A career in Mental Health support
The Certificate IV in Mental Health CHC43315 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.
Please note that students are strongly encouraged to contact a host organisation and arrange their work placement as early as possible.
In the event that students are not able to secure their own work placement, please contact breakthru College so that we can assist you to secure work placement.
Students will also be required to obtain a number of clearances as listed below. Please note it is the student’s responsibility to check with their work placement host organisation regarding what screening is required, as some organisations have different policies and procedures.
• National Police Certificate
• Working with children check
• Vaccination record check
• Code of Conduct check
For information regarding the enrolment process, how to access your USI and general learner support, please refer to the Learner Handbook.
Up to 12 months depending on mode of delivery.
Total Number of Units
Please select your enrolment type:
NSW Government funded enrolment
QLD Government funded enrolment
Units of competency
There are fifteen (15) units of competency to complete for the whole qualification, comprising of eleven (11) core units and four (4) elective units. A work placement of 80 hours is also required.
|Code||Title||Core or Elective|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people||Core|
|CHCDIV002||Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety||Core|
|CHCLEG001||Work legally and ethically||Core|
|CHCMHS002||Establish self-directed recovery relationships||Core|
|CHCMHS003||Provide recovery oriented mental health services||Core|
|CHCMHS004||Work collaboratively with the care network and other services||Core|
|CHCMHS005||Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues||Core|
|CHCMHS007||Work effectively in trauma informed care||Core|
|CHCMHS008||Promote and facilitate self-advocacy||Core|
|CHCMHS011||Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing||Core|
|HLTWHS001||Participate in workplace health and safety||Core|
|CHCMHS006||Facilitate the recovery process with the person, family and carers||Elective|
|CHCCCS019||Recognise and respond to crisis situations||Elective|
|CHCCCS003||Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide||Elective|
|CHCPRP003||Reflect on and improve own professional practice||Elective|
Code | Title | Core or Elective
Work with diverse people
Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
Work legally and ethically
Establish self-directed recovery relationships
Provide recovery oriented mental health services
Work collaboratively with the care network and other services
Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues
Work effectively in trauma informed care
Promote and facilitate self-advocacy
Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing
Participate in workplace health and safety
Facilitate the recovery process with the person, family and carers
Recognise and respond to crisis situations
Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide
Reflect on and improve own professional practice