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WA Course NumberD282
National IDCHC40508
Qualification CategoryCERTIFICATE IV IN
National StatusThis qualification is recognised throughout Australia under the Australian Qualifications Framework
 -Delivery Information
Number of Semesters1
 -About This Course
This qualification will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to provide support and services to enhance the quality of life, maximise community participation and meet the needs of individuals accessing mental health services. You will learn skills in responding to self harm, early intervention strategies, support, advocacy and policy development. Consumer involvement is a focus of this qualification. You will learn about the mental health sector and issues facing those with a mental health disorder. As part of this qualification you will undertake a supervised work placement where you will be able to apply the skills and knowledge you have learned.
 -Course Aims
This qualification covers workers who provide a range of community services focusing on: Rehabilitation and support for people affected by mental illness and psychiatric disability Implementing community based activities focusing on mental health, mental illness and psychiatric disability, and Mental health promotion work. Work may focus on engaging people with mental illness in 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. This work may also involve supported employment and programmed respite care. This qualification: Defines the knowledge and skills required by support workers and case workers who work autonomously under broad guidance Refers to specific knowledge of mental health issues and appropriate intervention processes applied in residential and community based settings. Occupational titles may include: Community rehabilitation and support worker Mental health rehabilitation support worker Community support worker Mental health support worker Mental health outreach worker
 -Career Opportunities
Successful completion of this qualification provides you with the opportunity to become a welfare officer, support worker or mental health worker in community settings.
 -Benefits of studying at this College

This course is specifically designed for mental health workers who want to obtain their qualification but need to continue working.  The course is held in the evenings on a part-time basis, over a 2 semester period.

Our students are best prepared for employment in a changing world – this is our vision at the West Coast Institute of Training.  The Institute has already developed a significant reputation as a leading provider of flexible learning programs and is in the forefront of developing online learning.   We work closely with local, state and international partners to deliver high quality training relevant to the needs of our diverse customer base. We offer more than 100 courses, linking to careers in more than 10 speciality training areas. 

Conveniently located in the rapidly growing North Metropolitan Region of Perth, just 20 minutes via the Mitchell Freeway, the campus is excellently served by public transport and is a pleasant 5-minute walk from the Joondalup train station, Joondalup City Centre and other outstanding shopping, recreational and community services.  West Coast Institute of Training sits amid picturesque lakes, parks and natural bush-land. Water birds, parrots and kangaroos share the campus with staff and students, contributing to the relaxed, friendly atmosphere.

As part of the exciting Joondalup Learning Precinct (JLP), which includes the WA Police Academy and Edith Cowan University, West Coast Institute of Training offers a unique learning environment that provides pathways to employment and further education and allows you to gain credits for studies at one organisation towards a qualification at another.

To find out more about West Coast Institute of Training and to discuss your training options please call Student Services on (618) 1300 134 881.   

 -Further Study Options
Diploma of Community Welfare Work
 -Career Pathway Map
Community Services, Health and Education
 -Career Pathways

For information about jobs and pathways, please see

 -Application Notes
When applying for this qualification you are required to address entry requirements and selection criteria. You must submit any documentary evidence of your previous education, volunteer/workplace experience and other relevant information.   Click here to view Selection Criteria
 -What is Selection Criteria?

Selection Criteria apply to competitive qualifications.  If there are more people applying for a qualification than there are places, you will need to supply additional information to the TAFE Admissions Centre with the Application Form.  The Selection Criteria are based on previous education and training, life experience and paid and unpaid work experience.

 -How to Apply and Enrol

For more information on how to apply and enrol in a West Coast Institute course, please visit or call 1300 134 881.

 -Fees Summary
For more information regarding fees and charges, please visit the West Coast Institute website ( or phone 1300 134 881
 -Previous Studies Recognition

The Units of Competency listed in this brochure are those offered by this Institute. If you have successfully completed any units in this qualification with another Registered Training Organisation, the Institute may recognise this study as partial completion of the qualification.  Please note that not all Institute's offer the same elective units.

Alternative units may be available or you may be eligible for recognition of other training or experience.   To discuss your options, please contact the course coordinator.

 -Skills Recognition

Skills recognition is a formal assessment process which acknowledges the skills, knowledge and competencies that a student has gained through work, informal training and life experience. Students will be asked to provide evidence of skills and knowledge required by a set of national competency standards.  If successful, students will be given credit towards the achievement of a nationally recognised qualification.  This may mean that the student does not have to study to receive the qualification, or have fewer units to complete.

Contact the course coordinator if you think you may be eligible.  Fees are charged for Skills Recognition.

 -Further Information

For further information on course details, selection criteria, course applications, course costs and enrolment particulars, please contact:

Student Services
West Coast Institute of Training

Joondalup Campus

35 Kendrew Crescent
Joondalup WA 6027


Phone: 1300 134 881



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This qualification may have other elective units not currently on offer.  Contact the Institute for further information.

Available to international students (in Australia)No
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