Certificate IV in Mental Health

Course Code CHC43315
Course Title Certificate IV in Mental Health
Location Melbourne City Campus
Intake Dates Monthly
Fee Type Government Funding, Concession, Full Fee
Duration 1 Year (Non-Traineeship)
2 Years (Traineeship)
Start Date: Days of Week: Location: Day/Night:
29 July, 2019 Monday Werribee Day

Course Overview

The CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health qualification 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.

Course Structure

Work placement

120 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.
Students must have the current National Police Check and Working With Children Check prior to the commencement of their work placement


Assessment methods may include:

  • Underpinning Knowledge questioning
  • Direct Observations & Demonstration
  • Role plays & Case studies
  • Workplace Assessment

Units of Competency

The CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health requires 15 units of competency:

Core Units

CHCDIV001 – Work with diverse people
CHCDIV002 – Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCLEG001 – Work legally and ethically
CHCMHS002 – Establish self-directed recovery relationships
CHCMHS003 – Provide recovery oriented mental health services
CHCMHS004 – Work collaboratively with the care network and other services
CHCMHS005 – Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues
CHCMHS007 – Work effectively in trauma informed care
CHCMHS008 – Promote and facilitate self-advocacy
CHCMHS011 – Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing
HLTWHS001 – Participate in work health and safety

Elective Units

CHCDIS007 – Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
CHCPRP003 – Reflect on and improve own professional practice
CHCCCS003 – Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide
CHCAOD006 – Provide interventions for people with alcohol and other drugs issues

Credit Transfer and RPL offered: Recognition of prior learning and skills assessment
All other electives available on request


Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification. Applicant will be required to successfully complete an ACSF language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) assessment.
Learning, reading, writing, oral communication and numeracy (ACSF Level 3) are desirable to participate in the course.



Learners who successfully complete this qualification may pathway into further study options:

  • CHC52015 – Diploma of Community Services

or higher level of qualifications in CHC package.

Your Career

This course will provides you an opportunity to enter into the workforce involving job roles such as:

  • Community rehabilitation worker
  • Community rehabilitation and support worker
  • Outreach officer
  • Mental health outreach worker
  • Assistant community services worker
  • Family support worker


Fee Types

Government Funding Concession Full Fee
 $199.00  $39.80  $7,891.50


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* Eligibility criteria applies
* Material fees may apply
* The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment