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Certificate IV in Mental Health

CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health

About the Course

The Certificate IV in Mental Health reflects the role of workers who provide self-directed recovery-oriented support for people affected by mental illness and psychiatric disability. Work involves implementing community-based programs and activities focusing on mental health, mental illness and psychiatric disability.

Work is undertaken in a range of community contexts such as community-based non-government organisations; home based outreach; centre-based programs; respite care; residential services, rehabilitation programs; clinical settings; or supporting people in employment. Work is carried out autonomously under the broad guidance of other practitioners and professionals.

Reasons for Studying?

  • Up-skill for a higher position or salary.
  • According to the Australian Government’s Job Outlook service, the number of people working in community and welfare support is expected to grow strongly over the next five years. This is a large occupation with strong job prospects with around 30,000 job openings anticipated over the next five years.
  • Online delivery which means you do not have to quit your job to get started.

Delivery Methods:

The overall expected duration of this course is 6-12 months plus 80 hours of work-placement completed, all materials are online with trainer support available.

Entry Requirements:

National Program,

Student’s pathway may include but not necessarily include;

Currently working in the healthcare industry
Is a caregiver for a relative
Completed Grade 12
Completion of related courses such as
Certificate III in Individual Support
Demonstrate a satisfactory level of Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) abilities.


Unit Code

Unit Description

CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
CHCDIV002Promote Aboriginals and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCLEG001Work legally and ethically
CHCMHS002Establish self-directed recovery relationships
CHCMHS003Provide recovery orientated mental health services
CHCLAH003Participate in the planning, implementation and monitoring of individual leisure and health programming
CHCMHS004Work collaboratively with the care network and other services
CHCMHS005Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drug issues
CHCMHS007Work effectively in trauma informed care
CHCMHS008Promote and facilitate self-advocacy
CHCMHS011Assess and promote social, emotional, and physical wellbeing
HLTWHS001Participate in work health and safety

Unit Code

Unit Description

CHCCCS003 Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide
CHCCCS014 Provide brief interventions
CHCCCS017 Provide loss and grief support
CHCDFV001 Recognize and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence

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Fees and Funding,

Please see below for our fee for service and funded pricing for our Certificate IV in Mental Health.

Fee for Service (FFS): $3,950

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