TAFE NSW

Certificate IV in Mental Health - CHC43315

TAFE NSW

Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00591E

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. To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 80 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency.No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Structure

11 core units plus 4 electives.

Subjects

  • Provide first aid in remote situations
  • Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing
  • Establish self-directed recovery relationships
  • Facilitate the empowerment of older people
  • Manage personal stressors in the work environment
  • Work effectively with young people and their families
  • Provide community focused health promotion and prevention strategies
  • Promote and facilitate self advocacy
  • Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
  • Participate in workplace health and safety
  • Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues
  • Develop and implement community programs
  • Provide intervention support to children and families
  • Respond effectively to behaviours of concern
  • Recognise healthy body systems
  • Facilitate community participation and social inclusion
  • Work with diverse people
  • Facilitate responsible behaviour
  • Manage and maintain tenancy agreements and services
  • Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
  • Visit client residence
  • Recognise and respond to crisis situations
  • Work effectively in trauma informed care
  • Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
  • Work in an alcohol and other drugs context
  • Facilitate the recovery process with the person, family and carers
  • Process and maintain workplace information
  • Develop and implement service programs
  • Support the rights and safety of children and young people
  • Work with forced migrants
  • Work collaboratively with the care network and other services
  • Work to empower Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities
  • Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence
  • Contribute to the review and development of policies
  • Support independence and wellbeing
  • Use communication to build relationships
  • Develop, implement and review quality framework
  • Work with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness
  • Inform and support patients and groups about oral health
  • Work with clients to identify financial literacy education needs
  • Provide advanced first aid
  • Improve clients' fundamental financial literacy skills
  • Interpret and use information about nutrition and diet
  • Provide interventions for people with alcohol and other drugs issues
  • Develop and provide community projects
  • Work with clients who are intoxicated
  • Assist clients with medication
  • Plan health promotion and community intervention
  • Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide
  • Provide or assist with oral hygiene
  • Work legally and ethically
  • Provide recovery oriented mental health services
  • Provide first aid
  • Implement participation and engagement strategies
  • Provide group education on consumer credit and debt
  • Provide loss and grief support
  • Assess needs of clients with alcohol and other drugs issues
  • Share health information
  • Assess co-existing needs
  • Provide brief interventions
  • Provide suicide bereavement support
  • Recognise and respond to oral health issues
  • Apply and manage use of basic oral health products
  • Provide alcohol and other drugs withdrawal services
  • Reflect on and improve own professional practice
  • Provide education and support on parenting, health and well being
  • Undertake bicultural work with forced migrants in Australia
  • Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Albury Campus No
  • Online/Off-campus : 36 weeks
Armidale Campus Domestic: $9,200
No
  • Part-time : 18 months
Ballina Campus No
  • Full-time : 36 weeks
Bankstown College No
  • Full-time : 36 weeks
Bathurst College No
  • Flexible Delivery : 18 months
Bega Campus No
  • Online/Off-campus : 36 weeks
Boggabilla Campus No
  • Part-time : 18 months
Broken Hill College No
  • Part-time : 15 months
Cessnock Campus No
  • Full-time : 36 weeks
Cooma Campus No
  • Online/Off-campus : 36 weeks
Cootamundra Campus No
  • Online/Off-campus : 36 weeks
Corowa Campus No
  • Online/Off-campus : 36 weeks
Deniliquin Campus No
  • Online/Off-campus : 36 weeks
Finley Campus No
  • Online/Off-campus : 36 weeks
Glen Innes Campus Domestic: $9,200
No
  • Part-time : 18 months
Goulburn Campus No
  • Online/Off-campus : 36 weeks
Grafton Campus No
  • Full-time : 36 weeks
Griffith Campus No
  • Online/Off-campus : 36 weeks
Hamilton Campus No
  • Full-time : 36 weeks
Inverell Campus No
  • Part-time : 18 months
Leeton Campus No
  • Online/Off-campus : 36 weeks
Lightning Ridge College No
  • Part-time : 18 months
Lismore Campus Domestic: $9,200
International: $9,200
No
  • Full-time : 36 weeks
Lithgow College No
  • Full-time : 1 year
Macquarie Fields College No
  • Full-time : 38 weeks
Maitland Campus No
  • Full-time : 36 weeks
Moree Campus No
  • Part-time : 18 months
Moruya Campus No
  • Online/Off-campus : 36 weeks
Moss Vale Campus No
  • Online/Off-campus : 36 weeks
Mount Druitt College No
  • Full-time : 36 weeks
Murwillumbah Campus No
  • Full-time : 26 weeks
Narrabri Campus Domestic: $9,200
No
  • Part-time : 18 months
Narrandera Campus No
  • Online/Off-campus : 36 weeks
Nowra Campus No
  • Online/Off-campus : 36 weeks
Orange College, March Street Campus Domestic: $9,200
International: $9,200
No
  • Full-time : 36 weeks
OTEN (Open Training Education Network) No
  • Online/Off-campus : 2 months
Ourimbah Campus No
  • Online/Off-campus : 36 weeks
Queanbeyan Campus No
  • Online/Off-campus : 36 weeks
Shellharbour Campus No
  • Online/Off-campus : 36 weeks
St George College, Main Campus No
  • Full-time : 36 weeks
  • Part-time : 2 years
Tamworth Campus No
  • Part-time : 18 months
Temora Campus No
  • Online/Off-campus : 36 weeks
Tenterfield Campus Domestic: $9,200
No
  • Part-time : 18 months
Tumut Campus No
  • Online/Off-campus : 36 weeks
Ulladulla Campus No
  • Online/Off-campus : 36 weeks
Wagga Wagga Campus No
  • Online/Off-campus : 36 weeks
Walgett College Domestic: $9,200
No
  • Part-time : 18 months
West Wyalong Campus No
  • Online/Off-campus : 36 weeks
Wollongong Campus No
  • Online/Off-campus : 36 weeks
Yass Campus No
  • Online/Off-campus : 36 weeks
Young Campus No
  • Online/Off-campus : 36 weeks

