CHC43315 - Certificate IV in Mental Health

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Adelaide City, SA – View Intakes

Elizabeth City, SA – View Intakes

Concession: $421.50

Subsidised: $1,375

Full Fee: $4,125


Embark on a transformative journey into the realm of support services with the CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health at Australian Workplace Training. Elevate your understanding and capabilities to provide crucial support to individuals facing mental health challenges in diverse environments, including homes, communities, and healthcare settings.

This specialized program goes beyond traditional care, focusing on mental health complexities. Develop advanced skills in promoting independence, fostering mental wellbeing, and mastering technical competencies. Cultivate transferable skills such as effective communication and teamwork, guided by our dedicated and experienced instructors who provide personalized support, ensuring you are well-prepared to excel in this vital field.

Upon successful completion, you’ll be equipped to make a significant impact by supporting individuals in their mental health journeys, whether in homes, communities, or with National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) service providers. The Certificate IV in Mental Health also serves as a dynamic gateway for further studies in the community services and health sectors. Embark on a fulfilling career path in mental health support, armed with the comprehensive knowledge and skills gained through this empowering program.

Did you know?

According to Australian Labour Market Insights, the Health Care and Social Assistance industry are expected to experience robust growth in the coming years, offering promising job prospects. With projections indicating a workforce of over 2,201,100 by 2026 which is up 301,000 or 15.8% from 2021.


Course Structure:

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
HLTAID011 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.

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 (E-learning) 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 on their theory work 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 attend block training for practical tasks, role plays, group activities, and demonstrations; as well as 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 180 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.

Upon successfully completing the CHC43315 – Certificate IV in Mental Health, graduates can embark on diverse career pathways within community services & mental health. Here are potential vocational outcomes and job roles:

  1. Coordinator-Mental Health
  2. Assistant Community Services Worker
  3. Mental Health Outreach Worker
  4. Outreach Officer
  5. Community Rehabilitation Worker
  6. Community Program Coordinator

Fee for Service Students:  $4,125

Subsidised Students:
This qualification has subsidies available Supported by Government of South Australia for eligible participants.
Participant Eligibility Criteria apply – visit for Participant Eligibility Criteria
Subsidised Course Cost: $1,375
Subsidised Course Concession Cost: $421.50

For more information on completing a qualification with fee subsidies at AWT please visit our Subsidised Training information page.

Other Fees that may be applicable:
DHS Screening check:  Approximately $65.45 for students
Work placement badge: $6
Replacement unit fee:  $25 per unit
Postage of certificate:  $10 (surface mail/untracked)
Postage of items:  Calculated on an individual basis on the weight/size of the item/s to be posted

Skills Recognition Costs:
Recognition Prior Learning: $250 per unit
Credit Transfer: $25 per unit

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

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