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Certificate IV in Mental Health

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In this Program:

  • Develop the skills and knowledge to assist people who are affected by mental illness and psychiatric disability

  • Hands on experience with the guidance of our qualified teachers.

  • Learn in a positive atmosphere and have access to state-of-the-art facilities.

We will teach you practical skills in areas of:

  • Provide recovery oriented mental health services
  • Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues
  • Work effectively in trauma informed care
  • Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing
  • Promote and facilitate self-advocacy
  • Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide

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Your Career:

  • Coordinator - Mental Health (Carer Peer Work)
  • Coordinator - Mental Health (Consumer Peer Work)
  • Mental Health Outreach Worker

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Program Details

  • Program Code & Title

    CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health.

  • Subjects

    The CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health requires 15 Subjects.

    Core Subjects:

    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 Subjects:

    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

    All other electives available on request.

    Credit Transfer and RPL offered: Recognition of prior learning and skills assessment.

  • Entry Requirements

    There are no entry requirements for this Program, however Students are required to undertake a Pre-Training Review and a Language Literacy Numeracy and Digital Literacy Assessment.

    These will assist with determining suitability and relevance into course entry and identification of any support needs. 

    The ability to obtain a Police Check - Police Check required for Industry Work Placement 

  • Work Placement

    80 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

    Assessment Methods may include: 

    • Written Questions 
    • Project Work 
    • Case Study’s 
    • Role plays 
    • Workplace Based Tasks/Observations  
  • Duration and Intensity

    Traineeship:  Estimated duration 104 Weeks 

    Non-Traineeship: Estimated duration 52 Weeks 

  • Delivery Mode

    TMG College Australia provides the following delivery options: 

    Face to Face Training 

    In person Classroom Based training delivered at TMG College Australia sites. Face to Face delivery includes both theory and practical activities which are supported by structured Work Placement. 

    Structured Work Placement 

    As part of this course, students will also be required to undertake Work Placement in a Regulated Building and Construction Environment  

    Offsite Training 

    TMG College Australia can deliver training and undertake assessments using facilities at a Students Workplace, or in a Mobile Manner (e.g. delivery at a regional/remote location for a specific period or for a specific training course).  

    Mixed Mode Training 

    A combination of various delivery modes. Also known as "Mixed Delivery" or "Blended Learning". This includes Virtual, Face to Face and Workplace Based. 

  • Pathways

    Students who successfully complete this Program may pathway into further study options, including:

    • CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services

    or higher level of qualifications in CHC package.

  • Your Career

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

    • Coordinator - Mental Health (Carer Peer Work)
    • Coordinator - Mental Health (Consumer Peer Work)
    • Mental Health Outreach Worker
  • Fees & Eligibility

    Enrolment Fees:
    Without Concession - $199.00
    With Concession - $39.80


    Fee For Service: $5,450.00

    The student tuition fees published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. 

    This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. TMG College Australia encourage individuals with disabilities to access training subsidised through the Skills First Program. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply for this training.

    Skill First Eligibility 1. You must be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident* or New Zealand Citizen. 2. You must not have completed the same AQF level qualification or higher than the course you wish to enrol in, unless under 20 years of age on 1 January this year. 3. You must not have commenced or be scheduled to commence more than two Victorian Government subsidised courses this year; and 4. You must not be currently enrolled in two or more Victorian Government subsidised courses.

    Traineeship incentives may be applicable on full time/ part time basis, subject to eligibility. Enrolment fees apply.


    *Formal confirmation of permanent residence granted by the Department of Home Affairs (or its successor) AND the student’s foreign passport or ImmiCard required 

  • Locations

    This Qualification is available in the following regions: 

    • Melbourne CBD  
    • Werribee


  • Upcoming Classes

    TMG College Australia

  • Credit Transfer

    We provide Credit Transfer with agreed and consistent credit outcomes for components of a qualification, if the CT request is equivalent in content and learning outcomes with TMG’s matched qualifications.

  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

    We provide Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where Skill First Student work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL result is subject to the quality and amount of the evidence submitted by the Skill First Student to TMG.