CHC43315 - Certificate IV in Mental Health

12 Months
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Course Overview

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 organizations; home based outreach; center-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.

Entry Requirements

There are certain prerequisites which must be satisfied before enrolment in this course:

o Applicants will be required to complete an ACSF language, literacy and numeracy (LLN)assessment

o Working With Children Check (WWCC)

o NDIS Worker Check

Fees & Delivery

Full Fee Applicant: $5,500

Course Delivery : Blended Learning (online and face-to-face)

Student Total Course Estimates: (Inclusions: Course Material Fees: $150, Course Retained Items: $399, StudentService Fee: $75, Course Education Levy: $105)

Initial Course Deposit via electronic Transfer: $500

Monthly Direct Debit Instalment Payment Plan Option: Starts from $500


The student tuition fees as published aresubject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

Fees are indicative, may subject to change of government policy and this may occur during the course.

Fee instalment plan is available.

Consumer law allows for students to be aware of their learner’s rights as a consumer, including but not limited to any statutory cooling-off period, if one applies the learner’s right to

  1. obtain a refund for services not provided by the RTO in the event the:
    i.   arrangement is terminated early,

    ii.   theRTO fails to provide the agreed services.
  2. the learner’s rights as a consumer, including but not limited to any statutory cooling-off period, if one applies
  3. the learner’s right to obtain a refund for services not provided by the RTO in the event the
    i.   arrangement is terminated early,
    ii.  the RTO fails to provide the agreed services

Government funded applicants
ACDCS currently is unable to offer government subsidised training.

Currently applications for government subsidised training are before the NSW skills funding authority and pending this application NSW applicants will be updated and notice on this website.  

How to Apply

Enrolments have closed for this term. We encourage you to register your interest for upcoming terms, and one of our team will be in contact. 

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Unique Student Identifier (USI)
A Unique Student Identifier (USI) is required for Participants undertaking nationally recognized training (qualifications, accredited courses, skill sets and units of competency) unless exempt.

This includes international Participants studying in Australia. If you don't have a USI you will not receive your qualification or statement of attainment.

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The Australian Government through lists this as an appropriate qualification for the following occupations:

o Community Rehabilitation Worker

o Community Rehabilitation and Support Worker

o Outreach Officer

o Mental Health Outreach Worker

o Assistant Community Services Worker

Study Pathways

There are a number of study pathways that you can take after completing this course:

o CHC53215 - Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs

o CHC53315 - Diploma of Mental Health

Units of Study

There are 11 core units included in the course:

CHCLEG001- Work legally and ethically
CHCDIV002 - Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCMHS002- Establish self-directed recovery relationships
CHCMHS003 - Provide recovery oriented mental health services
CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
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
CHCMHS008 - Promote and facilitate self advocacy
CHCMHS007 - Work effectively in trauma informed care
CHCMHS011 - Assess and promote social, emotional ad physical wellbeing
HLTWHS001 - Participate in workplace health and safety

There are 4 elective units included in the course:

CHCCCS003 - Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide
CHCCCS019 - Recognize and respond to crisis situations
CHCADV001- Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
CHCPRP001 - Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships

Work Placement
A minimum 80 hours of work placement is compulsory to complete the course.


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