CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health

Program Details:

Qualification Code & Name: CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health

Qualification Description:

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 units of competency.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Qualification Requirements: Total number of units = 15

• 11 core units, plus

• 4 elective units

Delivery Mode/s:

Zoom online-based face to Face blended learning -online (Moodle) Check the timetable with student services.

Units of Competency:

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 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

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 workplace health and safety

Elective Units

CHCCCS003 Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide

CHCCCS019 Recognise and respond to crisis situations

CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients

CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people

Entry Requirements: No entry requirements for this qualification.


Once you successfully complete this training you may apply for entry into the Diploma of Community Services CHC52021, or pursue further study in Mental Health.

Career Opportunities:

Mental Health Rehabilitation Support Worker

Recovery-Oriented Mental Health Practitioner

Mental Health Support Worker

Outreach Worker

Community Support Worker

Psychosocial Disability Support Worker

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