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Mental Health - Diploma (CHC53315-01V02)
Course brochure: Click here for a PDF copy of the course Print/Download PDF    Click here to e-mail me the course details e-Mail me
Career area: Community Services 
Study area: Human Welfare Studies and Services 
National code: CHC53315  (Nationally Recognised Training)
Locations:
Location  Attendance  Duration  Commencing  Attendance days 
Nowra  Part Time Evening  2 Years 10-Feb-2020  Tue, Thu 
Wollongong  Part Time Evening  2 Years 10-Feb-2020  Tue, Thu 
Features: Traineeships, VET student loans 
Description: This qualification reflects the role of workers who provide services to clients in relation to mental health issues. They can provide counselling, referral, advocacy and education/health promotion services. These workers are required to have high level specialist knowledge, skills and competencies especially in regard to laws affecting people with mental health issues, the range of services available to them and health issues related to mental health.

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 160 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. 
Other requirements: WORK PLACEMENTS

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:
http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/careers/student_clearance/pages/default.aspx

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:
http://www.afp.gov.au/what-we-do/police-checks/national-police-checks.aspx

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:
http://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/Working-with-children/working-with-children-check

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 
Entry requirements: There are no entry requirements for this qualification 
Learning pathways: 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

https://www.tafensw.edu.au/courses/get-started-at-tafe-nsw/recognition-of-prior-learning

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

https://www.tafensw.edu.au/courses/study-options/tafe-to-university 
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. 
Course availability
Location: Nowra
Location brochure: Click here for a PDF copy of the course at Nowra Print/Download PDF    Click here to e-mail me the course details e-Mail me
Offering name: Diploma of Mental Health 
Offering code: 20NWR-005 
Attendance mode: Part Time Evening 
Study mode: Course-Classroom 
Duration: 2 Years
Scheduled attendance: This course is currently scheduled on Tuesday and Thursday from 5.30pm to 8.30pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher. 
Hours per week:
Starting from: 10-Feb-2020 
About: To find out more about this course, meet our teachers and receive information about enrolment and next steps, attend an information session.
Date: Thursday 12 December 2019 Time: 5.30pm to 6.30pm
Location: TAFE NSW Nowra, Building F, Level 1, Room 5.
Or Date: Thursday 23 January 2020 Time: 5.30pm to 6.30pm Location: TAFE NSW Nowra, Building F, Level 1, Room 5.

**STUDY COMMITMENT**

This is a part-time evening face-to-face course. You will need to attend approximately 6 hours of class, over 2 evenings a week, for 2 years. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 10 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 2 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, research, reading and assessment preparation.

**IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?**

This course is designed for people who have recent work experience in the community services sector and wish to gain qualification knowledge and experience in mental health. This course is suited to people currently working in industry.

**SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT**
Applying and enrolling: Enrolling with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it. Be sure to read all course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you. Enrol and pay online via our secure payment gateway to secure your place. As you progress through the enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.

For further information or assistance, call 131 601.



Smart and Skilled: This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
(TAFE NSW - Provider Code: 90003)

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 131 601 for further information and advice.

VET Student Loans are available for this course. The Unit of Study fees below apply if this is not your first qualification. Your actual fee may be less depending on your previous study. We will advise you of any fee reductions you are entitled to before you enrol.
Course fees: $4,970
Fee explanatory text: **ADDITIONAL RESOURCES**

You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:
- Working With Children Check (Volunteer) and
- Criminal Record Check. There is a fee associated with the Criminal Record Check.
Other information: **COURSE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS**

There is a 160 hour work placement for this course and individualised program will be designed to accommodate student and industry needs.

The following are required for work placement:
- A Working with Children Check (Volunteer) and
- Criminal Record Check. There is a fee associated with the Criminal Record Check. 
Comments: Congratulations on enrolling at TAFE NSW!

