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CHC43315 – Certificate IV in Mental Health

Mental Health


**Government Funding is Available for Eligible Individuals

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.

Job Facts

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

Qualification will be delivered for 33 weeks. Students will generally need to spend around 20 hours per week on self-studies, completing assessment and undertaking workplace activities.

To be eligible for this course, Learners must demonstrate to be an adult (18+ years) and that they have sound literacy and numeracy skills to a standard of at least Australian Year 12 school or an equivalent. Applicants will be required to complete an ACFS language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) assessment.
The ability to obtain a Police Check—Police Check required for Work Placement.
Learning (ACSF Level 3), reading (ACSF Level 3), writing (ACSF Level 3), oral communication (ACSF Level 3) and numeracy (ACSF Level 2) are desirable to participate in the course.

Learners must complete minimum total of 80 hours (placement) under supervision in a regulated Education sector. Students may be required to do more hours in order to demonstrate competency.
Students must have the current National Police Check and Working with Children Check prior to the commencement of their work placement.

Employment outcomes resulting from the completion of this course may include the following roles:
• Mental health worker
• Mental health outreach worker
• Community support worker – mental health
• Mental health rehabilitation support worker

Students who successfully complete this program may pathway into further study options, including:
CHC53315 Diploma of Mental Health or similar or higher level of qualifications in CHC package.

To be awarded the qualification of CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health, learners must successfully complete a total of Fifteen (15) units of competency, consisting of:
• Eleven (11) Core Units, and;
• Four (4) Elective Units,
All electives chosen must contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

Methods of assessment may include
• Written assessment tasks
• Scenarios
• Projects
• Workplace Observation

The learner is required to achieve competency in Fifteen (15) units in order to complete the course and be awarded this qualification.

In some cases, prior learning and experience can be used as evidence of your current skills and abilities. Information about how to apply can be sourced by contacting our office on (03) 8714 1222.

Credit transfer applies to situations where learners have completed units at another provider identical to those in which they plan to enrol. Credit will be granted in accord-ance with the Credit Transfer procedure. To apply for credit transfer please complete the credit transfer applica-tion form available from head office and attach copies of verified documents to support the application. A reduc-tion in tuition fees will be applied if Credit Transfer is granted.

Full Fee: *Tuition Fee: $5,250
Government Funding: **Tuition Fee: $0

* The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment
**Government Funding is available for Eligible individuals. This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth funding. Please contact (03) 87141222 for more information.
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
CHCMHS007 Work effectively in trauma informed care
CHCMHS008 Promote and facilitate self advocacy
CHCMHS011 Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing
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
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
CHCCCS003 Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide
CHCCCS009 Facilitate responsible behaviour
CHCCCS017 Provide loss and grief support
Duration 52 Weeks
Level Certificate
Instution Australian College of Professional Studies
Branch Werribee
Level Certificate IV
Unit Code CHC43315
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