Certificate IV in Mental Health (CHC43315)

Course summary

This qualification 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 contexts such as community based non-government organisations, home based outreach, centre-based programs, respite care, residential services, rehabilitation programs, clinical settings, or supporting people in employment. Work is carried out autonomously under the broad guidance of other practitioners and professionals.

Units of Study

The UOW College Certificate IV in Mental Health consists of 15 units of competency. They are as follows:

Code Subject Name
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
CHCMHS002 Establish self-directed recovery relationships
CHCMHS003 Provide recovery oriented mental health services
CHCMHS004 Work collaboratively with the care network and other services
CHCMHS005 Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues
CHCMHS007 Work effectively in trauma informed care
CHCMHS008 Promote and facilitate self-advocacy
CHCMHS011 Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
CHCCCS003 Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide
CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues
CHCCCS004 Assess co-existing needs
CHCPWK001 Apply peer work practices in the mental health sector
Delivery

Students are required to attend classes at the University of Wollongong, Main Campus three days per week. The course is delivered full-time for 8 months (2 sessions) and includes self-paced activities and a minimum of 120 hours of work placement.

Traineeships are also available for this course.

Work Placement

Students are required to successfully complete a minimum of 80 hours of work placement. Work placements will be coordinated by UOW College.

  • Successfully complete a minimum of 80 hours of work placement throughout the duration of their course. During this time, students will be required to attend 5 days per week.
  • Attend work placement each session to demonstrate the application of skills and knowledge within a workplace setting.
  • Organise their own transport to and from the placement facilities.
  • Organise leave with their employer (if applicable) to attend work placement.
  • Plan financially for their unpaid work placement period.

For VET courses with work placement components:
Please Note: Course fees do not include additional uniform requirements for work placement (eg, shoes) and any other associated costs (eg, travel or parking costs). Additional costs may also be incurred to attend excursions.

Course information

Study area

Nursing and Health, UOW College Vocational Pathways

Campus

UOW College Wollongong

Course Code

937

ATAR (UAI)

-

Duration

2 Sessions (8 Months)

Delivery

On Campus

Cricos

UAC Code

-

Admission, Key dates, and Fees

Academic Requirements

Not avaliable to international students

Entry Requirements

No academic entry requirements

Fees

2017 Domestic Fees / Commonwealth Supported Place
UOW College Wollongong
On Campus

Session Fee: $6,230
Full Course Fee: $6,230

Payment Options



  1. Upfront payments or by instalment

  2. NSW Smark and Skilled Funding Available

2018 Domestic Fees / Commonwealth Supported Place
UOW College Wollongong
On Campus

Session Fee: $8,180
Full Course Fee: $8,180

Admission information

A range of admission options are available for students of all ages and academic backgrounds. The procedures governing admission are defined in UOW’s Admissions Procedures Policy, and the UOW College Admissions policy.

For any specific advice or questions regarding an application, please contact the Future Students Team.


STARTING YOUR JOURNEY

Starting your studies at UOW means learning from some of the brightest minds on the planet. It means having the freedom and flexibility to tailor your experience, follow your passion and see where it takes you. It means belonging to a University with an international reputation for world-class research and exceptional teaching quality—benefits that will help support you in your future career.


Admission criteria


Higher education

This information is intended to provide criteria for eligibility for admission into a UOW undergraduate degree on the basis of tertiary studies. Unfortunately there is currently no detailed admission criteria to provide, so please contact the UOW Future Students Team for more information.

Vocational education & training

This information is intended to provide criteria for eligibility for admission into a UOW undergraduate degree on the basis of a prior qualification that is accredited by the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF), such as those provided at TAFE. Unfortunately there is currently no detailed admission criteria to provide, so please contact the UOW Future Students Team for more information.

Recent secondary education

This information is intended to provide criteria for eligibility for admission into a UOW undergraduate degree on the basis of ATAR (Australian Tertiary Academic Rank) or equivalent (ENTER, International Baccalaureate (IB), QLD’s Overall Position (OP), etc.) or an Australian Year 12 equivalent overseas qualification. Unfortunately there is currently no detailed admission criteria to provide, so please contact the UOW Future Students Team for more information.

