Certificate IV in Mental Health

Course Code CHC43315
Course Title Certificate IV in Mental Health (Release 2)
Course Length 10 months approx.
Study Mode On-campus (day) or blended delivery (day or night) via virtual training room and 5 on-campus sessions

Kickstart a career in mental health

Every year, one (1) in five (5) Australians experience mental illness. Create a rewarding future where you can make a difference to people’s wellbeing. This nationally recognised qualification equips you with job-ready skills to build a meaningful profession in this important field.

You’ll gain valuable professional experience through an 80 hour work placement which will allow you to put your theoretical learning into practice.

 

 

 

 

 


 

To be awarded CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health, a student must successfully complete a total of fifteen (15) units of competency, consisting of:

  • eleven (11) core units, and;
  • four (4) elective units

genU Training delivers the electives listed in the ‘Elective units’ below. These electives have been selected based on industry needs, student pathways and/or student and trainer/assessor feedback. Alternative suitable electives are only available via Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT).

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

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

 

Work placement

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


 

When you study with genU Training, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for non-trainees. You can apply for this course now.

Study requirements

During your study, you will need to meet specific requirements that are necessary for you to complete your course work and be successful:

  • Students will need to demonstrate that they have the appropriate language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills
  • Effective communication, documentation and research skills
  • Be able to complete 80 hours of work placement
  • Have the physical capacity for manual handling
  • Access to digital technologies (e.g. laptop, desktop, tablet-computer and/or smartphone) with basic digital literacy skills.

Students undertaking a blended and/or online virtual training will require the additional digital skills and technologies:

Digital literacy skills Intermediate computer skills such as internet browsing, email, word processing, and presentation software

Workstation setup

    • Stable internet connection with suitable data plan
    • A laptop, desktop or a full size tablet / tablet-computer
    • Web camera / microphone
    • Smartphone with charger
    • Earphones / headphones / speakers
    • Printer (optional)
    • Have a quiet / non-interruptive space to complete their studies
    • Desk/table, comfortable chair, no tripping hazards and room to move around for assessment
    • Access to water/tea/coffee

Browser software – Access to one of the following internet browsers, available to download from:

Video conferencing software (Zoom) – Access to video conferencing software (Zoom), available to download from:

Please note: You will need access to turn your Web camera and microphone on, as required when using video conference

 

Work placement requirements

Work placement provides you with opportunities to practice responding to situations and circumstances that cannot be replicated in a learning or simulated environment.

During your course you will undertake a mandatory 80 hours of work placement with a suitable industry employer.

You may need to meet the following requirements to be able to undertake work placement within industry. Your Course Coordinator will let you know if you need to provide evidence of:

  • NDIS Worker Screening Check
  • Working with Children Check (WWCC)
  • Australian National Police Record Check
  • Vaccination and health screenings
  • Occupational assessments
  • Any additional evidence your work placement provider requires.

genU Training can assist with arranging an appropriate work placement with a suitable host employer.

If you are already working in industry or working through a community agency (through paid or voluntary work), our Learner Experience team can assess your working environment for work placement suitability.

Important information

This qualification contains content, concepts and scenarios that some individuals may find distressing. Please consider your personal resilience and any potential emotional triggers when participating in this qualification and in any future employment in this field.


 

What will you learn?

This qualification reflects the role of workers in a range of community settings and clients’ homes, who provide training and support in a manner that empowers people with disabilities to achieve greater levels of independence, self-reliance, community participation and wellbeing. Workers promote a person-centred approach, work without direct supervision and may be required to supervise and/or coordinate a small team.

Where could your skills take you?

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

What could you study next?

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

 

Victorian residents may be eligible for government subsidised training in Victoria under the Skills First Program. Am I eligible?

Approx.
Tuition
Fee:
Concession Fee (Skills First Program) Standard Fee (Skills First Program) Fee For Service
$AUD 0.00 $AUD 0.00 $AUD 3,094.00

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

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.

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


 

South Australian residents may be eligible for government-subsidised training in South Australia under the Work Ready Program based on your employment status and any training you have already completed. Am I eligible?

Approx.
Tuition
Fee:
Concession Fee (WorkReady) Standard Fee (WorkReady) Fee For Service
$AUD 227.50 $AUD 637.00 $AUD 3,094.00

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

This training is supported through WorkReady by the Government of South Australia. Eligibility criteria apply, to check your eligibility visit www.skills.sa.gov.au. We encourage students with a disability to access 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.

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


 

genU Training offer CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health, in a variety of study modes and times:

On-campus (day)  – Study face to face (in a classroom setting)

1 day per week (9:30am – 4pm)

 

Blended (day) – Study with a mix of real time online instructor-led sessions via video conferencing and pre-determined on-campus (face-to-face) sessions, supplemented with guided activities via the Learning Management System (eLearning)

1 day per week (9:30am – 4pm, comprising of 3 hours via video conferencing and 3 hours guided eLearning) with 5 on-campus sessions (9:30am – 4pm) to allow for practical assessment.

