The Certificate IV in Mental Health is delivered as part of a dual qualification with CHC43215 Certificate IV in Alcohol and other Drugs.
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.
The course is pitched at the existing workforce within an Aboriginal Alcohol and Other Drug context, and social emotional well being context; whether working in residential or community settings, Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHSs) and other Aboriginal health service contexts. It is also suitable for those working in other health settings and looking to transfer into the Mental health/Alcohol and Other Drug field of work. Priority will be given to those currently working at an operational level in ACCHS context or there Community Controlled context.
Enrolment within this course will focus on recruiting students from the following in order:
- New and existing workers working in an Aboriginal community setting or with Aboriginal clients and communities without prior qualifications and needing to gain at least an entry level qualification.
- Aboriginal Workers seeking a career transition with appropriate workplace access and life experience.
- Community members seeking to enter the workforce especially if sponsored by a member service
There are no entry requirements for this qualification.
- Occupational titles may include:
- Case worker
- Family support worker
- Community support worker
- Outreach worker
- Detoxification worker
- Support worker
- Drug and alcohol worker
Face to face – cluster release (7 x 5 days); site visits; e-learning support, study groups, tutorials
Nominal Course Hours
945 - 1248 hours