Mental Health Training Courses Maroubra

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Support People To Improve Their Mental Health 

Good mental health serves as a foundation for every facet of our lives. It impacts our productivity, how we engage with society, and our overall sense of wellbeing. This is not a part of our lives that can be overlooked. Preserving mental health is not only vital for personal wellness but also affects our roles within family units, friendship circles, and the broader community. 

Peoples’ mental health can be negatively impacted by a variety of factors, including trauma and medical conditions. In Australia, there is an array of services designed to support people who require evidence-based care and support to better their mental health. 

 

For those seeking a career that is not only rewarding but offers a multifaceted experience with the potential to touch lives across the nation, mental health could be the field for you. Mental health courses at breakthru College provide the qualifications needed to work in diverse roles in areas like community-based non-government organisations, respite care, rehabilitation programs, and home-based outreach services. The skills and experience you’ll gain from a mental health course at breakthru College could set you on the path to a lifelong career, bringing positive change to both yourself and your community. 

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Mental Health Education with breakthru College 

A career in mental health support offers a wonderful opportunity for those who are compassionate and empathetic, and wish to profoundly affect the lives of people and the community. The education at breakthru College is designed to foster the vital knowledge and skills that are needed to launch a gratifying career in this field.  

While the mental health field may seem straightforward, it is in fact quite diverse, with numerous avenues to pursue based on your career aspirations. Be it a clinical environment, residential services, or home-based outreach you’re interested in, there’s a course specifically crafted to suit your goals.  

Any course you opt for will provide you with the essential skills and the necessary insight to secure the qualification you have in mind. The duration of each course may vary with the qualification, but students always receive strong backing from our skilled workers and trainers, giving you the peace of mind that you’re learning from the very best.  

An opportunity to gain practical exposure through work placements will be provided, letting you collaborate with those in the community to genuinely sense the difference you’ll make. As for your study approach, it’s your call! Opting for in-person or online study is available, as we value the essence of flexibility for all of us. 

 

Our Mental Health Training 

At breakthru College, the nationally recognised courses will equip you with the fundamental understanding and applied skills vital for success in the mental health sector. These courses, as informative and engaging as they are, also provide beneficial and real-world insights, illuminating the path into the career you’re about to commence.  

For more specific details regarding unit and entry requirements and delivery mode options for all our courses, please follow the links. 

Available courses include: 

CHC43315:
Certificate IV in Mental Health
 

As an introduction to the mental health sector, this course provides the ability to engage in mental health care across various community settings like residential services, healthcare institutions, and occupational programs. 

Course duration:

  •  12 months

Work placement:

  •  80 hours (mandatory)

Metal Health job prospects include: 

  • Mental health worker.
  • Mental health outreach worker.
  • Community rehabilitation and support worker.
  • Mental health intake officer.
CHC43515:
Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work

This course is suitable for individuals working in mental health services and having first-hand experience with mental health difficulties as a provider or client. These workers assist others in similar roles across various environments like government sectors, community-controlled organisations, public institutions, and private companies. 

 Course duration:

  • 12 months

 Work placement:

  •  80 hours (mandatory)

 Mental Health job prospects include:

  • Health peer worker
  • Youth peer worker
  • Peer mentor
  • Peer support worker
  • Carer

Mental Health in Australia

Around 7.3 million people, or nearly half of all adult Australians, may suffer from poor mental health at some time in their life. This can turn life into something more difficult than it should be, culminating in issues such as familial difficulties, loss of employment, self-harm, homelessness, and complications with physical health.  

It’s clear that mental health services are in high demand. With the number of Australians needing mental health support and just over 62,000 mental health workers registered in Australia in 2020, we currently don’t have anywhere near the number of mental health care workers that we need. The good news is that you can be a part of the change and play a role in helping people better their lives from the inside out. Australia as a whole is looking for compassionate, dedicated people to work in the mental health sector, and here at breakthru College we’re proud to offer this opportunity.  

It’s clear that mental health services are in high demand. With the number of Australians needing mental health support and just over 62,000 mental health workers registered in Australia in 2020, we currently don’t have anywhere near the number of mental health care workers that we need. The good news is that you can be a part of the change and play a role in helping people better their lives from the inside out. Australia as a whole is looking for compassionate, dedicated people to work in the mental health sector, and here at breakthru College we’re proud to offer this opportunity. 

