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Certificate IV in Mental Health

National Course Code: CHC43315

TAFE NSW Course Number: CHC43315-01V03

The nationally accredited Certificate IV in Mental Health is your ideal entry into an industry that is experiencing huge demand due to increased awareness of mental health issues. Practice supporting people in a real work environment and be ready to make a difference.

**LEARN NEW SKILLS**

Through theory and practical course work, you will learn how to:

- Work collaboratively with other services
- Understand trauma care
- Respond to crises
- Support people experiencing mental illness and psychiatric disability

**DEVELOP YOUR TALENT**

Develop skills that will help you get ahead in this field:

- Critical thinking
- Conflict resolution
- Empower people to find solutions

**ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS**

Completing this course will provide you with:

- A nationally recognised qualification
- Strong pathways to continued studies to enhance your career

**Career opportunities:**

- Mental Health worker
- Community Rehabilitation and Support Worker
- Mental Health Intake Officer
- Mental Health Outreach Worker

**GROW YOUR CAREER**

Take your career further:

- Diploma of Mental Health
- Diploma of Community Services
- Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs
- Diploma of Counselling
- Bachelor of Community Services with TAFE NSW Degrees

**INDUSTRY DEMAND**

Mental health awareness is on the rise. People are more comfortable finding help and this has led to increased demand for mental health services.

There is around 6,000 new jobs forecast to open each year until 2023. This makes now a great time to start studying towards a career in Mental Health Support Work.

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 Health’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 CHILDREN’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 Children’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

Related Pathways

Community Services

Study Options & Enrolment

Full Fee: $9,200 | Max. Fee If Eligible For Subsidy: $2,320
Course Information Courses available under Smart and Skilled may attract a government fee subsidy. You must meet the individual eligibility criteria to receive subsidised training for a course on the NSW Skills List.
Full Fee: $9,200 | Max. Fee If Eligible For Subsidy: $2,320
Course Information Courses available under Smart and Skilled may attract a government fee subsidy. You must meet the individual eligibility criteria to receive subsidised training for a course on the NSW Skills List.

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