Work & life experience

This information is intended to provide criteria for eligibility for admission into a UOW undergraduate degree as a mature age student who does not have a sufficient ATAR (or Year 12 results), has not completed previous alternative study or did not finish to a Year 12 level at high school. Unfortunately there is currently no detailed admission criteria to provide, so please contact the UOW Future Students Team for more information.


Profile information

This information provides indicative enrolment and an explanation of the basis of admission of students in this course.


INDICATIVE ENROLMENT

This table is intended to show the breakdown of the student group for a course or group of related courses. Unfortunately there is currently no detailed information to provide, so please contact the UOW Future Students Team for more information.


ATAR PROFILE

This table relates to all students selected on the basis of ATAR alone or ATAR in combination with other factors.

ATAR PROFILE OF ATAR-BASED OFFERS IN 2016

ATAR

Selection Rank

Highest rank to receive an offer

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-

75th percentile rank to receive an offer

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-

Median rank to receive an offer

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-

25th percentile rank to receive an offer

-

-

Lowest rank to receive an offer

-

-

L/N: Low numbers (less than 5 ATAR-based offers made)
N/P: Not published (less than 25 ATAR-based offers made)
Understanding ATAR profile data

ATAR refers to the unadjusted, raw ATAR profile for all students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR.
Selection Rank figures represent the ATAR profile of the same student group but includes the impact of ATAR-related adjustments such as 'Points to UOW'.

STUDENT PROFILE

This table shows the breakdown of the applicant background of the student group at UOW College for this course. It provides data on students that commenced the program, and continued study beyond the census date at UOW College in 2016.

APPLICANT BACKGROUND

2016 intake

2016 intake (%)

Higher education study

-

-

Vocational education & training study

-

-

Recent secondary education

Basis of admission

ATAR Only

-

-

ATAR plus additional criteria

-

-

Other criteria only (non-ATAR)

-

-

Work & life experience

-

-

International students

-

-

All students

-

-

L/N: Low numbers (number of students is less than 5)
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (hidden to prevent calculation of other numbers less than 5)
Understanding student profile data

Higher education study includes people who have studied a University course or completed a bridging or enabling course.
Vocational education and training (VET) study includes people who have undertaken VET study since leaving school.
ATAR only includes people admitted only on the basis of ATAR, regardless of whether this includes adjustment factors such as equity or bonus points.
ATAR plus additional criteria includes people who were admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra test,
early offer conditional on minimum ATAR).
Other criteria only (non-ATAR) includes people admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor (e.g. special consideration, audition alone,
schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement).
Work & life experience includes people admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than the above.
International student represents all other students.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about UOW College admission pathways, see UOW College Admission Information.

2017 UOW College VET Summer (2 Session)

UOW College Wollongong

Session Commences
2 October 2017

Applications Close
TBA

Session Details

Session: 2 October - 15 December

Orientation and enrolment is held during the week prior to course commencement. You will be advised of the exact date in your letter of offer.

2018 UOW College VET Autumn (2 Session)

UOW College Wollongong

Session Commences
5 February

Applications Close
TBA

Session Details

Session: 5 February - 11 May

Orientation and enrolment is held during the week prior to course commencement. You will be advised of the exact date in your letter of offer.

2018 UOW College VET Spring (2 Session)

UOW College Wollongong

Session Commences
28 May

Applications Close
TBA

Session Details

Session: 28 May - 24 August

Orientation and enrolment is held during the week prior to course commencement. You will be advised of the exact date in your letter of offer.

Course Structure

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Course Handbook

Why choose this course

Career Prospects

Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible career prospects for students with this qualification include:

  • Team Leader
  • Drug & alcohol worker
  • Mental Health worker
  • Recovery worker
  • Residential care worker
  • Accommodation support worker
  • Home Care assistant
  • Personal Care worker,
  • Community Program Coordinator


Progression to UOW

On successful completion of a Certificate IV level qualification, you may be eligible to apply for entry to a number of UOW bachelor degrees.

See Progressing to UOW for more information or visit the UOW Course Finder for information on eligible Bachelor programs.

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