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CHC43315

Certificate IV in Mental Health

The Certificate IV in Mental Health (CHC43315) is for students wanting to work or volunteer providing support to people affected by mental illness or have a psychiatric disability. Students complete 15 units which focus heavily on foundation interpersonal skills such as building relationships, working collaboratively, and working with diverse cultural groups. Additionally, students graduate with practical skills and knowledge in trauma informed care, drug and alcohol issues affecting mental health and staying safe at work. To graduate and receive the qualification, each student must complete at least 80 hours of relevant work.

The Certificate IV in Mental Health (CHC43315) is a nationally recognised training qualification and part of the official Community Services Training Package.

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Delivery mode:
Distance / On Campus / Online

Average duration:
12 months

Accreditation:
Nationally recognised training

Work Placement

Students will need to complete work placement supervised by qualified staff. Students will attain real-world understandings of the expectations and skills required to work in this field to prepare you for the workforce.

Suitable For

This course is ideal for people who have the following knowledge, skills or abilities:

Customer and Personal Service

Such as understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

Problem Sensitivity

Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong, even if you cannot solve the problem.

Psychology

You have a passion for the study of all aspects of behavior and mental processes.

Social Perceptiveness

Understanding why people react the way they do.

Outcomes

This course can help you get a job as:

Job Title
Average Salary
$1,340 weekly pay
$1,440 weekly pay
$1,150 weekly pay
$1,150 weekly pay
$1,150 weekly pay
$960 weekly pay

This course can help you progress to:

Job Title
Average Salary
$1,450 weekly pay
$1,450 weekly pay

Please note that weekly pay figures are estimates only of what you could possibly earn.

Units of Competency

You will be required to complete a number of units of competencey for this qualifiation. Example units have been provided below but may vary for each provider.

CHCMHS003 Provide recovery oriented mental health 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
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Government Funding

The Australian government provides funding to help students who are completing the Certificate IV in Mental Health CHC43315. The type of funding you receive depends on the state that you live in. There are eligibility requirements for each type of funding.

Enquire with a course provider to check your eligibility.

Nationally Recognised Training

This is a nationally recognised course delivered by Registered Training Organisations (RTOs). RTOs are strictly regulated by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). This guarantees you will be studying a quality-assured and nationally recognised qualification.

Recognition of Prior Learning

RTOs are also able to offer Recognition of Prior Learning for work experience or formal qualifications you may have undertaken to shorten the time you have to study. Ask a course provider for more details during the enrolment process.

Payment Options

Course providers may offer flexible payment options for those who do not wish (or are unable) to pay their tuition fees outright. There is usually a discount for those who pay their tuition fees upfront.

Enquire with a course provider to find out more.

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National College Australia
Online
Phillips Institute
Online / On Campus
TMG College Australia
Online / On Campus
Hammond Institute
Online / On Campus
Celtic Training
Online / On Campus
Australian Institute of Flexible Learning
Online / On Campus
The Australian Academy of Media
Online