We’re developing the next generation of individual support and professionals with the right set of skills for the 21st Century.
This qualification provides you with the expertise to explore career opportunities in the health industry. You will learn the necessary skills and knowledge to care for people affected by mental illness and psychiatric disability. You’ll graduate with specific knowledge of mental health issues and appropriate intervention processes applied in residential and community based settings.
CHC43315 - Certificate IV in Mental Health
About this course
This qualification covers workers who provide a range of community services focusing on:
Rehabilitation and support for people affected by mental illness and psychiatric disability Implementing community based activities focusing on mental health, mental illness and psychiatric disability, and Mental health promotion work. Work may focus on engaging people with mental illness in community participation, prevention of relapse and promotion of recovery through programs such as residential rehabilitation, work in clinical settings, home based outreach and centre-based programs delivered by community based non-government organisations. This work may also involve supported employment and programmed respite care.
This qualification defines the knowledge and skills required by support workers and case workers who work autonomously under broad guidance. Certificate IV in Mental Health refers to specific knowledge of mental health issues and appropriate intervention processes applied in residential and community based settings.
How much will it cost me?
Fee for Service:
Prices start from $2985.00.
A range of Weekly or Fortnightly Payment Plans are available. (Charges may apply)
This course is also subsidised through WorkReady supported by the Government of South Australia.
This course requires successful completion of the Core Skills Profile for Adults. (CSPA)
For more information, visit https://www.acer.org/cspa/ for an overview.
This course requires the ability to apply for a DCSI – working with Children and Vulnerable Adults employment screening. Upon enrolment, Enable College will notify you to complete an application. This will be an additional cost to your course unless advised differently in writing.
Pathways in Individual Support
The Certificate IV in Mental Health provides you with the qualifications and
expertise to explore career opportunities in the health industry. You will learn
the necessary skills and knowledge to care for people affected by mental
illness and psychiatric disability.
- Community rehabilitation and
- support worker
- Mental health rehabilitation
- support worker
- Community support worker
- Mental health support worker
- Mental health outreach worker.
This course is made up of 14 units of study, these are divided into 11 core units, and 3 elective units. Our range of electives is based on our experience, knowledge and understanding of what employers and the industry are looking for. You will also be expected to complete 120 Hours of Work Placement.
|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|
|3 ELECTIVES OF CHOICE|
|CHCCCS019||Recognise and respond to crisis situations|
|CHCADV001||Facilitate the interests and rights of clients|
|HLTAAP001||Recognise healthy body systems|
|HLTAID003||Provide first aid|
|HLTHPS006||Assist clients with medication|
|CHCDIS007||Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability|
What if I have studied before?
If you have existing knowledge or skills relating to the requirements of this course you can apply for recognition of prior learning (RPL). RPL may be granted for knowledge or skills obtained through prior education, training, work and life experiences.
If granted, you may be eligible for credit towards this course, allowing you to finish your study sooner.
The Certificate IV in Mental Health is offered as both full time and part time through our blended and online learning model. As part of this course, you will also have the opportunity to experience real life situations through work placement.
Full-time training: This usually allows you to complete your course in a shorter amount of time and involves a workload of around 40 hours per week. There is also an expectation that Assessment Activities for one Unit of Competency will be submitted for assessment each week.
Part-time training: This option will take more time to complete than the full-time option. The workload is generally around 20 hours per week There is an expectation that Assessment Activities for one Unit of Competency will be submitted for assessment each fortnight.
Learning materials are provided to you to work through at home. As Units of Competency are successfully completed we will send you the next units for the course. Whilst most of the course can be completed this way you will still be required to attend specific Practical Sessions/workshops and your Work Placement.
Through our blended learning model, you will receive course materials to work through at your own pace as well as attend practical training seminars as required at our campus (31 Franklin Street, Adelaide). This form of learning allows you the benefits of also working with a Trainer/Assessor face to face.
Our experienced trainers will support you every step of the way. You are able to change your mode of study under most circumstances throughout your enrollment as your needs change.To find out the best option for you to study Mental Health, call Enable College and speak with one of our course advisers today.
- Study on Campus
- Work Placement
- Study Online
- Full Time Available
- Part Time Available