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CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health

Duration :              10 Months

Delivery Mode:      Face to Face, Blended, Workplace / Traineeship

Start Date:              Enrol Anytime

Recognition:           Nationally Recognised Training

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.

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.

  • Mental Health Worker
  • Rehabilitation support worker
  • Outreach worker
  • Family support worker
  • Mental health coordinator
  • Mental health outreach worker

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 test: Learning, reading, writing, oral communication (ACSF Level 3) and numeracy (ACSF Level 2) are desirable to participate in the course.
Government Funded Fee* Government Funded Concession Fee** Administration Fees Fee for Service
$0 $0 $0 $4,000

For a full list of other optional fees that may be applicable, please refer to our Course Fees page.

*To be eligible for Victorian government subsidised training fees, the candidate must meet the Skills First eligibility criteria.

**Under the Indigenous Completions Initiative, Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander students pay only the concession tuition fee for government subsidised training at all qualification levels (including at Diploma and above).

Delivery methods:
The range of delivery methods may include, but not limited to the following:

  • lectures / Instructions
  • pre-reading
  • demonstrations and modelling
  • practice opportunities
  • brainstorming activities
  • group discussions
  • guided facilitation of individual or group learning activities, group work or project-based case studies

 

Delivery Structure:

  • 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.

 

Delivery Locations:

  • Dandenong
  • Werribee
  • Craigieburn
  • Melton
  • Box Hill

Notes: Additional locations may be allocated to meet a group of learner cohort’s needs and based on demand (if practicable for Hammond Institute)

The further study pathways available to learners who undertake  this qualification include:

Diploma’s from Community Services Training Package.

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)

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 appropriate work placement, Hammond Institute will assist in finding the work placements.

The CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health requires 15 units of Competency.
11 core units and 4 elective units.

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

Industry Suggested Electives:

CHCCCS003 Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide
VU22853 Apply human rights-based approach to the identification prevention and reporting of disability abuse
VU22733 Identify and provide initial response to family violence risk
CHCADV001 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.

Hammond Institute does not use brokers or deliver this course through third party arrangements.

Job Facts


  • $1,265
    Weekly Pay
  • 175,800 workers
    Employment Size
  • Very Strong
    Future Growth
  • Higher Employment
    Employment Level
  • 33% Full-Time
    Full-Time Share
  • 80% female
    Gender Share

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