||Human Welfare Studies and Services
(Nationally Recognised Training)
||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.
To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 80 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency.
No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.
ENROLLING IN FIRST AID UNITS OF COMPETENCY If you are seeking to enrol in a First Aid unit of competency you are advised that to complete the unit you must be able to perform basic life support skills, for example control bleeding and perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). If you have a disability that would prevent you from performing required basic life support skills you are advised that you will not be able to achieve the unit of competency.
Many TAFE courses have a compulsory work placement component to assist you to apply your learning in a practical environment and you may be required to comply with some (or all) of the following.
1. NSW HEALTH
Before you commence any clinical placements in NSW Health facilities, you will be required to
• Meet NSW Health’s - Criminal Record Check requirements;
• Sign the NSW Health Code of Conduct form and any other forms, as required by NSW Health;
• Undertake Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against Infectious Diseases and provide your Health Care Worker/Student Vaccination Record Card.
For specific information regarding NSW Health’s requirements, and access to the required forms, it is recommended that you visit their FAQs for students at:
2. AGED CARE WORK - Before you undertake any clinical placements in Aged Care Facilities you will be required to undertake a Federal Criminal Record Check. Visit:
3. COMMUNITY AND CHILDREN’S SERVICES
Anyone in child-related work (including student placements and volunteers) MUST have a current Working with Children Check (students/volunteers free) in line with the Office of Children’s Guardian phase-in schedule and processes. Visit:
4. STUDENT READINESS FOR WORK PLACEMENT
Generally work placements will only occur after there has been a reasonable amount of student/teacher contact and when the teacher is satisfied that you are ready to benefit from workplace learning and perform workplace duties. Your teacher can provide further information.
STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES - For more information visit: https://www.tafensw.edu.au/courses/rights-and-responsibilities/index.htm
||There are no entry requirements for this qualification
||Credit for Prior Learning If you already have skills and knowledge that are relevant to your course, you may be able to apply for credit through articulation, credit transfer or recognition of prior learning. To find out more about applying for credit follow this link
This web page also provides information on how to use your existing TAFE NSW qualifications to undertake a higher level qualification at TAFE NSW (e.g. Cert II to Cert III, Cert III to Cert IV, Cert IV to Diploma, etc.)
TAFE to University Many TAFE NSW courses offer you the opportunity to gain both vocational and university qualifications. To find out more about the pathways to higher education please follow this link
|Support for students:
||TAFE NSW has a range of support services available including support for students with disabilities, extensive library and information services, career advice and counselling, children's centres and support for multicultural or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. No matter what your circumstances are, TAFE NSW can assist you in many ways.
||Certificate IV in Mental Health
||Delivery Options for this course may include: Campus Based, Flexible, Online, Work based, Full Time, Part Time Day, Part Time Evening.
||2 January 2018
TAFE NSW will be offering this course for Trainees in 2018.
This course is available for people employed as a Trainee and currently working in a related industry area.
You will need to provide a copy of your signed Training Plan which you will receive from your Australian Apprenticeships Centre representative.
Please register your interest by using the enquire now button and a staff member will be in contact with you to assist you to finalise your enrolment.
Your learning commitment for this qualification is a minimum of 735 supervised hours There is an expectation that you will engage in a range of activities to support your supervised learning which may include:
• Independent study
• Work placement or simulated workplace activities
• Research and projects
• Preparation of assessment tasks
• Field/industry visits
• Learning support
This is a Certificate IV level course. Skills to study effectively include research and interpretation of information, referencing, time management and ability to work on projects and or in a team.
If you think you might need help with choosing, enrolling in or completing your course check out TAFE Illawarra’s support-for-learners website. You’ll be able to complete self-assessment checklists, find specialist information and locate the contact details of staff to help with your individual needs.
||Trainees, School Based Trainees
|Applying and enrolling:
Before you enrol you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). If you don’t already have a USI, you can easily create one at https://www.usi.gov.au/students/create-your-usi. Once you have your USI, you can add TAFE Illawarra to your USI account via the Manager Permissions page on the USI website. You will need to enter these details when adding us: code: 90006, name: TAFE NSW - Illawarra Institute. You can find out more about applying and enrolling at: http://www.illawarra.tafensw.edu.au/course-and-careers/applying-and-enroling
|Smart and Skilled:
This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
(TAFE NSW - Provider Code: 90006)
The cost of this course will vary based on your eligibility for a Smart and Skilled Student Fee.
Eligibility criteria can be found on the Smart and Skilled website or you can call us on 1300 766 123 for further information and advice.
|Fee explanatory text:
The NSW Government’s Smart and Skilled reform has changed the way job-related training is provided, aiming at getting more people qualified for the jobs NSW needs. The qualifications supported through Smart and Skilled can be found on the NSW Skills List. This training is subsidised by the NSW Government.
The applicable fees for this qualification will be determined at time of enrolment, as per the details on the respective NSW Skills List for your year of training commencement. The fee you pay may be lower or higher depending on your personal circumstances and eligibility for a subsidised place, a concession, an exemption, or applicable Training Services NSW student incentives being offered at time of enrolment. In some cases there are limited government subsidised places available. Remember, the fee you pay is for your entire qualification. You only pay it once, no matter how long your training goes for. If your course runs for more than one semester in the same calendar year, you can request to pay your fees off in instalments over the period of your study. If the qualification you are looking for is a Diploma or higher, you may be eligible for a VET Student Loan (our version of HECS).
Please contact your nearest TAFE NSW campus or call 1300 766 123 and let our friendly staff help you enrol in the right qualification, work out your fees and what you’re eligible for and we can get started! For more info visit https://smartandskilled.nsw.gov.au/
Recognition is the process by which you can demonstrate you already have the skills or competencies taught in a unit or qualification. It is the recognition of the skills, knowledge and experience you have gained through previous studies, work and life in general. Put simply, it means if you can demonstrate you already have the skills and experience you can complete partial or a whole qualification without needing to attend classes.
There are two types of Recognition:
• Credit Transfer, which allows you to receive credit for unit/s of competency previously successfully completed.
• Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), which is an assessment process of your previous skills, knowledge and experience to meet the requirements of the course you are enrolled.
You can apply for recognition online: http://search.illawarra.tafensw.edu.au/recognition/ or for more information visit www.tafeillawarra.edu.au/getrecognised or email firstname.lastname@example.org
||For further information contact Customer Service Centre Information on 1300 766 123