CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health

Build your career in Mental Health with certified training developed and delivered by industry leading experts.

The Australian Government will spend more than $10Billion in funding on Mental Health initiatives in 2021 and has recognised Mental Health Training as a priority learning area.

Jigsaw Training Group
RTO Code 32423

Mental Health professionals help make a difference every day

1 in 5 Australians will experience a mental health challenge each year and the numbers are growing. Becoming a mental health specialist helps you make a positive contribution to people's lives every day

There are a wide range of employment opportunities available to you when you graduate with a Certificate IV in Mental Health.

A Certificate IV also opens up opportunities for further study and specialisation with recognition of prior learning across a range of Diploma courses including Nursing, Community Services and Mental Health.

Mental Health students come from a wide range of backgrounds and industries.

Health & Aged Care, Community Services, Education & Training and Human Resources all have designated roles for qualified Mental Health practitioners. 

There is currently demand for an additional 20,000 qualified Mental Health professionals in Australia and the Government is providing funding for students across all States and territories to undertake training in this sector.

Explore what you’ll learn studying Mental Health Certificate IV

A Mental Health Certificate IV (CHC43315) gives you a broad introduction to a career in Mental Health services.

Core subjects

  • 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 subjects

  • CHCMHS001 – Work with people with mental health issues
  • CHCCCS017 – Provide loss and grief support
  • CHCCCS018 – Provide suicide bereavement support
  • CHCCCS019 – Recognise and respond to crisis situations

Elective units are subject to change.

Career opportunities

  • Coordinator – Mental Health (Carer Peer Work)
  • Coordinator – Mental Health (Consumer Peer Work)
  • Mental Health Outreach Worker
  • Youth Mental Health Worker
  • Wellbeing Consultant
  • Mental Health Rehabilitation Worker
  • Alcohol & Other Drugs Support Worker
  • Homelessness Support Worker
  • Mental Health Intake Worker
  • NDIS Mental Health Support Worker
Graduates of this course achieve excellent career outcomes.
of graduates were satisfied with their training
of graduates enjoy improved work status such as promotion or higher pay
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CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health

Study with one of Australia’s most successful RTO’s.

Fee for Service: $3,495

Skills Assure: Certificate 3 Guarantee Program

Funded Non Concession: $100

Funded Concession: 50


Per Unit Cost

$7.69 per unit non concession

$3.84 per unit concession

Course Duration: Approximately 12 months
Delivery Mode Options: Online
Attendance Requirements: Not applicable to this course.
Vocational Placement: This course has a 80 hour supervised work placement component. For those already working in the field, this can be completed in the workplace.  Otherwise, placement will need to be sourced by the student.