Certificate IV in Mental Health – CHC43315

Australian Workplace Training offers Certificate IV in Mental Health via two delivery modes.
Online (E-Learning) and Externally.

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.

Occupational titles may include:

  • Coordinator-Mental Health
  • Assistant Community Services Worker
  • Mental Health Outreach Worker
  • Outreach Officer
  • Community Rehabilitation Worker
  • Community Program Coordinator

An interview with a trainer will be arranged prior to your enrolment.
In this interview any difficulty you might experience with your training will be discussed, these may be language, literacy or physical disabilities. If you have any concerns or special needs please discuss them with the trainer during the interview as support could be available for you.

External and Online students study this course at their own pace, however it is anticipated the course will be completed in approximately twelve to eighteen months, it can be completed earlier depending on the individual. Students work at home with self paced units and have access to a trainer either face to face or by phone, fax, correspondence and email for assistance. Students are required to maintain monthly contact with their trainer via phone, email or face to face (please contact reception to arrange an appointment with your trainer).

During the course we will work with you to arrange a suitable venue(s) for work placement. At the end of the course you will be expected to have completed a minimum of 140 hours of work placement to enable the assessment of your ability to implement your training under working conditions. Please discuss this with your trainer at your interview.

Please note that students completing the course through a funded initiative will be required to complete the number of work placement hours nominated in the funding agreement.

This qualification consists of 15 units; 11 core and 4 elective.
Each unit includes the relevant training and assessment materials required to achieve 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 workplace health and safety

Elective Units:
CHCCCS003 Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide
CHCAOD001 Work in an alcohol and other drugs context
CHCCCS009 Facilitate responsible behaviour
HLTAID003 Provide first aid

The qualification is achieved by successfully completing all the suggested units.
This can be achieved by participating in training sessions, completing assignments and by demonstrating your ability by putting the learning into practice under working conditions during the work placement.
To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed work placement as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.
Skills Recognition is available.

Course Fees:

Fee for Service Students:

Cost of course: $3000

Available Payment Plans:
Payment plan (per unit): $200(payment to be made each time a unit is commenced)

Recognition Prior Learning: $200 per unit
Credit Transfer:                  $25 per unit

Incidental Fees:
Work Placement T-shirt:       $25
Work Placement Badge:        $4
Replacement unit fee:          $20 per unit

More information on our Fees can be found by visiting or Course Fee Information page. Payment plans are available.

For more information or to enroll, please contact us.