Fee comments

Campuses: Armidale Campus, Glen Innes Campus, Narrabri Campus, Tenterfield Campus, Walgett College.

Learners should be prepared to meet any costs associated with securing their National Police Check a Working with Children Check. Learners will need to supply their own stationery needed for class such as pens, notebook, folder, etc. as well as suitable attire for Work Placement.

Campuses: Boggabilla Campus, Inverell Campus, Lightning Ridge College, Moree Campus, Tamworth Campus.

**ADDITIONAL RESOURCES**Learners should be prepared to meet any costs associated with securing their National Police Check and a Working with Children Check. Learners will need to supply their own stationery needed for class such as pens, notebook, folder, etc. as well as suitable attire for Work Placement.

Campuses: Macquarie Fields College.

**ADDITIONAL RESOURCES**You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:First Aid Book $15 (not required to purchase if you already have this).

Campuses: Maitland Campus.

**ADDITIONAL RESOURCES**You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:-You will need to bring a USB storage device to save back up of your class work and assessments- have access to a computer with internet to complete any online component. Computers can be accessed by students in TAFE Libraries.

Campuses: OTEN (Open Training Education Network).

This training is subsidised by the NSW government under Smart and Skilled. The student fee you will need to pay, will be determined according to your personal circumstances and eligibility for a subsidised place, you may also be eligible for a concession fee, fee exemption or fee free scholarship. For further information on fees and charges please see https://www.tafensw.edu.au/get-started-at-tafe-nsw/fees-informationPlease ensure you also read and understand the associated fee policies and conditions related to withdrawal from a course, applying for a refund of fees, applying for a deferral to your studies.**ADDITIONAL RESOURCES**You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:- Optional textbook - Mental Health Care: An Introduction for Health Professionals in Australia, 3rd Edition. * Interactive E-Text: ISBN 9780730363026 (approx. cost $65) * Printed Textbook: ISBN 9780730363293 (approx. cost $110)

Campuses: Ourimbah Campus.

**ADDITIONAL RESOURCES**You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:- For work placement the student will require a WWCC (working with Children) and a Police check at their own expense

Further information

To achieve this qualification, students must have completed at least 80 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency.

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