Diploma of Mental Health
With mental health conditions being an increasing issue in the modern society, demand for dedicated professionals in this sector is consistently growing. If you have a passion for helping others and are looking for an interesting and challenging field to specialise in, a career in mental health will be a great fit for you.
Some of the skills you will learn during this qualifcations are:
- Implement community-based mental health activities and promotions.
- Engage clients in community participation.
- Prevent client relapse.
- Promote recovery through community, clinical, home-based and centre-based programs.
Our blended delivery mode that combines classroom-based training with practical elements like role plays, simulations and compulsory work placement gives you the knowledge to maintain a therapeutic alliance with clients displaying mental health issues. You will also learn how to be supportive, provide a structure to your clients to build strategies to enable steady progress throughout their recovery.
- Community rehabilitation support worker
- Mental health rehabilitation support worker
- Community worker
- Mental health community worker
- Mental health outreach worker
Diploma of Community Services
Community Services is a sector with a variety of challenging and interesting roles and opportunities allowing you to specialise in the sector or work as a generalist.
You may be involved in managing, coordinating and or delivering of person-centred services to indviiduals, groups or communities. You will be providing direct support to individuals or groups of individuals using a case management model. There are over 50 occupations that fall under Community Service such as:
- Working with youth
- Job network
- Disability services
- Mental health services
- Drugs and alcohol treatments
- Domestic violence
- Aboriginal issues
- Migration centres
- Settlement services
How can our course allow you to work in such a large variety of specialisations?
At 4Life College we are teaching the Strengths-Based Recovery Model.
Instead of focussing too narrowly on the challenges and issues clients face, this model encourages community service workers to help their clients use their strengths and resources to overcome obstacles. By focussing on the positives, clients are enabled to work on their strengths to achieve their goals, rather than consistently being confronted with their own shortcomings.
- Welfare Worker
- Youth work
- Working with carers
- Early Intervention Worker
- Program Coordinator
- Intake Officer
For details of mental health & community services courses units of competency, please click here.
As part of our practical approach to learning, both Diploma of Mental Health and Diploma of Community Services qualifications include a mandatory work placement. The work placement is not only a vital part of our students’ education, it also provides them with great contacts to the industry.
Due to the hands-on nature of our courses, students will be well prepared by the time their work placement starts, ensuring that they enter it with confidence. As part of the work placement students will be evaluated on their performance when carrying out the acquired skills under workplace conditions.
The work placement for this courses are in two separate blocks of 200 hours each.
Both courses can be undertaken without prior qualifications.
However It is recommended that students have at least one qualification in the Community Services/Health field before undertaking the Diploma. Our aged care and disability care courses would provide good foundation skills and work experience for the Diploma courses.
Students must also fulfil the College’s requirements for English proficiency.