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Mental Health

The Mental Health and Community Services sector is a diverse and fast-growing industry with a range of employment opportunities. Studying one of our mental health qualifications is an excellent pathway to start your career. 

In addition to the courses listed below, North Metropolitan TAFE delivers the Certificate IV Mental Health Peer Work but you must apply to study through Consumers of Mental Health Western Australia (COMHWA).  
The course is a 12 month course commencing at the start of each calendar year.  

The Mental Health Commission supports COMHWA by providing subsidies to assist with the financial cost of studying.
COMHWA leads an application process for each new cohort of learners on an annual basis, therefore this course is available only to those who apply to study via COMHWA’s recruitment process. 

Please note however, that all course enquiries should be directed to Tracey.Hennessy@nmtafe.wa.edu.au or  Phoebe.Wilson@nmtafe.wa.edu.au as potential students who are working in a peer work role could be eligible to join the course and/or apply for RPL 

If you would like information on the times for next recruitment round please contact COMHWA on 9258 8911.

If you are an employer considering mental health peer workers or you currently have peer workers in your employment we can provide support in the form of a traineeship.

^ You will pay half price for the tuition fees on the Lower fees, local skills qualifications, however other fees may apply such as Resource fees that are specific to your course. For full details see our Half price courses page.
Free in 2023 Half price^
^ You will pay half price for the tuition fees on the Lower fees, local skills qualifications, however other fees may apply such as Resource fees that are specific to your course. For full details see our Half price courses page.
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State ID: AE439
Industry Education and Community Services
Free in 2023

Integrating Mental Health Practice Skill Set

Provide support services to people with mental health issues

Gain the skills to assist and support clients who are experiencing mental health concerns, and respond to the increasing need for mental health awareness.

This skill set is free for everyone*

The Integrating Mental Health Practice Skill Set will give you the skills to assist and support clients who are experiencing mental health concerns, and respond to the increasing need for mental health awareness.
This training is ideal for people currently working withor experienced in — a person-centred care model within the community services, healthcare or people services sectors who would like to integrate mental health support skills and knowledge into their work practice; or considering a move into a mental health specialisation role.

You'll gain skills in providing support services to people with mental health issues, including those at risk of suicide or with alcohol and other drug issues; recognising and responding to crisis situations; managing personal stress in the workplace; and working with diverse people.

*Please note, it is highly recommended that you should be working in or have experience in the field.

Skill set
National ID: CHC43315
State ID: AWK8
Industry Education and Community Services
Free in 2023

Certificate IV in Mental Health

Focus on the support and needs of people experiencing mental health issues.

Learn about the value and principles of mental health sector and how to apply them in a recovery oriented way.

Develop skills to work with clients experiencing a mental health illness

This qualification focuses on the support and needs of people experiencing mental health issues. You'll learn about the value and principles of the mental health sector and how to apply them in a recovery oriented way.

You will undertake a supervised or simulated work placement* where you will be able to apply the skills and knowledge you have learned.

You could find work in a variety of community contexts such as community based non-government organisations; outreach; centre-based programs; respite care; residential services; rehabilitation programs; clinical settings; or supporting people in employment.

This course will be delivered through a combination of online and on campus training.
The online delivery will be done via Collaborate sessions (on Blackboard), which are live classes facilitated by a lecturer. The majority of the training will be delivered via on campus sessions. Class attendance is required for successful completion of the course.
 

Certificate IV
National ID: CHC53315
State ID: AWL3
Industry Education and Community Services
Half price^

Diploma of Mental Health

Develop the skills to work with clients experiencing a mental health illness

Learn about current approaches to mental health that focus on the person not the illness.

Develop the skills to work with clients experiencing a mental health illness

You will learn about current approaches to mental health that focus on the person not the illness. The Diploma of Mental Health will enable you to undertake community service work that includes mental health.

Working in the community services industry you will provide services to clients in relation to mental health issues that may include case management, referral, advocacy, individual support, and education/health promotion services.

This course will be delivered through a combination of online and on campus training.
The online delivery will be done via Collaborate sessions (on Blackboard), which are live classes run online with a lecturer taking you through the training.

 

Diploma
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