The Diploma of Community Services (Mental Health) provides students with a high level of specialist knowledge, skills and competencies especially in regard to laws affecting clients, the range of services available to them and health issues related to mental health. The qualification includes counselling, referral, advocacy and education/health promotion services. The course is suitable for people currently working in Community or Mental Health Outreach positions or similar roles. The qualification includes 14 core subjects and 2 electives delivered over an 18 month period. Delivery will be individually tailored to meet the study needs of each student and will include a flexible blend of online; workbook and some face to face components to meet practical skills requirements. New enrolments will be accepted in both January and July.
Location: Cairns campus.
Dates: 2014 July & September intakes.
Fees: The approximate cost to complete this qualification: Full Fee for Service: $12,704.00; Partially Government Funded: $9,040.00; Partially Government Funded concession: $8,256.00
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Occupational titles may include:
A study timetable will be made available to students once accepted into the course..
To gain entry into this qualification a candidate must:
3. Have sufficient work experience in the relevant sector to indicate likely success at this level of qualification in a job role involving:
Flexible delivery incorporating independent study, online and face to face components. A study timetable will be made available to students.
Students are assessed through written work, projects, simulations, case studies, short answer assignments, presentations, third party reports and oral interviews.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
RPL recognises your existing experience gained through life or work for which you may not have obtained a formal qualification. We will work with you to identify your existing skills and knowledge and assess if you can then achieve a full or part qualification. This also helps to avoid unnecessary duplication of training.
|Unit code||Unit name||Unit type|
|HLTHIR404D||Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people||Elective|
|HLTHIR403C||Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers||Elective|
|HLTWHS401A||Maintain workplace WHS processes||Core|
|CHCPROM503A||Provide community focused promotion and prevention strategies||Core|
|CHCPOL501A||Access evidence and apply in practice||Core|
|CHCAD504B||Provide advocacy and representation services||Core|
|CHCORG428A||Reflect on and improve own professional practice||Core|
|CHCCW503A||Work intensively with clients||Core|
|CHCCS504B||Provide services to clients with complex needs||Core|
|CHCCOM403A||Use targeted communication skills to build relationships||Core|
|CHCAOD510B||Work effectively with clients with complex alcohol and-or other drugs issues||Core|
|CHCMH501A||Provide advanced supports to facilitate recovery||Core|
|CHCMH409A||Facilitate consumer, family and carer participation in the recovery process||Core|
|CHCMH404B||Conduct assessment and planning as part of the recovery process||Core|
|CHCMH402B||Apply understanding of mental health issues and recovery processes||Core|
|CHCMH401A||Work effectively in mental health settings||Core|
There may be one or more elective competencies, these may differ between institutes. Please contact the institute for more information.
The published fees apply to Australian citizens and permanent residents only. Program commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments. Contact the Admissions Centre on 1300 656 959 for more information on enrolment procedures. For detailed information on policies, fees, payments, concessions, refunds, subsidies, exemptions, pre-requisites, withdrawals and RPL refer to the Tropical North Queensland TAFE Fees & Conditions document. Information supplied in this document is correct at time of publication but may be subject to change without notice.