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CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health

Non-Concession Rate: $1,174.50*

Concession Rate: $348.00*

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Government Funded

Perth CBD Campus

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Gain skills and knowledge for future job prospects in Australia's growing mental health sector.

CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health

The CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health is the ideal course for those who want to take the first step into Australia’s challenging yet rewarding mental health services workforce. This CHC43315 Certificate 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.

In this course you’ll learn:

  • to work with diverse social and cultural groups and situations 
  • work within legal and ethical frameworks
  • to work with people with mental health issues as a support worker 
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural safety issues 
  • assist people suffering with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues
  • work with and provide continuous assistance to individuals and communities suffering from trauma
Diploma of AOD Course

Study this course with WA Government
Funding.

From the 1st of January, 2020, the Department of Training and Workplace Development through their Jobs and Skills WA program, have reduced the course tuition cost of our courses by up to 93%. 

Concession Rate

$348.00*

Non-Concession Rate

$1,174.50*

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

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Study at our Perth CBD
campus.

80 Hours Work Placement

Perth CBD Campus

12 Month Course

By studying through the Jobs and Skills WA subsidy you will be required to attend our Perth CBD campus two days, every fortnight.

Our face-to-face classes provide a fun and interactive setting to learn and develop your skills alongside like-minded students. 

As part of this course, you must complete 80 hours of work placement. TrainSmart Australia has a team of work placement coordinators that can assist you in finding placement opportunities to fulfil your required hours.

Course Structure

To achieve the CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health at TrainSmart Australia you must successfully complete 16 units of competency and 80 hours of work placement.

Module 1: Mental Health Essentials

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.
 

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.

 
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.
 

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.

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.

Module 2: Mental Health Essentials

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.

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.

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.

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.

Module 3: Mental Health Essentials

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.
 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

What jobs can I apply for after achieving this
qualification?

Community Support
Worker

Salary: $65k
1,185 jobs on SEEK right now
Job Satisfaction: 4/5 stars

Mental Health Worker

Salary: $70k
5, 773 jobs on SEEK right now
Job Satisfaction: 4/5 stars

Caseworker

Salary: $80k
1,132 jobs on SEEK right now
Job Satisfaction: 4/5 stars

Why study with TrainSmart Australia?

1. Quality Trainers

Learn alongside our professional training team, selected for their wealth of experience and knowledge in their chosen subject areas.

2. Extensive Student Support

Our Trainers and Student Support team are committed to seeing our students succeed by giving regular support and check-ins to ensure progress through this course.

3. Free Career Counseling

All our students have access to free career counselling from our trained career advisers, who’ll guide you in your course selection and work placement according to your background, prior knowledge and career aspirations.

About TrainSmart Australia.

TrainSmart Australia has provided leading education since 2005. All our courses are approved, accredited, and nationally recognised by both the government and relevant industry bodies, which means you’ll be ready to hit the ground running.

We pride ourselves on our stellar reputation and commitment to helping our students get their foot in the door of their chosen industry. 

CHC43315
Certificate IV in Mental Health

Government Funding Available

Concession Price: $348.00*
Non-Concession Price: $1,174.50*

Trainer Directed Learning

Perth CBD Campus

Fast Track To Job Opportunities

TrainSmart offers a Diploma of Alcohol and other Drugs, which is a 12 month course that will equip you with a range of knowledge and skills to intervene in people’s lives, help them understand their addiction, and form achievable goals to manage and overcome their addiction.

Study the CHC4315 Certificate IV in Mental Health

The CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health is the ideal course for those who want to take the first step into Australia’s challenging yet rewarding mental health services workforce. This CHC43315 Certificate 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.

In this course you’ll learn:

  • to work with diverse social and cultural groups and situations 
  • work within legal and ethical frameworks
  • to work with people with mental health issues as a support worker 
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural safety issues 
  • assist people suffering with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues
  • work with and provide continuous assistance to individuals and communities suffering from trauma
As a part of studying with TrainSmart Australia, you will have many opportunities to practice counselling skills and techniques before entering the workplace.

Study this course with WA Government Funding.

