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.


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.


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

Course Delivery

Students study this program via flexible delivery mode. Students can enrol into this program at any time during the academic year. Delivery is conducted over 18 months for flexible students from date of enrolment.

Entry Requirements

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

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 $3,622
Concession $1,201
RPL Government Subsidised $1,829
RPL Concession $366
RPL Self-funded $2,744
Self-Funded $4,537

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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.

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Intake Campus Course Details
2020 Ongoing Enrolment Swan Hill Campus Part Time, Flexible/Online, Full Year
2020 July Mildura Campus Part Time, Flexible/Online, Semester 2, Weekly workshops: Tuesdays, 9.00AM to 3.00PM