CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health

Award Course
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding


This 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.


This qualification enables students to pathway into Diploma of Community Services.

Course Delivery

Mildura Campus: flexible and classroom based delivery. Swan Hill: Flexible delivery.

Entry Requirements

Students should be 18 at the commencement of the study however, individual circumstances for students can be discussed and approved by a Business Manager. Students must obtain a satisfactory Police Clearance Certificate as part of the enrolment process. 80 hours of work placement is required for successful completion of this course. Each student will undertake a Pre-Training Review before enrolling to help confirm the proposed course is suitable. It will provide valuable information about an individual's existing skills and knowledge, language, literacy and numeracy skills and whether the course will help in achieving learning and/or employment goals.

Expected Time to Complete

18 Months

Units & Assessment
Core Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people 40 $35.00
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety 25 $35.00
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically 55 $35.00
CHCMHS002 Establish self-directed recovery relationships 60 $35.00
CHCMHS003 Provide recovery oriented mental health services 60 $35.00
CHCMHS004 Work collaboratively with the care network and other services 75 $35.00
CHCMHS005 Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues 90 $35.00
CHCMHS007 Work effectively in trauma informed care 40 $35.00
CHCMHS008 Promote and facilitate self advocacy 50 $35.00
CHCMHS011 Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing 80 $35.00
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety 20 $35.00
Elective Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
CHCCCS004 Assess co-existing needs 80 $35.00
CHCCCS019 Recognise and respond to crisis situations 45 $35.00
CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues 80 $35.00
CHCMHS006 Facilitate the recovery process with the person, family and carers 50 $35.00
CHCPWK002 Contribute to the continuous improvement of mental health services for consumers and carers 40 $40.00
CHCSOH001 Work with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness 85 $35.00

Course Assessment

  • Observation and oral questioning
  • Project
  • Practical task
  • Role play/Simulation
  • Knowledge based test
  • Written task
Your particular units of study will be determined from the core and elective units required for this qualification.

RPL is a formal assessment process that recognises relevant skills and knowledge you have already gained through previous training, work and life experiences. Contact the Institute today to discuss your options for RPL.

Indicative Fees

Government Subsidised $3,510
Concession $1,122
RPL Government Subsidised $1,804
RPL Concession $361
RPL Self-funded $2,706
Self-Funded $4,412

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Average total fees include designated materials and will vary according to your specific unit choices and other factors.

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

For information on refunds in relation to withdrawals, transfers and cancellations refer to the following policies and procedures.
Refund of Course Fees Policy
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Intake Campus Course Details
2021 February Swan Hill Campus Part Time, Blended Delivery, Full Year, Every 1st & 3rd Wednesday of the Month, Evenings 5.00PM - 8.00PM, Flexible
2021 February Swan Hill Campus Part Time, Full Year, Trainee
2021 February Swan Hill Campus Full Time, Classroom Based, Full Year, Classes Monday and Tuesdays, 9.00AM to 3.00PM
2021 February Mildura Campus Part Time, Blended Delivery, Full Year, Classes Monday and Tuesdays, 9.00AM to 3.00PM
2021 February Mildura Campus Full Time, Part Time, Full Year, Trainee