TAFE Now

Certificate IV in Mental Health

CHC43315

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Get qualified to provide support in a residential program or outreach program. Learn essential skills and knowledge required to help people with a mental illness work effectively within a recovery framework.

There are multiple ways to study Certificate IV in Mental Health with TAFE Now

  • $450*

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  • Gov. subsidised (QLD)

    Additional fees may apply

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    • Anytime

    • Self paced (12 months)

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    Online Self paced (12 months)

  • $1,990*

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  • Gov. subsidised (NSW)

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    • Anytime

    • Self paced (12 months)

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    Online Self paced (12 months)

  • $4,000*

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  • Full price

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    • Self paced (12 months)

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*Verified February 10, 2017. Prices and fees are advertised by the provider and may be estimates only. Prices and fees can vary or change. Please check with the provider before enrolling. To learn more, read our editorial policy.

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How it works

Entry Requirements
None
Recognition
Nationally recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework.
Assessment
Coursework, assessment

Course Overview

For those who suffer from mental illness, it can seem like a life sentence. Picture yourself behind such bars. It’s a fact of modern life that each year one in five Australians will find themselves here1. To say that mental health matters is like saying breathing matters. Mental health is essential to health as a whole.

Certificate IV in Mental Health teaches you to provide much needed support for people affected by mental illness and psychiatric disability. Working under guidance, you will learn to help those who suffer to achieve independence and wellbeing. Explore mental issues in families, communities and the workplace to develop specialist skills in areas such as homelessness, domestic violence and drug dependency. Learn to respond effectively to behaviours of concern and to collaborate with the wider health network towards the best end.

Once completed, Certificate IV in Mental Health qualifies you to work in a range of settings, including community, residential, outreach, peer support and clinical programs. Recovery doesn’t mean a problem never existed. It means it no longer directs a life. And you are the longed-for person who can help advance the process.

  • Assistant Community Services Worker
  • Community Rehabilitation and Support Worker
  • Mental Health Outreach Worker
  • Outreach Officer
  • Community Rehabilitation Worker

Course Content

To obtain a Certificate IV in Mental Health with TAFE Now, you’ll need to complete some or all of the following units of study successfully. Units may vary or change so check with the provider before enrolling.

A total of 15 Study Units must be completed to attain this qualification.

Core Units

11 Core Units must be completed to attain this qualification.

  • Work with diverse people
    CHCDIV001

  • Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
    CHCDIV002

  • Work legally and ethically
    CHCLEG001

  • Establish self-directed recovery relationships
    CHCMHS002

  • Provide recovery oriented mental health services
    CHCMHS003

  • Work collaboratively with the care network and other services
    CHCMHS004

  • Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues
    CHCMHS005

  • Work effectively in trauma informed care
    CHCMHS007

  • Promote and facilitate self advocacy
    CHCMHS008

  • Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing
    CHCMHS011

  • Participate in workplace health and safety
    HLTWHS001

Elective Units

4 Elective Units must be completed to attain this qualification.

  • Assess co-existing needs
    CHCCCS004

  • Develop and implement service programs
    CHCCCS007

  • Recognise and respond to crisis situations
    CHCCCS019

  • Support independence and wellbeing
    CHCCCS023

  • Use communication to build relationships
    CHCCOM002

  • Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
    CHCDIS007

  • Facilitate community participation and social inclusion
    CHCDIS008

Course Provider

TAFE Now has 16 campuses and 2500 staff. North Coast TAFE, having been shaped by the communities it has served since 1928, created TAFEnow in 2012 to enable students to study whenever and wherever. While our home is a 700 kilometre stretch of hinterland from Great Lakes in the south, to Kingscliff (near the Queensland border) in the north we are fast building a solid reputation, nationally and globally, for our online and flexible delivery options.

Registered
1999
Courses
780
Provider Type
Government
Restrictions

No Restrictions