Quality Assurance: As a registered training organisation (RTO) Hammond Institute operates within the Vocational Education and Training Quality Framework (VETQF) and the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) delivering nationally recognised qualifications and units of competency.
Duration : 10 Months
Delivery Mode: Blended (online live virtual classes) or Workplace Training
Start Date: Enrol Anytime
Recognition: Nationally Recognised Training
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.
The following employment pathways are available to learners who complete Certificate IV in Mental Health:
- Mental Health Worker
- Rehabilitation support worker
- Outreach worker
- Family support worker
- Mental health coordinator
- Mental health outreach worker
There are NO previous work or education requirements for entry into this course. Students may enrol directly in the certificate IV level course without completing lower ranked qualifications.
Graduates can expect higher course levels to result in higher potential salary, positions and skill capabilities.
Students must satisfy the following age, English and Academic requirements:
- Age: must be 17 years or over
- Undertake Pre-Training Review
- Undertake LLN and digital numeracy assessment: Learning, reading, writing, oral communication and numeracy (ACSF Level 3) are desirable to participate in the course.
- Moderate level of computer literacy and has access to a computer with an internet access
The range of delivery methods may include, but not limited to the following:
- lectures / Instructions
- demonstrations and modelling
- practice opportunities
- brainstorming activities
- group discussions
- guided facilitation of individual or group learning activities, group work or project-based case studies
- The delivery structure is comprised of classroom training sessions, structured learning such as training support, learning activities, self-paced (to allow the learners to absorb and reflect on their learning), workshops and work placement.
- The unit of competency will be delivered and assessed as a standalone unit.
- Virtual classroom (Microsoft Teams)
- Dandenong (Level 1, 243 Lonsdale Str., Dandenong 3175 VIC)
- Werribee (Suite 20, 2-14 Station Pl., Werribee 3030 VIC)
Additional locations may be allocated to meet a group of learner cohort’s needs and based on demand (if practicable for the RTO)
Assessment method may include:
- Knowledge Questions
- Written Assignment & Case studies
- Workplace Assessment
- Log Book
- Projects / Research Reviews
All assessment will be conducted in accordance with the Training Package requirements, Principles of Assessment and Rules of Evidence (https://www.asqa.gov.au/standards/chapter-4/clauses-1.8-1.12)
The purpose of the placement is to provide students with the opportunity to apply the theoretical knowledge gained in the classroom to a practical setting and to develop the necessary skills and attributes to work in the sector.
To achieve Certificate IV in Mental Health qualification the candidate must have completed at least 80 hours of work placement as detailed in the assessment requirements of the units of competency.
If a student is unable to find an appropriate work placement, Hammond Institute will assist in finding the work placement.
Able to obtain the following security checks prior to the start of work placement:
- Valid Police Checks (with no disclosures)
- Valid Working with the Children Check
It is important for students to remember that the placement component of the course is an integral part of their learning journey and will provide valuable experience and networking opportunities in the sector.
The CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health requires 15 units of Competency.
11 core units and 4 elective units.
Work with diverse people
Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
Work legally and ethically
Establish self-directed recovery relationships
Provide recovery oriented mental health services
Work collaboratively with the care network and other services
Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues
Work effectively in trauma informed care
Promote and facilitate self advocacy
Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing
Participate in workplace health and safety
Industry Suggested Electives:
|Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide
|Use communication to build relationships
|Work in an alcohol and other drugs context
|Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
To learn more about what is included in the units above, click here and type in the unit code.
Other Electives options are available. Discuss options with the course coordinator.
Credit Transfer and RPL offered: Recognition of prior learning and skills assessment.