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CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health

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CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health

(Release 2)

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.

After successfully achieving this qualification learners may choose to continue studies in the Community Services and Health Services industry.

Course Structure

The course includes a classroom component, off-campus study components and industry placement. Assessment is based on competency, which is the ability to demonstrate specific skills and will involve a combination of assessment methods. These assessments can include written assignments, discussion, interviews, workplace projects and practical demonstrations.

This qualification and the various delivery methods have been designed following consultations with industry, learners and other stakeholders.

You will be required to complete 120 hour placement of unpaid work in a workplace as agreed on with Diversitat.

Classroom Based Training will be primarily this is primarily carried out at the Diversitat Training Rooms located at The Pulse Market Street Geelong. This is a fully equipped training facility.

Start Date: Enquiry
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Day Course - 12 months 1-2 days per week

Units of Study

This program consists of 15 Units of Competency, 11 Core Units and 4 Elective Units. A sample of elective units has been included below.

Core Units

  • CHCDIV001
    Work with diverse people
  • CHCLEG001
    Work legally and ethically
  • CHCDIV002
    Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
  • HLTWHS001
    Participate in workplace health and safety
  • CHCMHS003
    Provide recovery oriented mental health services
  • CHCMHS002
    Establish self-directed recovery relationships
  • CHCMHS004
    Work collaboratively with the care network and other services
  • CHCMHS005
    Provide services to people with coexisting 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

Elective Units

  • CHCCCS004
    Assess co-existing needs
  • CHCCCS014
    Provide brief interventions
  • CHCPRP001
    Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
  • CHCCCS003
    Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide

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Foundation Skills Assessment

Although there are no entry requirements for the qualification, applicants will be assessed for suitability by using the Foundation Skills Assessment. This will help us to identify any potential barriers or help us determine whether you require extra support for your studies.

The Foundation Skills Assessment will focus on English language, literacy and numeracy skills as well as employability skills.

Selection Criteria

To gain entry into CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health, applicants:

  • Must demonstrate an ability to work effectively with people affected by mental health and/or alcohol and other drug issues and their families.
  • May have previous experience, knowledge of and interest in mental health and/or alcohol and other drugs.
    Must demonstrate sound communication and interpersonal skills and also organisational and presentation skills at the interview.

All successful applicants will be required to undertake a Police Records Check and Volunteer Working with Children Check to meet their workplace regulatory requirements.

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The tabs above provide the full breakdown of fees & charges for funded (funding without concession),  concession funding and Fee for Service (full fee paying). which displays in the table below.

Diversitat Training staff will be able to help you determine if you are eligible for funding or Concession or no funding (fee for service). For a detailed explanation of Fees & Charges please have a look at our Fees & Charges page.

Learner Tuition Fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

Study options: C = Classroom Based Learning, W = Workplace Based Traineeship

PLEASE NOTE: Fees may apply for placement depending on the facility. If additional fees apply, this will be discussed with any students affected individually.

Some courses are only available as full fee for service (FFS).

 

Study OptionTuition CostAmenitiesMaterialsResourcesOtherTotal Fee
Classroom Based$348.50$1.50$0.00$0.00$0.00$350.00
N/A

The tabs above provide the full breakdown of fees & charges for funded (funding without concession),  concession funding and Fee for Service (full fee paying). which displays in the table below.

Diversitat Training staff will be able to help you determine if you are eligible for funding or Concession or no funding (fee for service). For a detailed explanation of Fees & Charges please have a look at our Fees & Charges page.

Learner Tuition Fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

Study options: C = Classroom Based Learning, W = Workplace Based Traineeship

PLEASE NOTE: Fees may apply for placement depending on the facility. If additional fees apply, this will be discussed with any students affected individually.

Some courses are only available as full fee for service (FFS).

 

Study OptionTuition CostAmenitiesMaterialsResourcesOtherTotal Fee
Classroom Based$69.70$0.30$0.00$0.00$0.00$70.00
N/A

The tabs above provide the full breakdown of fees & charges for funded (funding without concession),  concession funding and Fee for Service (full fee paying). which displays in the table below.

Diversitat Training staff will be able to help you determine if you are eligible for funding or Concession or no funding (fee for service). For a detailed explanation of Fees & Charges please have a look at our Fees & Charges page.

Learner Tuition Fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

Study options: C = Classroom Based Learning, W = Workplace Based Traineeship

PLEASE NOTE: Fees may apply for placement depending on the facility. If additional fees apply, this will be discussed with any students affected individually.

Some courses are only available as full fee for service (FFS).

 

Study OptionTuition CostAmenitiesMaterialsResourcesOtherTotal Fee
Classroom Based$5,780.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$5,780.00

Additional Information

Induction before you start the course

You will be given a formal induction at the beginning of your course. Important details are further communicated in the Student Handbook which can be downloaded from Current Students page.

There is a formal induction checklist that you will be taken through and at the end of induction you will be asked to sign the checklist to verify that you understand the details, including competency based assessment and reasonable adjustment, assessment methods, due dates and delivery requirements, surveys and the complaints/appeals process.

Alongside this there are also worksite inductions conducted if you are participating in placement as part of your training.

Work Placement

Mandatory Placement Hours Required: 100

This course requires work placement. We have a network of community agencies who will provide work placement for our students. If you wish to complete your placement at an alternative provider please discuss this with your trainer.

Issuing Certificates

On successful completion, participants will be awarded CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health. For unit completion only, a Statement of Attainment will be awarded.

Student Handbook

The Student Handbook contains important information which individuals should read before enrolling in a course at Diversitat Training.
The handbook contains detailed information including:

  • Section A Training and Assessment
  • Section B Student application and enrolment
  • Section C Fees and charges, including fee waivers, and exemptions
  • Section F Students Rights and Responsibilities
  • Section G Policies

The Student Handbook can be downloaded from Current Students page.

Materials Required

Diversitat Training will provide all course information and resources; however, participants are required to provide their own work folders, pens etc. A materials/resources fee may be charged for course materials such as resources, handouts and text materials. Additional expenses/levies may be required for some courses to cover extra course expenses such as tools of trade, equipment, excursions etc. You will be advised if these expenses apply to your studies prior to enrolment.

Access & Equity, RPL, Credit Transfers & USI

For information about Access & Equity or information about Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), Credit Transfers or information on how to obtain a Unique Student Identifier (USI); please visit the Current Students page on our website and download the latest Student Handbook.

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