Certificate IV in Mental Health

 
Qualification:
Certificate IV   NRT
Course no:
CHC43315-01V03
National code:
CHC43315
Start date:
Mon 12 Feb 2018
 –   Ultimo
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    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.

    Other Requirements

    WORK PLACEMENTS

    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
    • Meet NSW Health’s - Criminal Record Check requirements;
    • Sign the NSW Health Code of Conduct form and any other forms, as required by NSW Health;
    • 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:
    http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/careers/student_clearance/pages/default.aspx

    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

    Articulation

    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

    https://www.tafensw.edu.au/courses/get-started-at-tafe-nsw/recognition-of-prior-learning

    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

    https://www.tafensw.edu.au/courses/study-options/tafe-to-university

    Entry requirements

    There are no entry requirements for this qualification

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    Ultimo
    Full Time
    Course start:
    Mon 12 Feb 2018
    Course duration:
    1 Year
    Financial Assistance:
    Smart & Skilled
    Attendance:
    20 Hours per week
    Course Fee:
    $9000
    Smart and Skilled Second Qual:
    $2320
    Smart and Skilled First Qual:
    $1990
    Code:
    CHC43315-01V03-18ULT-001
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    About offering:

    INFORMATION SESSION

    Attend the following information session to meet with the teaching staff, discuss the course and get more information about enrolment and next steps.

    Wednesday 13 December 2017 at 10:00pm at Ultimo Campus, 651-731 Harris Street, Buidling D, Level 4, Room D4.02

    Indicative timetable:

    You will need to attend approximately 20 hours of class a week over 3 days. An indication of how your weekly timetable in semester one may look is: Wednesday, 9:00am to 5:00pm, Thursday 9:00am to 4:00pm and Friday 9:00am to 2:00pm

    How to enrol or apply:

    To apply for this course you must meet the Smart and Skilled eligibility criteria: www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/smart-skilled

    GET YOUR UNIQUE STUDENT IDENTIFIER (USI)

    Before you enrol you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Visit 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: www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/applying-and-enrolling

    Fee information:

    SMART AND SKILLED FEES

    This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to Sydney TAFE and the government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

    The fee category that will apply to you depends on your eligibility and your individual circumstances. Your fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.

    For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/smart-skilled.

    PAYMENT OPTIONS AND ASSISTANCE

    Instalment payment options are available for this course. For more information, see www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/fees-and-charges

    Find out more about financial assistance www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/financial-assistance

    RECOGNITION

    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: www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/recognition

    Other Information:

    Also 18 hours of classes plus 120 hours of Workplace learning in the second semester.

    Subjects

    NumberSubject nameNominal hours
    CHCMHS011Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing80
    CHCAOD004Assess needs of clients with alcohol and other drugs issues135
    CHCMHS002Establish self-directed recovery relationships60
    CHCCCS003Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide110
    HLTWHS001Participate in workplace health and safety20
    CHCDIV002Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety25
    CHCMHS008Promote and facilitate self advocacy50
    HLTAID003Provide first aid18
    CHCMHS003Provide recovery oriented mental health services60
    CHCMHS005Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues90
    CHCCOM002Use communication to build relationships55
    CHCMHS004Work collaboratively with the care network and other services75
    CHCMHS007Work effectively in trauma informed care40
    CHCLEG001Work legally and ethically55
    CHCDIV001Work with diverse people40

     

     

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