CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health


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.


To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 80 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency. As this course is designed for existing workers only, learners will need to meet this requirement through their current work role. This may include providing evidence of employment, workplace observations, and other work-based tasks.

Who is this for?

This qualification has been designed to provide a strong foundation for support workers, team leaders, coordinators, frontline managers, and other staff who currently provide services to people with disabilities as part of their day to day work.

Units of Study

15 units must be completed to attain this qualification, consisting of 11 compulsory units and 4 elective units. (Please note that elective units are selected by Set2Learn based on industry consultation)

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


  • CHCCCS019 Recognise and respond to crisis situations

  • CHCDIS005 Develop and provide person-centred service responses

  • CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability

  • CHCDIS008 Facilitate community participation and social inclusion


This course will be run over 52 weeks for existing workers with a blend of face-face, work based training and assessment, and self-paced activities.

This course will be run as follows:

  • Webinar Online Classes

  • Work Based Learning

  • Self-directed Learning

  • On-the-job Learning

  • Individualised Learning Support (flexible)

  • Practical skills training in Manual Handling


Assessment that you will undertake to complete your course may include:

  1. Online Quizzes

  2. Work Based Observations

  3. Practical Skills Assessments

  4. Role Plays

  5. Written Work/Short Answer Questions

  6. Workplace Portfolio and Reflections

  7. Research Activities

  8. Third Party Reports

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) / Credit Transfer

You can apply for recognition of prior learning for any learning gained through previous employment or study. You may also apply for any credit transfer on units already completed. Please discuss this further by contacting us on 1300 404 514.

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