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 or psychosocial 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, which can be undertaken in your workplace if your workplace meets the standard required to be a placement organisation.
25 Oct 2021 at 02:00PM AEST
Box Hill Institute reserves the right to alter or delete details of a course offering, fees or other information provided
Typically our start dates are Febuary & July, however due to additional interest in this course we will also be taking enrollments for a group beginning in October 2021.
Note: We have experienced a marked increase in student satisfaction while delivering our programs remotely during Covid. To that end, our 2021 intake will remain blended so we can maximise on the benefits and lesson learned throughout 2021. If you enrol in this course, you will be allocated to the Elgar campus, however, the many of your classes will be conducted remotely, with a teacher via MS Teams (similar to Zoom). There will be a number of skills days on campus that you are required to attend throughout your course, and you will be expected to attend some classes on campus throughout the course.
We are happy to report that our current students who have moved to this remote delivery model are very happy with the changes we have made to support their learning. As a prospective student it is important for you to know that when you enrol in the Certificate IV in Mental Health (remote delivery) you will:
We are looking forward to working with you and sharing in your success!
Full time: 1 year (3 days per week according to the scheduled timetable for your enrollment)
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/psychosocial disability in the following community settings:
Former students of ours have gained employment in the following 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 Diploma level courses including the Diploma of Mental Health or the Diploma of Community Services. Currently the Diploma of Community Services at Box Hill Institute has pathways into many Bachelor level qualifications including:
Students who have studied the Certificate IV Mental Health with Box Hill Institute have also gained acceptance into Bachelor of Youth Work courses.
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
|Free-TAFE or Job Trainer||Government Subsidised Concession||Government Subsidised Standard||Full Fee|
|Core Skills Support Fee||$83||$83||$83||$83|
|Retain Course Items||$0||$0||$0||$0|
|Total Course Estimate||$474||$1,044||$3,322||$10,887|
|Payable Estimate (at commencement)||$474||$1,044||$3,322||$10,887|
Retain Course Items are purchased once by the student prior to commencing. Those items then become the property of the student. Fees listed are at 2021 rates and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. The student tuition fees listed are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.
You will complete a total of 15 units
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