CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health


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 others practitioners and professionals.

Course Content

  •  Apply understanding of mental health issues and recovery processes
  • Conduct assessment and planning as part of the recovery process
  • Work collaboratively to support recovery process
  • Work effectively in mental health settings
  • Establish and maintain communication and relationships to support the recovery process

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Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Work in community based mental health settings within a recovery orientated person centred framework.

National Recognition/Credit Transfer 

Units of Competency from your Certificate III qualification may count towards the CHC40512 Certificate IV in Mental Health.

 Self Paced Learning

Extensive industry consultation has indicated that a self paced, on site learning program is the most accessible and relevant learning pathway for both trainees and employers.  Each participant will be provided with a series of learning guides containing information, activities and/or assignments for each unit.  Assessments are conducted by HTA accredited trainer working in collaboration with the trainees and their supervisor.

Program Details

  • Flexible start dates
  • Classroom-based and/or on the job learning

Please contact Health Training Australia for further details on the Certificate IV in Mental Health