This qualification reflects the role of workers who provide services to clients in relation to mental health issues. They can provide counselling, referral, advocacy and education/health promotion services. These workers are required to have high level specialist knowledge, skills and competencies especially in regard to laws affecting people with mental health issues, the range of services available to them and health issues related to mental health.

Entry Requirements:

Certificate IV or higher in Community Services or Health related area AND Satisfactory demonstration of reading, writing and numeracy skills by undertaking the Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA)

Structure:

15 core units plus 5 electives.

Subjects you can Study:

Core: Provide systems advocacy services; Work with diverse people; Provide recovery oriented mental health services; Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing; plus more. Electives: Work in an alcohol and other drugs context; Develop strategies for alcohol and other drugs relapse prevention and management; Establish and confirm the counselling relationship; Coordinate complex case requirements; plus more.

Further information:

To achieve this qualification, students must have completed at least 160 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

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The Canberra Institute of Technology is a large multi-campus provider of a wide range of vocational education and training programs. CIT offers over 230 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.

Studying at CIT is different from the school or university systems. Unlike universities, which offer a more general and theory-based education, CIT focuses on teaching the skills and knowledge for jobs. CIT aims to provide quality programs and services, relevant curricula and modern facilities.

CIT programs cater for full or part-time students as well as people in either full-time or part-time employment. Some courses can be studied online or at an individual pace via one of the flexible learning centres. CIT classes are small, the average size being 20 students.

Programs are run only if there are enough students and resources. Each program has its own entry requirements. Selection criteria and/or selection processes apply to many high demand programs.

CIT offers traineeship programs which are advertised in local newspapers. Fee Assistance, concessions and HELP loans are available for eligible programs where students meet the requirements.

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