Certificate IV in Mental Health

Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT)

This qualification is part of the Community Services Training Package. It reflects the role of workers who provide self-directed recovery oriented support for people affected by mental illness and psychiatric disability. Work in this industry involves implementing community based programs and activities focusing on mental health, mental illness and psychiatric disability; and 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.

Course Fee:


International: $12,100

Entry Requirements:

Certificate III in Community Services; plus developed language, literacy and numeracy skills.

Structure:

15 units: 11 core; 4 elective

Subjects you can Study:

Core: Establish self-directed recovery relationships; Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues; Provide recovery oriented mental health services; Promote and facilitate self advocacy; Assess and promote social, emotional and physical well-being; Work legally and ethically; Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety; plus more. Elective: Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide; Recognise and respond to crisis situations; Provide alcohol and other drugs withdrawal services; Work with clients who are intoxicated; Develop and implement community programs; plus more.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

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Related Careers:

Disability Support Worker,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
CIT Bruce No info No Full time 1.25 years
CIT Bruce No info No Part time
The Canberra Institute of Technology is a large multi-campus provider of a wide range of vocational education and training programs. CIT offers over 200 programs at different levels through five campuses across Canberra.

CIT Award programs are endorsed by industry and accredited by the CIT Advisory Council under delegation from the ACT Accreditation and Registration Council.

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Provider CRICOS: 00001K

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