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.
09 Apr 2020 at 12:00AM AEST
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Full time: 1 year (all classes 9.30am - 4.00pm)
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
|Free TAFE||Government Subsidised Concessions||Government Subsidised Standard||Full Fee|
|Core Skills Support Fee||$80||$80||$80||$80|
|Retain Course Items||$0||$0||$0||$0|
|Total Course Estimate||$465||$1,017||$3,224||$10,789|
|Payable Estimate (at commencement)||$465||$1,017||$3,224||$10,789|
* Does not apply to VETDSS or Short course students.
** Does not apply to VETDSS, International students, Short Courses, Graduate Degrees , or re-enrolling students who re-enrol in the same course.
***Retained Course Items are purchased by the student once prior to commencing. The course items bought by the student become the property of the student. Such items retain a generic application for other purposes outside the student's course of study (e.g. textbooks).
Student tuition & materials fees published are indicative, and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees listed are at 2020 rates and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. Advertised start dates and delivery locations are subject to viable student numbers. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.
You will complete a total of 15 units
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