CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health
This qualification covers workers who provide a range of community services focusing on:
- Rehabilitation and support for people affected by mental illness and psychiatric disability.
- Implementing community-based activities focusing on mental health, mental illness and psychiatric disability, and
- Mental health promotion work.
Work may focus on engaging people with a mental illness in community participation, prevention of relapse and promotion of recovery through programs such as residential rehabilitation, work in clinical settings, home-based outreach and centre-based programs delivered by community-based non-government organisations. This work may also involve support employment and programmed respite care.
|Start date||See Intake Dates|
|Duration||Domestic: 35 – 38 weeks
International: 52 weeks.
Training and assessments are conducted in English. Applicants must possess sound written and spoken English skills. You will be required to complete a Language Literacy, Numeracy test paper as part of an enrolment interview.
- Applicants are required to attend a Pre- Training Interview as part of the enrolment process
- Training and assessments are conducted in English.
- Applicants must possess sound written and spoken English skills.
- Applicants may be required to complete a Language, literacy and numeracy test paper as part of a selection interview.
- Obtain a valid Police Check (required for practical placement purposes) and Working with Children Check if required
Some assessment tasks are completed using a computer and internet, and it is recommended that students have these available before or at enrolment.
There are no pre-requisite or any other training package entry requirements to enrol in this course.
The average course duration is 35 to 38 weeks for Domestic students; for International students is 52 weeks. The duration may vary due to the amount of hours required for practical placement, mode of study and public holidays which may fall on usual days of delivery.
The program is designed to incorporate a combination of the following modes of study: classroom based (face to face), independent study and practical placement.
1 session = 4 hours and 1 day is composed of 2 sessions = 8 hours (including breaks).
Practical Placements: Practical placements will take place at the end of the theory sessions (face to face delivery). Earlier placements may be considered on a case by case basis.
Practical placements will be structured as follows: The placement will be for a minimum of 20 hours to a maximum of 40 hours per week (Students should work a maximum of 8 hours per day in placement). The duration of the course may extend or reduce based on the hours put in the placement in a week.
N.B: ETEA will provide assistance in searching industry placement.
Now is the ideal time to make a start on gaining new skills, or upgrading your existing skills, to help you get the job you want. The Victorian Training Guarantee is making vocational education and training more accessible to people who do not hold a post-school qualification, or who want to gain a higher level qualification than they currently hold. There are now an unlimited number of government-subsidized training places available to people who meet the eligibility criteria.
ETEA currently has no funding in Victoria, but NSW Smart & Skilled funding is available
Visit our funding and fees page for more information.
Pathways from the qualification
- CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services
- CHC53315 Diploma of Mental Health
Employment or occupational pathway
Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Common positions that may be suited with this qualification are:
- Community rehabilitation and support worker
- Community support worker
- Mental health outreach worker
- Mental health rehabilitation support worker
- Mental health support worker
- Case worker
- Detoxification worker
- Drug and alcohol worker
ETEA uses a range of assessment methods which may include:
- Written assessment (open book)
- Case study
You can apply for recognition of prior learning, academic credit and work experience towards this qualification. During the course of your life you will develop a wide range of skills and knowledge. Through work, volunteer roles, family commitments and various tasks undertaken in everyday life, you are building up a bank of knowledge. The evidence of these skills and knowledge accumulated can be used to help you gain a qualification.
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Please note: dates are subject to change due to holidays and availability.
If dates provided do not suit, please contact us at 13 13 89 or +61 3 9450 0500 via phone, or through our contact page, as we will accommodate dates to suit students needs.
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|New South Wales|
Students will need to complete 15 Units of Competency, consisting of 11 Core and 4 Elective units
(N.B: Elective units will be selected for delivery by ETEA and are subject to change to meet client and industry requirement)
|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 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 workplace health and safety|
|CHCCCS003||Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide|
|CHCCCS019||Recognize and respond to crisis situations|
|CHCCCS004||Assess co-existing needs|
|CHCCCS014||Provide brief interventions|
** Please note: electives may vary by state and are subject to change to meet client and industry requirements.