CHC43315 CERTIFICATE IV IN MENTAL HEALTH
The Mental Health is currently undergoing a dramatic transformation with the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) creating lots of career opportunities for people from a range of backgrounds. On completion of this course, you will be qualified to work in a variety of roles within the Mental Health sector.
The Certificate IV in Mental Health provides an opportunity for participants to build upon their work, volunteer and life experiences and receive a nationally recognised qualification in mental health. This qualification reflects the role of workers in mental health, who work with people to address their needs, set goals and provide rehabilitation services on an ongoing basis.
The course provides students with the knowledge and skills required to provide excellent care and support to individuals affected by mental illness. You will learn how to implement community based programs and activities focusing on mental health, mental illness and psychiatric disability. The course covers how to work with trauma, identify and respond to crisis, assist with issues around alcohol and other drugs and respond to concerning behaviour.
There are no prerequisites for this qualification, however for entry into this course you will require adequate language, literacy and numeracy skills in English that allow you to read and interpret information, understand training and demonstrate leadership skills.
You will also be required provide and follow clear instructions, and prepare written assignments and documents for assessment. A clear police record and Working with Children Check are required for employment in this area and prior to work placement.
We offer training in formats that suit you and your workplace. The Certificate IV in Mental Health is available in the following learning modes:
Classroom Based: Facilitated by Trainers with expertise in Community Services and currently working in the field
- Engaging trainers will take you through the course material face to face.
- Simulations and practicals
- 80 hours work placement
Workplace Traineeship: Training is tailored to your organisation and delivered in your workplace
GOVERNMENT SUBSIDY OPPORTUNITIES
The Australian Government invests in training to improve work skills and address emerging skills shortages. Funding opportunities relevant to this course are:
- NSW Smart and Skilled Funding – link https://smartandskilled.nsw.gov.au
- VIC Skills First Funding – link http://www.education.vic.gov.au/skillsfirst/Pages/about.aspx
- Traineeships including Fee Free Scholarships
The Certificate IV in Mental Health is delivered over a maximum of 13 months with participants completing:
- Class time
- on-the-job assessments
- Course work.
To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 80 hours of work placement.
CORE UNIT COMPONENTS (11)
|HLTWHS001||Participate in workplace health and safety|
|CHCLEG001||Work legally and ethically|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people|
|CHCDIV002||Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety|
|CHCMHS008||Promote and facilitate self-advocacy|
|CHCMHS002||Establish self-directed recovery relationships|
|CHCMHS003||Provide recovery oriented mental health services|
|CHCMHS004||Work collaboratively with the care network and other services|
|CHCMHS005||Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues|
|CHCMHS011||Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing|
|CHCMHS007||Work effectively in trauma informed care|
ELECTIVE UNIT COMPONENTS (4)
|CHCPRP001||Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships|
|CHCPRP003||Reflect on and improve own professional practice|
|CHCCCS019||Recognise and respond to crisis situations|
|CHCAOD004||Assess needs of clients with alcohol and other drugs issues|
WHERE AND HOW CAN I STUDY?
Classes are offered at a location close to you in community based learning environments. The course will be delivered face-to-face on a full-time basis. There is no online delivery or part-time option for this course.
Work placement coordination activity will commence after assessment of the first group of units in the schedule.
FACE TO FACE TRAINING
Components of face to face training are:
- classroom theory training
- simulated practical training
- Self-Directed Learning
CLASSROOM THEORY TRAINING AND SIMULATED PRACTICAL TRAINING
Theory is delivered in the classroom. Simulated environment is used for the Simulated Practical Training.
Source documents for Classroom theory training and Simulated Practical Training include:
- Training and assessment Training Plan
- PowerPoint Handouts,
- activity workbook, simulated activity workbook
- Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and forms
SIMULATED PRACTICAL TRAINING
Simulated Practical Training is supported with simulated activity book
Wentworth College avails to the students a simulated training environment.
The simulated training environment simulates real life working conditions with all the relevant tools and co-workers (other students and trainer).
HOW YOU WILL BE ASSESSED
Assessment is undertaken through practical skills, project work and written assessment. A number of practical and theoretical tasks will be provided for each unit and competency will be based on the completion of these tasks.
To be deemed competent in a unit of competency the student must complete the following successfully:
|Activities||Complete the activities in the Activity Workbook and the Simulated Activity Workbook|
|Final Assessment (Assessment)||These are a set of tasks you will be required to complete. You must achieve a satisfactory result for each task to be deemed competent in this unit.
The tasks include:
Task 1: Knowledge Questions
Task 2: Case Study/Scenario
Task 3: Simulated Practical Demonstration
Task 4: Reflective Journal and Logbook
Third Party Report
Workplace Observation Report
80 hours of work placement is required for you to complete this course. This can be in a setting of your choosing but must be related to the qualification.
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