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Take your career into the vital area of mental health services. Gain the skills to provide support to people who use mental health services. Learn about responding to self-harm, early intervention strategies, advocacy, issues facing those with a mental health disorder, policy development and more.

National ID State ID Title Qualification level Study mode Campus
CHC43315 AWK8 Mental Health Certificate IV Employer-based
On campus
Online
Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
Leederville
Midland
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lfls-logo-100x40.png This qualification is part of the Lower fees, local skills program where you'll pay only half of the standard course fees.

Enhance your clients' quality of life

This qualification focuses on the support and needs of people experiencing mental health issues. You'll learn about the value and principles of 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.

Gain these skills
  • Empathy
  • Professional boundaries
  • Recognising and responding appropriately to people with mental health issues
  • Networking and collaboration with services
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills
  • Working as part of a team
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • 18+ years of age
  • Friendly, empathetic, resilient and positive attitude
  • Commitment to the values of dignity, respect, inclusion, and empowerment
  • Commitment to positively engage, interact and work with people who have complex needs
  • Able to plan, organise and problem solve
  • Able to work independently and use initiative
  • Work respectfully with diverse people
Delivery mode information
Online

With online study you will be completing your course via an online platform which contains all your study material and assessments. You will be provided a login and password to access this material once you have been enrolled at North Metropolitan TAFE. 

Online is a little different to on-campus study as you do not have face to face contact with your lecturers and you do not engage directly with fellow students during every-day class activities. If on-campus study is not your preference, then online study is a great option. Rest assured you will be supported by your online lecturers.
You will also have access to lecturers via your online dashboard. The lecturers will help to clarify your concerns, assist with the course content, mark your assessments and provide you with feedback if required

Qualifications are broken down into stages with an intensive practical skills workshop run at the end of each stage. You will only need to enrol and pay for one stage at a time.

A Work Placement is compulsory for students undertaking a Certificate IV or Diploma as some units in these qualifications require you to demonstrate your skills in a work place setting. These units will be highlighted on your study plan.

To enquire or enrol please fill out the Course Enquiry Form
Part-time

With part time study you will be completing your course on-campus with face to face contact with your lecturers and fellow students during every-day class activities.

Qualifications are broken down into stages to try and suit your availability. 
If you are planning on completing a Certificate III or IV level course we will recommend that the course be broken into 2 or 3 stages over 12 - 18 months 
If you are planning on completing a Diploma level course we will recommend that the course be broken into 3 or 4 stages over 18 - 24 months 

A Work Placement is compulsory for students undertaking a Certificate IV or Diploma as some units in these qualifications require you to demonstrate your skills in a work place setting. These units will be highlighted on your study plan.

To enquire or enrol please fill out the Course Enquiry Form
Work-based

Workplace training offers a flexible, self-paced study program which combines workplace recognition of prior learning and individualised ‘gap’ training to attain your qualification.

Workplace training means every time you go to work you are learning and demonstrating competence whilst working towards your qualification. The flexibility of workplace training allows you to structure and perform learning and assessment in a way that fits into your professional and personal life.

Learning and assessment plans are created on an individual level in consultation with you and/or your employer. Workplace training assessment is conducted using numerous methods including practical demonstration and observation, question and answer interviews, written tasks, supervisor reports and workshops. 

To enquire or enrol please fill out the Course Enquiry Form
CHC53315 AWL3 Mental Health Diploma Employer-based
On campus
Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
Leederville
S000000, Mental Health Worker; Community rehabilitation and support worker; Mental Health Rehabilitation Support Worker, support worker, S000002, AWL3, mental health, health, community services, CHC53315, wellness, recovery, focus, person centred, TAFEADM, J000000, J000007, Mental Health Worker, Mental Health Support Worker, Mental Health Outreach Worker, Case Worker, Recovery Partner, Welfare Support Worker, Community Worker, Community Support Worker

Strengthen the voices of vulnerable people

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. 

