Certificate IV in Mental Health

CHC43315 – Certificate IV in Mental Health

About the Course

The CHC43315 – 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.

What will you learn

In Celtic Training’s CHC43315 – Certificate IV in Mental Health program, you’ll learn how to provide support and implement recovery strategies to people experiencing mental health issues. Delivered online, you’ll be taught skills such as planning and monitoring mental health programs, working in trauma care and providing assistance to patients dealing with alcohol and drug issues. You also have the option to pick from four electives, which can have you specialising in suicide prevention, domestic violence or grief and loss support.

What jobs can you get with a Certificate 4 Mental Health?

As our Certificate 4 Mental Health online program involves 80 hours of work placement, students are work-ready the moment they graduate. Celtic students have found employment as rehabilitation workers, community support workers, outreach workers and more. The Certificate 4 Mental Health program can also be used as a gateway to study a Diploma of Counselling if a student wishes to study further, with some units qualifying for recognised prior learning (RPL).

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:

The overall expected duration of this course is 6-8 months plus 80 hours of work placement; all materials and classes are delivered online, with trainer-arranged Zoom support sessions available.

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. If you have experience working in the mental health industry or have completed studies in a similar subject, you may be eligible for RPL. If eligible, you may be able to fast track the Certificate IV in Mental Health program by surpassing one or more subjects relevant to your skills or experience. Chat to one of our skill assessors today to see if you qualify for RPL.

Ready to start your career in mental health support?

You can enquire online with our healthcare training Australia team, call on 1800 123 584 or email us at if you’d like more information about our CHC43315 – Certificate IV in Mental Health program. Or take a look at the other healthcare courses online we offer to see our programs in community service, ageing support, leisure and health & more.



Unit Code

Unit Description

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 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.

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Upcoming Start Dates

June 24, 2022
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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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