Certificate IV in Mental-Health
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; center-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.
Practical placement: 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.
Possible occupation titles relating to this qualification: Community Rehabilitation Worker, Mental Health Rehabilitation Worker, Support Worker, Community Support Worker, Mental Health Support Worker
Course Duration: 48 weeks
Duration inclusive of holidays: 61 Weeks
Work Placement Hours: 80 hours throughout course duration
|Fees and Charges||Skills First Government funded student||Full-fee-paying student|
|Administration Fee||$ 100||$ 6,000|
|Textbook Fee||$ 55||$ 55|
|Total||$ 155||$ 6,055|
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Packaging rules to achieve this qualification, the candidate must demonstrate a competency in – 15 units of competency (11 core units and 4 elective units)
Text books are available to purchase online, click on the book image to go to suppliers’ site.
Working Safely in Community Services : Handbook for Workplaces – WorkSafe Victoria,
Edition 2 October 2006
(Downladable PDF) Free