CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health

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CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health

Do you have a passion for helping people? Are you an empathetic, supportive and caring individual? Do you see yourself assisting clients who live with a mental illness? The Certificate IV in Mental Health teaches you the skills to provide support and services to people on their journey of recovery.

What will I learn?

You will learn how to provide excellent care and support to individuals affected by mental illness.  This includes how to implement community based programs and activities focusing on mental health, mental illness and psychiatric disability. You will learn how to work with trauma, identify and respond to crisis, assist with issues around alcohol and other drugs and respond to concerning behaviour. 

What are the career opportunities?

There are a fast range of employment opportunities and careers in the community services field. Some job titles include:

  • Mental Health Worker
  • Case worker
  • Community mental health officer


Where could I work as a Mental Health Worker?

Mental Health Workers work in a range of settings, 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.

Is the course face to face or distance?

Both. Our courses are delivered through flexible, blended learning. Under the supervision and mentoring of your trainer you will be required to attend face to face classes and also complete a few units at home. 

Work experience

80 hours of work placement is mandatory. Adept Training will coordinate work placements for students wherever possible; candidates are encouraged to find their own placement as well. Please note that Police checks are required for undergoing placement.

Entry Requirements

This course requires you to have a good understanding of written, verbal and spoken English and maths (known as language, literacy and numeracy 'LLN').  All students who enrol in a course are required to undertake Adept Training's LLN assessment.

Please note all students are required to provide the following documents on enrolment: 

  • Completed enrolment form
  • USI Number 
  • Photo ID
  • Proof of Residency (Birth Certificate, Passport, Green Medicare Card or Citizenship Certificate)
  • Language, literacy and numeracy assessment
  • Emergency contact
Nationally Recognised Training

Course Dates

Please select your course date.

Start Date Classes Units Code Location Cost
Fri 12th Jan 2018 at 9:00AM 16 classes 15 units MHHP118 Sydney $3,250.00 Apply

CHCCCS019Recognise and respond to crisis situations
CHCCCS020Respond effectively to behaviours of concern
CHCDFV001Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
CHCDIV002Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCLEG001Work legally and ethically
CHCMHS002Establish self-directed recovery relationships
CHCMHS003Provide recovery oriented mental health services
CHCMHS004Work collaboratively with the care network and other services
CHCMHS005Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues
CHCMHS007Work effectively in trauma informed care
CHCMHS008Promote and facilitate self advocacy
CHCMHS011Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing
CHCPRT002Support the rights and safety of children and young people
HLTWHS001Participate in workplace health and safety