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Certificate IV in Mental Health

National ID: CHC43315 | State ID: AWK8

 

Are you ready for a career giving support to a common illness?

When you complete the Certificate IV in Mental Health you'll be on your way to a career as a mental health support worker, community support worker, or case worker.

You will gain the knowledge and skills to communicate and work effectively in the mental health sector, promoting social, emotional and physical wellbeing, responding to critical situations, working with carers, early intervention strategies, working with people at risk of homelessness and suicide, supporting the recovery process, working with cultural diversity, ethical behaviour and legal responsibilities.

This Qualification is also available as a Traineeship. To study as a Trainee, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation. Please see the Apprenticeships/Traineeships section for more information.

The Cert IV in Mental Health has a minimum age requirement of 25 years old to be eligible to enter the course, as we are unlikely to be able to secure work placements for anyone under 25 years old.

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Entrance Requirements
School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
C Grades in Year 11 WACE General English, and OLNA; or NAPLAN 9 Band 8 C Grades in Year 11 English and Maths or equivalent Certificate II or Certificate III
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Job opportunities

Successful completion of this qualification provides you with the opportunity to become a welfare officer, support worker or mental health worker in community settings.

For information about jobs and pathways, please see
http://joboutlook.gov.au/

Further study opportunities:

  • CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services, State ID AWM0
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Course Overview

Where Armadale
Duration

Two semesters full-time

HowContinuous Enrolment
Full Time (On Campus)
Online
Traineeship
WhenAvailable Semester 2, 2018
Fees and charges

Please contact the college to receive an indicative price for this course.

View our 2018 Indicative Fees list.

These fees are indicative only for students enrolling in government funded courses on a full time basis.

The indicative fees for a course may differ between training providers due to the units they have included in the course outline. These differences generally result from adapting courses to meet local industry needs. The actual cost of a course will also vary if different electives are chosen by the student.

Other charges may apply.

VET Student Loans 

Students in an eligible diploma qualifications and above may be assisted through a loan under the Commonwealth Government's VET Student Loan scheme. For more information on entrance requirements and eligible course list please see www.education.gov.au/vet-student-loans 

For information on VET Student Loans at South Metropolitan TAFE please visit the Student Loans page.

International students

Fees, charges, available locations, applications, and enrolment procedures for international students are different to those applicable to local students.

International students can only study full-time.

For information on international student fees and application, please follow this link to the  TAFE International WA website 

Units

The units in Traineeships and Apprenticeships are customised according to the individual Training Agreement that is negotiated with the employer and may vary (within the Qualification rules) in each case.

Core Units
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeingCHCMHS011AVB59
Establish self-directed recovery relationshipsCHCMHS002AVB68
Participate in workplace health and safetyHLTWHS001WG738
Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safetyCHCDIV002AVC08
Promote and facilitate self advocacyCHCMHS008AVB62
Provide recovery oriented mental health servicesCHCMHS003AVB67
Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issuesCHCMHS005AVB65
Work collaboratively with the care network and other servicesCHCMHS004AVB66
Work effectively in trauma informed careCHCMHS007AVB63
Work legally and ethicallyCHCLEG001AVB82
Work with diverse peopleCHCDIV001AVC09
Other Electives
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Facilitate workplace debriefing and support processesCHCMGT005AVB71
Provide first aidHLTAID003WG732
Work with people experiencing or at risk of homelessnessCHCSOH001AVB35
Risk Elective Units -
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicideCHCCCS003AVC73
How to apply

Applications for Semester two 2018 for this course can still be made for any remaining places. You can express your interest to study this course full-time in Semester Two 2018 via tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au/

Please note: All enrolling students will require a Unique Student Identifier number.

If you are unsure if you have the entry requirements (meet one of the three alternatives under Entrance Requirements, where applicable), please apply anyway with as much information as you can provide, alternatives such as literacy or numeracy tests, or entry based on past experience may be possible.

For more information, contact us:
webform:  (below) 
phone:  1800 001 001 
email:   info@smtafe.wa.edu.au

Entrance Requirements

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
C Grades in Year 11 WACE General English, and OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8C Grades in Year 11 English and Maths or equivalentCertificate II or Certificate III

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Applications for Semester two 2018 for this course can still be made for any remaining places. You can express your interest to study this course full-time in Semester Two 2018 via tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au/

Please note: All enrolling students will require a Unique Student Identifier number.

If you are unsure if you have the entry requirements (meet one of the three alternatives under Entrance Requirements, where applicable), please apply anyway with as much information as you can provide, alternatives such as literacy or numeracy tests, or entry based on past experience may be possible.

For more information, contact us:
webform:  (below) 
phone:  1800 001 001 
email:   info@smtafe.wa.edu.au

Entrance Requirements

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
C Grades in Year 11 WACE General English, and OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8C Grades in Year 11 English and Maths or equivalentCertificate II or Certificate III

Applications for Semester two 2018 for this course can still be made for any remaining places. You can express your interest to study this course full-time in Semester Two 2018 via tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au/

Please note: All enrolling students will require a Unique Student Identifier number.

If you are unsure if you have the entry requirements (meet one of the three alternatives under Entrance Requirements, where applicable), please apply anyway with as much information as you can provide, alternatives such as literacy or numeracy tests, or entry based on past experience may be possible.

For more information, contact us:
webform:  (below) 
phone:  1800 001 001 
email:   info@smtafe.wa.edu.au

Entrance Requirements

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF C Grades in Year 11 WACE General English, and OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8C Grades in Year 11 English and Maths or equivalentCertificate II or Certificate III

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