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Worker in the mental health area and other drug sector

If you work in the Mental Health and/or Alcohol and Other Drugs Sector then this dual qualification has been designed especially for you.  If you can successfully complete 26 units of competency and all relevant workplace requirements and you will be eligible for a Diploma in Mental Health and a Diploma in Alcohol and Other Drugs. Course details

Industry endorsed

Payment options

Combined $20,000 VET Student Loans available

LOCATION/S

External

Key dates and info

DURATION

Blended: 2 years / 3-4 weeks for first unit & 7-8 weeks for second unit in grouping

Course details

COST

  • Full Fee $4,047 - $6,880

Student Loan Available

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How to enrol

Key dates

LOCATION START DATE WORKLOAD DELIVERY
External Any time 3-4 weeks for first unit & 7-8 weeks for second unit in grouping Blended
Any time Recognition of prior learning (RPL)

Entry requirements

A sound achievement in Year 10 Science, Maths, and English is desirable.  Mature age applicants are welcome. It is recommended that you have support from a Mentor in the sector.

Location/s

External
Study from any location

Resources required

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.

Timetable

Students are to enrol in two units at a time, once completed the units enrolled into and following the order of study students can enrol into the next two. Students will have 3-4 weeks to complete the first unit from the start date and 7-8 weeks to complete the second unit from the start date. Students will be expected to commit to approximately 15 hours a week of self-directed study.

Teachers will provide students with a training plan after enrolment.

Please contact teacher to discuss options for HLTAID003 Provide First Aid.

Placement

Vocational Placement is a requirement of the course if not working in the Mental Health Sector. Will need to complete the minimum of 160 hours of placement. If students live in the local area of Cairns students will be assisted to find placement if unable to find a placement and students that do not live in the local area will need to find a placement and assistance will be given to complete the relevant documentation. Students will be expected to complete a Vocational Placement Booklet with third party reports.

Relevant documents:

Units

Group 1
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
HLTWHS004 Manage work health and safety Core
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people Core
Group 2
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety Core
CHCCOM006 Establish and manage client relationships Core
Group 3
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
CHCMHS002 Establish self-directed recovery relationships Core
CHCMHS003 Provide recovery oriented mental health services Core
CHCMHS004 Work collaboratively with the care network and other services Core
CHCMHS010 Implement recovery oriented approaches to complexity Core
Group 4
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
CHCPOL003 Research and apply evidence to practice Core
CHCADV005 Provide systems advocacy services Core
Group 5
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
CHCCCS004 Assess co-existing needs Core
CHCAOD001 Work in an alcohol and other drugs context Core
Group 6
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
CHCPRP002 Collaborate in professional practice Core
CHCAOD004 Assess needs of clients with alcohol and other drugs issues Core
Group 7
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
CHCMHS005 Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues Core
CHCMHS009 Provide early intervention, health prevention and promotion programs Core
Group 8
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
CHCAOD006 Provide interventions for people with alcohol and other drugs issues Core
CHCMHS011 Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing Core
Group 9
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
CHCMHS007 Work effectively in trauma informed care Core
CHCMHS013 Implement trauma informed care Core
Group 10
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
CHCAOD009 Develop and review individual alcohol and other drugs treatment plans Core
CHCMHS012 Provide support to develop wellness plans and advanced directives Core
Group 11
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
CHCAOD007 Develop strategies for alcohol and other drugs relapse prevention and management Core
CHCAOD008 Provide advanced interventions to meet the needs of clients with alcohol and other drugs issues Core
Group 12
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice Core
First Aid
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
HLTAID003 Provide first aid Core
Vocational Placement
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
VPC160 Vocational placement Mandatory

Disclaimer

Not all electives available at all campuses

RPL costing: $4,047.00

$4,047 - $6,880

FULL FEE

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SUBSIDISED

Student Loan Available

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CONCESSION

Student Loan Available

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Full fee

This is the total cost of the course.

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VET Student Loans

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Prior to applying for a VET Student Loan, please ensure that you have read and understood the VET Student Loans Pre-Enrolment Information

VET Student Loans are an interest-free loan from the Australian Government that help students pay for their education and training.

TAFE Queensland receives the full loan amount for your course directly from the Government, and you repay your loan through the Australian taxation system once your income reaches a certain threshold.

