Certificate IV in Mental Health

Perhaps seeing someone you know suffering from a mental illness has spurred you in this direction. Maybe it’s as simple as caring deeply for the mental wellbeing of our society.

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Either way, our Certificate IV in Mental Health will provide you with the specialised knowledge and skills to launch or advance your career as a trained professional helping people affected by mental illness and psychiatric disability.

With one in five Australians experiencing mental illness, the Australian Government has marked the mental health sector as a growing industry and it projects more than 50,000 jobs to open within the next five years.

Your career could see you working across government, non-government and community organisations such as in respite care, residential services, rehabilitation programs, clinical settings and corrective services - whether one-on-one with your clients or via group programs.

Better yet, as part of your studies, you will complete 80 hours of work placement giving you a chance to put your new learnings into practice and make valuable industry connections.

  • Community rehabilitation and support worker
  • Mental health rehabilitation support worker
  • Community support worker
  • Mental health outreach worker
  • Mental health support worker

The course content below provides all possible units related to the course. If the course has various streams, the units you are required to study will depend on your chosen stream.

WORK WITH DIVERSE PEOPLE
CHCDIV001
PROMOTE ABORIGINAL AND/OR TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER CULTURAL SAFETY
CHCDIV002
WORK LEGALLY AND ETHICALLY
CHCLEG001
ESTABLISH SELF-DIRECTED RECOVERY RELATIONSHIPS
CHCMHS002
PROVIDE RECOVERY ORIENTED MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
CHCMHS003
WORK COLLABORATIVELY WITH THE CARE NETWORK AND OTHER SERVICES
CHCMHS004
PROVIDE SERVICES TO PEOPLE WITH CO-EXISTING MENTAL HEALTH AND ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUGS ISSUES
CHCMHS005
WORK EFFECTIVELY IN TRAUMA INFORMED CARE
CHCMHS007
PROMOTE AND FACILITATE SELF-ADVOCACY
CHCMHS008
ASSESS AND PROMOTE SOCIAL, EMOTIONAL AND PHYSICAL WELLBEING
CHCMHS011
PARTICIPATE IN WORKPLACE HEALTH AND SAFETY
HLTWHS001
ASSESS NEEDS OF CLIENTS WITH ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUGS ISSUES
CHCAOD004
ASSESS CO-EXISTING NEEDS
CHCCCS004
RECOGNISE AND RESPOND TO CRISIS SITUATIONS
CHCCCS019
FACILITATE THE RECOVERY PROCESS WITH THE PERSON, FAMILY AND CARERS
CHCMHS006

The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our TAFE application page for further information.

For information in relation to the University and students rights and responsibilities please refer to the VET Information Guide.

Applicants need to demonstrate the literacy and numeracy skills required to undertake this course through a test as part of the application process. The test will be conducted through Federation College prior to commencement of training. Feedback will be provided to the applicant on their results and types of support, if necessary, available to them.

The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our How to apply page for further information.

VTAC application: No

Direct application: Yes

Federation University code: LKW

National course code: CHC43315

Entry requirements (year 12)

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Entry requirements (non year 12)

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Students attend campus 2 days a week from 9.30am to 4.30pm

Fees are subject to change annually.

Fees are payable at the time of enrolment. In addition your program may require you to purchase books and materials. Some of these costs may be payable on enrolment day.

For further information regarding these costs, please view 2020 Indicative Course Fees (pdf, 756kb) for tuition and materials fees payable to FedUni.  

Indicative government-subsidised and full-fee course fees are shown on this document, and should be read in conjunction with the information on the TAFE fees website.

Eligible applicants/students accessing government-subsidised training under the 'Skills First Program' need to be aware enrolling in a qualification may affect their ability to access future government-subsidised training.

For further information please refer to the Fees, charges and eligibility on the TAFE fees website.
 

2020 TAFE Eligibility Exemptions

 

You could be eligible for government subsidised study at Federation University Australia through the TAFE eligibility exemptions. 

If you have been deemed ineligible for a government subsidised place because you have a higher qualification or have commenced two qualifications at the same level you may be eligible to enrol in a government subsidised place with a TAFE eligibility exemption. Please refer to the TAFE fees website or contact the course coordinator
 

Please note: A limited number of TAFE eligibility exemptions are available so contact us now to secure your place for 2020.

If what you have learned at work, from other programs, courses, from life experience or training provided at work is relevant to this program, you may be entitled to gain subject credits or exemptions. The University is obliged to recognise the AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by other registered training organisations. For further details contact Federation University on 1800 333 864.

Students may continue their studies by undertaking the Diploma of Community Services the Diploma of Mental Health or the Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs.  Note: Completion of one program does not guarantee selection into a subsequent program.

Students must undertake an 80 hour work placement.

A range of student services are available at most campuses. For further information on these services or for course information, please contact us on 1800 333 864.

The commencement of all programs is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

All information contained in this program overview including the availability of programs and fees, is correct at the time of being published, however the University reserves the right to alter any program, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.

CRICOS Provider No.00103D.
Please note: This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.
National RTO Code: 4909.

 

 

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