Qualification fees & subsidised funding

Fee details

Certificate IV in Mental Health (CHC43315) and Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work (CHC43515)

How much will your qualification cost you?

MHCC delivers government subsidised training including the NSW government training under the Smart and Skilled program. Depending on your previous qualifications and experience your fee may vary - you may qualify for subsidised fees or fee exemptions.

Subsidised fees


Non-subsidised fees


First qualification $1,990.00 MHCC Member Non-Member
Second qualification $2,320.00 Full qualification fee $4,500.00 Full qualification fee $5,000.00
Traineeship $1,000.00 Full recognition pathway $3,800.00 Full recognition pathway $4,300.00
Concession $240 Fast Track/Blended pathway from $3,300.00 Fast Track/Blended pathway from $3,800.00
Fee exemption $0.00 Partial qualification from $2,500.00 Partial qualification from $3,000.00

Organisations interested in funded places available or in-house group training, please contact us (02) 95558388 ext 112 or email

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Fee exemptions and concessions

If you are eligible for Smart and Skilled training and you're an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander student, or a student with a disability, or a person living with a mental health condition or an Australian Government welfare recipient, or a person holding a humanitarian visa, you may be eligible for a fee exemption or concession when enrolling in a Smart and Skilled course (dependent on evidence provided).

An exemption is where no fee is charged to the student. For exemptions, the government subsidises the total cost of the qualification.
Concession fees are discounted fees for disadvantaged people who are studying for qualifications up to and including Certificate IV.

For more information on fee exemptions and concessions, click here

Subsidised training eligibility

To access Smart and Skilled NSW government-subsidised training with MHCC, including fee exemptions or concessions, you must be:

  1. an Australian citizen or meet the criteria of being an Australian permanent resident, a humanitarian visa holder, or a New Zealand citizen
  2. aged 15 years or older
  3. no longer be at school and
  4. living or working in NSW OR
  5. registered as a NSW apprentice or new entrant trainee

If you are not a resident of NSW or working within NSW, you have the option of paying the fee-for-service course fee listed above.

To learn more about how to become a member to receive discounted training fees visit MHCC Membership Types and Fees.

Fee-Free Scholarships

If you are a young person aged 15-30 undertaking a Smart and Skilled subsidised course or a person who is experiencing or has experienced domestic and family violence, or are the dependant of such a person, and you also meet the Fee-Free Scholarship eligibility criteria, the NSW Government will cover your course fee. Visit Smart & Skilled Fee-Free Scholarship to learn more.


Traineeships combine work-based training with an employer and formal training from a registered training provider (RTO). They are established under training contracts between the employer and the trainee and are regulated by government. Traineeships are a great way to be paid for work, learn and earn a qualification.

Most new-entrant trainees are eligible for a government subsidy under Smart and Skilled for the qualification that supports their apprenticeship or traineeship.

To learn more about traineeships check out Getting started - Training Services NSW.

You can also contact MHCC to arrange for an apprenticeship network provider representative to come out to your workplace to assess your eligibility and complete the relevant paperwork to sign you up as a Trainee - Enquire now.

How the fees are applied

When you enrol in either Fee for Service training or government subsidised training, the fee you are charged is for the whole qualification. This means you'll know the total cost of your course before you start.

The student fees and applicable charges are required to be paid, at enrolment or by scheduled instalment date/s, either by yourself (the student enrolled) or the nominated 'third party' on behalf of yourself (for example, your employer)

All Smart and Skilled student fees are subject to change by Training Services NSW.

MHCC fees and charges are reviewed on an annual basis and are subject to change.

Are there additional costs?

The fee you pay, or the fee exemption or Smart & Skilled Fee-Free Scholarship you receive, only covers your first attempt at your course, and the first attempt at any unit of competency within your course.

A separate fee may be charged for any second or further attempt to successfully achieve a unit of competency, this fee will be determined on your specific circumstances and training needs. Please refer to MHCC’s Participant Handbook for further information.

MHCC fee refund policy

Depending on the circumstances, refunds may be available for withdrawals within the first 2 weeks from the qualification start date, please refer to the Participant Handbook for details.

Further information

To learn more about the qualifications, fees or what you need to do to enrol:

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Training delivered by Mental Health Coordinating Council Inc. RTO Code 91296