The Certificate IV in Mental Health is designed for workers who deliver a wide range of services. This qualification is the basis for the ACT Mental Health Community Coalition ́ minimum qualification strategy for ACT Mental Health Services and workers in this sector.
The Certificate IV in Mental Health is ideal for workers engaging with people with mental illness through community participation, prevention of relapse and promotion of recovery through programs such as residential rehabilitation, work in clinical settings, home based outreach and centre-based programs delivered by community based non-government organisations.
What you ́ll learn
This nationally accredited qualification assists you to gain the knowledge and skills required by support workers and case workers who work autonomously under broad guidance. You will also expand your knowledge of mental health issues and appropriate intervention processes applied in residential and community based settings.
This qualification will teach you to:
- Work effectively in mental health settings
- Work effectively in the alcohol and other drugs sector
- Establish and maintain communication and relationships to support the recovery process
- Support the interests, rights and needs of clients within duty of care requirements
- Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers
- Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework
- Recognise and respond to individuals at risk
- Conduct assessment and planning as part of the recovery process