Would you like to make a difference in the community through supporting individuals with mental health recovery? With the health sector expected to be the largest growth area over the next 5 years, completion of our mental health course will enable you to seek employment as a mental health support worker, mental health practitioner or in a related role.
Our mental health course 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 settings such as:
Work is carried out autonomously under the broad guidance of other practitioners and professionals.
To achieve this qualification, you must complete 80 hours of work placement.
20 Sep 2019 at 02:00PM AEST
All classes 9.30am - 4.00pm
Full time: 1 year
Part time: 2 years (the time taken to complete this course will vary depending on your input)
For information regarding dates such as enrolment, orientation and study breaks please visit the Academic Calendars page.
After successful completion of our mental health course you can apply for a range of roles including as a:
You will work with individuals experiencing and recovering from mental illness or psychiatric disability in the following community settings:
You must be 18 year or over. In order to maximise your chance of success in this program, you must be able to demonstrate adequate language, literacy and numeracy skills.
Desirable (but not essential) skills include:
To assist prospective students to determine whether a course is suitable and appropriate for the individual needs, Box Hill Institute will assess all students’ language, literacy and numeracy and digital literacy by asking you to undertake a self-assessment review prior to the enrolment.
A course advisor will discuss the outcomes of the review and make recommendations about whether the course is suitable for you, and identify additional support where required.
Recognition of Prior Learning is available.
Following successful completion of our mental health course you could apply for the Diploma of Community Services. The Diploma of Community Services has pathways into many Bachelor level qualifications including:
This course is government accredited and has national recognition
The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 4
This training is provided to eligible individuals with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments
|Tuition Fee Type||Estimated Annual Fee|
|Gov. Subsidised - Standard||$2,670.00|
|Gov. Subsidised - Concession||$534.00|
|Full Tuition Fee||$10,235.00|
|Service Fees||Estimated Annual Fees|
|Service & Amenities*||$155.00|
|Core Skills Support**||$75.00|
|Annual Material Fees||$180.00|
|Retain Course Items***||No fee applies|
You will complete a total of 15 units
Is this the course for you?
Enrol now or enquire about this course.