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Frequently Asked Questions About Mental Health Training 

What is the duration of a mental health training course in Australia?
The length of the course you choose will depend on the particular qualification you’re pursuing. Typically, it takes around 12 months to complete, dependant on whether you opt for in-person or online study. 
What is the cost to study mental health in Australia?
Eligible students can access subsidised training for all courses at breakthru College. Options include Skills Assure Funding (QLD) and Smart & Skilled Funding (NSW). If funding isn’t accessible, we provide alternatives such as payment plans on a weekly, fortnightly, or monthly basis. 

Contact breakthru College to inquire about specific course fees. 

What is the difference between Certificate IV in Mental Health and Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work?
Roles within the mental health sector can be filled with either of the two qualifications. Certificate IV in Mental Health is catered towards workers who care for individuals in need of mental health support, whereas Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work serves those working to aid consumer or carer peers in the workplace and throughout a variety of mental health services. 
Do the courses comprise practical mental health support experience?
The courses we provide present valuable real-life opportunities that will assist you in developing confidence, competence, and essential skills, all the while learning in the classroom. Such hands-on experiences are fully supported by our highly experienced workers and trainers. 
In which educational pathways can these courses be included?
By successfully completing a course with breakthru College, you may proceed to further study opportunities, including diploma or bachelor-level qualifications. 
Can prior learning (RPL) be acknowledged for me?
Should you have engaged in previous learning, you could qualify for credit. Get in touch with breakthru College for advice tailored to your situation. 
Can mental health support be considered a worthwhile career path?
Supporting people who require care regarding their mental health, and/or carer or consumer peers in mental health settings is a highly rewarding, valued, and beneficial career. Due to the importance of mental health and the high demand for care due to significant levels of mental health issues, support workers are much needed, providing good job security. 
What career opportunities can arise from completing the mental health courses at breakthru College?
Once you successfully complete our mental health courses, you’ll be equipped to enter the mental health services industry. Employment opportunities can range from working as a mental health support worker, mental health social worker, or contributing in community services or non-government organisations. These roles often involve providing care in community contexts or clinical settings, aiding people facing mental health issues. 
Are online mental health courses provided by breakthru College?
Absolutely, breakthru College, a registered training body, has online mental health courses on offer. Such flexibility grants you the ability to study at a pace that fits your needs, from any place, serving as an option for those who choose not to engage in conventional, centre-based studies. 

 

What skills and knowledge will I gain from the Certificate IV in Mental Health course?
Our Certificate IV in Mental Health gears you up with the necessary abilities to efficiently support individuals facing mental illness. You’ll be taught how to supply services in diverse community and residential areas, mastering the skills to create self-guided recovery relationships and employ trauma-informed care practices. 
How will the mental health courses at breakthru College assist me in shifting to the mental health field?
Our mental health courses aim to arm you with the theoretical insights and applied know-how vital for a successful journey in the mental health profession. You’ll explore diverse mental health disorders, pathways to recovery, and preventive measures. Along with this education, practical industry engagement opportunities will allow you to acquire real-world practice in extending coaching and assistance to different individuals coping with mental health obstacles. 
How do the mental health courses at breakthru College train students to deal with crisis situations?
We include techniques for managing emergency scenarios in our mental health courses. These courses enable you to foster both social and physical health in individuals grappling with mental health complications, including those suffering from simultaneous mental health and psychiatric disabilities. 
What help does breakthru College give to those enrolled in online mental health courses?
We pride ourselves on cultivating communities of like-minded learners. Our experienced educators and industry leaders provide ongoing support to our online students. From understanding course content to addressing individual circumstances, we’re here to help you through your educational journey. 
What are the entry requirements for mental health courses at breakthru College?
The entry requirements for our mental health courses vary depending on the specific course. We recommend potential students to check the course descriptions on our website or contact our career advice team for specific details. 
What kinds of financial aid are offered to students in mental health courses at breakthru College?
We aim to make education accessible to all eligible students. Depending on the course and your circumstances, various options may be available, including free TAFE course spots, payment plans, and other services to assist with tuition fees. Please contact our team for further information tailored to your situation. 
How do the mental health courses at breakthru College encourage self-expression and advocacy in mental health?
Our educational programs strive to enable students to evolve into aware and actively involved professionals. You’ll study self-advocacy in the mental health field, learning how to employ your voice and impact to enhance mental health care and aid for those struggling with mental health challenges. 
What does the work placement component of the mental health courses at breakthru College involve?
Work placements form a crucial component of our mental health courses. This hands-on experience allows you to put the theoretical insights you’ve acquired during your study into practice within real-world contexts. You’ll operate under guidance within a care network or mental health service, providing you the chance to garner direct industry experience prior to graduation. 

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