CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health

Almost half of all Australians will experience a mental illness in their lifetime. This figure is growing – and, in response, so is the demand for mental health workers to help address this national crisis.

The Certificate IV in Mental Health will equip you with the skills to help people touched by mental illness get their lives back on track, while opening the door to plenty of job opportunities in this challenging and rewarding field.

And because the Jobs & Skills WA recognises the demand in this area, this nationally recognised course is heavily subsidised under their Jobs & Skills WA program – meaning you’ll be on your way to a fulfilling new career without having to worry about the costs involved.

Should I enrol?

This course is for you if you’re passionate about helping improve the lives of those experiencing mental illness.

What will I learn?

  • The knowledge and skills to support, communicate and work with individuals experiencing mental health issues;
  • How to promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing;
  • How to respond to critical situations;
  • Intervention strategies;
  • How best to support those at risk.


How will I learn?

This course is delivered via face-to-face training.

This qualification requires the completion of 15 units, including assignments. You’ll be required to undertake a mandatory work placement of at least 80 hours, which will give you valuable experience in the sector.

You’ll also be assigned a trainer to guide and support you through your studies.

What are the entry requirements?

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

What are my career prospects?

The widespread shortage of mental health workers means there is a strong demand for people qualified in this field. Types of roles available include support worker and crisis counsellor. You will also be well placed to undertake further study.

Cost of this course

Non-concession: $2,405

Concession: $718

Full course fee is $7250

Student tuition fees are indicative only and are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may apply such as student services and resource fees.

Study 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
CHCCCS019 Recognise and respond to crisis situations
CHCAOD001 Work in an alcohol and other drugs context
CHCCCS017 Provide loss and grief support
CHCDFV001 Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence

Want to take your studies in mental health to the next level? Enquire today about our CHC52015 Diploma of Mental Health.


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