Certificate IV in Mental Health

TAFE NSW

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.

Campus Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Riverina - Deniliqui No
South Western Sydney - Bankstown No
Illawarra - Nowra No
North Coast - Macksville No
Hunter - Ourimbah No
North Coast - Taree No
Western Sydney - Strathfield No
Sydney - Ultimo No
Western Sydney - Strathfield No Online
Hunter - Hamilton No
North Coast - Coffs Harbour Education Centre No
Western Sydney - Mount Druitt No
Western - Dubbo No

About Us

TAFE NSW has been at the foundation of Australian education for over 130 years. 

From the rapid economic development and population growth of colonial times to the gold rush and post-war periods, TAFE NSW has remained constant; responding to the shifting demands of the workforce, the economy and Australia.

Today, we offer hundreds of courses, from certificate to degree level, to over 500,000 students.  When you study at TAFE NSW, you’re never alone. You can get help and assistance with nearly every aspect of your study life - from study support and student resources, to counselling, guidance, and help finding jobs or accommodation.

Please note: Not all TAFE NSW locations have all of these services. To find out the services in your location, give us a call on 131 601 or visit www.tafensw.edu.au.

From beauty salons to auto shops, restaurants to IT networking labs, VR to TV studios, our facilities are state-of-the-art and are designed to give you real-world knowledge.

Be doing what you love on campuses built with you in mind.

TAFE NSW Student Services 

Each TAFE NSW campus has a range of services and dedicated facilities to assist you through your study experience.

  • Student association membership which provides opportunities for social and recreational activities with local students
  • Libraries
  • Tutorials
  • Careers advice
  • Help with finding a job
  • Résumé writing and preparing for a job interview
  • Counselling for study and other personal matters
  • Cafés
  • Childcare facilities
  • Student parking.

Please note: Not all TAFE NSW locations have all of these services. To find out the services in your location, give us a call on 131 601 or visit www.tafensw.edu.au.

TAFE NSW provides...

  • Industry-standard training facilities
  • Professional teachers with real-world experience
  • Courses that are developed with industry partners
  • Pathways to higher education
  • Student support services.

 TAFE NSW teachers...

  • Are dedicated, supportive and friendly
  • Teach in small class sizes
  • Use up-to-date teaching materials and equipment
  • Have educational and industry qualifications and experience.

 TAFE NSW locations

  • Thirty-two campuses in metropolitan Sydney
  • Ninety-eight campuses in cities and towns around regional NSW
  • Modern facilities and equipment
  • Friendly and relaxed campus lifestyle
  • Region-specific courses and activities
  • Easy public transport options.

 

 

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