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Qualification Details

CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health

RTO Registration Code:  45249



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,

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 mental health conditions as part of their day to day work.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible to study the Certificate IV in Mental Health applicants must be:
1.  Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and possess sound written and oral English language skills. All applicants will be required to complete an induction including a Language, literacy and numeracy assessment.
2.  Currently working in a community mental health role where you work with people with mental health conditions to address their needs, set goals and provide rehabilitation services on an ongoing basis.

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
CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
CHCDIS008 Facilitate community participation and social inclusion


This course will be run over 26 weeks for existing workers with a blend of face-face, Work based observations, practical workshops and self-paced activities.

This course will be run as follows:
1.  Weekly face to face / practical workshops (3 hours per week)
2.  Workplace observations 
3.  Self-study will be done using learner guides and booklets and is monitored through face-to-face classes.


Assessment that you will undertake to complete your course may include:
1.  Workbook Activities
2.  Observations
3.  Summative Assessments
4.  Product/Additional Evidence

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 (02) 9853 3268.

How To Apply

1.  Check you eligibility listed under Entry Requirements.
2.  Request an Enrolment Form and Student Handbook Pack by contacting SET2LEARN on (02) 9853-3268.
3.  Read the information in your pack carefully and assess your suitability to the course. Feel free to ring us directly with any enquiries you may have.
4.  Set up your Unique Student Identifier (your pack explains what this is and how to set it up).
5.  Complete and send in your Enrolment Forms and Proof of Citizenship Status to SET2LEARN.
6.  Receive notification of the outcome and confirmation of fees if you are accepted.

Course Fees

Full fee for service:  $1,490 
A $190 per person deposit is required upon commencement and the balance is paid by regular fortnightly instalments.
Please refer to the Student Handbook for further information on payments policy.



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