An important next step is to attend the orientation session on Tuesday 11 February 2020 at TAFE NSW Nowra, from 5.30pm to 8.30pm, in Building F, Level 1, Room 5. Please bring this receipt to orientation.

You will be provided with a timetable, assessment guides, advice about additional materials you may need to purchase and information on the support services available to you.

Activate your student portal account which allows you to check your results, see fees and payments, and download your timetable.

To activate your account, go to https://my.tafensw.edu.au and login with your username and password, which was created as part of the online enrolment process and/or included on your receipt. Call us on 131 601 if you need it to be reset.

Once logged in, change your password and create 3 secret questions and answers.

Speak with customer service staff on campus to get your TAFECard which gives you special access to printing, copying and other services. 
Contact: For further information contact Customer Service Centre Information on 131 601
Location: Wollongong
Location brochure: Click here for a PDF copy of the course at Wollongong Print/Download PDF    Click here to e-mail me the course details e-Mail me
Offering name: Diploma of Mental Health 
Offering code: 20WLG-005 
Attendance mode: Part Time Evening 
Study mode: Course-Classroom 
Duration: 2 Years
Scheduled attendance: This course is currently scheduled on Tuesday and Thursday from 5.30pm to 8.30pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher. 
Hours per week:
Starting from: 10-Feb-2020 
About: To find out more about this course, meet our teachers and receive information about enrolment and next steps, attend an information session.
Date: Thursday 12 December 2019 Time: 5.30pm to 6.30pm
Location: TAFE NSW Wollongong, Building A, Level 2, Room 28.
Or Date: Thursday 23 January 2020 Time: 5.30pm to 6.30pm Location: TAFE NSW Wollongong, Building A, Level 2, Room 28.

**STUDY COMMITMENT**

This is a part-time evening face-to-face course. You will need to attend approximately 6 hours of class, over 2 evenings a week, for 2 years. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 10 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 2 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, research, reading and assessment preparation.

**IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?**

This course is designed for people who have recent work experience in the community services sector and wish to gain qualification knowledge and experience in mental health. This course is suited to people currently working in industry.

**SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT**
Applying and enrolling: Enrolling with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it. Be sure to read all course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you. Enrol and pay online via our secure payment gateway to secure your place. As you progress through the enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.

For further information or assistance, call 131 601.



Smart and Skilled: This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
(TAFE NSW - Provider Code: 90003)

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 131 601 for further information and advice.

VET Student Loans are available for this course. The Unit of Study fees below apply if this is not your first qualification. Your actual fee may be less depending on your previous study. We will advise you of any fee reductions you are entitled to before you enrol.
Course fees: $4,970
Fee explanatory text: **ADDITIONAL RESOURCES**

You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:
- Working With Children Check (Volunteer) and
- Criminal Record Check. There is a fee associated with the Criminal Record Check.
Other information: **COURSE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS**

There is a 160 hour work placement for this course and individualised program will be designed to accommodate student and industry needs.

The following are required for work placement:
- A Working with Children Check (Volunteer) and
- Criminal Record Check. There is a fee associated with the Criminal Record Check. 
Comments: Congratulations on enrolling at TAFE NSW!

An important next step is to attend the orientation session on Tuesday 11 February 2020 at TAFE NSW Wollongong, Foleys Lane, North Wollongong, Building A, Level 2, Room 28. Please bring this receipt to orientation.

You will be provided with a timetable, assessment guides, advice about additional materials you may need to purchase and information on the support services available to you.

Activate your student portal account which allows you to check your results, see fees and payments, and download your timetable.

To activate your account, go to https://my.tafensw.edu.au and login with your username and password, which was created as part of the online enrolment process and/or included on your receipt. Call us on 131 601 if you need it to be reset.

Once logged in, change your password and create 3 secret questions and answers.

Speak with customer service staff on campus to get your TAFECard which gives you special access to printing, copying and other services. 
Contact: For further information contact Customer Service Centre Information on 131 601