Gain these skills
  • Advance communication skills
  • Complex problem solving
  • Critical thinking
  • Understanding the complexity of issues facing people with mental health issues
  • Advanced teamwork
  • Research and project development skills
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • 18+ years of age
  • Able to undertake research and self directed learning
  • Proactive, positive, enthusiastic, energetic
  • Build and maintain professional relationships
  • Problem solving
Delivery mode information
Part-time

With part time study you will be completing your course on-campus with face to face contact with your lecturers and fellow students during every-day class activities.

Qualifications are broken down into stages to try and suit your availability. 
If you are planning on completing a Certificate III or IV level course we will recommend that the course be broken into 2 or 3 stages over 12 - 18 months 
If you are planning on completing a Diploma level course we will recommend that the course be broken into 3 or 4 stages over 18 - 24 months 

A Work Placement is compulsory for students undertaking a Certificate IV or Diploma as some units in these qualifications require you to demonstrate your skills in a work place setting. These units will be highlighted on your study plan. You will need to be enrolled in the appropriate units to be offered a work placement - it is not a standard for all enrolments.

To enquire or enrol please fill out the Course Enquiry Form
Work-based

Workplace training offers a flexible, self-paced study program which combines workplace recognition of prior learning and individualised ‘gap’ training to attain your qualification.

Workplace training means every time you go to work you are learning and demonstrating competence whilst working towards your qualification. The flexibility of workplace training allows you to structure and perform learning and assessment in a way that fits into your professional and personal life.

Learning and assessment plans are created on an individual level in consultation with you and/or your employer. Workplace training assessment is conducted using numerous methods including practical demonstration and observation, question and answer interviews, written tasks, supervisor reports and workshops. 

To enquire or enrol please fill out the Course Enquiry Form
CHC43515 AWL6 Mental Health Peer Work Certificate IV Employer-based
Traineeship
Leederville
awl6, chc43515, TAFE02, mental health, S000000, S000002, J000000, J000007, Peer Mentor, Aboriginal Peer Worker, Youth Peer Worker, Mental Health Peer Worker, Peer Education Officer, Carer, Carer Consultant, Consumer Consultant, Consumer Representative, advocacy Worker, Family Advocate

lfls-logo-100x40.png This qualification is part of the Lower fees, local skills program where you'll pay only half of the standard course fees.

The peer workforce is the fastest growing workforce in mental health in Australia

Our Certificate IV Mental Health Peer Work will enable you to draw on your lived experience to contribute to the wellbeing of others within the mental health system as a consumer or carer peer worker. Peer workers are employed in the mental health sector in government, public, private or community managed services.

Choosing to study this course at North Metropolitan TAFE is your first step to becoming a self-directed, life-long learner and will assist you to develop a wide range of skills that will enable you to become a valuable Graduate.

Gain these skills
  • Apply lived experience and peer practices to work in mental health sector
  • Promote and facilitate self-advocacy
  • Work with diverse people
  • Work legally and ethically
Is this course right for me?

This course requires you to explore and reflect on your own experiences of emotional distress and navigating mental health systems, either as a consumer or as a family member.

It is important to recognise the impact this may have on you, as the topics covered and class discussions can be emotionally demanding. It is integral for successful course completion, for your own wellbeing and for your future employment/or engagement as a peer worker, that you draw upon appropriate self care strategies, support networks and services whilst studying this course.

If you are unsure of your readiness to undertake the course, we strongly recommend contacting the course coordinator before enrolling.

Delivery mode information

Work-based

Workplace training offers a flexible, self-paced study program which combines workplace recognition of prior learning and individualised 'gap" training to attain your qualification.

Workplace training means every time you go to work you are learning and demonstrating competence whilst working towards your qualification. The flexibility of workplace training allows you to structure and perform learning and assessment in a way that fits into your professional and personal life.

Learning and assessment plans are created on an individual level in consultation with you and/or your employer. Workplace training assessment is conducted using numerous methods including practical demonstration and observation, question and answer interviews, written tasks, supervisor reports and workshops. 

To enquire or enrol please fill out the Course Enquiry Form

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