Certificate IV in Mental Health CHC43315

The CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health offers essential skills and knowledge for working with diverse individuals facing mental health challenges, preparing you for roles such as Mental Health Intake Officer, Outreach Worker, or Rehabilitation Support Worker.
Course Provider
Hader Institute of Education
(RTO 22557)
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Nationally Recognised Australian Qualification

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Study 100% Online

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Upfront payment or flexible interest free payment plan options available starting from $53 per week.

Course Overview

Start Date
Start Anytime
12 months with self-paced learning
Study 100% online from anywhere in Australia
Career Outcomes
  • Community Rehabilitation and Support Worker
  • Community Support Worker
  • Mental Health Intake Officer
  • Mental Health Outreach Worker
  • Mental Health Rehabilitation Support Work
Course Modules
  1. CHCDIV001  Work with diverse people
  2. CHCDIV002  Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
  3. CHCLEG001  Work legally and ethically
  4. CHCMHS002 Establish self-directed recovery relationships
  5. CHCMHS003 Provide recovery oriented mental health services
  6. CHCMHS004 Work collaboratively with the care network and other services
  7. CHCMHS005 Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol   and other drugs issues
  8. CHCMHS007 Work effectively in trauma informed care
  9. CHCMHS008  Promote and facilitate self advocacy
  10. HLTWHS001  Participate in workplace health and safety
  11. CHCCCS019  Recognise and respond to crisis situations
  12. CHCAOD005 Provide alcohol and other drugs withdrawal services
  13. CHCCOM002 Use communication to build relationships
  14. BSBINM201  Process and maintain workplace information

How You Will Learn: 

This is a blended course delivered over 12 months. Your learning resources are available online, and you will have weekly virtual face to face training workshops each term, one-on-one mentoring with your trainer (virtual, phone) and 80 hours of work placement. You will have the support of a trainer/assessor throughout your studies.

Course Fees Include
  • Free 12 month membership to the International Association for Counselling
  • Access to 24/7 professional course tutor support
  • Lifetime access to the course.
  • 24/7 access to your tutor
  • Certificate of attainment upon course completion
Course Entry Requirements
  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Have completed their education to a level which is equivalent to an Australian Senior High School Year 12 or have completed an AQF Certificate IV level qualification.
  • Have suitable language, literacy, and numeracy skills. Learners are required to pass an online LLN assessment test at or above level 3 in reading, writing, and numeracy.
  • Be capable of completing 80 hours of work placement in a suitable health facility.
  • Have sound computer skills to navigate simple software to complete the online component of this course and must be able to use intermediate-level Word features in order to produce and present word-processed documents/ reports.
  • Have access to a laptop and internet to complete this online course.
  • Hold the required criminal and working with children checks (if applicable) or be able to apply for a police check if required prior to the commencement of work placement if required.
  • This course does not accept International Students.
Make a difference in your community and enjoy a rewarding career

The past decade has seen a vast increase in the number of people needed for employment in community and mental health services. One in three Australians will experience mental health challenges at some point in their lives, and this qualification will equip you with the knowledge and understanding to help those affected by mental health issues. This Certificate IV equips you with specialised skills that will enable you to provide professional support and guidance to diverse groups and individuals

Who is this online course for?

The CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health Online is ideal for people who are looking to develop the right skills to work with clients who face mental health challenges. It is an ideal online course for those who have experience volunteering or working in community services and want to start working in mental health.

What you will learn?

You will learn the principles of recovery-oriented practice, communication techniques to build and maintain relationships, and you will learn how to support people with co-existing mental health and other issues. There will be advice on skills and techniques which you can implement to promote recovery and well-being. To achieve this qualification, you will also need to complete 80 hours of work placement experience which will be at a suitable approved facility

National recognition

On successfully completing all the training and assessment tasks, the CHC53215 Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs qualification will be issued. A transcript listing all units of competency completed will also be issued.

The qualification and units of competency are nationally recognised and provide individuals with a valuable qualification that can be applied throughout Australia and the wider health services community. Hader Institute of Education will issue a qualification within 30 days of the final assessment being completed.

Practical (work) placement

The requirements for this qualification include a minimum of 80 hours of work placement to achieve the course outcomes for the following units of competency:

• CHCMHS002 Establish self-directed recovery relationships

• CHCMHS003 Provide recovery-oriented mental health services

• CHCMHS004 Work collaboratively with the care network and other services

If a learner is currently working in the industry some sign-off against the work placement hours will be accepted from their workplace. For learners who do not currently have a suitable workplace, Hader Institute will assist the learner in finding a suitable facility. The learner will utilise a work placement log book to record their hours of work placement. The learner is required to sign a confidentiality agreement with the facility.

*The contents are accurate at the time of writing. Get in touch with the course provider for the latest information.

About the Course Provider

Hader Institute of Education

At Hader Institute of Education (RTO 45162), they recognise that education is the pathway to opportunity. As the leading online education and training provider to individuals wanting to pursue a career in Mental Health, Alcohol and other Drugs, and Counselling, they take this responsibility seriously. Mental and substance use disorder doesn’t just affect the individual, but also the wider community. As an institution that cares deeply about their fellow humans, Hader Institute of Education shows up in the education sector wholeheartedly, with a desire to create positive and lasting change. Their institution is relatively new. They knew that starting an organization at this time came with a responsibility to look beyond "business-as-usual." That’s why Hader Institute of Education is using their business to create the kind of positive change that society truly needs. This goes directly to who they are at Hader Institute of Education and why they exist - they believe in a future where everyone feels included, connected, valued, and belongs. This belief inspires their mission…through learning, community, and support, Hader Institute of Education is here to empower people to help each other on their paths to discovery and transformation. By focusing their efforts on supporting good mental health and wellbeing – through their people, learners, their industry, and the wider community – they help each other on their paths to self-discovery; together building a connected and inclusive future where they all belong. Right now, we live in times of crisis, uncertainty, and for many, self-doubt. But these times are also filled with great opportunities; to rise to the challenges we face and to demonstrate what human endeavor can achieve, especially when we work together. This is the kind of stuff that dreams are made of. When Hader Institute of Education helps people take control of their lives, they open the door to self-belief. The magic happens here. It’s where the impossible becomes possible and where people connect to the power of their dreams. If ever there was a need for people to dream of a better, more connected, and inclusive future, now is that time. If this connects with you, then come and join Hader Institute of Education's community of fellow dreamers. ‍ Together, let’s make a difference, today.
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