Certificate IV in Mental Health

Gordon Institute of TAFE

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: 00011G

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Hoppers Crossing Trades Campus No info
Werribee Campus No info
Geelong City No info Full time 7 months
Colac No info
Werribee Princes Campus No info
Werribee Learning Centre No info
Geelong City No info Yes Full time 7 months
East Geelong No info
Operating across four campuses, The Gordon Institute of TAFE offers programs in four teaching enterprises: Constructing Futures; Smart Technologies; Living Well and Creative Business.

With more than 18,500 enrolments and 540 staff, The Gordon Institute offers over 220 practical courses at Advanced Diploma, Diploma, Advanced Certificate, Certificate and Apprenticeship level. Flexible modes of study - full or part time, evening or weekend, on campus or off campus - make access to further education easier for all students.

Provider CRICOS: 00011G

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