12 months full time
12 months full time
Embark on a career where you can make a difference and improve the lives of others. Mental health is a growing industry where qualified professionals are more in demand than ever, with job opportunities expected to grow by more than 20% in the next five years. With the Certificate IV in Mental Health you can commence a rewarding career where your in-demand skills can change lives.
Taught by our industry-experienced teachers, Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate IV in Mental Health provides specific knowledge and skills related to mental health issues. With a focus on recovery-oriented models and community programs, you’ll learn essential skills for the community mental health and psychiatric disability sector. Melbourne Polytechnic students have the opportunity to learn on the job. You’ll undertake a minimum of 100 hours work placement in the mental health services industry, under the guidance and supervision of professional healthcare practitioners and graduate job-ready.
A qualification in mental health may see you employed in a range of contexts including community based non-government organisations, home/centre-based programs, respite and residential services, clinical and rehabilitations settings/programs or employment support. As a graduate of the Certificate IV in Mental Health, you will be qualified to work as a community mental health practitioner, disability support worker, mental health support worker, youth mental health worker or outreach program worker.
"It means 'future' to me. All I was doing before this was working in small jobs, or jobs that aren't going to get me far in life, so studying is a huge deal to me. It got me where I am now.... Studying gave me a path to go somewhere in my life."
As part of this course you will undertake a minimum of 80 hours work placement.
Various forms of assessment may be used including, written pieces, and classroom activities. This course has a work placement aspect which is also an assessment of knowledge.
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact us for the latest student contact hours information.
|CHCCCS003||INCREASE THE SAFETY OF INDIVIDUALS AT RISK OF SUICIDE||Core||110|
|CHCCOM002||USE COMMUNICATION TO BUILD RELATIONSHIPS||Core||55|
|CHCDIV001||WORK WITH DIVERSE PEOPLE||Core||40|
|CHCDIV002||PROMOTE ABORIGINAL AND/OR TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER CULTURAL SAFETY||Core||25|
|CHCLEG001||WORK LEGALLY AND ETHICALLY||Core||55|
|CHCMHS001||WORK WITH PEOPLE WITH MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES||Core||80|
|CHCMHS002||ESTABLISH SELF-DIRECTED RECOVERY RELATIONSHIPS||Core||60|
|CHCMHS003||PROVIDE RECOVERY ORIENTED MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES||Core||60|
|CHCMHS004||WORK COLLABORATIVELY WITH THE CARE NETWORK AND OTHER SERVICES||Core||75|
|CHCMHS005||PROVIDE SERVICES TO PEOPLE WITH CO-EXISTING MENTAL HEALTH AND ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUGS ISSUES||Core||90|
|CHCMHS007||WORK EFFECTIVELY IN TRAUMA INFORMED CARE||Core||40|
|CHCMHS008||PROMOTE AND FACILITATE SELF-ADVOCACY||Core||50|
|CHCMHS011||ASSESS AND PROMOTE SOCIAL, EMOTIONAL AND PHYSICAL WELLBEING||Core||80|
|CHCPRP001||DEVELOP AND MAINTAIN NETWORKS AND COLLABORATIVE PARTNERSHIPS||Core||80|
|HLTWHS001||PARTICIPATE IN WORKPLACE HEALTH AND SAFETY||Core||20|
You can seek Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where your work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL is individually assessed based on evidence submitted by the student to the teaching department. Applications for RPL will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic trainers, academics and where appropriate, industry experts.
Studying at Melbourne Polytechnic
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Our Student Life at Melbourne Polytechnic (SLAM) team run the fun stuff on campus: things like movie nights, bake sales, cook-offs, career expos, spring markets, and much more.Student Life at Melbourne Polytechnic
Melbourne Polytechnic has a large range of specialist training facilities in health and community, construction, hospitality, education and more.Specialist Training Facilities
One of the most common misconceptions about scholarships is that you have to be 'top in your class' to apply. Melbourne Polytechnic scholarships are awarded on a range of criteria such as merit, your area of study and personal circumstances.Scholarships
|Free TAFE||Concession||Government subsidised fee||Non-subsidised fee|
|Maximum annual amenities||$250||$175||$250||$250|
Displayed course fees are indicative only. There are many variables that impact the total amount of your full course costs including qualification for government subsidies, concessions or recognition of prior learning. Tuition fees do not include the cost of student amenities or material costs.
To find out if you’re eligible for a Government subsidy we recommend you contact us help you find out.
Melbourne Polytechnic offers a range of payment options to help you pay your tuition fees, so you can get on with your studies.
Fees displayed are effective for new applications received on or after 1 November 2019. Tuition fees do not include textbooks, course materials or overseas student health insurance and visa fees.
After initial deposit, international students are able to pay tuition fees in installments, four times per year.
The State Government’s Free TAFE for Priority Courses initiative covers the cost of tuition (excluding Amenities Fees and Materials Fees) for students who are eligible for government subsidised training and enrol into one of the Priority listed course.
Free TAFE is available to eligible students for one course enrolment in a lifetime.
Free TAFE places are limited for this course in 2020. Please call 9269 8400 and we can advise you whether Free TAFE places are still available.
Free TAFE for Priority Courses initiative covers the cost of tuition fees for students who are eligible. Materials and amenities may still apply.
The Free TAFE for Priority Courses initiative will pay your tuition fees for only one course. Once you have commenced in a tuition-free priority course, you are not eligible for further tuition-free places again, even if you do not finish your first tuition-free priority course.
The fees for those ineligible for a government-funded enrolment.
The cost of tuition for those eligible for government funding.
Concession fees are charged at 20% of the standard fees for enrolments in Certificate I to IV courses. To be eligible students must meet Skills First eligibility criteria and present a valid:
The following groups are eligible for concession fees from Certificate I to Advanced Diploma level:
Amenities fees are used to improve non-academic services including libraries, counseling services, student support, and recreational activities.
Amenities must be paid each academic year you are enrolled.
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We're really excited for you to join the Melbourne Polytechnic community and we look forward to supporting you on your education journey.
The first step to enrolling is completing the application short form. You'll then receive a link to complete a few more personal details.
It is a mandatory government requirement for all prospective students to complete an online literacy and numeracy assessment. Once you are ready to enrol, you will be invited to attend of our Skills and Job Centres, or come to campus to complete your enrolment in person.
For certificate-level courses, you can pay by weekly or fortnightly direct debit using our Tuition Payment Plan. Read more about TPPs here.
If you need assistance with your application and the next steps, you can contact one of our Education and Course Advisors on 03 9269 8400 or follow a step-by-step guide to enrolling for vocational education local students.
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