From the 1st of January, 2020, the Department of Training and Workplace Development through their Jobs and Skills WA program, have reduced the price of this course by 91% from the standard cost.

Course Price

$4,000
  • Concession Rate
    $348.00*
  • Non-Concession Rate
    $1,174.50*

80 Hours
Work Placement

Perth CBD Campus

12 Month Course

Study at our Perth CBD Campus

By studying through the Jobs and Skills WA subsidy you will be required to attend our Perth CBD campus for two days, every fortnight.

Our face-to-face classes provide a fun and interactive setting to learn and develop your skills alongside like-minded students. 

As part of this course, you must complete 80 hours of work placement. TrainSmart Australia has a team of work placement coordinators that can assist you in finding placement opportunities to fulfil your required hours.

Course Structure

To achieve the CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health at TrainSmart Australia you must successfully complete a total of 15 units.

Our face-to-face classes are structured to teach you the theoretical components of each unit and also prepare you for your practical assessments.  

Approximately 2-3 weeks are spent in class on each unit. 

Mental Health Essentials Part 1

Manage personal stressors in the work environment
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
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 people with mental health issues
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish relationships, clarify needs, and then work collaboratively with people who are living with mental health issues. This unit applies to support workers in contexts outside the mental health sector, but who come into contact with people with mental health issues. The services and support provided are not mental health specific.

Work with diverse people

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

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.

Mental Health Essentials Part 2

Analyse impacts of sociological factors on clients in community work and services

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to function independently and to plan and undertake community work and associated services. The unit describes the application of knowledge of the broad social and cultural context in which work is planned and implemented in the community services industry. This unit applies to workers who seek to better understand their client groups and issues that impact on the lives of their clients and hence on their delivery of services.

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

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.

Participate in workplace health and safety

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.

Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing

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

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.

Recognise and respond to crisis situations

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.

Mental Health Essentials Part 3

Work effectively in trauma informed care

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

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

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

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.

What jobs can I apply for after achieving this qualification?

Mental Health Worker

Salary: $70k
5,773 Jobs on SEEK right now
Job Satisfaction: 4/5 stars

Community Support Worker

Salary: $65k
1,185 Jobs on SEEK right now
Job Satisfaction: 4/5 stars

Job insights sourced from (SEEK.com)

Why study with TrainSmart Australia?

1. Quality Trainers

Learn alongside our professional training team, selected for their wealth of experience and knowledge in their chosen subject areas.

2. Extensive Student Support

Our Trainers and Student Support team are committed to seeing our students succeed by giving regular support and check-ins to ensure progress through this course.

3. Free Career Counselling

All our students have access to free career counselling from our trained career advisers, who’ll guide you in your course selection and work placement according to your background, prior knowledge and career aspirations.

About TrainSmart Australia

TrainSmart has provided leading education since 2005. 

All our courses are approved, accredited, and nationally recognised by both the government and relevant industry bodies, which mean you’ll be ready to hit the ground running. 

We pride ourselves on our stellar reputation and commitment to helping our students get their foot in the door of their chosen industry.

Request Course Information

Complete the form to be contacted by our friendly career advisory team by phone, email and online chat.

* Please note, you can only enrol and claim ONE Job’s and Skills WA subsidy at a time. If you are currently enrolled in another course through Job’s and Skills WA (Including Lower Fees, Local Skills AND Skills Ready), you must either complete or withdraw from that course before enrolling in a new course.

More Info

SMR Learning Services Pty Ltd t/a
TrainSmart Australia 
Australian Academy of Allied Health
New Horizons Learning Centre (Perth)

Level 9 251 Adelaide Terrace
Perth WA 6000
RTO Code 51771
ABN number 35 116 804 347

Am I Eligible?

You are eligible for this government subsidy if you reside in Western Australia, and meet one of the following 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

* Please note, you can only enrol and claim ONE Job’s and Skills WA subsidy at a time. If you are currently enrolled in another course through Job’s and Skills WA (Including Lower Fees, Local Skills AND Skills Ready), you must either complete or withdraw from that course before enrolling in a new course.