Certificate IV in Mental Health

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CHC43315 Certificate IV Mental Health

This qualification reflects the role of workers who provide self-directed recovery oriented support for people affected by mental illness and psychiatric disability.


This qualification covers workers who provide a range of community services focusing on:

  • Rehabilitation and support for people affected by mental illness and psychiatric disability
  • Implementing community based activites focusing in mental health, mental illness and psychiatric disability, and
  • Mental health promotion work

Work may focus on engaging people with mental illness in community participation, prevention of relapse and promotion of recovery through programs such as residential rehabilitation, work in clinical settings, home based outreach and centre-based programs delivered by community based non-government organisations.

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There are no entry requirements for this course.

Course Outline Total number of units: 15 Core units: 11 Elective units: 4
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people Core
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety Core
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically Core
CHCMHS002 Establish self-directed recovery relationships Core
CHCMHS003 Provide recovery oriented mental health services Core
CHCMHS004 Work collaboratively with the care network and other services Core
CHCMHS005 Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues Core
CHCMHS007 Work effectively in trauma informed care Core
CHCMHS008 Promote and facilitate self advocacy Core
CHCMHS011 Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing Core
HLTWHS001 Participate in work health and safety Core
CHCCCS019 Recognise and respond to crisis situations Elective
HLTAID003 Provide first aid Elective
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support Elective
CHCCOM002 Use communication to build relationships Elective


Four blocks of three weeks, face-to-face delivery.

One block of two weeks, face-to-face-delivery.

80 hours mandatory work placement.


4 February 2019 - 28 June 2019

5 March 2019 - 13 December 2019

22 July 2019 - 13 December 2019


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