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Support the self-directed recovery and growth of people affected by mental illness and psychiatric disability. Helping people within this sector is a rewarding and focused career that will see you implementing community-based programs and activities that focus on mental health, mental illness and disabilities.
A Certificate IV in Mental Health will take you out into your community, working in non-government organisations, home based outreach, centre-based programs, respite care, residential services, clinics, rehabilitation programs and employment sectors. Where you choose to focus your skills is entirely up to you as you work autonomously under the guidance of other practitioners and professionals. Start improving the mental health of your community today with this dynamic qualification.
This course is delivered with a combination of online and on campus workshops.
Qualifications and RecognitionUpon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate IV in Mental Health.
Community Rehabilitation Worker, Community Rehabilitation and Support Worker, Outreach Officer, Mental Health Outreach Worker, Assistant Community Services Worker
Opportunities for Further Study
Mandatory entry requirements
- Applicants must undertake a Language, Literacy and Numeracy test and gain the expected level to be considered for this course.
- Applicants must also complete a Pre-Training Review and be interviewed for this course.
Other requirements are:
- 18 or over
- Clear Police and Working With Children Check
Recommended entry requirements
- Access to suitable technology
Participants will need access to a computer and an Internet connection.
Specialist Course Information
Placement is arranged by: Institute
Pathway to Industry Licence
Material and Equipment supplied by students
Student ServicesSupport is available for students at every stage of the study journey. Please speak to any of our friendly reception or teaching staff.
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|CHCCOM002 Use communication to build relationships|
|CHCCCS003 Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide|
|CHCCCS019 Recognise and respond to crisis situations|
|CHCDFV001 Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence|
|CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people|
|CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety|
|CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically|
|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|
|CHCMHS007 Work effectively in trauma informed care|
|CHCMHS008 Promote and facilitate self advocacy|
|CHCMHS011 Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing|
|HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety|
|CHCAOD001 Work in an alcohol and other drugs context|
Written assignments, participation in forums, quizzes, case studies