Certificate IV in Mental Health (12)
Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation Inc
|Campus||Mid Year Intake?||Study Mode||Entry Requirements|
No minimum education
|Shepparton||Yes||Flexible Delivery, Full-time internal, Part-time internal|
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 Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation IncEstablished in 1996, the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation Inc (VACCHO) is a Registered Training Organisation and represents 27 Members. VACCHO is accountable to the Aboriginal community through our Membership. The majority of ACCHOs are multi-functional services with health as a key component of their role, although some solely specialise in health service delivery. VACCHO is Victoria's peak representative Aboriginal health body and champions community control and health equality for Aboriginal communities. VACCHO advocates for the health equality and optimum health of all Aboriginal people in Victoria. The RTO is a provider of training and assessment services specialising in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander primary health care qualifications and also offers a range of other health, social and emotional wellbeing and business orientated programs. Its main audience for training is the growing and emerging Aboriginal health workforce and sector. They also offer a range of other accredited and non-accredited programs. RTO code: 20739
Certificate IVCourse code: CHC40512
- Flexible Delivery = 1 year
- Flexible Delivery = 1.5 years
- Full-time internal = 1 year
- Part-time internal = 1.5 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.