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Certificate IV in Mental Health – CHC43315

10 weeks
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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.

Our courses are delivered by experienced Mental Health workers. Through a blend of theory, practical coursework, and discussions with other support workers you will learn about:

  • Working with people with mental health and alcohol & other drug issues
  • Working with Aboriginal people
  • Recovery approaches and working with care network and other services
  • Trauma-Informed Care
  • Understanding & responding to suicide
  • Understand the interrelationship between medical, social, and psychological health
  • Working legally and ethically
  • Develop your critical thinking, problem-solving and communication skills.

This qualification may provide an appropriate pathway into higher level qualifications, such as those in aged care, mental health, disability and home and community care.


The Certificate IV in Mental Health is made up of 15 units of competency.  Eleven (11)of these units are core units and four (4)are elective units.


There are no prerequisites for Spectrum Training’s Certificate IV in Mental Health.

Career outcomes

Students who have successfully completed the qualification may seek to work as community services worker, mental health support worker or mental health officer.

Certificate IV in Mental Health – Offered Units

 CORE UNITS (11 units)

Code Name
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 well being
HLTWHS001 Participate in work place health and safety


Code Name
CHCAOD001 Work in an alcohol and other drugs context
CHCMHS006 Facilitate the recovery process with the person, family carers
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
CHCCCS003 Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide

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