expired Free CERT IV in Mental Health for Industry Workers - Charles Darwin University. Saving $2500+ for (NT Only)

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Not advertised but Charles Darwin University is currently offering Free CERT IV in Mental Health for people from NT working in the industry. All study is conducted online. Don't know if it's only for Territorians but I just received my first 5 units free of charge. Valid until 31 Mar 17 but must finish the course by 31 Mar 18 then the fees come in for the remaining Units that need to be completed. Saving around $2500.

UPDATE 2: Email stating fees are waived. http://imgur.com/a/tCGgb

UPDATE 16 March

We have been informed that this course is only available for people that live in the NT and currently working in the industry. Please do not call if you do not fulfill these requirements.

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    broken link

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    From their website:
    Course Fees

    The following Fees are applicable to this course:

    Domestic Students
    VET Tuition Fee
    This course is subsidised by the NT Government. Information about VET Tuition fees for NT residents is available VET Student Guide or VET Fees online
    2017: Tuition Fees for 2017 will be charged at $2.90 per nominal hour for NT residents. Information about 2017 VET Tuition fees for NT residents is available 2017 VET Fees.pdf

    • +1 vote

      As above its not advertised. I'm getting it for free. Give them a ring to find out more.

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    I guess it's not a free course according to the course fees section.

  • +3 votes

    Only one third is free then, 5 out of 15 units.?

  • +16 votes

    Just rang them. Not free unless you're receiving some form of Centrelink allowance. Typical - pay taxes for over 30 years and get jack shit

    • +1 vote

      I work full-time. and not on any benefits.

      • +2 votes

        Well that's what they just told me :(

        Have a look at the link I just posted about the fees. Just be careful you don't get stung with any fees, get it in writing

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        Since you are working full time, do you think you will be able to finish the certificate within a year??

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          Yea, work is supporting me doing it. My supervisor was the one that found out it was free and told me to apply. And I've been granted 4 hrs study leave per week should be enough.

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          @D3NI3D: Oh I see. Im thinking of taking it but I work at a financial firm full time, so not sure yet. Do you work in an area related to health/mental health?

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          @D3NI3D: Are they aware of the placement component to the course?

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          @Binni:
          Yea, kinda. But the qualification is very handy to have.

          @n3xia:

          Yes, they are well aware. My company deals with complex behaviour clients but I only work as minion (non-qual).

    • +32 votes

      And how does that make you feel?

    • +14 votes

      yeah, I mean geez they just piss away that money building hospitals, roads, schools, footpaths, busways and buying silly stuff like firetrucks, ambulances, buses…

      I mean who the hell uses any of THOSE things!

      /s

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      You know how you can safely sit on your computer and
      -not fear for your life
      -not worry about the power going out
      -be able to drink water from the tap without fearing your colon will invert
      -be able to pickup a phone and order a pizza
      -be able to pickup your phone and call someone to come and save your life if you were dying
      -be able to even ask the question "what can i waste money on tonight?"

      Well, all that is because we pay taxes. If that is jack shit to you, piss off to Zimbabwe and pay your taxes there and see what you get for it.

    • +13 votes

      I give up. Trying to help. ITS NOT ADVERTISED AS FREE. Might as well delete the post.

      • -10 votes

        Ummm - this is your title "Free CERT IV in Mental Health - Charles Darwin University. Saving $2500+"

  • +2 votes

    How do I post a photo I have a screenshot an email saying all fees are wiped from CDU.

  • +3 votes

    Email pic uploaded. http://imgur.com/a/tCGgb

  • -1 vote

    I hope their not scre*wing with your mind?

  • +14 votes

    YOU'D BE CRAZY TO MISS THIS BARGAIN!

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    Is this only for people in the NT?

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    Link doesn't work :(

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    Not working!

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    Really interested in this already studying a health profession and wanted to do MHFA Blended course but this might help. Link didn't work so I searched for it and signed up. It gave me to the option to excempt fees so waiting for a reply.

    Do you already need to be attending an affiliated university to sign up?

