CHC43315 - Certificate IV in Mental Health

About This Course

This course is designed for individuals seeking a career providing support for people affected by mental health issues and psychiatric disabilities.

Our students develop the skills needed to empower people with mental illness to lead their lives at full capacity, reach their potential and achieve their goals. Learn how to successfully implement community-based programs and activities focused on mental health, mental illness, and psychiatric disability.


Upon successful completion of all assessment activities, learners will receive a nationally recognised qualification:

Certificate IV in Mental Health - CHC43315


To achieve this qualification the candidate must complete at least 80 hours of work placement and observations.


To complete the full qualification you will need to complete a total of 15 units; 15 core units and 4 elective units. This is the most current list of units. (Version 2.0)

Units of competency included in this course:


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, alcohol and other drug 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



CHCAOD001- Work in an alcohol and other drugs context

CHCCCS003- Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide

CHCCCS009- Facilitate responsible behaviour

CHCCCS019- Recognise and respond to crisis situations



For students to receive their full qualification in this course in addition to completing the units of competency they must also complete 80 hours of work placement and observations.

We will work with you along with our community partners for work placement opportunities.

Although we do not guarantee employment, our experience tells us that these work placements often lead to employment opportunities.

If you would like to find out more about work placement and employment opportunities please have a look at our Transformational Recruitment page and book a consult with our relationships and engagement coordinator. 

Our interactive workshops encourage student participation. We specialise in industry focused courses. Our trainers have industry experience and are dedicated to preparing and helping students develop their work related skills. An integral way Transformational Institute helps participants to develop these skills is through workshops during the course.

These workshops are highly engaging and may include group activities, presentations, design activities, role-plays, critical and creative thinking, discussions, personality tests and MORE!

Government funding is available through our Smart and Skilled contract for eligible participants.

The student cost is set by Training Services NSW and all costs will be confirmed prior to pre-enrolment.

For a full list of course prices as well as other funding options and course information please contact us on 4969 7544.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) - Recognition of skills and knowledge gained through previous studies, work and life experiences may be used to award competency for Units of Competency within this qualification. Read more on Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer or call 4969 7544.

How to Enrol - Find out how to enrol.

Payment Options - Complete the enquiry form or call 4969 7544 to learn more about the following payment options and course fees.

  1. Government Funding is available under smart and skilled for eligible participants. Other funding options may also be available for you, please contact us for more information.
  2. Pay upfront for the full cost of your qualification in one easy payment.
  3. Set up payment plan (contact us for more information).

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Course Details


Newcastle | Forster/ Taree

Delivery Modes:

Face to Face | Blended Learning


12 months 

With the option to fast track

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