Certificate IV in Mental Health

National ID: CHC43315
State ID: AWK8
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Course is available at the following locations

Private
AMA Training Services

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.

Training is delivered fully on-the-job.

Course description

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.

Training is delivered fully on-the-job.

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Private
BCA National Training Group

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Private
Health Training Australia (Inc)

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Private
Marr Mooditj Training Inc

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.

Course description

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.

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Public
North Metropolitan TAFE

Enhance your clients' quality of life

This qualification focuses on the support and needs of people experiencing mental health issues. You'll learn about the value and principles of 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. Please note you will need to be enrolled in the appropriate units to be offered a work placement - it is not a standard for all enrolments.

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.

Gain these skills
  • Empathy
  • Professional boundaries
  • Recognising and responding appropriately to people with mental health issues
  • Networking and collaboration with services
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills
  • Working as part of a team
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Friendly, empathetic, resilient and positive attitude
  • Commitment to the values of dignity, respect, inclusion, and empowerment
  • Commitment to positively engage, interact and work with people who have complex needs
  • Able to plan, organise and problem solve
  • Able to work independently and use initiative
  • Work respectfully with diverse people
Delivery mode information
Online

With online study you will be completing your course via an online platform which contains all your study material and assessments. You will be provided a login and password to access this material once you have been enrolled at North Metropolitan TAFE.

Online is a little different to on-campus study as you do not have face to face contact with your lecturers and you do not engage directly with fellow students during every-day class activities. If on-campus study is not your preference, then online study is a great option. Rest assured you will be supported by your online lecturers.
You will also have access to lecturers via your online dashboard. The lecturers will help to clarify your concerns, assist with the course content, mark your assessments and provide you with feedback if required

Qualifications are broken down into stages with an intensive practical skills workshop run at the end of each stage. You will only need to enrol and pay for one stage at a time.

A Work Placement is compulsory for students undertaking a Certificate IV or Diploma as some units in these qualifications require you to demonstrate your skills in a work place setting. These units will be highlighted on your study plan.

To enquire or enrol please fill out the Course Enquiry Form
Part-time

With part time study you will be completing your course on-campus with face to face contact with your lecturers and fellow students during every-day class activities.

Qualifications are broken down into stages to try and suit your availability.
If you are planning on completing a Certificate III or IV level course we will recommend that the course be broken into 2 or 3 stages over 12 - 18 months
If you are planning on completing a Diploma level course we will recommend that the course be broken into 3 or 4 stages over 18 - 24 months

A Work Placement is compulsory for students undertaking a Certificate IV or Diploma as some units in these qualifications require you to demonstrate your skills in a work place setting. These units will be highlighted on your study plan.

To enquire or enrol please fill out the Course Enquiry Form
Work-based

Workplace training offers a flexible, self-paced study program which combines workplace recognition of prior learning and individualised ‘gap’ training to attain your qualification.

Workplace training means every time you go to work you are learning and demonstrating competence whilst working towards your qualification. The flexibility of workplace training allows you to structure and perform learning and assessment in a way that fits into your professional and personal life.

Learning and assessment plans are created on an individual level in consultation with you and/or your employer. Workplace training assessment is conducted using numerous methods including practical demonstration and observation, question and answer interviews, written tasks, supervisor reports and workshops.

To enquire or enrol please fill out the Course Enquiry Form

Course description

Enhance your clients' quality of life

This qualification focuses on the support and needs of people experiencing mental health issues. You'll learn about the value and principles of 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. Please note you will need to be enrolled in the appropriate units to be offered a work placement - it is not a standard for all enrolments.

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.

Gain these skills
  • Empathy
  • Professional boundaries
  • Recognising and responding appropriately to people with mental health issues
  • Networking and collaboration with services
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills
  • Working as part of a team
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Friendly, empathetic, resilient and positive attitude
  • Commitment to the values of dignity, respect, inclusion, and empowerment
  • Commitment to positively engage, interact and work with people who have complex needs
  • Able to plan, organise and problem solve
  • Able to work independently and use initiative
  • Work respectfully with diverse people
Delivery mode information
Online

With online study you will be completing your course via an online platform which contains all your study material and assessments. You will be provided a login and password to access this material once you have been enrolled at North Metropolitan TAFE.

Online is a little different to on-campus study as you do not have face to face contact with your lecturers and you do not engage directly with fellow students during every-day class activities. If on-campus study is not your preference, then online study is a great option. Rest assured you will be supported by your online lecturers.
You will also have access to lecturers via your online dashboard. The lecturers will help to clarify your concerns, assist with the course content, mark your assessments and provide you with feedback if required

Qualifications are broken down into stages with an intensive practical skills workshop run at the end of each stage. You will only need to enrol and pay for one stage at a time.