 

Blended (night) – Study with a mix of real time online instructor-led sessions via video conferencing and pre-determined on-campus (face-to-face) sessions, supplemented with guided activities via the Learning Management System (eLearning)

1 night per week (6pm – 9pm, comprising of 3 hours via video conferencing with an additional 3 hours guided eLearning) with 5 on-campus sessions (9:30am – 4pm) to allow for practical assessment (scheduled on Saturdays throughout the duration of the course)

 

NB: All study modes require students to access and undertake additional activities, including: research activities, reflections and assessments via the Learning Management System (LMS).

 

Time zones:  Local state time zones are observed


 

Upcoming Courses

Tuesday, 22nd Jun 2021

  • Delivery State: Vic
  • Location: Corio
  • Study Mode: On-campus
  • Study Time: One day per week
  • Vacancies: 1

Monday, 28th Jun 2021

  • Delivery State: Vic
  • Location: Ballarat
  • Study Mode: Blended
  • Study Time: One night per week, plus five on-campus sessions (Saturdays)
  • Vacancies: 12

Tuesday, 29th Jun 2021

  • Delivery State: Vic
  • Location: Frankston
  • Study Mode: Blended
  • Study Time: One day per week, plus five on-campus sessions
  • Vacancies: 19

Tuesday, 29th Jun 2021

  • Delivery State: Vic
  • Location: Rosebud
  • Study Mode: Blended
  • Study Time: One day per week, plus five on-campus sessions
  • Vacancies: 14

Thursday, 1st Jul 2021

  • Delivery State: Vic
  • Location: Corio
  • Study Mode: Blended
  • Study Time: One day per week, plus five on-campus sessions
  • Vacancies: 7

Monday, 12th Jul 2021

  • Delivery State: Vic
  • Location: Epping
  • Study Mode: Blended
  • Study Time: One night per week, plus five on-campus sessions (Saturdays)
  • Vacancies: 17

Monday, 12th Jul 2021

  • Delivery State: Vic
  • Location: Reservoir
  • Study Mode: Blended
  • Study Time: One night per week, plus five on-campus sessions (Saturdays)
  • Vacancies: 19

Tuesday, 13th Jul 2021

  • Delivery State: Vic
  • Location: Frankston
  • Study Mode: Blended
  • Study Time: One night per week, plus five on-campus sessions (Saturdays)
  • Vacancies: 22

Thursday, 15th Jul 2021

  • Delivery State: Vic
  • Location: Reservoir
  • Study Mode: Blended
  • Study Time: One night per week, plus five on-campus sessions (Saturdays)
  • Vacancies: 20

Thursday, 15th Jul 2021

  • Delivery State: Vic
  • Location: Greensborough
  • Study Mode: Blended
  • Study Time: One night per week, plus five on-campus sessions (Saturdays)
  • Vacancies: 25

Monday, 19th Jul 2021

  • Delivery State: Vic
  • Location: Corio
  • Study Mode: Blended
  • Study Time: One night per week, plus five on-campus sessions (Saturdays)
  • Vacancies: 4

Wednesday, 21st Jul 2021

  • Delivery State: Vic
  • Location: Rosebud
  • Study Mode: Blended
  • Study Time: One day per week, plus five on-campus sessions
  • Vacancies: 25

Wednesday, 21st Jul 2021

  • Delivery State: Vic
  • Location: Frankston
  • Study Mode: Blended
  • Study Time: One day per week, plus five on-campus sessions
  • Vacancies: 24

Monday, 2nd Aug 2021

  • Delivery State: Vic
  • Location: Greensborough
  • Study Mode: Blended
  • Study Time: One night per week, plus five on-campus sessions (Saturdays)
  • Vacancies: 25

Monday, 2nd Aug 2021

  • Delivery State: Vic
  • Location: Northcote
  • Study Mode: Blended
  • Study Time: One night per week, plus five on-campus sessions (Saturdays)
  • Vacancies: 25

Tuesday, 3rd Aug 2021

  • Delivery State: Vic
  • Location: Corio
  • Study Mode: Blended
  • Study Time: One day per week, plus five on-campus sessions
  • Vacancies: 14

Wednesday, 4th Aug 2021

  • Delivery State: Vic
  • Location: Warragul
  • Study Mode: Blended
  • Study Time: One day per week, plus five on-campus sessions
  • Vacancies: 25

Friday, 13th Aug 2021

  • Delivery State: Vic
  • Location: Hastings
  • Study Mode: On-campus
  • Study Time: One day per week
  • Vacancies: 22

Thursday, 19th Aug 2021

  • Delivery State: Vic
  • Location: Reservoir
  • Study Mode: Blended
  • Study Time: One night per week, plus five on-campus sessions (Saturdays)
  • Vacancies: 23

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