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Overview

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Course code:

CHC43315

Next available intakes:

February

Course length:

Full Time: 1 year

Campus:

Glen Waverley

The Certificate IV in Mental Health focuses on person-centered recovery for people affected by mental illness.

You will learn how to implement trauma informed care and how to promote and facilitate wellness.

You will learn what it looks like to be a mental health support worker by learning the different models and interventions used in the sector.

We provide opportunities to practice different therapeutic approaches, interventions and assessment tools in a simulated environment.

This means we create scenarios for you to practice and be assessed on skills and knowledge that match a real workplace environment.

You will be assigned an industry specific 80 hour placement to give you relevant workplace experience.

We aim for you to feel practised and well prepared for when you enter the mental health workforce.

While completing your Certificate IV in Mental Health there is the opportunity to complete the Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other drugs giving you a dual qualification.


 


Course structure

This course is day time delivery, in stage 1 you will be attending for 2.5 days.

In stage 2 you will be on campus for one full day and the second day you will be participating in a Supported Residential Service (SRS) project which will form your 80 hour practical placement.

To receive this qualification you must complete 11 core units and 4 elective units. Elective units have been chosen by Holmesglen based on feedback from industry.

If you have already completed other eligible elective units, these may be counted towards completion of this program.

If you choose to also complete the dual qualification, Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs, you will be required to attend an additional 2 days in stage 2 (4 days in total).

ASSESSMENT

Assessments are designed to provide learners with opportunities to demonstrate they have attained the required skills and knowledge using a range of practically based activities and tasks, as required by recognised standards

SUBJECTS

Code

Name

CHCDIV001

Work with diverse people

CHCDIV002

Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

CHCLEG001

Work legally and ethically

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

CHCMHS007

Work effectively in trauma informed care

CHCMHS008

Promote and facilitate self advocacy

CHCMHS011

Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing

HLTWHS001

Participate in workplace health and safety

CHCCCS004

Assess co-existing needs

CHCCCS019

Recognise and respond to crisis situations

CHCCOM002

Use communication to build relationships

CHCMHS001

Work with people with mental health issues

Code Name
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
CHCDIV002Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCLEG001Work legally and ethically
CHCMHS002Establish self-directed recovery relationships
CHCMHS003Provide recovery oriented mental health services
CHCMHS004Work collaboratively with the care network and other services
CHCMHS005Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues
CHCMHS007Work effectively in trauma informed care
CHCMHS008Promote and facilitate self advocacy
CHCMHS011Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing
HLTWHS001Participate in workplace health and safety
CHCCCS004Assess co-existing needs
CHCCCS019Recognise and respond to crisis situations
CHCCOM002Use communication to build relationships
CHCMHS001Work with people with mental health issues

Entry requirements

Prior to enrolment or commencement of training you will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment and a pre-training interview.

These will assist with determining your suitability to the course, verify your training plan, and identify any learning support needs.

Applicants should be of a mature age (over 18 years of age). In order to complete practical placement applicants must be able to obtain a: Victoria Police Records check and Working with Children Check.

RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING

You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen. Read more about Recognition of Prior Learning, Credits and Advanced Standing.


Outcomes

QUALIFICATION AND RECOGNITION

Upon completing this program, you will receive the nationally endorsed CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health and the CHC43215 Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs.

PATHWAYS

You have the option to enrol in the CHC43215 Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs in addition to your Certificate IV in Mental Health. Allowing you to complete a dual qualification within 1 year.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

With this qualification you would be able to apply for Community Mental Health Support Practitioner positions, which can encompass a range of job roles such as: outreach support, case management, residential support, group facilitator.


How to apply

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Visit How to Apply for more information on the application process.

RECRUITMENT

Holmesglen may engage third parties to recruit students on behalf of the institute. Third party recruiters receive a commission and this will not impact on your fees.

Find out more about your rights and obligations as a student and the services we provide at Holmesglen.


Fees

Type

Cost

Full Fee

$8,181.00

Government subsidised

$1,444.00

Concession

$288.80

Holmesglen tuition fees shown are all inclusive and indicative of the cost to complete the entire course.
These are indicative fees only. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.
Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.

