Certificate IV in Mental Health (12)
Charles Darwin University (CDU)
|Campus||Mid Year Intake?||Study Mode||Entry Requirements|
|Casuarina||No||Full-time internal, Part-time internal||
No minimum education
This qualification is part of the Community Services Training Package. It covers workers who provide a range of community services focusing on: rehabilitation and support for people affected by mental illness and psychiatric disability; implementing community based activities focusing on mental health, mental illness and psychiatric disability and mental health promotion work. Work may focus on engaging people with mental illness in community participation, prevention of relapse and promotion of recovery through programs such as residential rehabilitation, work in clinical settings, home based outreach and centre-based programs delivered by community based non-government organisations.
Subjects you can Study
Core: Work effectively in the alcohol and other drugs sector; Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework; Apply understanding of mental health issues and recovery processes; Establish and maintain communication and relationships to support the recovery process; Conduct assessment and planning as part of the recovery process; Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers; Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people; plus more. Elective streams: Outreach and home based work; Group and community based work; Working with children, youth and families; Working with families and carers; Financial literacy education electives; plus more.
About Charles Darwin University (CDU)Charles Darwin University is the major tertiary education and training and further education institution in the Northern Territory.
Originally established as a tertiary institution in 1974, it became the Northern Territory University in 1989 and the Charles Darwin University in 2003.
The main University campus is located at Casuarina in Darwin with campuses at Alice Springs and Palmerston. VET courses are also offered at Jabiru, Katherine, Nhulunbuy, Tennant Creek and Yulara Centres as well as at various remote community centres.
The University provides multi-sector education with Senior Secondary, TAFE and VET courses, higher education programs and research facilities.
CDU also deliver a number of courses through the Australian Centre for Indigenous Knowledges and Education (ACIKE), which is a joint initiative between Charles Darwin University (CDU) and the Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education (BIITE). The three main sites for delivery will be at the main ACIKE Hub CDU Casuarina campus and at the BIITE campuses at Batchelor and the Alice Springs Desert Peoples' Centre.
Provider CRICOS: 00300K (NT); 03286A (NSW) RTO code: Uni; 0373
Certificate IVCourse code: CHC40512
- Full-time internal = 1 year
- Part-time internal = 2 years
15 units: 10 core; 5 elective
No minimum education
Life after Study
Community workers encourage and assist community groups to identify their needs, participate in decision-making and develop appropriate services and facilities to meet those needs.
Disability services instructors assess training needs, conduct training programmes and organise employment or recreation and leisure activities for people with intellectual, physical, sensory, social or emotional disabilities.
Disability support workers provide care, supervision and support for people with disabilities in the home, residential establishments, clinics and hospitals. They also work with other health professionals to maximise the individual's physical and mental wellbeing. They also provide companionship and emotional support, and when possible promote independence and community participation.
Rehabilitation counsellors assist people with disability or medical conditions or who are experiencing social disadvantage to attain individual rehabilitation goals, including return to paid employment. They assist people with physical or psychological disabilities, refugees, ex-offenders, disadvantaged youth and those experiencing long-term unemployment.