AWARD COURSE

Certificate IV in Mental Health


National Code: CHC43315
TAFE SA Code: TP00828


Description

This course is for workers who provide a range of community services focusing on rehabilitation and support for people affected by mental illness and psychiatric disability. This involves implementing community based activities focusing on mental health, mental illness and psychiatric disability, and promoting mental health wellness and recovery.

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Up to 18 months 

Full Time or Part Time equivalent

Counsellor and Community Worker Counsellor and Community Worker

Locations & Applications

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Study Mode
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Scheduled


Course Admission Requirements

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  • Either any Certificate III or higher or SACE Completion or equivalent
If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by date of application to this course. date of application to this course
If you have a verified disability/medical condition and require additional support to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills please contact Student Services prior to applying to discuss your needs. To be eligible for support you must provide medical documentation to verify your disability/medical condition.
Campus / Location
Code
Study Mode
Study Load
Scheduled

Course Admission Requirements

If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by date of application to this course.
If you have a verified disability/medical condition and require additional support to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills please contact Student Services prior to applying to discuss your needs. To be eligible for support you must provide medical documentation to verify your disability/medical condition.

Average cost per semester
Total Fees for the 18 month course
Subsidised
$693 - $793
$2,080 - $2,379
Concession
$333 - $381
$1,000 - $1,144

This course is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's Subsidised Training initiative. Assessing your eligibility may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment. Concessions apply to Subsidised Training only.

Subsidised Training Eligibility
Full Fee
$1,160 - $1,327
$3,480 - $3,980
    • SATAC code 752358 - Blended delivery - students will be required to attend regular workshops which will be based at Regency campus. Workshops may be offered in regional centres based on student numbers. You will also be required to complete online learning and assessments.
    • SATAC code 752364 – On campus students will be required to attend regular classes on campus, days to be advised. There will also be an online component for learning and assessments.
    • SATAC code 752365 - Workplace training applicants will be contacted by TAFE SA to verify employment status before offers are made. To access subsidised training you will also be required to undertake the Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA).
    • Reading, writing and numeracy skills are assessed using the Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA). This assessment is used to determine whether you will be required to undertake additional support units alongside your qualification or undertake a pathway course before commencing your chosen qualification. If you receive an offer, more information will be provided at your enrolment session.
  • Upfront Payment

    Each semester, fees can be paid online with VISA or Mastercard or at an Australia Post outlet.

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    Payment Plan

    If you have difficulty paying your fees upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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  • Employment Outcomes

    This qualification reflects the role of workers who provide self-directed recovery oriented support for people affected by mental illness and psychiatric disability. Work involves implementing community based programs and activities focusing on mental health, mental illness and psychiatric disability. Work is undertaken in a range of community contexts such as community based non-government organisations, home based outreach, centre-based programs, respite care, residential services, rehabilitation programs, clinical settings, or supporting people in employment. Work is carried out autonomously under the broad guidance of other practitioners and professionals.

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Certificate IV in Mental Health (CHC43315)
    This course covers working with diverse people, legal and ethical requirements, relationships, recovery-oriented services, networks, trauma-informed care, self advocacy, wellbeing and workplace safety. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 11 core units and 4 elective units plus 140 hours in a vocational placement. Vocational placement hours for existing workers will vary depending on experience in their related field of work.

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.

  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of units you will be enrolled into depends on the campus you attend, and the qualification packaging rules described on www.training.gov.au.

    Not all units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.

    Core

    Name Nominal Hours
    Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing 80
    Establish self-directed recovery relationships 60
    Participate in workplace health and safety 20
    Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety 25
    Promote and facilitate self advocacy 50
    Provide recovery oriented mental health services 60
    Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues 90
    Work collaboratively with the care network and other services 75
    Work effectively in trauma informed care 40
    Work legally and ethically 55
    Work with diverse people 40

    Elective

    Name Nominal Hours
    Assess co-existing needs 80
    Facilitate the recovery process with the person, family and carers 50
    Identify and respond to children and young people at risk 40
    Provide first aid 18
    Recognise and respond to crisis situations 45
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