Comments about Certificate IV in Mental Health Work - On Campus - Bendigo - Victoria
This qualification covers workers who provide a range of community services and community interventions to clients with mental health issues and/or implement health promotion. Work may take place in a range of contexts such as community based organisations, residential rehabilitation services and outreach services. The qualification defines the knowledge and skills required by support workers and case-workers who work autonomously under the broad guidance of others to assist people with mental health issues.
You will need the organisational, communication, study, literacy and numeracy skills equivalent to year 10. Prior experience in this field is not mandatory but will certainly benefit your application. Other Entry Requirements You must attend an information session and interview sessions. Students will be required to complete a police check and/or working with children check at the beginning of the course, as it is a requirement of any human service work.
Certificate IV in Mental Health Work
Key Study Areas
Key study areas include:
* Providing non-clinical services to people with mental health issues
* Coordinating and implementing services and programs
* Client assessment (initial and ongoing)
* Planning and implementing community integration and educational programs
* Liaising with specialists
* Community services
Where • Bendigo (City Campus)
• Group Interview
• Skills Test
On successfully completing this course you will be eligible for employment in a wide range of support/case worker roles in community based organisations, residential rehabilitation services and outreach services. These positions may involve generalist services or specialised services such as family, health education, rehabilitation, Indigenous mental health, or domestic violence.
Further Study Options
This course is aligned to many other specialised courses such as those in disability work, juvenile justice, alcohol and other drugs work. Generalist courses such as the Diploma in Community Welfare Work are also related.
Certifcate IV in Disability Work :: CHC40302
Certificate IV in Youth Work :: CHC40602
Diploma of Community Welfare Work :: CHC50702
You will be assessed as part of this course.
Typical Course Content (exact details may be obtained from the teaching centre)
CHCAOD2C Orientation to the alcohol and other drugs sector
CHCCOM3C Utilise specialist communication skills to build strong relationships
CHCCS301A Work within a legal and ethical framework
CHCCS402A Respond holistically to client issues
CHCCS403A Provide brief intervention
CHCCS405A Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers
CHCCS501A Assess and respond to individuals at risk of self-harm or suicide
CHCCS9A Provide support services to clients
CHCMH1B Orientation to mental health work
CHCMH4C Provide Non-clinical Services To People With Mental Health Issues
CHCNET4A Work with other services
CHCOHS401A Implement and monitor OHS policies and procedures for a work place
Recognition of Prior Learning
Recognition of your current qualifications and prior learning: BRIT has processes to give you credit for relevant units from your prior study, and to assess your prior learning against units in a course.