Certificate IV in Mental Health

Chisholm Institute, TAFE VIC

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.

Entry Requirements:

Satisfactory demonstration of reading, writing and numeracy skills by undertaking the Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) AND Either any Certificate III or higher or SACE Stage 2 or equivalent Australian Year 12 certificate

Structure:

11 core units plus 4 electives.

Subjects you can Study:

Core: Work with diverse people; Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety; Provide recovery oriented mental health services; Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues; Work collaboratively with the care network and other services; plus more. Electives: Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide; Recognise and respond to crisis situations; Facilitate the interests and rights of clients; Work in an alcohol and other drugs context; Provide alcohol and other drugs withdrawal services; Provide suicide bereavement support; plus more.

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.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00881F

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Frankston No info Yes Full time 1 year
Berwick No info Yes Part time 2 years
Pakenham No info
Berwick No info Yes Full time 1 year
Springvale No info
Off Campus No info
Chisholm@311 No info
Bass Coast No info
Frankston No info Yes Part time 2 years
Melbourne City No info
Mornington Peninsula No info
Flinders Lane No info
Traralgon No info
Dandenong No info
Cranbourne No info
Chisholm is one of the largest providers of education and training in Victoria. The Institute was named in 1998, in honour of Caroline Chisholm, the early Australian reformer and humanitarian. Chisholm's modern campuses in the southeast of Melbourne are at: Dandenong (two locations), Frankston, Berwick, Cranbourne, Mornington Peninsula and Bass Coast as well as two new facilities in the centre of Melbourne. Currently, Chisholm offers over 280 accredited, nationally recognised courses from certificates to bachelor degrees and graduate certificates - including its own degrees and partnership degrees with La Trobe University. It also runs approximately 140 short courses for work skills (industry compliance and skills development), as well as lifestyle (self-improvement, recreation and hobby). Courses are developed in consultation with industry, and are designed to meet both current and predicted skill shortages.

Provider CRICOS: 00881F

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