Want a meaningful career that helps your community? Our rewarding qualifications in mental health support or community services will give you the opportunity to help people in a wide range of settings.
Gain the skills, techniques and hands-on experience you need to work as a support worker in mental health. Learn how to provide a range of assistance measures to clients with mental health issues and implement health promotion within the community services context. The diploma allows you to delve further into your knowledge of community welfare, gaining enhanced experience in community engagement, providing advanced interventions to clients as well as learning how to respond to crises.
Get 200 unpaid hours of industry experience with an industry placement! This will give you the hands-on skills to be ready for employment. CIT staff can assist you in organising your placement.
(Certificate IV: 80 unpaid hours. Diploma: 120 unpaid hours)
Why Study at CIT?
- Hands-on industry experience
- One of five specialised fields of study to personalise your Community Services Diploma
- Many job opportunities in Canberra and throughout Australia
Certificate IV in Mental Health | CHC43315
Diploma of Community Services | CHC52015
TOTAL CIT PACKAGE: 2 years
Certificate IV in Mental Health: 1 year Diploma: 1 year
2022 Semester 1 (February) and Semester 2 (July and October)
2023 Semester 1 (February) and Semester 2 (July)
2021: $7,250 per semester
2023: $7,450 per semester
Working with Vulnerable People Check: $135 approx., you may be required to purchase a shirt for placement for $30-$40
*Please note - Course fees are listed in $AUD and are based on a semester rate. Total course cost will vary depending on semester start date. Small fee increases may happen annually in line with CIT's fee pricing review. 2023 fees are subject to change.
- Year 12 Certificate (or equivalent)
Students over the age of 20 may be eligible for adult entry with relevant practical work or other professional experience. Please refer to Entry Requirements for more information.
- IELTS 5.5 (no band score less than 5.0)
- TOEFL iBT - 46
- PTE Academic - 42 (minimum of 36 in each band)
- Cambridge English test (C1 Advanced and B2 First) - 162
You will need to be eligible to obtain a “Working with Vulnerable People” card to undertake placement.
Course Subjects - Certificate IV