Certificate IV in Mental Health

CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health

About the Course

The Certificate IV in Mental Health 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.

Reasons for Studying?

  • Up-skill for a higher position or salary.
  • According to the Australian Government’s Job Outlook service, the number of people working in community and welfare support is expected to grow strongly over the next five years. This is a large occupation with strong job prospects with around 30,000 job openings anticipated over the next five years.
  • Online delivery which means you do not have to quit your job to get started.

Delivery Methods:

This course is expected to take students roughly 6 months to complete plus 80 hours of work placement. Resources are accessed online, and students may be called to have simulated work activities on campus.

Entry Requirements:

National Program,

Student’s pathway may include but not necessarily include;

  • Currently working in the healthcare industry
  • Is a caregiver for a relative
  • Completed Grade 12
  • Completion of related courses such as
    • Certificate III in Individual Support
  • Demonstrate a satisfactory level of Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) abilities.


Did you start working in the industry without getting nationally accredited with this qualification? Potentially RPL is the way to go.


Unit Code

Unit Description

CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginals and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
CHCMHS002 Establish self-directed recovery relationships
CHCMHS003 Provide recovery orientated mental health services
CHCLAH003 Participate in the planning, implementation and monitoring of individual leisure and health programming
CHCMHS004 Work collaboratively with the care network and other services
CHCMHS005 Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drug 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 work health and safety


Unit Code

Unit Description

CHCCCS003 Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide
CHCCCS014 Provide brief interventions
CHCCCS017 Provide loss and grief support
CHCDFV001 Recognize and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence

Fees and Funding,

Please see below for our fee for service and funded pricing for our Certificate IV in Mental Health.

Fee for Service (FFS): $3,950

South Australia

WorkReady Funding

  • $500 (Non-concessional)
  • $375 (Concessional)

JobTrainer Program

  • $222


With all of Celtic Training’s courses, we can offer payment plans so you can start studying immediately to achieve your goals faster! For more information about funding or our pricing structure please click here.

Student Testimonials

Upcoming Start Dates

  • SA - Friday, 22nd of April 2021
  • QLD - Friday, 23rd of April 2021
  • SA - Friday, 21st of May 2021
  • QLD - Friday, 28th of May 2021

Qualification Pathways

  • Diploma of Mental Health
  • Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs
  • Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work
  • Diploma of Counselling
  • Related/Potential Allied Pathways
  • Diploma of Community Services
  • Diploma of Youth Work
  • Diploma of Child, Youth and Family Intervention

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