A Work Placement is compulsory for students undertaking a Certificate IV or Diploma as some units in these qualifications require you to demonstrate your skills in a work place setting. These units will be highlighted on your study plan.

To enquire or enrol please fill out the Course Enquiry Form
Part-time

With part time study you will be completing your course on-campus with face to face contact with your lecturers and fellow students during every-day class activities.

Qualifications are broken down into stages to try and suit your availability.
If you are planning on completing a Certificate III or IV level course we will recommend that the course be broken into 2 or 3 stages over 12 - 18 months
If you are planning on completing a Diploma level course we will recommend that the course be broken into 3 or 4 stages over 18 - 24 months

A Work Placement is compulsory for students undertaking a Certificate IV or Diploma as some units in these qualifications require you to demonstrate your skills in a work place setting. These units will be highlighted on your study plan.

To enquire or enrol please fill out the Course Enquiry Form
Work-based

Workplace training offers a flexible, self-paced study program which combines workplace recognition of prior learning and individualised ‘gap’ training to attain your qualification.

Workplace training means every time you go to work you are learning and demonstrating competence whilst working towards your qualification. The flexibility of workplace training allows you to structure and perform learning and assessment in a way that fits into your professional and personal life.

Learning and assessment plans are created on an individual level in consultation with you and/or your employer. Workplace training assessment is conducted using numerous methods including practical demonstration and observation, question and answer interviews, written tasks, supervisor reports and workshops.

To enquire or enrol please fill out the Course Enquiry Form

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Private
SMR Learning Services Pty Ltd trading as TrainSmart Australia, New Horizons Learning Centre (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.

Training is delivered fully on-the-job.

Course description

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.

Training is delivered fully on-the-job.

Campus locations

Course page link
Public
South Metropolitan TAFE

Are you ready for a career giving support to a common 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.

You will gain the knowledge and skills to communicate and work effectively in the mental health sector, promoting social, emotional and physical wellbeing, responding to critical situations, working with carers, early intervention strategies, working with people at risk of homelessness and suicide, supporting the recovery process, working with cultural diversity, ethical behaviour and legal responsibilities.

This Qualification is also available as a Traineeship. To study as a Trainee, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation. Please see the Apprenticeships/Traineeships section for more information.

The Cert IV in Mental Health 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.

Ask us about our start anytime option for online studies. Get started now! Use the webform below or call us on 1800 001 001.

Course description

Are you ready for a career giving support to a common 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.

You will gain the knowledge and skills to communicate and work effectively in the mental health sector, promoting social, emotional and physical wellbeing, responding to critical situations, working with carers, early intervention strategies, working with people at risk of homelessness and suicide, supporting the recovery process, working with cultural diversity, ethical behaviour and legal responsibilities.

This Qualification is also available as a Traineeship. To study as a Trainee, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation. Please see the Apprenticeships/Traineeships section for more information.

The Cert IV in Mental Health 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.

Ask us about our start anytime option for online studies. Get started now! Use the webform below or call us on 1800 001 001.

Campus locations

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Public
South Regional TAFE

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.

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.

The training package does not specify any mandatory entry requirements into this course. However prospective students should note that a mandatory part of the course requires you to participate and complete a supervised work placement, in a suitable environment that provides the services in your selected area of
study. Before you commence work placement, you may be required to obtain a police clearance (approximately $72). Please check when you enquire as to whether a police clearance is required for your work placement.

It is strongly recommended you also consult with your doctor about having a flu vaccination.

Further information on work placement requirements can be obtained from the CHC Training Package Implementation Guide

This course is Competitive at selected campuses and further Entrance Requirements may apply.

Not all study modes are offered at all campuses. Please check with your local campus for study modes and elective units offered.

