Certificate IV in Mental Health

CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health

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. Work is undertaken 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; or supporting people in employment. Work is carried out autonomously under the broad guidance of other practitioners and professionals.

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 80 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency

Position Outcomes:

  • Mental Health Support Worker
  • Mental Health Outreach Worker
  • Mental Health Rehabilitation and Support Worker
  • Community Rehabilitation and Support Worker
  • Community Support worker

15 units in total to be completed (11 Core, 4 Electives)

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 orientated mental health services
  • CHCMHS004 – Work collaboratively with the care networks and other services
  • CHCMHS005 – Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drug 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 work health and safety

Elective Units

  • CHCAOD401D – Work in an alcohol and other drugs context
  • CHCCCS003 – Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide
  • CHCCCS019 – Recognise and respond to crisis situations
  • CHCPRP001 – Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships

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