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Certificate IV in Mental Health
National Course Code: CHC43315
TAFE NSW Course Number: CHC43315-01V03
- Nationally Recognised Training
- Government Subsidised
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If your course has been funded by Training Services NSW under Smart and Skilled, you may be contacted by a Training Services NSW representative to discuss your experience at Western Sydney Institute.
This qualification reflects the role of workers who provide self-directed recovery oriented support for people affected by mental illness and psychiatric disability. Work involves implementing community based programs and activities focusing on mental health, mental illness and psychiatric disability. Work is undertaken in a range of community contexts such as community based non-government organisations; home based outreach; centre-based programs; respite care; residential services, rehabilitation programs; clinical settings; or supporting people in employment. Work is carried out autonomously under the broad guidance of other practitioners and professionals.
To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 80 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency.
No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.
ENROLLING IN FIRST AID UNITS OF COMPETENCY
If you are seeking to enrol in a First Aid unit of competency you are advised that to complete the unit you must be able to perform basic life support skills, for example control bleeding and perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). If you have a disability that would prevent you from performing required basic life support skills you are advised that you will not be able to achieve the unit of competency.
To ensure you leave us with the most up to date qualification...
If during or after your enrolment, the course in which you are enrolled is updated in line with national industry standards, the Institute reserves the right to transition you into an alternate course. If this becomes necessary, the Institute will advise you of the change and the arrangements which will be available for you to complete your alternate course.
There are no entry requirements for this qualification
Credit (or recognition) for modules/units may be granted based on previous learning, studies, work and/or life experiences. Please discuss this with the teaching section when you enrol.
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:
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:
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:
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
||Establish self-directed recovery relationships
||Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing
||Work with diverse people
||Work collaboratively with the care network and other services
||Provide first aid
||Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
||Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues
||Participate in workplace health and safety
||Plan and conduct group activities
||Work effectively in trauma informed care
||Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide
||Provide recovery oriented mental health services
||Support the rights and safety of children and young people
||Work legally and ethically
||Promote and facilitate self advocacy
The above list includes units being offered at this campus and that are required to complete this qualification. Other colleges may offer different elective options. For some courses the electives will not be listed however they will be discussed during your first class. Please see www.tafensw.edu.au for the full list of elective units available within this course.
Smart and Skilled Student Fees
The cost of this course will vary based on your eligibility for a Smart and Skilled Student Fee. Eligibility criteria can be found on the Smart and Skilled website or you can call us on 131 870 for further information and advice.
|Non-government subsidised fee||$9,000|
Trainees: From 2016 if you are starting a traineeship that is on the NSW Skills List, your Smart and Skilled fee for the whole qualification will not be more than $1,000.
For full details on TAFE NSW fees and money matters please visit our Paying for Your Course page.
Start Date: 5 Feb 2018
Full Time: 20 hours per week x 2 Years
Class attendance is on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from approximately 9-4pm. Tuesday & Thursday - 7 Hours per day Time: 9 am - to 4 pm, Friday - 6 Hours per day Time: 9 am - 3 pm
To enrol in this course, please use the Enrol option.
You will need to attend an Information session for the Certificate IV in Mental Health Information session on
Wednesday, 31 January 2018 from 10 am - 12 pm
TAFE NSW Mount Druitt
Building L, Level 2 Room 62 (L2.62)
Cnr Mount Street & North Parade Mount Druitt
If you are unable to attend this information session, please contact Dave Nash at firstname.lastname@example.org or mobile 0402 203 602.
A Unique Student Identifier is required prior to enrolment. To apply for your USI visit www.usi.gov.au.
If you cannot remember your USI or if you have forgotten you have one, please visit the USI Website for assistance in retrieving your USI.
For further assistance, contact the WSI Service Centre on 131 870 to enrol.
18MTD-150 S:5/2/2018 E:21/12/2018
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