We’re developing the next generation of Mental Health professionals with the right set of skills for the 21st Century.
Full time -
34 weeks Part time -
68 weeks
15 Hours Per Week

80 Hours of Work Placement
Course Value $7071

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The Certificate IV in Mental Health provides you with the qualifications and expertise to explore career opportunities in the Mental Health sector.

A mental health support worker cares for people with mental health issues, substance abuse, poverty and other social problems. They assist community service professionals and other healthcare professionals by implementing community-based programs and activities that focus on the client/customer’s mental health.

This course will equip you to provide a range of community services focusing on rehabilitation and support for people affected by mental illness and psychiatric disability.

This involves promoting mental health wellness and recovery and delivering community-based activities that focus on mental health, mental illness and psychiatric disability.

You must be working in a related industry and will be required to provide evidence of this before an offer is made

You may need to be COVID Double Vaccinated as Care Providers may require this for you to be able to complete the Work Placement component of the course.

CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health

  • Overview
  • Pathways
  • Course Units
  • Delivery

About this course

You will learn the necessary skills and knowledge to care for the needs of people with Mental Health issues and to enhance their ability to achieve greater levels of independence, self-reliance and community participation.

A mental health support worker cares for people with mental health issues, substance abuse, poverty and other social problems. They assist community service professionals and other healthcare professionals by implementing community-based programs and activities that focus on the client/customer’s mental health.

Studying at Enable College means you will be supported every step of the way by experienced trainers and friendly staff. Our graduates emerge with the required skills, knowledge and practical workplace experience to care for and support people in a variety of settings.

Enrolments may be subject to change when there are new releases to the Training Package.

How much will it cost me?

Fee for Service $6520.
Additional cost of up to $68.00 for National Police Clearance (issued through SAPOL) and DHS Checks $63.25.

Eligible subsidised (Participant Eligibility Criteria apply, Visit www.skills.sa.gov.au for Participant Eligibility Criteria), from 29 November 2021, $550.00.

This fee includes National Police clearance and DHS clearance.

A $150 re-enrolment fee applies for students who do not complete within the completion time.

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Entry Requirements

The following entry requirements need to be met prior to course commencement:

  • Must be over the age of 18 years at the time of course induction
  • Must hold a current Driver’s licence
  • Must be able to participate in 80 hours of work placement
  • Ability to gain clean Police and DHS clearances
  • Must be able to source and undertake work placement
  • Complete all enrolment processes as per the Enable College enrolment policy and procedure
  • Students must have access to a computer, email, and internet


  • Fee for Service Students
  • Meet LLN requirements by completing Enable College LLN test
  • Complete a Verbal Assessment (see Verbal Assessment Policy and Procedure – FFS)


  • Eligible Subsidised Students
  • Complete CSPA assessment and Upfront Assessment of Need (Eligible subsidised students) process
  • Attend suitability interview – see Enable College Suitability and Support Needs Checklist and Verbal Assessment Policy and Procedure (Eligible subsidised students)

What jobs can you get with a Certificate IV in Mental Health?

As our Certificate 4 Mental Health program involves 80 hours of work placement, students are work-ready the moment they graduate.

Possible Outcomes

  • rehabilitation workers,
  • community support workers,
  • nurse (Enrolled or Registered),
  • outreach workers and more

Study Pathways

  • Diploma of Counselling
  • Diploma of Nursing
  • Bachelor of Nursing

Course Units

This course is made up of 15 units of study, these are divided into 11 core units, and 4 elective units. Our range of electives is based on our experience, knowledge and understanding of what employers and the industry are looking for.

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
CHCCCS019 Recognise and respond to crisis situations
CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
CHCCOM002 Communication to build relationships

Recognition of prior learning

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.

RPL fees are $200.00

Credit Transfer

If the student has a prior Qualification or a Statement of Attainment issued under the Australian Qualifications Framework from any state or territory, the RTO will automatically give exemptions for those units of competency provided they are current. Credit transfer will be provided on the student record.

Other related courses

Certificate III in Individual Support – Ageing
Certificate III in Individual Support – Disability
Certificate IV in Ageing Support
Certificate IV in Mental Health


The course is offered as a Blended program only. Students will be required to attend Enable College to practical sessions.

Students will be supported by their trainer via email, phone calls and or by making appointments to meet
face to face.

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. As part of this course, you will also have the opportunity to experience real-life situations through work placement.

Optional study tutorials are available on arrangement with the trainer that is assigned to support the student. The assessment due date is one every 2 weeks. Whichever delivery method you choose, our experienced trainers will support you every step of the way.

  • Study on Campus
  • Work Placement
  • Study Online
  • Part Time Available

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