Certificate IV in Mental Health
- Course Code
- Course Type
- Accredited Course
- Course Level
- Skills Building
- Course Location
- Course Duration
Full Time: 10 months
- Course Cost
- For an individual quotation of fees payable, please visit your nearest campus of GippsTAFE. Click Here for further information regarding Fees and Charges.
- Study Modes
- Online; Flexible
- Starting Date
- February 2014
AOD & MH Department
Phone: (03) 5662 6800
Fax: 1300 094 661
Post: PO Box 3279, GMC 3841
This course applies to workers providing services to clients in relation to the mental health and/or alcohol and other drugs issues.
This course can be done stand alone or as an addition to the Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD), and can provide participants with a dual AOD and MH qualification with additional units completed.
If you cannot enrol in the whole course, you may enrol in individual units.
Qualifications And RecognitionUpon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate IV in Mental Health.
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- Community Rehabilitation and Support Worker
- Community Support Worker
- Mental Health Outreach Worker
- Mental Health Rehabilitation Support Worker
- Mental Health Support Worker
Participants must have daily access to a computer with a broadband internet connection to participate in this online course. A broadband connection is required due to the large data transmissions needed to participate in the Elluminate (virtual classroom) and other course activities. You must also be comfortable using the internet and other applications such as Microsoft Word, Adobe and Email. Participants will need a headset (with microphone) to attend online classes.
To gain entry into this course, applicants are required to:
- Be 18 years of age or older
- Have well developed literacy skills
- Have well developed ICT Skills
- Have ready access to broadband internet connection
How To ApplyDirect to Institute
Each unit is assessed individually - Assessment methods typically include case studies, Q&A, group discussions, online conferencing (virtual classroom), assignments, problem solving, projects, research activities and presentations.
Opportunities For Further StudyCertificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs
Diploma of Community Services (Alcohol, Other Drugs and Mental Health)
Can prospective students enrol in individual units?Yes.
|Compulsory Units (10)
||Work effectively in the alcohol and other drugs sector
|CHCCS400C||Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework|
|CHCMH401A||Work effectively in mental health settings|
|CHCMH402B||Apply understanding of mental health issues and recovery processes|
|CHCMH403A||Establish and maintain communication and relationships to support the recovery process|
|CHCMH404B||Conduct assessment and planning as part of the recovery process|
|CHCMH405A||Work collaboratively to support recovery process|
|HLTHIR403C||Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers|
|HLTHIR404D||Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people|
||Contribute to WHS processes
|Elective Units (5)
|CHCA0D408B||Assess needs of clients with AOD issues|
|CHCA0D409E||Provide AOD withdrawal services|
|CHCAOD411A||Provide interventions for people with AOD issues|
||Provide relapse prevention strategies
||Recognise and respond to individuals at risk
||Provide behaviour support in the context of individual plan