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CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health

Overview

This qualification reflects the role of workers who provide self-directed recovery oriented support for people affected by mental illness and psychiatric disability.

The qualification is suitable for those who are seeking to develop specialist skills to work with clients who face challenges with their mental health, including those who have some work or volunteer experience in community services or health and want to branch out into mental health work.

The course will examine the link between mental health and other personal and community issues, as well as exploring mental health in the community and in the work place. A focus on working with families dealing with mental health issues is also covered.

A structured workplace learning component is included to deliver practical skills.

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Skills for All Funded?

No

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Employment Opportunities

Upon successful completion of this qualification, participants may be eligible for employment in a range of positions within the community services and mental health sector such as support workers and case workers who work autonomously under broad guidance.

The non-government mental health sector is increasing in size and importance. It makes a valuable contribution to the sector and to people affected by mental health issues. A commitment recovery-oriented principles and collaboration with consumers and carers is an essential component of this work.

Over the years to November 2019, the number of job openings for community workers is expected to be above average. The most common level of educational attainment for Welfare Support Workers is Certificate III/IV (24.6 per cent). (Source Job Outlook, an Australian Government initiative)

Cost

$5000 (includes a $500 enrolment fee)

Duration

6-12 Months

Delivery Mode

Blended Learning

Commitment

Number of Face to Face days: 33

On the Job Requirements: Participants will need to identify and negotiate any required work placement with an appropriate community or mental health service provider.

Off the Job Requirements: Participants will be required to undertake self-directed learning, outside of classroom delivery.

Recognition

You may be eligible for Recognition for this qualification. Please see the Recognition Application Kit for more details.

Qualification Pathways

Eligible to undertake a Diploma qualification.

Intake Dates

Semester 2, 2017

Intake begins: Open

Intake ends: 14 July 2017

Induction: 20 July 2017

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Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Employment Opportunities

Upon successful completion of this qualification, participants may be eligible for employment in a range of positions within the community services and mental health sector such as support workers and case workers who work autonomously under broad guidance.

The non-government mental health sector is increasing in size and importance. It makes a valuable contribution to the sector and to people affected by mental health issues. A commitment recovery-oriented principles and collaboration with consumers and carers is an essential component of this work.

Over the years to November 2019, the number of job openings for community workers is expected to be above average. The most common level of educational attainment for Welfare Support Workers is Certificate III/IV (24.6 per cent). (Source Job Outlook, an Australian Government initiative)

Cost

$5000 (includes a $500 enrolment fee)

Duration

6-12 Months

Delivery Mode

Blended Learning

Commitment

Number of Face to Face days: 33

On the Job Requirements: Participants will need to identify and negotiate any required work placement with an appropriate community or mental health service provider.

Off the Job Requirements: Participants will be required to undertake self-directed learning, outside of classroom delivery.

Recognition

You may be eligible for Recognition for this qualification. Please see the Recognition Application Kit for more details.

Qualification Pathways

Eligible to undertake a Diploma qualification.

Intake Dates

Semester 2, 2017

Intake begins: Open

Intake ends: 14 July 2017

Induction: 20 July 2017

More Information