Units
Unit NameUnit TypeNational IDUnit of Study
Work In An Alcohol And Other Drugs ContextElecCHCAOD001AVC85
Assess Co-Existing NeedsElecCHCCCS004AVC74
Develop And Maintain Networks And Collaborative PartnershipsElecCHCPRP001AVB49
Assess And Promote Social, Emotional And Physical WellbeingCoreCHCMHS011AVB59
Promote And Facilitate Self AdvocacyCoreCHCMHS008AVB62
Work Effectively In Trauma Informed CareCoreCHCMHS007AVB63
Provide Services To People With Co-Existing Mental Health And Alcohol And Other Drugs IssuesCoreCHCMHS005AVB65
Work Collaboratively With The Care Network And Other ServicesCoreCHCMHS004AVB66
Provide Recovery Oriented Mental Health ServicesCoreCHCMHS003AVB67
Establish Self-Directed Recovery RelationshipsCoreCHCMHS002AVB68
Work Legally And EthicallyCoreCHCLEG001AVB82
Promote Aboriginal And/Or Torres Strait Islander Cultural SafetyCoreCHCDIV002AVC08
Work With Diverse PeopleCoreCHCDIV001AVC09
Use Communication To Build RelationshipsElecCHCCOM002AVC31
Provide Brief InterventionsElecCHCCCS014AVC62
Increase The Safety Of Individuals At Risk Of SuicideElecCHCCCS003AVC73
Facilitate The Interests And Rights Of ClientsElecCHCADV001AVC96
Participate In Workplace Health And SafetyCoreHLTWHS001WG738

Course description

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.

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.

The training package does not specify any mandatory entry requirements into this course. However prospective students should note that a mandatory part of the course requires you to participate and complete a supervised work placement, in a suitable environment that provides the services in your selected area of
study. Before you commence work placement, you may be required to obtain a police clearance (approximately $72). Please check when you enquire as to whether a police clearance is required for your work placement.

It is strongly recommended you also consult with your doctor about having a flu vaccination.

Further information on work placement requirements can be obtained from the CHC Training Package Implementation Guide

This course is Competitive at selected campuses and further Entrance Requirements may apply.

Not all study modes are offered at all campuses. Please check with your local campus for study modes and elective units offered.

Units
Unit NameUnit TypeNational IDUnit of Study
Work In An Alcohol And Other Drugs ContextElecCHCAOD001AVC85
Assess Co-Existing NeedsElecCHCCCS004AVC74
Develop And Maintain Networks And Collaborative PartnershipsElecCHCPRP001AVB49
Assess And Promote Social, Emotional And Physical WellbeingCoreCHCMHS011AVB59
Promote And Facilitate Self AdvocacyCoreCHCMHS008AVB62
Work Effectively In Trauma Informed CareCoreCHCMHS007AVB63
Provide Services To People With Co-Existing Mental Health And Alcohol And Other Drugs IssuesCoreCHCMHS005AVB65
Work Collaboratively With The Care Network And Other ServicesCoreCHCMHS004AVB66
Provide Recovery Oriented Mental Health ServicesCoreCHCMHS003AVB67
Establish Self-Directed Recovery RelationshipsCoreCHCMHS002AVB68
Work Legally And EthicallyCoreCHCLEG001AVB82
Promote Aboriginal And/Or Torres Strait Islander Cultural SafetyCoreCHCDIV002AVC08
Work With Diverse PeopleCoreCHCDIV001AVC09
Use Communication To Build RelationshipsElecCHCCOM002AVC31
Provide Brief InterventionsElecCHCCCS014AVC62
Increase The Safety Of Individuals At Risk Of SuicideElecCHCCCS003AVC73
Facilitate The Interests And Rights Of ClientsElecCHCADV001AVC96
Participate In Workplace Health And SafetyCoreHLTWHS001WG738

Campus locations

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Private
THE ORS GROUP PTY LTD

When you complete this qualification you will gain a variety of skills and knowledge relating to the provision of 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.

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 80 hours of work placement associated to the qualification.

This qualification is delivered via the work based Traineeship program.

Training is delivered fully on-the-job

Course description

When you complete this qualification you will gain a variety of skills and knowledge relating to the provision of 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.

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 80 hours of work placement associated to the qualification.

This qualification is delivered via the work based Traineeship program.

Training is delivered fully on-the-job

Campus locations

Course page link
Private
Training Institute Australasia

TIAWA caters for companies wishing to match a qualification to a staff members job role in a flexible workplace delivery model to upskill and educate their people. This is undertaken via a Traineeship pathway. Also available for employed individuals working under 15 hours and unemployed individuals wishing to undertake this qualification TIAWA can offer this course to you at a subsidised rate. Feel free to call and enquire when the next intake will be. Training is delivered fully on-the-job and classroom.

Course description

TIAWA caters for companies wishing to match a qualification to a staff members job role in a flexible workplace delivery model to upskill and educate their people. This is undertaken via a Traineeship pathway. Also available for employed individuals working under 15 hours and unemployed individuals wishing to undertake this qualification TIAWA can offer this course to you at a subsidised rate. Feel free to call and enquire when the next intake will be. Training is delivered fully on-the-job and classroom.

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