Certificate IV in Mental Health - For Aboriginal Workers




Customised training for Aboriginal workers who are working in mental health roles


MHCC is excited to be offering the Certificate IV in Mental Health (CHC43315) as a customised, block release version for Aboriginal workers. This training was developed for the highly successful Aboriginal Careers in Mental Health project. Student feedback has been very positive particularly about the open and informal presentation style and the Aboriginal learning models and styles including creative, visual and yarning approaches.

This course has been specifically developed to support Aboriginal workers to complete the nationally recognised Certificate IV in Mental Health in a culturally appropriate way. The course covers both recovery-oriented practice and social and emotional wellbeing frameworks. 

Who is this for?

New and existing Aboriginal workers in the mental health field who would like to learn more and gain a national qualification.

Students will need to have the support of a supervisor, as some assessments are based within the workplace. A number of the assessments are also completed at the training.

Even if you haven’t done training before, this may be the course for you. Please see flyer for further details.

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Tailored training for managers and supervisors of Aboriginal workers.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must be:

  • An Aboriginal person currently working in a role providing support to people with mental health conditions to address their needs, set goals and provide rehabilitation services on an ongoing basis.
  • Able to read and write English to a standard that allows you to read, understand and follow WHS instructions, read workplace procedures, and write case notes.

MHCC can provide some student support as well as appropriate referrals for support.

To enrol, complete the enrolment form and send to MHCC.


What others have said about this course

“Being given the opportunity to better not only my life but my children’s and the community’s and meet all the strong proud Koori fulla’s that became my brothers and sisters. It has been a great opportunity.”


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Face-to-face Workshops

This qualification requires attendance at 20 full-day face-to-face workshops.*


Full or partial recognition and credit transfer is available for this qualification. See Participant Handbook or speak to MHCC

*Subject to change. Training requirements will be confirmed upon enrolment.


  • Foundations of Mental Health
  • Work Health and Safety
  • Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drugs
  • Cultural Practices
  • Law and Ethics
  • Recovery, Responding to Risk, and Home Visits
  • Social and Emotional wellbeing
  • Responding to Trauma and Suicide
  • Reflective Practice

Units of Competency

This qualification consists of 15 units of competency (11 core units and 4 elective units). For further information, see the Participant Handbook.