CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health

Interested in providing self-directed recovery support for people affected by mental illness and psychiatric disability?

What will you learn

  • Skills to work autonomously under a broad guidance of other practitioners and professionals
  • Developing skills to implement community based programs and activities focusing on mental health and illness

Employment opportunities with this qualification are:

  • Assistant Community Services worker
  • Community Rehabilitation and Support Worker
  • Mental Health outreach
  • Outreach officer

With further study, become a:

  • Team leader
  • Supervisor
  • Manager

Delivery and assessment mode

  • Assessments are competency based which means that you have to demonstrate that you are able to meet the performance criteria for each unit.
  • Assessment methods will vary including: Questions & Answers, projects, role plays, presentations, portfolios and observation.
  • Assessments will be completed in and outside of class time.
  • You should allow approximately 5-10 hours per week for self-study and out of class assessments.
  • Private Facebook groups are used to share resources and learning
  • Resources are provided by SGSCC

To be deemed competent:

  • You will receive clear assessment instructions
  • You must complete all assessments to a satisfactory standard as set by your trainer. These are assessed by your trainer
  • Opportunities will be provided for trainers to support students and to resubmit their assessments if required

When you have completed and been deemed competent you can:

  • Progress with SGSCC to the CHC53315 Diploma of Mental Health

What resources do you need to study from home?

  • A computer with internet access
  • Email access
  • Facebook account for private class communication and access to learning resources (account can be arranged through SGSCC)

Work Placement

  • This course requires 80 hours of work placement which will be organised by SGSCC.
  • Work placement (unpaid) is a compulsory component of the course where you will be assessed in the workplace.
  • You will work as a volunteer student during work placement.
  • Before commencing work placement, you will be required to get a current national criminal record check to allow you to work in a care service facility. SGSCC will assist you with this application process.

Course entry Requirements

  • Current National Police Check (can be arranged through SGSCC)
  • Complete an SGSCC English language, literacy and numeracy assessment to determine that the student has sufficient skills to successfully complete the course
  • Note taking materials
  • Unique Student Identifier (can be arranged through SGSCC)
  • There are no formal educational requirements for entry into this course
  • Recognition for units may be granted based on previous learning, studies, work and/or life experiences

All students must undertake the following:

  • Working with Children Check
  • Criminal Record Check

Units of Competency you will be studying:

  1. CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
  2. CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
  3. CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
  4. CHCMHS002 Establish self-directed recovery relationships
  5. CHCMHS003 Provide recovery oriented mental health services
  6. CHCMHS004 Work collaboratively with the care network and other services
  7. CHCMHS005 Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues
  8. CHCMHS007 Work effectively in trauma informed care
  9. CHCMHS008 Promote and facilitate self-advocacy
  10. CHCMHS011 Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing
  11. HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
  12. CHCCCS003 Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide
  13. CHCAOD001 Work in an alcohol and other drugs context
  14. CHCCCS017 Provide loss and grief support
  15. CHCDFV001 Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence

Fee and Payment options:

  • $2,320 (maximum Smart & Skilled student fee)
  • $4,000 (fee for those who are ineligible for Smart & Skilled)
  • Pay in full or by Interest-free monthly payment plan
  • By Cash, EFTPOS, Visa or MasterCard

Time for you to enrol:

  • The Workskills team are available to take your enquiry or enrolment on 02 8543 7412 during business hours
  • At the Jannali Office Reception (Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm)
CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health

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Jannali Campus
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