CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health

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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; center-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.

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CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health
  • Course Duration: 39 Weeks (excluding holidays)
    52 Weeks (including holidays)
  • Practical Placement Hours: 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.
  • Full Time Study: • Classroom
    • Structured Online Activities
    • Self-Reflection
    • Self-Study
    • Readings, and
    • Research
  • Mode of Delivery: Classroom
  • At this level of study it is expected that you study for a minimum of 25 hours of study per week. You are required to attend class 1 day per week, 9:30am to 3:00pm, participate in structured online activities and self-study including but not limited to readings, research, assessment tasks and self-reflection.

  • Location: Geelong
    Country Victoria

Methods of assessment may include:

  • Written Questionnaire
  • Observation, Third Party/Supervisors Report, Demonstration
  • Projects/ Assignments
  • Simulated Learning/Assessment Environments
  • Other (including work placement)

There are no AQF Pre Requisites for this qualification.

AGB Training requires the applicant to successfully complete

  • Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Assessment
  • Pre-Training Review
  • Enrolment Application Form
Fees & Charges
Fees & ChargesSkills FirstFull Fee
Administration Fee$0.00$10,000.00
Textbook Fee$150.00$150.00
Victorian Government Contribution for Skills First Funded Students: $7,692.50
Payment Options

Skills First Funded Students

Upfront payment prior to commencement of first class

 Fee for Service Students

Deposit of 10% is required prior to commencement of course.  Fortnightly or monthly payments must be paid as per direct debit payment schedule.

Text Book Fee

Text book are to be ordered by the student prior to commencement of class.  Prices are set by and paid directly the publisher and are subject to change.

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Text Books

It is responsibility of students to purchase all text books prior to first class.

  • Working Safely in Community Services : Handbook for Workplaces
  • WorkSafe Victoria
  • Published by WorkSafe Victoria
  • Purchase Online
  • Social Work Practice in Mental Health An introduction Edition 2
  • Robert Bland, Noel Renouf and Ann Tullgren,
  • Published by Allen & Unwin Book Publishers
  • ISBN: 9781743314753
  • Purchase Online
  • Treatment Approaches for Alcohol and Drugs Dependence: An Introductory Guide, 2nd Edition
  • Tracey J.Jarvis, Jenny Tebbutt, Richard P. Mattick, Fiona Shand, Nick Heather
  • Published by Wiley
  • ISBN: 978-0-470-09039-8
  • Purchase Online
Course ProgramTo achieve this qualification, the candidate must demonstrate a competency in –
15 units of competency (11 core units and 4 elective units)

Work with Diversity
  • Core
    Work with diverse people
  • Core
    Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
  • Core
    Work legally and ethically
WHS in a Mental Health Environment
  • Core
    Participate in workplace health and safety
Promote and Facilitate
  • Core
    Promote and facilitate self-advocacy
  • Core
    Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing
Provide Mental Health Services (Student Practical Placement Required)
  • Core
    Establish self-directed recovery relationships
  • Core
    Provide recovery oriented mental health services
  • Core
    Work collaboratively with the care network and other services
Risks and Crisis
  • Elective
    Provide brief interventions
  • Elective
    Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide
  • Elective
    Recognise and respond to crisis situations
Trauma and Services
  • Elective
    Assess co-existing needs
  • Core
    Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues
  • Core
    Work effectively in trauma informed care

On successful completion students will have the knowledge and skills required for further training in CHC53315 Diploma of Mental Health or other relevant qualifications.