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CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health

CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health

General: 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.

Target groups:

Existing experienced worker in the sector with existing skills and knowledge seeking a formal qualification.

Existing experienced worker in the sector wishing to gain further knowledge and a qualification.

Existing experienced worker in the sector wishing to advance career prospects.

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.

Employment Growth: Community and Personal Service Workers is the broad occupation category.

Source: Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business

Entry requirements: Prospective students are required to complete a Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment and a Pre-Training Interview, administered by and to the satisfaction of ITHEA and be at least 18 years of age.

Students should be working in the industry.

Vocational outcomes: Students can go into a range of employment options. Occupations may include Community Rehabilitation Worker, Community Rehabilitation and Support Worker, Outreach Officer, Mental Health Outreach Worker or Assistant Community Services Worker.

Job outlook: Community and Personal Service Workers is the broad occupation category.

Source: Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business

Delivery and assessment: We offer students the flexibility of choosing between online learning or classroom delivery. Assessment methods allow for the gathering of sufficient quality evidence about the student’s performance. Methods used include question and answer, observation and demonstration, case study and projects.

Practical placement requirements: To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 80 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency. Students are required to undertake supervised practical placement in relevant mental health services setting. Evidence provided by the supervisor will contribute to assessment of the candidate’s ability to work at this level. Students are required to find their own practical placement, however ITHEA will provide assistance and support where needed. Students must have a valid National Police Check prior to attending placement.

Core Units

Unit CodeUnit DescriptorNominal Hrs
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people40
CHCDIV002Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety25
CHCLEG001Work legally and ethically55
CHCMHS002Establish self-directed recovery relationships60
CHCMHS003Provide recovery oriented mental health services60
CHCMHS004Work collaboratively with the care network and other services75
CHCMHS005Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues90
CHCMHS007Work effectively in trauma informed care40
CHCMHS008

Promote and facilitate self advocacy50
CHCMHS011Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing80
HLTWHS001Participate in workplace health and safety20

Elective Units

Unit CodeUnit DescriptorNominal Hrs
CHCCCS019Recognise and respond to crisis situations45
CHCADV001Facilitate the interests and rights of clients100
CHCCCS014Provide brief interventions75
CHCSOH001Work with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness85

How to Apply

Please make sure you have read all the course information about units of study, duration, entry requirements, assessment information, job prospects etc.

Steps

1. You must attend a pre-training interview which includes a Language, Literacy and Numeracy test and complete the eligibility declaration form (in the case of students applying for Skills First Program Funding).

2. To complete the application process, click on the ‘Apply Now’ link. Complete the steps involved to submit your application online.

3. ITHEA will assess your application and make sure all entry requirements are met. An ITHEA representative will contact you if your application is unsuccessful.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

If you have any questions about the course, please call us on 9650 3900.

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DURATION

1 year

CLASSES

N/A

STUDY MODE

In class or online

PRACTICAL PLACEMENT

80 hrs

FEES

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KEY START DATES 2020

Term 1 – Mon 27 Jan
Term 2 – Mon 20 Apr
Term 3 – Mon 13 Jul
Term 4 – Mon 5 Oct