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|Study Mode||Part-time, On Campus, Online|
|Commencement||February and July 2023|
|Timetable||One day per week on campus and one evening per week via virtual classroom, plus 80 hours of mandatory work placement.|
The Certificate IV in Mental Health aims to give you the skills and knowledge required to work as a professional in community mental health.
It’s suitable for students wishing to gain entry-level positions or those looking to supplement their existing qualifications and build the skills and knowledge to support their existing roles. It is ideal for workers who provide self-directed recovery-oriented support for people affected by mental health and psychiatric disability. This course can also lead to peer support roles where you would need to have a lived experience of mental health issues either personally or through a family member. Successful completion of this course can lead you into a variety of community service roles or higher mental health qualifications.
During this course, you will gain skills and knowledge in working in mental health including:
This course is offered one day per week on campus and one evening per week via virtual classroom*. Plus 80 hours of mandatory work placement.
*Virtual classroom - a live online teaching and learning environment where teachers and students can present course materials, engage and interact with one another, and work in groups together.
Upon completion of this course, you may continue to study in this field in the Diploma of Community Services.
This course includes 80 hours of mandatory work placement.
Why don’t you come along to our next course info session to find out everything you need to start your learning journey? You can chat with our teachers, tour our facilities, learn more about the course, find out about the application process and get your questions answered by our course experts.
Minimum age specification of 18 years for entry into course
Students with mental health issues are advised to be at least 12 months into recovery before undertaking this course.
You will also need to provide a police check and a working with children check prior to undertaking placement.
To be eligible for this qualification, you must successfully complete 15 units: 11 core and 4 elective.
|Unit Code||Unit Name||Unit Hours||Unit Consumables|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people||40||$0.00|
|CHCDIV002||Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety||25||$0.00|
|CHCLEG001||Work legally and ethically||55||$0.00|
|CHCMHS002||Establish self-directed recovery relationships||60||$0.00|
|CHCMHS003||Provide recovery oriented mental health services||60||$0.00|
|CHCMHS004||Work collaboratively with the care network and other services||75||$0.00|
|CHCMHS005||Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues||90||$0.00|
|CHCMHS007||Work effectively in trauma informed care||40||$0.00|
|CHCMHS008||Promote and facilitate self advocacy||50||$0.00|
|CHCMHS011||Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing||80||$0.00|
|HLTWHS001||Participate in Workplace Health and Safety||20||$0.00|
|Unit Code||Unit Name||Unit Hours||Unit Consumables|
|CHCAOD001||Work in an alcohol and other drugs context||80||$0.00|
|CHCCCS014||Provide brief interventions||75||$0.00|
|CHCCCS016||Respond to client needs||60||$0.00|
|CHCCCS019||Recognise and respond to crisis situations||45||$0.00|
|CHCCOM002||Use communication to build relationships||55||$0.00|
|CHCMHS001||Work with people with mental health issues||80||$0.00|
|HLTAID011||Provide First Aid||18||$50.00|
This course involves accredited units. You will be required to complete assessment tasks to demonstrate your underpinning knowledge, skills and attributes to meet the course outcomes. A combination of written, oral and practical assessment strategies will be used in either a classroom, online or workplace environment.
Where units require demonstration of skills in a workplace environment, you will have the opportunity to do this either in your own workplace (where appropriate), through a practical placement, or by using one of the Institute's simulated workshops/classrooms. Detailed information about the types, conduct and dates of assessments will be provided in advance. You will also be provided with information about the opportunity for reassessment and appeal.
Once you have applied for your chosen course, you will receive a thank you email from South West TAFE with a few steps to help process your enrolment.
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If you have experience or prior qualifications, you may be eligible to apply for recognition of prior learning and gain credits. You will be asked to provide any relevant Statement of Attainment to support identified credits.
Here's an outline of fees and costs associated with your course.
Your fees each year can be made up of 3 different elements. Everyone has different circumstances that can affect what you pay and how much you pay. :
There are 4 different rates of tuition fees. Only one will apply to you (depending on your eligibility and circumstances).
The fees listed below are indicative only. The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Funding made available to eligible individuals by State and Commonwealth Governments. If funding is utilised, this may affect future opportunities to access additional funding in the future.
|Course fees by student type||Indicative Course Fee|
|Government subsidised rate (if eligible)||$7,485.00|
|Full fee rate (if not eligible for govt subsidy)||$12,400.00|
Students who are eligible for Victorian government-subsidised training will not pay course tuition fees for the duration of their enrolment in this course, however, there may be some consumable/material fees for the course (find out more below). The consumable fees for this course are listed in the above table.
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Some courses require specific resources or materials necessary for your study eg: tools of the trade, excursions, etc. Final costs will be determined upon enrolment.
|Additional course fees||Indicative Course Fee|
|Course consumable/materials (approximate)||$0.00|
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Once we have processed your enrolment form, you will receive an email with your invoice.
Payments will need to be arranged within five(5) business days of receiving the email containing your invoice.
We also offer a range of scholarships each year which you may be eligible to apply for to assist with course fees.
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