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
CHCMH002 Establish self-directed recovery relationships
CHCMH003 Provide recovery orientated mental health services
CHCMH004 Work collaboratively with the care networks and other services
CHCMH005 Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drug issues
CHCMH007 Work effectively in trauma informed care
CHCMH008 Promote and facilitate self-advocacy
CHCMH011 Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing
HLTWHS001 Participate in work health and safety
Elective Units At Risk
CHCCCS003 Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide
CHCCCS019 Recognise and respond to crisis situations
Elective Units  Other
CHCAOD401D Work in an alcohol and other drugs context
CHCCCS023 Support independence and well being


Fees and Charges

  • $2500 – Full Course
  • $1700 – Self-Directed Learning
  • $1200 – Full RPL

* Enrolled students must have current experience in case management.


QLD – 2014-2015 VET Investment Plan (Higher Level Skills)

Learners must be working in the community industry, not hold or be enrolled into a Certificate IV or Higher Qualification

  • Non-Concession Students – $180.00 / $12.00 per unit
  • Concession Students – $90.00 / $6.00 per unit



What is Higher Skills?

The principle aim of the Higher Level Skills program is to help individuals gain the higher level skills required to secure employment or career advancement in a priority industry.

The Higher Level Skills program will provide employers and industry with the capacity to address current workforce development needs.

For further information, please refer to the following Fact Sheet http://www.training.qld.gov.au/resources/training-organisations/pdf/hls-factsheet-student.pdf

Should you require a print out of this fact sheet, we can print this for you.

Priority Qualifications

High-priority qualifications are those qualifications which develop the skills most needed by the economy.

They are determined based on information about skill shortages, advice from industry, and the importance of the qualification in gaining an employment outcome.

What is the cost?

Given the increased benefits that you can gain from higher-level training, you are required to contribute to the cost of your training through a student co-contribution fee, payable to the training provider.

The amount of fees varies depending upon the course you undertake and the training provider you choose.

The fee may be paid on your behalf by an employer or a third party but cannot be paid by the training provider.


Aspire to Succeed Learner Co-Contribution Fees

Fees for the course are invoiced upon enrolment for all units enrolled. Invoices have a 14 day payment term.

Should you withdraw from the course, or not commence units, you will be refunded for any units paid, which you did not commence training in.

Learners have the opportunity to pay the course fees off over the duration of the course. At no time do we wish to disadvantage a learner from completing their studies and therefore, payment plans are available.

Important Information

Access to the program

As you can only access the Higher Skills subsidy once, it is important you choose the right course for you to take full advantage of this opportunity.

From 1 July 2014, the Queensland Skills Gateway will display the courses available under the Higher Skills program and will also provide information about what they cover, the careers they can lead to, and the training providers approved to deliver them.

Learner Surveys

Within 3 months of completion or withdrawal from the course it is a requirement for each learner to complete and submit a ‘Training and Employment Survey’.

The results of these surveys are provided to the QLD Training Department on a quarterly basis.

You will be provided with the form either face to face or through the post, dependent on the circumstance at the time.

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