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    Do you have to sign up and click the option to exempt fees?

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    Anyone not from the NT confirmed that this course is free?

    Appears to only be subsidized for NT residents, however I haven't called the phone number to check this.

  • +10 votes

    I strongly suspect this is for Territorians only

    https://nt.gov.au/learning/adult-education-and-training/nort...

    You will see the course on this list. The requirements to get it free are:

    • live in the Northern Territory (NT)
    • are an Australian citizen, permanent resident or hold a visa without work or study restrictions; or are a New Zealand citizen who has lived in Australia for over six months
    • are at least 17 years old and have left school
    • preferably don't already have a Certificate III level qualification or above.
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    Link seems broken, I just tried it.

  • +5 votes

    I would love to do this. But I am not in the Northern Territory. Also I have severe mental health issues.

  • +2 votes

    Great post OP. I would enrol but I saw this:
    "To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 80 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency."

    Not ideal for those working full time. Sounds like there is some kind of placement component to the course.

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    I think you can just apply to see where it will go. Nothing to lose really and interesting to find out what's happen

  • +4 votes

    Just spoke with them on the phone and confirmed that it's free. Awesome!

  • +9 votes

    Be careful if you're a high school student thinking about doing this to boost your cv/interview performance. Some med schools (Monash, possibly others) will not consider your application as an undergrad if you've done a cert iv.

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      Friend,, is there a specific reason they'd shy away from someone with qualifications?

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        Certain universities like Monash only offer undergrad-entry courses to people who have not done post-secondary training. It's just how they're structured.If you've already done a cert IV, you are considered a non-school-leaver, even if you just left school.

        If you already have an undergraduate degree (3 year bachelor's equivalent), there is a separate graduate entry scheme which considers your GAMSAT and GPA/WAM in addition to your interview.

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          So don't list the qualifications you don't want to be considered…?

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          @Scrooge McDuck: The government spends approximately $1M in the training of a medical student over the course of their degree (no citation sorry).

          Competition for metropolitan school leavers is so high that you basically need an ATAR of above 99.50 (top 0.5% of the state) and a UMAT of above 95 (top 5% of the country) to have a good chance of getting in.

          A lot of work goes into med school admissions. It's not as simple as just not listing your qualifications. They will know.

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          @tony abbott:

          Nice post, but you didn't explain the last 3 words:

          They will know.

          How?

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          @Scrooge McDuck: Universities share info with each other maybe.

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          @lostn: if it's the same as a bachelor (I'm assuming it is), universities can automatically access previous tertiary training of a candidate through the automated results transfer system (ARTS). There's a bit of information about it here and there if you google that (e.g. this or this) - that's how medical schools get results of a candidates bachelor degree when deciding who to interview etc

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    I wonder if this Cert4 could be an avenue into a uni course in Mental Health or Psychology. ie either negates the need for an entrance score of gives heaps of unit exemptions.

  • +3 votes

    It is free if you live in NT. For rest, you won't be able to enroll as this course is offered in Mixed mode i.e you can partially study online and have to complete some workshop oncampus

  • +1 vote

    CERT IV in Mental Health - Charles Darwin University.

    Does the top student get a Darwin Award ?

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    Can anyone straight up confirm if this is 100% free and 100% of the course? I don't wanna do only 5 units, and I don't wanna have to actually pay anything.

    Last year I did a course on youth work that had a fair few units dedicated to mental health and if this allows for RPL's it seems like a pretty quick way for me to throw another certificate in the pile while I'm doing my bachelor at the moment.

    Cheers, guys!

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      You must be one of the rare breed that likes homework.

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        Either that or I've been stuck in some form of education for as long as I can remember and I just want to get the (profanity) out and get a decent paying job, and an extra certificate with little to no effort may come in handy at some point.

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    If I sign up do I get a free iPad?

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    I rang and they did in fact say it's free. For the first 12 months. So if it takes longer to complete or they only offer certain classes once a year (and that time has already passed), you'll have to pay.

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