Certificate IV in Mental Health

State ID: J015     National ID: CHC40512

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About this course

The Certificate IV Mental Health course is an entry level position into community service work that includes mental health. Many community service agencies require workers who have an understanding about mental health including alcohol and drug issues.

Course is for people who enjoy working in groups or one to one with people who have a mental illness. Want to make a different to people's quality of life Learn about current approaches to mental health that focuses on the person not the illness.

Do you have existing skills or experience? You may be eligible to fast track your training through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), for further information please visit http://wcit.wa.edu.au/rpl

Study Mode & Duration

Full time6 months

Career Opportunities

Case Worker/Coordinator; Mental Health Worker; Welfare Support Officer; Youth Support Worker; Youth/Recreational Activities Officer

Unit Outline

National IDTitle
CORE
CHCAOD402BWork effectively in the alcohol and other drugs sector
HLTWHS300AContribute to WHS processes
CHCCS400CWork within a relevant legal and ethical framework
CHCMH401AWork effectively in mental health settings
CHCMH402BApply understanding of mental health issues and recovery processes
CHCMH403AEstablish and maintain communication and relationships to support the recovery process
CHCMH404BConduct assessment and planning as part of the recovery process
CHCMH405AWork collaboratively to support recovery process
HLTHIR403CWork effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers
HLTHIR404DWork effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people
ELECTIVE
CHCCS521BAssess and respond to individuals at risk of suicide
CHCCS411CWork effectively in the community sector
HLTCSD306D Respond effectively to behaviours of concern
CHCORG405EMaintain an effective work environment
HLTAID003 Provide first aid

Further Study Options

Diploma in Counselling
Diploma in Community Services

Course Fees

Entrance Requirements

This qualification does not have any specific pre-requisite unit. Basic communication skills are required.