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CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health

No-one needs to suffer alone.

CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health

No-one needs to suffer alone.

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 CHC43315 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.


Perth Campus (JaSWA) OR

Delivery method

Online OR
Face-to-Face (WA Only)

Work Placement

80 Hours

Pre Requisite(s)

course duration

Online - 6 months
Face-to-face - 8 months

course cost


Course Start Date


Government Subsidy Fees

Non-Concession - $2,405

Concession - $718


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

  • 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.

This course is delivered via face-to-face training for Jobs and Skills WA students. For non JaSWA students, all learning resources will be available online. A trainer will be assigned to guide and support you throughout your studies, and will be able to offer help and advice. 

The CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health is 8 months face to face (through Jobs and Skills WA) or 6 months online.

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.

TrainSmart Australia will assess a student’s ‘academic suitability’ to ensure the student has the best chance of success. This is determined by either:

  • The student providing TrainSmart Australia with a copy of an Australian year 12 certificate; or,
  • The student providing TrainSmart Australia with a copy of a Certificate IV qualification (or above) that can be verified or,
  • The student completing the Core Skills Profile for Adults online assessment passing at or above Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework in both reading and numeracy.

All prospective learners will attend a mandatory face to face career counselling session to assess their suitability for this Certificate IV level qualification.

The widespread shortage of mental health workers means there is a strong demand for people qualified in this field. Types of roles available include outreach worker, community worker and mental health worker. Upon the completion of the CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health you will also be well placed to undertake further study.

Payment options & subsidies

The maximum tuition fee for this course is $4,000. Your fee payment options and available government subsidies are:

Up front payment

Interest free payment plan – No deposit, no interest payment plans.
Jobs and Skills WA (Perth Only) – Australian government income contingent loan which allows you to study now and pay later.

JSWA funded course

If you are a permanent resident or an Australian citizen living in Western Australia, the JOBS & SKILLS WA Government subsidised total course fees for the CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health are; *

With a concession card – $718
Without a concession card – $2,405

For detailed information, please see our attached brochure or visit our Jobs and Skills WA Information Page here.*

*You must meet eligibility criteria to qualify. Additional fees may apply such as student services and resource fees. 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. This is a Western Australian government program. Online study method is not available through the Jobs and Skills WA program.

Complimentary Services and Career Guidance

Membership of the TrainSmart Australia student portal in which you will receive updates on class status, new facilities, promotions and social media updates.

For more information about the many benefits of learning with us including VET Student Loans, government funded courses in Perth and complimentary career guidance service, simply submit your details online or call now on 1300 855 517

Are you ready to start your new career with a CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health? Contact us today and speak with one of our friendly Career Advisors!


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CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health UNITS OF COMPETENCY

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
HCMHS007 Work effectively in trauma informed care
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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
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