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.
In class Traralgon: Thursday's 9am-3pm.
Bairnsdale and Warragul students will study the majority of this course online with compulsory fortnightly workshops at:
- Bairnsdale Campus: Monday 9am-3pm
- Warragul Campus: Monday 9am-3pm
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
- 18 or over
- LLN test
- Clear Police and WWCC
Participants will need access to a computer and an Internet connection.
Specialist Course Information
Police check and Working With Children Check required for placement
Placement is arranged by: Institute
Pathway to Industry Licence
Material and Equipment supplied by students
Students will need access to a computer and an internet connection
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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Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide
Recognise and respond to crisis situations
Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence
Work with diverse people
Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
Work legally and ethically
Establish self-directed recovery relationships
Provide recovery oriented mental health services
Work collaboratively with the care network and other services
Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues
Work effectively in trauma informed care
Promote and facilitate self advocacy
Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing
Participate in workplace health and safety
Work in an alcohol and other drugs context
Written assignments, participation in forums, quizzes, case studies