Mental Health Training Courses Wallsend

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Help People Better Their Mental Health 

Mental health is a crucial element that influences every part of our lives. From our daily functioning and efficiency to our contribution to society and overall wellness, it plays a central role. Ignoring this vital aspect is not an option as it’s not only essential for individual health but also impacts our familial relationships, friendships, and the community at large. 

Various factors such as trauma and medical conditions can adversely affect individuals’ mental health. In response, Australia offers a range of services specifically tailored to assist those in need of evidence-based care to improve 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 is a great option for compassionate and empathetic people who want to make a significant difference in people’s lives and the community. The courses at breakthru College will assist you in developing the necessary knowledge and skills to enter this field and begin a rewarding career.  

The mental health sector may seem simple at first glance, but it’s filled with a variety of pathways you can choose, tailored to your career objectives. Whether you have an inclination towards a clinical space, residential assistance, or home-based outreach, there’s a course designed to align with your desired destination.  

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 Study Options 

The nationally recognised courses at breakthru College deliver the essential knowledge and hands-on experience necessary for a fruitful career in the mental health industry. These courses are not only engaging and enlightening but also packed with practical application, offering you a rich perspective into the profession you’re preparing to embrace.  

For comprehensive information on unit and entry requirements, as well as the different ways our courses are delivered, please click on the provided 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 caters to those engaged in mental health services who have direct experience with mental health conditions as either a caretaker or recipient. Workers in this role support their counterparts in an array of situations, ranging from government and community-operated to public and privately held services. 

 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

It’s believed that nearly 50% of all Australian adults, equating to roughly 7.3 million individuals, will face challenges with their mental health at some point in their lives. This can lead to life being unnecessarily challenging, causing issues like family difficulties, unemployment, self-harm, homelessness, and physical health troubles.  

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.  

The demand for mental health services in Australia is undoubtedly high. With the pressing need for mental health support among Australians and just over 62,000 mental health professionals recorded in the country in 2020, our current workforce falls far short of what’s required. The silver lining is that you can contribute to this change and have a meaningful impact on people’s lives. Compassionate and committed individuals are sought after to join the mental health sector, and breakthru College is pleased to present this opportunity. 

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Frequently Asked Questions About Mental Health Training 

How long is a mental health training course in Australia?
Depending on which qualification you’re interested in, course length can vary. Most take 12 months, depending on whether you choose to study in-person or online. 
What is the cost to study mental health in Australia?
For all breakthru College courses, subsidised training is on offer for students who meet the criteria. This encompasses the Skills Assure Funding (QLD) and the Smart & Skilled Funding (NSW). Should funding be unavailable, payment plan alternatives are provided, with weekly, fortnightly, or monthly instalments. 

For specific course fees, please get in touch with breakthru College. 

What is the difference between Certificate IV in Mental Health and Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work?
Certificate IV in Mental Health and Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work are both suitable for roles in the mental health sector. The former focuses on providing care for those needing mental health support, and the latter is designed to enable workers to support consumer or carer peers in various workplace settings and mental health services. 
Are the courses inclusive of practical experience in mental health support?
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. 
What education pathways can these courses be included in?
Finishing a course at breakthru College can pave the way for you to pursue more advanced studies, including earning a diploma or a bachelor-level qualification. 
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. 
Is a career in mental health support a good option?
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?
After completing our mental health courses with success, you’ll be ready to step into the mental health services industry. Opportunities for employment might vary from being a mental health support worker or mental health social worker to engaging in community services or non-government organisations. These roles usually encompass providing support in community or clinical contexts, helping those who are confronting mental health problems. 
Is there an option for online mental health courses at breakthru College?
Yes, breakthru College is a registered training organisation that offers online mental health courses. This flexibility allows you to study at your own pace from any location and provides an alternative for those who prefer not to study in traditional, centre-based programs. 

 

What skills and knowledge will I gain from the Certificate IV in Mental Health course?
Our Certificate IV in Mental Health equips you with the skills to work effectively with individuals experiencing mental illness. You will learn to deliver services in various community and residential settings, understanding how to provide self-directed recovery relationships and utilise trauma-informed care practices. 
In what ways can the mental health courses at breakthru College aid my transition to a career in mental health?
Our mental health courses are designed to equip you with the theoretical knowledge and practical experience needed for a career in the mental health sector. You will learn about various mental health issues, rehabilitation programs, and prevention strategies. With practical industry placement opportunities, you will also gain hands-on experience in delivering training and support to diverse people facing mental health challenges. 
How do the mental health courses at breakthru College train students to deal with crisis situations?
We incorporate strategies for handling crisis situations into our mental health courses curriculum. Our courses teach you to promote social and physical wellbeing among individuals dealing with mental health issues, including those with co-existing mental health and psychiatric disability. 
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 admission criteria 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 are the financial help choices for those studying mental health courses at breakthru College?
We endeavour to provide education to all who are eligible. Depending on the specific course and your personal circumstances, a range of options might be on offer, including free spots in TAFE courses, flexible payment plans, and various services to alleviate tuition fees. Please connect with our team for details specially catered to your situation. 
How do the mental health courses at breakthru College encourage self-expression and advocacy in mental health?
Our courses aim to empower students to become informed and engaged professionals. You will learn about self-advocacy within the mental health sector, understanding how to use your voice and influence to improve mental health services and support for individuals dealing with mental health issues. 
What constitutes the work placement element in the mental health courses at breakthru College?
Work placements are a fundamental element of our mental health courses. These experiences offer you the chance to implement the theoretical understanding you’ve developed during your studies in actual care environments. You’ll perform tasks under oversight within a support network or mental health facility, equipping you with firsthand professional experience before completing your course. 

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