This qualification reflects the role of workers who provide self-directed recovery oriented support for people living with a mental health issue.
Work is undertaken in a range of community contexts such as community based non-government organisations; home based outreach; centre-based programs; respite services; residential services; rehabilitation programs; or supporting people in employment. Work is carried out autonomously under the broad guidance of other practitioners and professionals. Course details
It is recommended to have Year 10 and be currently working in an organisation providing mental health services.
If the student is not employed in the sector and undertaking Vocational Placement they will need to apply for a Working with Children Blue Card and they may also be required to obtain a police check at their own cost dependant on the needs of the industry.
Gatton, Newton, Eureka and Wilkinson Streets
Manunda QLD 4870
Study from any location
Resources and assessments available and completed online.
Student will be required to have Internet, computer and chrome to access the online rooms. The content will be topic based, not unit based
Cairns campus: Face to Face delivery two days per week; Tuesday and Wednesday 9am to 3pm
External delivery: Blended delivery for external students using online classrooms Students are required to attend online classrooms twice a week for an 1.5 hours each (5pm to 6:30 pm Monday and Thursday). The first online class will commence from 29 January, and students can enrol at any time to commence the units on the first Monday of each month.
Vocational Placement is a requirement of the course if not working in the Mental Health Sector. Students will need to complete the minimum of 80 hours of placement. If students live in the local area of Cairns they will be assisted to find placement if unable to find a placement themselves and students that do not live in the local area will need to find placement and assistance will be given to complete the relevant documentation.
Student will be expected to complete a Vocational Placement Booklet with 3rd Party reports.
If the student is not employed in the sector and undertaking Vocational Placement they will need to apply for a Working with Children Blue Card with the assistance of TAFE and they may also be required to obtain a police check at their own cost dependant on the needs of the industry.
Next information session: Cairns Tuesday 29 May 2018 10am - 12pm and 5.30pm - 7.30pm; Room K1.37 (Theatrette).
Students are required to successfully complete 15 units; 10 core and 5 elective units to gain the qualification.
Higher Level Skills subsidised funding: To access Higher Level Skills funding for this course, the prospective student must provide evidence that they are an existing PAID worker in the Community Services industry for the duration of the course. Existing worker means a current employee who has a one month or more employment relationship with their employer and has actively fulfilled work duties for this period. The one month working relationship could be full-time or on a part-time/casual employment equivalent basis. Existing workers have access to employee entitlements and therefore do not include volunteers. If you would like to enrol in the course using this funding, you will need to obtain a letter of employment or payslip which clearly shows both your name and your employer’s name, or some other proof of employment (e.g. a business card) which confirms you work in the industry, to provide to TAFE Queensland at time of enrolment. If you are unable to access the subsidised funding, the Full Fee price will be payable and payment can be made upfront or through a payment plan.
If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front you might be eligible for a payment plan. This will allow you to pay for your course in instalments, rather than one upfront payment at the time of enrolment.
The Queensland Government will offset the cost of study for eligible students. You will still need to pay for a portion of your study costs. The amount above is what you will need to pay.
Higher Level Skills Subsidy
The Higher Level Skills Subsidy is a one-off subsidy that offsets the cost of an eligible Certificate IV or higher courses.
You're eligible for the Higher Level Skills Subsidy if you:
Are 15 years or older and no longer in school
Live in Queensland full time
Are an Australian or New Zealand citizen, permanent resident, or temporary resident with the necessary visa or work permits
And don't currently have (or are enrolled in) a certificate IV or higher level qualification.
For some courses, you may also be required to hold a certificate 3 in a relevant industry field.
You are eligible for the concession price of a course if you are eligible for subsidised training, and are listed on an Australian Government Low Income Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card, if you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, you hold a Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card, or if you have a disability. Further information about concessions.
By telephone: 1300 656 959. In person: at any TAFE Queensland North location.
Recognition of prior learning
Recognition of prior learning
Fast-track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner.
Note: All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.