International Certificate Level 1 in Mental Health

Clients can select 3 courses from the full list of Mental Health Courses.  When employees or students complete the courses they will receive an International Certificate Level 1 in Mental Health.  At least one of the courses must be: 


Establish self-directed recovery relationships

TALMHS002


International Certificate Level 2 in Mental Health

Clients can select 6 courses from the full list of Mental Health Courses.  When employees or students complete the courses they will receive an International Certificate Level 2 in Mental Health.  At least two of the courses must be: 


Establish self-directed recovery relationships

TALMHS002


Work collaboratively with the care network and other services

TALMHS004


International Certificate Level 3 in Mental Health

Clients can select 10 courses from the full list of Mental Health Courses.  When employees or students complete the courses they will receive an International Certificate Level 3 in Mental Health.  At least four of the courses must be: 


Establish self-directed recovery relationships

TALMHS002


Work collaboratively with the care network and other services

TALMHS004


Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues

TALMHS005


Provide early intervention, health prevention and promotion programs

TALMHS009


International Certificate Level 4 in Mental Health

Clients can select 13 courses from the full list of Mental Health Courses.  When employees or students complete the courses they will receive an International Certificate Level 4 in Mental Health.  At least six of the courses must be: 


Establish self-directed recovery relationships

TALMHS002


Provide recovery oriented mental health services

TALMHS003


Work collaboratively with the care network and other services

TALMHS004


Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues

TALMHS005


Provide early intervention, health prevention and promotion programs

TALMHS009


Work with diverse people

TALDIV001


International Diploma in Mental Health

When students complete the following 20 courses they will receive an International Diploma in Mental Health


Work with diverse people

TALDIV001

This course describes the skills and knowledge required to work respectfully with people from diverse social and cultural groups and situations, including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.
This course applies to all workers.


Recognise healthy body systems

TALAAP001

This course describes the skills and knowledge required to work with basic information about the human body and to recognise and promote ways to maintain healthy functioning of the body.
This course applies to any worker who needs to use and interpret information that includes references to client anatomy and physiology.


Assist clients with medication

TALHPS006

This course describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare for and provide medication assistance, and complete medication documentation. It also involves supporting a client to self-administer medication.
This course applies to community services and health workers with authority in their local jurisdiction to assist with the administration of medication.


Manage personal stressors in the work environment

TALWHS006

This course describes the skills and knowledge required to maintain health and wellbeing by preventing and managing personal stress.
This course applies to work in a range of health and community services settings, in particular work roles that operate in high stress situations and circumstances.


Provide systems advocacy services

TALADV005

This course describes the skills and knowledge required to advocate and ensure that government, community and organisational systems broadly support and uphold human rights.
This course applies to workers in a health, community services or advocacy settings who undertake a leadership role in influencing social and system changes. Workers at this level will also advocate for change and continuous improvement at the organisational level to improve client outcomes and service quality.


Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

TALDIV002

The course describes the skills and knowledge required to identify Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety issues in the workplace, model cultural safety in own work practice, and develop strategies to enhance cultural safety.
This course applies to people working in a broad range of roles including those involved in direct client service, program planning, development and evaluation contexts.


Establish self-directed recovery relationships

TALMHS002

This course describes the skills and knowledge required to promote the principles of recovery oriented practice, and to establish and confirm self-directed recovery relationships with people with mental illness.
This course applies to work with people living with a mental illness in a range of community services work contexts.


Provide recovery oriented mental health services

TALMHS003

This course describes the skills and knowledge required to work collaboratively in providing services to implement a range of strategies as part of recovery oriented service provision for people with mental illness.
This course applies to work with people living with mental illness in a range of community services work contexts.


Work collaboratively with the care network and other services

TALMHS004

This course describes the skills knowledge required to work collaboratively with the care network and other potential services for a person with mental illness. This work provides a recovery oriented practice approach, involving a variety of health and community service professionals working collaboratively with the person and their care network.
This course applies to work with people living with mental illness in a range of community services work contexts.


Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues

TALMHS005

This course describes the skills and knowledge required to assess capacity to support people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues and to work collaboratively to provide support and facilitate links to other services.
This course applies to work with people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs (AOD) assessments in a range of community services work contexts.


Provide early intervention, health prevention and promotion programs

TALMHS009

This course describes the skills and knowledge required to develop and conduct early intervention, health prevention and promotion programs focussing on mental health and wellbeing.
This course applies to work with people with mental illness in a range of community services work contexts.


Implement recovery oriented approaches to complexity

TALMHS010 

This course describes the skills and knowledge required to identify and respond to issues of complexity when supporting people living with mental illness and their care networks. The unit is based on a strengths-based approach and acknowledges that complexity is not a characteristic of an individual. Complexity may be impacted by a range of interactions between the worker, the organisation and the environmental context.
This course applies to work with people living with mental illness in a range of community services work contexts.


Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing

TALMHS011

This course describes the skills and knowledge required to work collaboratively with individuals to assess, promote and review all aspects of wellbeing.
This course applies to work with people living with mental illness in a range of community services work contexts.


Provide support to develop wellness plans and advanced directives

TALMHS012

This course describes the skills and knowledge required to support a person living with mental illness to develop recovery wellness plans and advanced directives. These plans outline the person’s preferences and plans to maintain wellness and to direct actions and support strategies should they become unwell.
This course applies to work with people with mental illness in a range of community services work contexts.


Implement trauma informed care

TALMHS013 

This course describes the skills and knowledge required to promote trauma informed care, and to develop strategies to address people’s specific trauma needs. Trauma informed care involves providing services that are informed by the knowledge and understanding of the impact of trauma, in particular interpersonal violence and varying service practice to reduce the likelihood of re-traumatisation.
This course applies to work with people with mental illness in a range of community services work contexts.


Research and apply evidence to practice

TALPOL003

This course describes the skills and knowledge required to establish the information need, gather information and critically analyse the information for relevance to own work.
This course applies to health and community service workers who need to research existing information to support and improve their work practice. It does not cover primary research.


Reflect on and improve own professional practice

TALPRP003

This course describes the skills and knowledge required to evaluate and enhance own practice through a process of reflection and ongoing professional development.
This course applies to workers in all industry sectors who take pro-active responsibility for their own professional development.


Manage work health and safety

TALWHS004

This course describes the skills and knowledge required to establish, maintain and evaluate work health and safety (WHS) policies, procedures and programs in the relevant work area, according to WHS legislative requirements.
This course applies to workers who have responsibility for WHS as part of their role.


Provide loss and grief support

TALCCS017

This course describes the skills and knowledge required to recognise and respond to the needs of people who are experiencing loss, grief and bereavement.
This course applies to workers in a range of community services and health contexts.


Coordinate complex case requirements

TALCSM004

This course describes the skills and knowledge required to coordinate multiple service requirements for clients with complex needs within a case management framework.
Workers at this level work under supervision within established guidelines but take on a team leadership role in the coordination of services and service providers.
This course applies to work in a range of health and community services contexts.