Certificate IV in Mental Health (CHC43315)
Certificate IV in Mental Health (CHC43315) has been endorsed as a voluntary entry-level qualification by the community mental health sector. It provides an opportunity for participants to build upon their on-the-job experience and receive a nationally recognised qualification in mental health.
The qualification covers a range of core unit competencies including establishing self-directed recovery relationships, providing recovery oriented mental health services, working effectively in trauma-informed care, promoting and facilitating self-advocacy, assessing and promoting social, emotional and physical wellbeing, assessing co-existing needs and providing interventions for people with alcohol and other drugs issues. This course aims to build understanding as well as develop strategies and practical skills for working in mental health.
Successful completion of the Certificate IV in Mental Health (CHC43315) can lead to a range of potential career opportunities such as Community Rehabilitation and Support Worker, Mental Health Intake Officer and Mental Health Outreach Worker.
What you will learn
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 training was a very good way to build a basis for working in the mental health field and from a community perspective” – course participant
Who should enrol?
- Support Workers
- Team Leaders and Managers
- Other staff who provide services to people with mental health conditions as part of their day-to-day work