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CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health

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Start Date

Please contact us for the next intake date

Duration

6 - 9 Months

Delivery Method

Face-to-Face (WA Only) Approx. 2 days per week OR
Online

Units

15

Next Start Date

Please contact us for the next intake date

Course Duration

6 - 9 Months

Delivery Method

Face-to-Face (WA Only) Approx. 2 days per week OR
Online

Work Placement

80 Hours

Pre-Requisites

N/A

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 is the ideal course for those who want to enter Australia’s challenging yet rewarding mental health services workforce. This CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health course will equip you with knowledge and practical skills to assist and lead people affected by mental illness to get their lives back on track.

Why TrainSmart?

  • Top Quality Trainer Support
  • Affordable Payment Options
  • Government Subsidies Available

Course Overview

Study the Certificate IV in Mental Health

You will learn skills in supportingcommunicating and working with individuals experiencing mental health issues, learn how to respond to critical situations, intervention strategies and much more.

This nationally recognised Mental Health course will subject you to work placement of 80 hours to expose you to a real-world setting and allow you to apply and develop the skills you have learned. Our work placement officer can work with you to arrange your placement programs.

Undertaking this course at TrainSmart Australia will also gain you access to our Health and Community Services Trainers for dedicated team support throughout your studies. All our Allied Health trainers are highly experienced and offer students specialist knowledge and insight from their respective fields.

Upon the completion of the CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health you will also be well placed to undertake further study.

The Jobs & Skills WA recognises the demand in Australia’s Mental Health Services. 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.

To find out more about the CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health at TrainSmart Australia, download the brochure.

Is the Certificate IV in Mental Health for you?

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

What will you learn in the Certificate IV in Mental Health?

Our CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health covers a range of content and skills to equip you in the mental health sector including; Self Directed Recovery, Mental Health Services, Trauma-Informed Care, Self-Advocacy, Respond to Crises, Provide Loss and Grief Support, Domestic Violence and more.

How will you study the Certificate IV in Mental Health?

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.

How long is the Certificate IV in Mental Health?

The CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health is 6 – 9 months long.

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.

entry Requirements

TrainSmart Australia will assess a student’s ‘academic suitability’ to ensure the student has the best chance of success. This is determined by either option 1, 2 or 3:

  1. C Grades in Year 11 State Certificate of Education (WACE, SACE, QCE, etc)in General English, AND;
    • Online Literacy and Numeracy Assessment (OLNA) OR National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) 9 Band 8
  2. C Grades in Year 11 English and Maths, or equivalent, OR;
  3. Completed Australian verifiable Certificate II or Certificate III.

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

Please note, we are unable to enrol international students at this time. 

Modules

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This qualification is made up of the following units of competency. All units of competency must be completed in order to successfully attain the CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health.

The CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health is broken up into the following Modules.

  • Module 1: Mental Health Essentials Part 1
  • Module 2: Mental Health Essentials Part 2
  • Module 3: Mental Health Essentials Part 3

Module 1: Mental Health Essentials Part 1

Manage personal stressors in the work environment

HLTWHS006

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to maintain health and wellbeing by preventing and managing personal stress. This unit applies to work in a range of health and community services settings, in particular work roles that operate in high stress situations and circumstances.

Reflect on and improve own professional practice

CHCPRP003

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to evaluate and enhance own practice through a process of reflection and ongoing professional development. This unit applies to workers in all industry sectors who take pro-active responsibility for their own professional development.

Work with diverse people

CHCDIV001

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work respectfully with people from diverse social and cultural groups and situations, including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

Work legally and ethically

CHCLEG001

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify and work within the legal and ethical frameworks that apply to an individual job role. This unit applies to community services and health workers who play a proactive role in identifying and meeting their legal and ethical responsibilities.

Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

CHCDIV002

The unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety issues in the workplace, model cultural safety in own work practice, and develop strategies to enhance cultural safety. This unit applies to people working in a broad range of roles including those involved in direct client service, program planning, development and evaluation contexts.

Module 2: Mental Health Essentials Part 2

Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues

CHCMHS005

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assess capacity to support people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues and to work collaboratively to provide support and facilitate links to other services. This unit applies to work with people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs (AOD) assessments in a range of community services work contexts.

Work in an alcohol and other drug context

CHCAOD001

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish and work within the current context, philosophy and values of the alcohol and other drugs (AOD) sector. This unit applies to workers who come into contact with clients affected by alcohol and other drugs.

Recognise and respond to crisis situations

CHCCCS019

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to recognise situations where people may be in imminent crisis, and then to work collaboratively to minimise any safety concerns and make plans to access required support services. This unit applies to any community services worker involved in crisis intervention. Management of the crisis may involve face-to-face, telephone or remote contact with persons involved.

Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing

CHCMHS011

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work collaboratively with individuals to assess, promote and review all aspects of wellbeing. This unit applies to work with people living with mental illness in a range of community services work contexts.

Promote and facilitate self-advocacy

CHCMHS008

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to encourage, support and promote self-advocacy. The promotion and facilitation of self-advocacy contributes to a person’s self-determination, empowerment and right to make informed choices in regard to all aspects of their life. This unit applies to work with people living with mental illness in a range of community services work contexts.

Module 3: Mental Health Essentials Part 3

Participate in workplace health and safety

HLTWHS001

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required for workers to participate in safe work practices to ensure their own health and safety, and that of others. The unit applies to all workers who require knowledge of workplace health and safety (WHS) to carry out their own work, either under direct supervision or with some individual responsibility.

Work effectively in trauma informed care

CHCMHS007

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to practice and contribute to the continuous improvement of trauma informed care within a service. This unit applies to individuals working in the community services and health sectors where services are informed by the knowledge and understanding of central trauma, particularly the impact of interpersonal violence.

Establish self-directed recovery relationships

CHCMHS002

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to promote the principles of recovery oriented practice, and to establish and confirm self-directed recovery relationships with people with mental illness. This unit applies to work with people living with a mental illness in a range of community services work contexts.

Provide recovery oriented mental health services

CHCMHS003

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work collaboratively in providing services to implement a range of strategies as part of recovery oriented service provision for people with mental illness. This unit applies to work with people living with mental illness in a range of community services work contexts.

Work collaboratively with the care network and other services

CHCMHS004

This unit describes the skills knowledge required to work collaboratively with the care network and other potential services for a person with mental illness. This work provides a recovery oriented practice approach, involving a variety of health and community service professionals working collaboratively with the person and their care network. This unit applies to work with people living with mental illness in a range of community services work contexts.

Job Outcomes

Certificate IV in Mental Health Career Opportunities

The CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health qualification can lead to job opportunities in Australia’s Mental Health Services including;

  • Outreach Worker
  • Community Worker
  • Mental Health Worker

Upon the completion of the CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health you will also be well placed to undertake further study.

Expected Salary and biggest employment opportunity

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All statistics are supplied by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research. Based on national surveys.

Available Subsidies for this course

JSWA funded course

Save up to

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off the standard cost of this course with the Jobs & Skills WA Subsidy!

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the Jobs and Skills WA – Lower Fees, Local Skills Government subsidy, you must reside in Western Australia and meet one of the below eligibility criteria;

You are an Australian Citizen

You hold a sub-class 309, 444, 785, 820, or 826 visa

You are a partner or dependant of a holder of a temporary Visa sub-class 457

You hold a Bridging Visa E (subclasses 050 and 051) with a valid application for a visa sub-class 785 or 790

If you meet one of the above eligibility criteria, the JOBS & SKILLS WA Government subsidised total course fees for the CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health available to you are; *

With a concession card – $350.40
Without a concession card – $1182.60

For detailed information, including concession eligibility criteria, please see our attached brochure or visit our Lower Fees, Local Skills Information Page here.*

Learn more about the Jobs and Skills WA Subsidy on the Jobs & Skills WA Website 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. This is a Western Australian government program. Online study method is not available through the Jobs and Skills WA program.

Payment Options

Standard Rate

$4,000

Concession Rate

$350.40*

Non-Concession Rate

$1182.60*

*Please refer to the Government Subsidy section to see if you are eligible for the concession or non-concession rates.

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

  • Upfront payment

Find out what your repayments may be using our Payment Plan Repayment Calculator

  • Study Loans – Flexible loan with payment options for up to 48 months.
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Units of competency
CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health

This qualification is made up of the following units of competency. All units of competency must be completed in order to successfully attain the CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health.

The CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health is broken up into the following Modules;

Module 1: Mental Health Essentials Part 1

HLTWHS006 Manage personal stressors in the work environment

CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice

CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people

CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically

CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

Module 2: Mental Health Essentials Part 2

CHCMHS005 Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues

CHCAOD001 Work in an alcohol and other drug context

CHCCCS019 Recognise and respond to crisis situations

CHCMHS011 Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing

CHCMHS008 Promote and facilitate self-advocacy

Module 3: Mental Health Essentials Part 3

HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety

CHCMHS007 Work effectively in trauma informed care

CHCMHS002 Establish self-directed recovery relationships

CHCMHS003 Provide recovery oriented mental health services

CHCMHS004 Work collaboratively with the care network and other services

If you are interested in this course, please call us on 1300 855 517!

* Please note, course Units of Competency are subject to change. These units are valid only on the date of printing.

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