CHC43315 – Certificate IV in Mental Health – for International Students

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CHC43315 - Certificate IV in Mental HealthCRICOS: 094532E

Overview

​​The CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health would be ideal to those who are seeking to develop professional skills to work with clients who face challenges with their mental health. If you are also looking for some volunteer work / experience in community services, this course would help you to grow your skills leading into mental health related work.

The course explores the relationship between mental health in the community and in work place. Focusing on working with families that deal with mental health issues is also highlighted. A well-structured workplace learning module is included to help you deliver practical skills.

Duration and Delivery

This qualification is delivered over a period of 910 nominal hours including 144 hours work placement. Participants enrolled in this course will have up to 52 weeks (including the end of year holiday and term breaks) to complete the course requirements.

Format

This Certificate IV level qualification will be delivered using a blended delivery model with a combination of face to face class room based and computer aided training sessions. Skill development in a relevant simulated environment is an added component of the session delivery. Educators will be available to provide necessary additional support to the students on request.

Location

Level 1/169 Plenty Road, Preston, VIC 3072. Practical placement locations as negotiated by ALACC with individual Providers.

Purpose

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.

Who May Attend

This qualification is beneficial for any person who may

  • Be actively seeking employment in community services industry sector
  • Have no formal qualifications.
  • Wish to review/update knowledge and practical experience in the community/aged care sector and require to expand their current skills and knowledge to include Mental Health
  • Be seeking a new career
Recognition

Students may be able to shorten the length of their studies through the recognition of past experience and/or qualifications gained elsewhere. Applications can be made for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer. These will be assessed according to the college’s policy & procedures to determine if/how much advanced standing will be granted. This course holds National Recognition.

Pre-Requisites

The minimum age for eligible applicants is 18 years. Applicants must have successfully completed the equivalent of Year 11 according to the Australian Qualifications Framework.

Proficiency in English is required to meet Industry standards.

Although LLN test is not an entry requirement, students are asked to undertake the same so appropriate academic support can be ensured throughout the course of study.

Work placements

Students will be required to undertake work placements to apply knowledge and develop their skills as part of the course requirements. Placements may occur in aged care, disability, or other aged care and community settings in Melbourne or Regional areas as organised by ALACC and according to the course requirements.

While ALACC takes responsibility to provides work placements for students,
however, to allow for flexibility, if a student finds a work placement that is more convenient for them, then ALACC will negotiate and have an Agreement with the Placement Provider before the student attends work placement.

Placements dates are on the timetable but can be subject to change depending on the appropriate Placement Provider’s ability to take students at a specific given period. Students need to be flexible with these dates and to ensure they can attend the placements as soon as it is available. ALACC is committed and ensures all students have Placements for the respective course.

Pathway

Successful completion of this course may enable you to progress towards Diploma of Mental Health. Alternately this qualification may also enable you to take the direction towards Diploma of Nursing.

At the Certificate 1V level this course will help you continue to work efficiently within the Community Services Sector as workers who provide self-directed recovery oriented support services for people affected by mental illness and psychiatric disability. This may relate to the ANZSCO occupational classification value 423111 relating to Aged or Disabled Cares and related occupations

Course Units

Please ask us about credit transfers.

Core Units

CHCDIV001
Work with diverse people
40
CHCDIV002
Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
25
CHCLEG001
Work legally and ethically
55
CHCMHS002
Establish self-directed recovery relationships
60
CHCMHS003
Provide recovery oriented mental health services
60
CHCMHS004
Work collaboratively with the care network and other services
75
CHCMHS005
Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues
90
CHCMHS007
Work effectively in trauma informed care
40
CHCMHS008
Promote and facilitate self-advocacy
50
CHCMHS011
Assess and promote social, emotional, and physical wellbeing
80
HLTWHS001
Participate in workplace health and safety
20

Elective Units 4

CHCCCS003
Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide
110
CHCAOD006
Provide intervention for people with alcohol and other drug issues
70
CHCCDE004
Implement participation and engagement strategies
85
CHCAGE001
Facilitate the Empowerment of Older People
50

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    Course Fees
    International Fee
    (On Shore)
    AUD 12,500.00 AUD 7,500.00
    Fees: AUD 7,000.00
    Registration Fee: AUD 500.00
    International Fee
    (Off Shore)
    AUD 12,500.00 AUD 9,000.00
    Fees: AUD 8,500.00
    Registration Fee: AUD 500.00

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