Certificate IV in Mental Health - CHC43315

Partners In Training Australia

Type of institution: Registered Training Organisation
Level: Vocational Education and Training (VET)

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.No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.


11 core units plus 4 electives.


  • Provide first aid in remote situations
  • Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing
  • Establish self-directed recovery relationships
  • Facilitate the empowerment of older people
  • Manage personal stressors in the work environment
  • Work effectively with young people and their families
  • Provide community focused health promotion and prevention strategies
  • Promote and facilitate self advocacy
  • Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
  • Participate in workplace health and safety
  • Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues
  • Develop and implement community programs
  • Provide intervention support to children and families
  • Respond effectively to behaviours of concern
  • Recognise healthy body systems
  • Facilitate community participation and social inclusion
  • Work with diverse people
  • Facilitate responsible behaviour
  • Manage and maintain tenancy agreements and services
  • Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
  • Visit client residence
  • Recognise and respond to crisis situations
  • Work effectively in trauma informed care
  • Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
  • Work in an alcohol and other drugs context
  • Facilitate the recovery process with the person, family and carers
  • Process and maintain workplace information
  • Develop and implement service programs
  • Support the rights and safety of children and young people
  • Work with forced migrants
  • Work collaboratively with the care network and other services
  • Work to empower Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities
  • Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence
  • Contribute to the review and development of policies
  • Support independence and wellbeing
  • Use communication to build relationships
  • Develop, implement and review quality framework
  • Work with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness
  • Inform and support patients and groups about oral health
  • Work with clients to identify financial literacy education needs
  • Provide advanced first aid
  • Improve clients' fundamental financial literacy skills
  • Interpret and use information about nutrition and diet
  • Provide interventions for people with alcohol and other drugs issues
  • Develop and provide community projects
  • Work with clients who are intoxicated
  • Assist clients with medication
  • Plan health promotion and community intervention
  • Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide
  • Provide or assist with oral hygiene
  • Work legally and ethically
  • Provide recovery oriented mental health services
  • Provide first aid
  • Implement participation and engagement strategies
  • Provide group education on consumer credit and debt
  • Provide loss and grief support
  • Assess needs of clients with alcohol and other drugs issues
  • Share health information
  • Assess co-existing needs
  • Provide brief interventions
  • Provide suicide bereavement support
  • Recognise and respond to oral health issues
  • Apply and manage use of basic oral health products
  • Provide alcohol and other drugs withdrawal services
  • Reflect on and improve own professional practice
  • Provide education and support on parenting, health and well being
  • Undertake bicultural work with forced migrants in Australia
  • Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Sale Campus Domestic: $5,000
  • Online/Off-campus : 10 months
Shepparton Campus / Head Office Domestic: $5,000
  • Online/Off-campus : 10 months

Fee comments

Campuses: Sale Campus, Shepparton Campus / Head Office.

Limited places apply for enrolments with Victorian Skills First government funding. Contact our office to see if you qualify for government funding.

Further information

To achieve this qualification, students must have completed at least 80 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency.

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