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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.
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).
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
Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
Work legally and ethically
Establish self-directed recovery relationships
Provide recovery oriented mental health services
Work collaboratively with the care network and other services
Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues
Work effectively in trauma informed care
Promote and facilitate self advocacy
Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing
Participate in workplace health and safety
Recognise and respond to crisis situations
Use communication to build relationships
Work with people with mental health issues
| 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|
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.
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.
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.
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
Visit How to Apply for more information on the application process.
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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.
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