Find out more about paying your fees and our payment options


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Community Services Open Days

Visit us at Open day at our Child, Youth and Family Intervention session to find out more about how our course is designed to provide you with the right knowledge and skills for a career in this industry. This course is suited to those who want to make a real difference to their community by working with youth and families, in the child protection sector.

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Holmesglen Moorabbin Campus, 488 South Road Moorabbin 3189 Australia

A career in community services is your opportunity to make a positive difference in society. Professionals work with respect and passion, and an ongoing desire to improve the lives of those around them. If you�re interested in making your mark, attend one of our information sessions to learn more about the Certificate IV in Community Services CHC42015 or the Diploma of Community Services CHC52015 offered at Holmesglen. Our information sessions are facilitated by Social Science teachers and will cover the: - Application process - Contact hours - Course structure - Career opportunities Attendees will have time to ask questions and speak one-on-one with a Social Science teacher. We'll also be accepting applications on the night, so you can apply on the spot for our upcoming intake. *We recommend attending the Waverley campus information session if you are interested in our Certificate IV in Community Services or the Moorabbin campus information session for details regarding the Diploma of Community Services (day time or evening delivery).

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Holmesglen Glen Waverley Campus, 595 Waverley Road Glen Waverley Australia

A career in community services is your opportunity to make a positive difference in society. Professionals work with respect and passion, and an ongoing desire to improve the lives of those around them. If you're interested in making your mark, attend one of our information sessions to learn more about the Certificate IV in Community Services CHC42015 or the Diploma of Community Services CHC52015 offered at Holmesglen. Our information sessions are facilitated by Social Science teachers and will cover the: - Application process - Contact hours - Course structure - Career opportunities Attendees will have time to ask questions and speak one-on-one with a Social Science teacher. We'll also be accepting applications on the night, so you can apply on the spot for our upcoming intake. *We recommend attending the Waverley campus information session if you are interested in our Certificate IV in Community Services or the Moorabbin campus information session for details regarding the Diploma of Community Services (day time or evening delivery).

 

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Holmesglen Moorabbin Campus, 488 South Road Moorabbin 3189 Australia

Passionate about helping individuals who require support due to aging, disability and other reasons? This session will provide you with information about how we can help you provide person-centred support to those who need it. Join us for this presentation and discover the rewards of working with older persons, the benefits of our industry connections and details of our Individual Support course. The session starts promptly at 4pm.

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Holmesglen Chadstone Campus, Batesford Road Chadstone 3148 Australia

Design, implement and evaluate leisure and health activities. This session will provide you information about our course and how we can support you to be successful as an activities coordinator in a range of settings. Visit us on Open Day for a presentation and short activity, presented by our experienced trainers, highlighting industry placement opportunities and future pathways. The session starts promptly at 4pm.

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Holmesglen Chadstone Campus, Batesford Road Chadstone 3148 Australia

A career in community services is your opportunity to make a positive difference in society. Professionals work with respect and passion, and an ongoing desire to improve the lives of those around them. If you�re interested in making your mark, attend one of our information sessions to learn more about the Certificate IV in Community Services CHC42015 or the Diploma of Community Services CHC52015 offered at Holmesglen. Our information sessions are facilitated by Social Science teachers and will cover the: - Application process - Contact hours - Course structure - Career opportunities Attendees will have time to ask questions and speak one-on-one with a Social Science teacher. We'll also be accepting applications on the night, so you can apply on the spot for our upcoming intake. *We recommend attending the Waverley campus information session if you are interested in our Certificate IV in Community Services or the Moorabbin or City campus information session for details regarding the Diploma of Community Services (daytime or evening delivery).

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Holmesglen St Kilda Road Campus, 332 St Kilda Rd Southbank Australia

Attend our information sessions to learn more about our suite of courses in the mental health and alcohol and other drug areas offered at Holmesglen. Our information sessions will be facilitated by a Social Science teacher and each session will cover: - Application process - Contact hours for each of the different course options - Course structures available for our Certificate IV and Diploma - Career opportunities Attendees will also have time to ask questions and speak with a Social Science teacher 1 on 1. We'll also be accepting applications on the night so you can apply on the spot for our upcoming intake. This session will cover our Certificate IV in Mental Health, Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs, and our Diploma of Mental Health.

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Holmesglen Glen Waverley Campus, 595 Waverley Road Glen Waverley Australia

All information is correct at the time of printing but subject to change.

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