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Certificate IV in Mental Health – CHC43315

Certificate IV in Mental Health – CHC43315

Certificate IV in Mental Health – CHC43315

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This Cert 4 level course CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health is delivered in Parramatta.

This qualification 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.

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 80 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency.


Career Outcomes

  • Community Rehabilitation Worker,
  • Community Rehabilitation and Support Worker,
  • Outreach Officer,
  • Mental Health Outreach Worker,
  • Assistant Community Services Worker

Licensing/Regulatory Information

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this Certificate IV in Mental Health qualification at the time of publication.

Entry Requirements

  • Good understanding of English
  • School certificate or equivalent (Grade 10)
  • 18 years of age
  • Must have a valid USI
  • Reading and Writing Skills (L)
  • Oral Communication skills (L)
  • Numeracy and Mathematics skills (N)

Packaging Rules
Total number of units = 15

11 core units

4 elective units, consisting of:

  • at least 2 units from the electives listed below, including at least 1 unit from the At Risk group below
  • up to 2 units from any endorsed Training Package or accredited course – these units must be relevant to the work outcome

All electives must contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

Core units

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 workplace health and safety

Elective units

HLTAID011 Provide first aid

CHCCCS003 Increase the safety of indidviduals at risk of suicide

CHCCCS020 Respond effectively to behaviours of concern

HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems

Note: Electives listed are what is usually offered by Capital Careers, however, if these are not suitable for your target or current work then alternative electives are available. The list of alternative electives can be found at


How long will it take?

Duration is dependent on training delivery mode, individual experience and skills. Students are required to complete a volume of learning of 1200 hours comprising of guided learning, individual study assessments and work placement. Generally the course will take anywhere between 6 months and a year to complete. Please contact our enrolment officer for further details.

Delivery Options

Face to face (Sydney only)
Distance education (Australia wide)
Combination of face to face and distance education (Sydney only)

We deliver this Certificate IV in mental health course in Parramatta

Course Cost


Subsidised government funding may be available for eligible students under the following initiatives

  • ACT User Choice Traineeships
  • NSW Smart and Skilled Traineeship

Please see our funding page or contact us for more details.

Please see administration fee table under policies and procedures for any additional administration fees that may be applicable to your study.

What we provide you

  • Well written and easy to follow resources via an online e-learning platform
  • Air conditioned class rooms
  • Trainers who care very much about your studies and about you!

Support Services

We understand that from time to time students may need a little extra assistance to complete their studies. At Capital Careers we have a number of support services available to help you. Please refer to our FAQs for more details.

Opportunities for Further Study

Successful completion of this program will allow participant to articulate into a number of qualifications including:

  1. CHC53315 – Diploma of Mental Health
  2. A pathway to leadership roles or further study

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) allows a person to receive recognition and credit for the knowledge and skills they have. This can include skills from previous study, work experience and life experience. Please discuss the process for RPL and further details with our enrolment officer.

Credit Transfer

Capital Careers has an obligation to recognise Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications and Statements of Attainment issued by other registered training organisations


The Certificate IV in Mental Health course will be presented in competency-based mode and the student’s competency will be assessed at all levels according to competencies and performance criteria. The training package for each competency specifies the conditions and method of assessment. Assessment methods range from completing set tasks and activities, class attendance and participation and completion of assignments / projects.



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