CHC43315

Certificate IV in Mental Health

A career in mental health support

TCHC43315 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.

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.

 

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Course overview

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AQF Level

Certificate IV

Course Duration

Up to 12 months depending on mode of delivery.

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Delivery Method

Classroom or Online
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Total Number of Units

15

Work Placement

80 hours (mandatory requirement)

Price

Online: $2,775

Career Opportunities

Mental Health Worker, Community Rehabilitation and Support Worker, Mental Health Intake Officer, Mental Health Outreach Worker.

Pathways from the qualification

Students who complete the Certificate IV in Mental Health CHC43315 may wish to complete a dual qualification with CHC43515 Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work or CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services.

Entry requirements

Breakthru College has the following entry requirements:

Language, Literacy and Numeracy

You must demonstrate that you have the required level of Language, Literacy and Numeracy skills necessary to complete this course by undertaking a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment. Please note that our LLN assessment is conducted via our LLN Robot purchased from the Learning Resources Group.

Resource Requirements

To effectively participate in their studies, all online learners are required to have their own laptop / tablet installed with Microsoft Office or similar. Learners are also required to have access to a stable internet connection and a computer / laptop / tablet to participate in an online LLN assessment.

Breakthru College also has an option to provide physical copies of learning and assessment resources for face to face students.

Delivery and assessment

Breakthru College will use the following delivery methods:
  • Face to face / virtual classroom (theory and practical sessions) – includes classroom-based delivery for knowledge and practical teaching in a simulated environment
  • Self-paced study (structured and mandatory) – students are required to undertake self-study to complete a range of structured activities such as reading, research, completing case studies, and quizzes to reinforce their learning.
Breakthru College will use the following assessment methods:
  • Oral or Written Questions
  • Observation / Demonstration / Role-play
  • Report
  • Portfolio of Evidence
  • Case Study
  • Research
  • Journal / Log
  • Third Party Report

You will be required to complete a range of activities throughout the course depending on the requirements of each unit of competency. You will also be provided with the assessment and delivery plan at the commencement of your course which outlines the topics to be covered, duration, resources and due dates.

You are expected to allocate a minimum of 27 to 33 hours per week to undertake this qualification. This includes training, self-paced study, supervised and non-supervised assessment activities, and work placement requirements.

Online study options are also available. Please contact us for more information.

Support Arrangements

Students will be provided with the following support services:

  1. One on one support
  2. Computer and technology support
  3. Referral to external support services
  4. Reasonable adjustments to training and assessments.

Funding eligibility

In New South Wales you may be eligible under this qualification for Smart & Skilled funding.

​In Queensland, you may be eligible under this qualification for Skills Assure Supplier.

Course locations

Locations are available upon request. Please speak to our friendly training team for more information.

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

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

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