Certificate IV in Mental Health

Jobs and Skills WA: Community Services courses
Support people to live their best lives!

If you would like a career as a mental health support worker, community support worker, or caseworker — tbjs training will get you there!

You'll gain the knowledge and skills to communicate and work effectively in the mental health sector; promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing; respond to critical situations; work with families and carers; implement early intervention strategies; work with people at risk of homelessness and suicide; support the recovery process and work with cultural diversity; and learn about ethical behaviour and legal responsibilities.

Half price
Online
Existing worker traineeship
Industry: Education and Community Services | Health, Beauty and Fitness |
National course code: CHC43315 | WA State ID: AWK8

Choose a WA TAFE college that delivers this course

To find out more about doing this course at a WA TAFE college, select one of the TAFEs listed below to read their course descriptions. You'll also be able to see at which TAFE campus/es the course is delivered.

If you would like further information such as when the course is available and how to enrol, and details of course fees, or if you have questions about how the course is delivered, please follow the Find out more link to go to the TAFE's website where you will find full course details and contact information so that you can speak to the TAFE directly.

Make a career of caring when it matters most.

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 other practitioners and professionals.

This qualification is part of the Lower fees, local skills program where you'll pay only half of the standard course fees.

Develop skills to work with clients experiencing a mental health illness

This qualification focuses on the support and needs of people experiencing mental health issues. You'll learn about the value and principles of the mental health sector and how to apply them in a recovery oriented way.

You will undertake a supervised or simulated work placement* where you will be able to apply the skills and knowledge you have learned.

You could find work in a variety of community contexts such as community based non-government organisations; outreach; centre-based programs; respite care; residential services; rehabilitation programs; clinical settings; or supporting people in employment.

This course will be delivered through a combination of online and on campus training. The online delivery will be done via Collaborate sessions (on Blackboard), which are live classes facilitated by a lecturer. The majority of the training will be delivered via on campus sessions. Class attendance is required for successful completion of the course.

On campus sessions will be run in smaller groups in class where there are practical skills and assessments to be performed.

Locations

Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
Leederville
Midland

Are you ready for a career giving support to people with a mental illness?

When you complete the Certificate IV in Mental Health you'll be on your way to a career as a mental health support worker, community support worker, or case worker.

Gain these skills

  • promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing
  • respond to critical situations
  • work with carers
  • early intervention strategies
  • work with people at risk of homelessness and suicide
  • support the recovery process
  • work with cultural diversity
  • ethical behaviour 
  • legal responsibilities

This course has a minimum age requirement of 25 years old to be eligible to enter the course, as we are unlikely to be able to secure work placements for anyone under 25 years old.

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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; 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 other practitioners and professionals.

Study modes and durations differ depending on your local campus. Please check with your local campus for more information.

Choose a private training provider that delivers this course

This course is also available from registered training organisations (accredited private training providers) that are funded through Jobs and Skills WA. Select from the list below, and follow the link to the provider’s website for further information.

AMA Training Services is the registered training organisation of the Australian Medical Association (WA), Western Australia’s peak representative body for doctors and medical students. AMA Training Services has a proud history of delivering high quality and contextualised training to the health and community industries.

This qualification is offered under the Participation and Equity Program as well as traineeship arrangements.

 

Delivery location

On the job

At the LiFE Academy we are committed to fostering the quality and professionalism of all our graduates.  Graduates are in demand because of their unique training and ability to truly help other people cope with and enhance the quality of everyday life.

This qualification is ideal for:

  • Anyone wishing to gain a WA government priority qualification in an area that is in peak demand now and for the foreseeable future.
  • The lay person, health professional, psychologist or counsellor who wishes to explore unique strategies for mental health and wellbeing, plus the latest global and national knowledge on mental, emotional/social wellbeing, the ever-changing landscape of drugs, alcohol and mental health challenges.
  • Anyone wanting tools to increase the quality of their life and relationships, both in understanding themselves and others and being able to deal with problems with both proven traditions from the world’s first peoples and the latest modern methods.

Through this one year course trainees will be guided through today’s landscape of health and wellbeing while learning new skills for building a healthy sense of self, positive relationship with others and your community, and the many roads to recovery and resilience. You will also learn holistic skills such as healthy diet/exercise/sleep plans, music and drumming therapy and traditional use of yoga, meditation acupressure and flower essences.

Delivery location

On site

Course is delivered in Perth in block released format

This qualification requires the learner to attend 80 hours of work  placement and demonstrate the ability to deal with and support their clients with Mental Health and Alcohol and Drug related issues and be able to implement own self-care along the way.

Delivery location

Perth

A career in mental health can be challenging but also very rewarding – and this qualification will ensure you have the knowledge and skills to help individuals (and their families) with mental health issues get their lives back on track.

The Certificate IV in Mental Health is a Jobs & Skills WA government subsidised, Nationally Recognised qualification that will equip you with the knowledge and skills to support, communicate and work with individuals who are suffering with mental health issues. It will train you to promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing and how to respond to critical situations. You’ll investigate intervention strategies and how best to support those at risk.

Courses are delivered via face-to-face training – so you can put the theory you have learnt into practise through simulated exercises. You will work towards completing 15 units and assessments to complete this qualification. 80 hours work placement is mandatory and will give you experience and exposure to roles in mental health.  A trainer will be assigned to guide and support you throughout your studies, and will be able to offer help and advice.

This level is suitable for those who want valuable experience within this field. It will help you secure employment within the mental health sector in government, public, private or managed services. Equip yourself with the skills to turn people’s lives around – and enjoy a truly rewarding career in your community.

Complimentary career guidance available. For more information, visit tsa.edu.au or phone 1300 855 517.

This qualification is offered under the Participation - Equity Program and the Priority Industry Training Program.

Delivery location

On the job

The information presented on the course lists within this website is provided to the Department of Training and Workforce Development by the WA TAFE colleges and private training providers, and is offered as a guide only. It is updated regularly, however some changes to details may occur in between updates. You should always contact the TAFE or private training provider directly to confirm details and/or ask questions.