Certificate IV in Mental Health
Mental Health course details
Course description and aims
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.
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.
No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.
ENROLLING IN FIRST AID UNITS OF COMPETENCY
If you are seeking to enrol in a First Aid unit of competency you are advised that to complete the unit you must be able to perform basic life support skills, for example control bleeding and perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). If you have a disability that would prevent you from performing required basic life support skills you are advised that you will not be able to achieve the unit of competency.
Many TAFE courses have a compulsory work placement component to assist you to apply your learning in a practical environment and you may be required to comply with some (or all) of the following.
1. NSW HEALTH
Before you commence any clinical placements in NSW Health facilities, you will be required to
Â• Meet NSW HealthÂ’s - Criminal Record Check requirements;
Â• Sign the NSW Health Code of Conduct form and any other forms, as required by NSW Health;
Â• Undertake Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against Infectious Diseases and provide your Health Care Worker/Student Vaccination Record Card.
For specific information regarding NSW HealthÂ’s requirements, and access to the required forms, it is recommended that you visit their FAQs for students at:
2. AGED CARE WORK - Before you undertake any clinical placements in Aged Care Facilities you will be required to undertake a Federal Criminal Record Check. Visit: http://www.afp.gov.au/what-we-do/police-checks/national-police-checks.aspx
3. COMMUNITY AND CHILDRENÂ’S SERVICES
Anyone in child-related work (including student placements and volunteers) MUST have a current Working with Children Check (students/volunteers free) in line with the Office of ChildrenÂ’s Guardian phase-in schedule and processes. Visit: http://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/Working-with-children/working-with-children-check
4. STUDENT READINESS FOR WORK PLACEMENT Generally work placements will only occur after there has been a reasonable amount of student/teacher contact and when the teacher is satisfied that you are ready to benefit from workplace learning and perform workplace duties. Your teacher can provide further information.
STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES - For more information visit: https://www.tafensw.edu.au/courses/rights-and-responsibilities/index.htm
Course outcomes and careers
Credit for Prior Learning
If you already have skills and knowledge that are relevant to your course, you may be able to apply for credit through articulation, credit transfer or recognition of prior learning. To find out more about applying for credit follow this link
This web page also provides information on how to use your existing TAFE NSW qualifications to undertake a higher level qualification at TAFE NSW (e.g. Cert II to Cert III, Cert III to Cert IV, Cert IV to Diploma, etc.)
TAFE to University Many TAFE NSW courses offer you the opportunity to gain both vocational and university qualifications. To find out more about the pathways to higher education please follow this link
Enrol at any location
Attend this information session to meet with the teaching staff, discuss the course and get more information about enrolment and next steps.
Wednesday 14th June at 10:00am at Ultimo Campus, 651-731 Harris Street, Building D, Level 4, Room D4.02.
You will need to attend approximately 13.5 hours of class a week over 2 days per week. An indication of how your weekly timetable in semester one may look is: Thursday; 9:00am to 5:00pm, Friday; 9:00am to 1:00pm
GET YOUR UNIQUE STUDENT IDENTIFIER (USI)
Before you enrol you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Visit http://www.usi.gov.au/students/create-your-usi to request a USI. Remember to add Sydney TAFE to your account via the Manage Permissions page (code: 90003, name: TAFE NSW - Sydney Institute).
Find out more about applying and enrolling: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/applying-and-enrolling
Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.
Find out more about recognition: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/recognition
READ BEFORE YOU ENROL
Fees, payment and refunds: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/fees-and-charges
Financial assistance: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/financial-assistance
Plus 120 hours of Workplace learning in the second semester
|Number||Subject name||Nominal hours|
|CHCMHS011||Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing||80|
|CHCAOD004||Assess needs of clients with alcohol and other drugs issues||135|
|CHCMHS002||Establish self-directed recovery relationships||60|
|CHCCCS003||Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide||110|
|HLTWHS001||Participate in workplace health and safety||20|
|CHCDIV002||Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety||25|
|CHCMHS008||Promote and facilitate self advocacy||50|
|HLTAID003||Provide first aid||18|
|CHCMHS003||Provide recovery oriented mental health services||60|
|CHCMHS005||Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues||90|
|CHCCOM002||Use communication to build relationships||55|
|CHCMHS004||Work collaboratively with the care network and other services||75|
|CHCMHS007||Work effectively in trauma informed care||40|
|CHCLEG001||Work legally and ethically||55|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people||40|