CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health – Release 2

Establish a career in supporting and promoting mental health. Your nationally-accredited qualification is the foundation for developing a successful and rewarding profession in mental health care.

Course Code CHC43315

Course Overview

This entry-level qualification provides skills and experience vital to work autonomously or under the guidance of other practitioners in supporting people with a mental illness in a range of community services.

Gain the understanding to work in a range of environments including community-based nongovernment organisations; home-based outreach; centre-based programs; respite care; residential services or rehabilitation programs.

Course 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

CHCCCS019        Recognise and respond to crisis situations

CHCMHS001      Work with people with mental health issues

CHCCCS004        Assess co-existing needs

CHCCCS003        Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide

Placement requirements

To achieve this qualification, learners must complete a minimum of 80 hours of work placement.

Career opportunities

  • Rehabilitation support worker
  • Outreach worker
  • Family support worker
  • Case worker
  • Mental health coordinator
  • Mental health outreach worker

Learning pathways

  • CHC43215 Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs
  • CHC40413 Certificate IV in Youth Work
  • CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services


genU Training has three Tuition fee levels. The fee you pay depends on whether you qualify for government subsidies.

Skills First Program (SFP) Concession Skills First Program (SFP) Fee For Service
$AUD 54.60 $AUD 273.00 $AUD 3,094.00

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding for eligible individuals. We encourage students with a disability to access government subsidised training. There may also be other charges such as material or amenities fees. A genU Training staff member will assist you in determining your course fees and a statement of fees detailing all course charges will be provided prior to enrolment.

Now, more than ever, the community sector needs you, to support the important work in Aged Care, Home and Community Care, Disability and Mental Health.  In response to the current environment we are offering FREE COURSES* for the remainder of 2020, so there is no better time to study for a new career. *Until December 31st 2020, genU Training are offering eligible individuals free enrolments in a range of government funded courses. Contact us today to find out more about eligibility.

For full details of genU Training’s course fees please view our Fees & Charges page.

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Study Mode

Virtual Training Room – Day course

1 day per week via Zoom video conferencing with 5  on-campus sessions to allow for practical assessment

Date: Thursday 26th November 2020          Location: Corio          Duration: approximately 11 months

Virtual Training Room – Night course

1 night per week via Zoom video conferencing with 5 on-campus sessions to allow for practical assessment (scheduled on Saturdays throughout the duration of the course)

Date: Monday 9th November 2020             Location: Reservoir              Duration: approximately 11 months

Date: Tuesday 17th November 2020            Location: Ballarat                Duration: approximately 11 months

Upcoming Courses

Date Location Fee Vacancies Apply
Monday, 9th Nov 2020Reservoir$02Apply
Tuesday, 17th Nov 2020Ballarat$010Apply
Thursday, 26th Nov 2020Corio$024Apply

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