||Human Welfare Studies and Services
(Nationally Recognised Training)
||Part Time Day
||This qualification reflects the role of workers who have lived experience of mental illness as either a consumer or carer and who work in mental health services in roles that support consumer peers or carer peers. Workers are employed in the mental health sector in government, public, private or community managed services.
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.
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
||Disabilities Services Officer
||(Consumer Peer Work)
|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 Peer Work
||Part Time Day
||Day/s: Thursday and Friday Time: 9:30am Block: A Floor: Second Room: 21.
|Hours per week:
||1 March 2018
This course is suitable for people with a lived experience of mental health issues who want to support others who also live with mental health issues. This course is also suitable for people who want to be front line support workers with people with disability, in residential care or community based care.
Course costs and requirements:
• Textbooks (approximately $100)
• In some locations learner guides/equipment (approximately $90).
• National Police Check (approximately $55) https://npcoapr.police.nsw.gov.au/aspx/dataentry/Introduction.aspx
• Working With Children Check (free to students) http://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/working-with-children/working-with-children-check
• You are responsible for travel costs to work placement and field trips.
Further information will be provided at your first class.
Having a criminal record may prevent you undertaking work placement, and therefore prevent your successful completion of the course. It may also prevent you from obtaining work in the industry.
Volume of Learning:
Your learning commitment (known as the volume of learning) for this qualification is a minimum of 680 hours. This includes approximately 462 of face to face training. You will need to allocate the remaining hours to engage in a range of activities to support your learning which may include;
• Independent study
• Work placement or simulated workplace activities
• Research and projects
• Preparation of assessment tasks
• Field/industry visits
• Learning support
Required student skills:
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 webs
|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.
|Smart and Skilled Trainee
||This course is suitable for people with a lived experience of mental health issues who want to support others who also live with mental health issues. This course is also suitable for people who want to be front-line support workers with people with a disability, in either residential care or community based care.
||Classes start Thursday 1 March 2018 at 9.30am at TAFE Wollongong Campus, Foleys Road, North Wollongong. Block: A Floor: Second Room: 20. Timetable: Thursday – TAFE Block: A Floor: Second Room: 20, 9:30am - 11:30pm. 12:30pm - 2:30pm Friday - TAFE Block: A Floor: Second Room: 21, 9:30am -12:30pm.
This is a part time programme that will be offered over 2 years.
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