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Help to rehabilitate and support people affected by mental illness and psychiatric disability

Are you interested in a rewarding career working in mental health? Our Certificate IV in Mental Health course has been tailored to meet industry needs and standards through comprehensive consultation with industry professionals.

Duration30 weeks
Mode of deliveryBlended
LocationsFrankston, Hastings, Rosebud, Mornington, Pakenham

Certificate IV in Mental Health CHC43315

Course overview

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.

You'll undertake work 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
  • supporting people in employment.

Work is carried out autonomously under the broad guidance of other practitioners and professionals.

Job outcomes

  • Community rehabilitation officer
  • Mental health outreach worker

Entry requirements

There are no formal education entry requirements for this course. However, to enrol you must be willing to obtain a:

  • Working with Children’s Check
  • National Police Check
  • NDIS Worker Screening Check.
  • Australian Citizen

You will also need to provide evidence of your vaccination history, including COVID-19.

Course structure

This Certificate IV in Mental Mealth course is made up of 15 units of competency including 11 core and 4 elective units.

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

Course duration

Training is delivered 2 days a week (excluding public holidays and school holidays) in a blended model (Zoom and face to face) and is delivered over a 30 weeks.

Course intake

View our course calendar to see upcoming intakes for this course.

Course fees

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government Funding for eligible individuals.

Victorian residents may be eligible for government subsidised training in Victoria under the Skills First Funding Program.

Eligibility exemptions and/or fee waivers may be available to:

  • Asylum Seeker VET Program
  • Eligibility Exemptions Initiative
  • JobTrainer
  • Skills First Youth Access Initiative.

Fee schedule

Skills First funded tuition fee Skills First concession tuition fee Fee for service
Maximum tutition fee $0 $0 $7,918.75
Materials fee $300 $300 $300

* These fees are indicative and may change according to individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may be required for first aid certificate, police check, Working with Children Check and NDIS Worker Screening Check.

A BRACE representative will assist you in determining your eligibility and course fees, a statement of fees detailing all course charges will be provided to you.

Prices and funding eligibility vary. Please view our course fees, message us below or contact us for further information.

Practical placement

Hours: 80 hours.

We organise Practical Placement for all our students, however students are also encouraged to seek placement where possible.

*You will need to undergo a National Police Check before you begin the practical placement. Practical placement may not be possible if a check that is carried out contains adverse outcomes. In this instance, you may not be able to complete your qualification and your employment opportunities may be affected. If you are aware of, or are concerned about anything that may appear on a Police Check, please discuss this at your enrolment interview.

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