You are eligible for a VET Student Loan if you:

You must demonstrate academic suitability by:

  • providing a copy of your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (year 12 certificate); OR
  • providing evidence of successful completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework certificate IV or higher qualification (where the language of instruction is English), OR
  • are assessed as a minimum of Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework (ASCF) in both reading and numeracy

Please note that all students enrolling in an accredited course are required to provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

More information about VET Student Loans.

VET student loans will not be approved for students who do not meet the eligibility requirements. VET student loans gives rise to a HELP debt that continues to be a debt due to the Commonwealth until it is repaid.

Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front, or you are not eligible for VET Student Loan, 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.

Note: If you are accessing a VET Student Loan, and there is a difference between the loan cap amount and the total cost of your course (for example your loan cap amount is $10,000 and your course costs $11,000 - there is a $1,000 difference), you are required to pay the difference.

Subsidised

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.

VET Student Loans

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Prior to applying for a VET Student Loan, please ensure that you have read and understood the VET Student Loans Pre-Enrolment Information

VET Student Loans are an interest-free loan from the Australian Government that help students pay for their education and training.

TAFE Queensland receives the full loan amount for your course directly from the Government, and you repay your loan through the Australian taxation system once your income reaches a certain threshold.

You are eligible for a VET Student Loan if you:

You must demonstrate academic suitability by:

  • providing a copy of your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (year 12 certificate); OR
  • providing evidence of successful completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework certificate IV or higher qualification (where the language of instruction is English), OR
  • are assessed as a minimum of Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework (ASCF) in both reading and numeracy

Please note that all students enrolling in an accredited course are required to provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

More information about VET Student Loans.

VET student loans will not be approved for students who do not meet the eligibility requirements. VET student loans gives rise to a HELP debt that continues to be a debt due to the Commonwealth until it is repaid.

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.

Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front, or you are not eligible for VET Student Loan, 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.

Note: If you are accessing a VET Student Loan, and there is a difference between the loan cap amount and the total cost of your course (for example your loan cap amount is $10,000 and your course costs $11,000 - there is a $1,000 difference), you are required to pay the difference.

Concession

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.

VET Student Loans

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Prior to applying for a VET Student Loan, please ensure that you have read and understood the VET Student Loans Pre-Enrolment Information

VET Student Loans are an interest-free loan from the Australian Government that help students pay for their education and training.

TAFE Queensland receives the full loan amount for your course directly from the Government, and you repay your loan through the Australian taxation system once your income reaches a certain threshold.

You are eligible for a VET Student Loan if you:

You must demonstrate academic suitability by:

  • providing a copy of your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (year 12 certificate); OR
  • providing evidence of successful completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework certificate IV or higher qualification (where the language of instruction is English), OR
  • are assessed as a minimum of Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework (ASCF) in both reading and numeracy

Please note that all students enrolling in an accredited course are required to provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

More information about VET Student Loans.

VET student loans will not be approved for students who do not meet the eligibility requirements. VET student loans gives rise to a HELP debt that continues to be a debt due to the Commonwealth until it is repaid.

Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front, or you are not eligible for VET Student Loan, 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.

Note: If you are accessing a VET Student Loan, and there is a difference between the loan cap amount and the total cost of your course (for example your loan cap amount is $10,000 and your course costs $11,000 - there is a $1,000 difference), you are required to pay the difference.

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Additional Costs

There are no additional costs to study this course.

Outcome

CHC53315 and CHC53215 Diploma of Mental Health; and Diploma of Alcohol and Other drugs

Job prospects

  • Support Worker
  • Mental Health Worker
  • Community Services Worker
  • Drug and Alcohol Support Worker

Enrol now

You're ready if you have:

  • checked your important dates (under the course details tab)
  • checked you meet the entry requirements (under the course details tab)
  • checked your course costs and know which payment option is right for you
    (under the costs tab)
  • Read the student rules and refund policy
  • Read the Pre-enrolment Information
  • Created your Unique Student Identifier and can provide this code to TAFE Queensland
  • If you are applying for a subsidised cost, please ensure you have all the relevant documents at time of enrolment

All done? Then you're ready to enrol

All done? Then head to the link below to complete your enrolment:
tafenorth.edu.au/study-with-us/enrolment-fees/enrol

Enrolment options

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.

Find out more about RPL

More info:
tafenorth.edu.au/study-with-us/career-changers-jobseeker/recognition-prior-learning/

Orientation

When students have enrolled orientation materials will be sent to them via email or if the student has access to Catapult.

Last updated on 19 June 2017

Talk to us

1300 656 959

Industry endorsed

Payment options

Combined $20,000 VET Student Loans available