develop wellness plans and advanced directives|
|CHCADV005||Provide systems advocacy services|
|CHCPRP003||Reflect on and improve own professional practice|
|CHCPOL003||Research and apply evidence to practice|
|CHCMHS004||Work collaboratively with the care network and other services|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people|
|CHCAOD004||Assess needs of clients with alcohol and other drugs issues|
|CHCAOD009||Develop and review individual alcohol and other drugs treatment plans|
|CHCCSL001||Establish and confirm the counselling relationship|
|CHCAOD008||Provide advanced interventions to meet the needs of clients with alcohol and other drugs issues|
|CHCMHS007||Work effectively in trauma informed care|
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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Phone 131 601
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