3-4 weeks per unit
||Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
It is highly recommended that students are 17 years of age by the course commencement date and be self-motivated with sound English skills. Mature aged applicants are welcome.
Study from any location
It is recommended that students have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for students to use at all TAFE Queensland locations.
Students will commence their studies on the online learning system Catapult and will be transitioned over to online learning system Connect once available.
Students have three to four weeks from the date of enrolment per unit to submit assessment.
Teachers will provide students with a training plan after enrolment.
Please note that students will be expected to complete approximately 15 hours per week of self directed studies to successfully complete this qualification.
Vocational Placement is a requirement of the course if not working in the Mental Health Sector. Students will need to complete the minimum of 160 hours of placement under the guidance of a mentor. 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 North and they may also be required to obtain a police check at their own cost dependant on the needs of the industry.