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Certificate IV in Mental Health

CHC43315
Average Course Fee: $3859
Average Duration: 1 Year

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.

These are the outcomes of graduates surveyed six months after completing their training for similar courses 'Certificate IV in the field of Society and Culture'

86.6%

Satisfied with the training
66.4%

Received job-related
benefits from training
Aged Or Disabled Carer ( ANZSCO code 423111)
Expected job openings
Expected job openings are: high Low Below average Average Above average High
High
140,400 persons were employed as Aged and Disabled Carers in 2015. Job openings over the next 5 years are expected to be greater than 50,000.
Average weekly full time earnings
Average weekly full time earnings are: low Low Below average Average Above average High
Low
Average weekly full time earnings before tax for Aged and Disabled Carers in 2014 are: $898. Average earnings for all occupations are: $1,200
Source: Department of Employment. For full details on Aged and Disabled Carers visit Job Outlook
This qualification is available as an Australian Apprenticeship in the states and territories shown by blue colouring in the table below.

  1. ACT
  2. NSW
  3. NT
  4. QLD
  5. SA
  6. TAS
  7. VIC
For more information on apprenticeship pathways, please visit this course on aapathways.com.au
This course may be subsidised in the following state and territories

  1. ACT
  2. NSW
  3. NT
  4. QLD
  5. SA
  6. TAS
  7. VIC

For more information about financial support and subsidies for training, please refer to the Financial assistance page

Total number of units = 15

  • 11 core units
  • 4 elective units, consisting of:
  • at least 2 units from the electives listed below, including at least 1 unit from the At Risk group below
  • up to 2 units from any endorsed Training Package or accredited course – these units must be relevant to the work outcome
  • All electives chosen must contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

    Core units

    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 wellbeing

    HLTWHS001

    Participate in workplace health and safety

    Elective units

    At Risk electives

    One of the following units must be selected for this qualification

    CHCCCS003

    Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide

    CHCCCS019

    Recognise and respond to crisis situations

    Other electives

    CHCADV001

    Facilitate the interests and rights of clients

    CHCAGE001

    Facilitate the empowerment of older people

    CHCAOD001

    Work in an alcohol and other drugs context

    CHCAOD002

    Work with clients who are intoxicated

    CHCAOD004

    Assess needs of clients with alcohol and other drugs issues

    CHCAOD005

    Provide alcohol and other drugs withdrawal services

    CHCAOD006

    Provide interventions for people with alcohol and other drugs issues

    CHCCCS004

    Assess co-existing needs

    CHCCCS007

    Develop and implement service programs

    CHCCCS009

    Facilitate responsible behaviour

    CHCCCS014

    Provide brief interventions

    CHCCCS017

    Provide loss and grief support

    CHCCCS018

    Provide suicide bereavement support

    CHCCCS020

    Respond effectively to behaviours of concern

    CHCCCS023

    Support independence and wellbeing

    CHCCCS027

    Visit client residence

    CHCCDE002

    Develop and implement community programs

    CHCCDE004

    Implement participation and engagement strategies

    CHCCDE006

    Work to empower Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities

    CHCCDE007

    Develop and provide community projects

    CHCCOM002

    Use communication to build relationships

    CHCDFV001

    Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence

    CHCDIS007

    Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability

    CHCDIS008

    Facilitate community participation and social inclusion

    CHCEDU001

    Provide community focused health promotion and prevention strategies

    CHCEDU002

    Plan health promotion and community intervention

    CHCEDU005

    Work with clients to identify financial literacy education needs

    CHCEDU006

    Improve clients’ fundamental financial literacy skills

    CHCEDU007

    Provide group education on consumer credit and debt

    CHCEDU008

    Share health information

    CHCEDU009

    Provide parenting, health and well-being education

    CHCFAM010

    Provide intervention support to families

    CHCMGT001

    Development, implement and review quality framework

    CHCMHS006

    Facilitate the recovery process with the person, family carers

    CHCPOL001

    Contribute to the review and development of policies

    CHCPRP001

    Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships

    CHCPRP003

    Reflect on and improve own professional practice

    CHCPRT002

    Support the rights and safety of children and young people

    CHCSET001

    Work with forced migrants

    CHCSET002

    Undertake bicultural work with forced migrants in Australia

    CHCSOH001

    Work with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness

    CHCSOH002

    Manage and maintain tenancy agreements and services

    CHCYTH011

    Work effectively with young people and their families

    HLTAAP001

    Recognise healthy body systems

    HLTAID003

    Provide first aid

    HLTAID005

    Provide first aid in remote situations

    HLTAID006

    Provide advanced first aid

    HLTHPS006

    Assist clients with medication

    HLTHPS010

    Interpret and use information about nutrition and diet

    HLTOHC001

    Recognise and respond to oral health issues

    HLTOHC002

    Inform and support patients and groups about oral health

    HLTOHC003

    Apply and manage use of basic oral health products

    HLTOHC004

    Provide or assist with oral hygiene

    HLTWHS006

    Manage personal stressors in the work environment

    BSBINM201

    Process and maintain workplace information

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    The following occupations relate to this qualification.

    Assistant Community Services Worker
    Community Rehabilitation and Support Worker
    Community Rehabilitation Worker
    Mental Health Outreach Worker
    Outreach Officer
    The following industry sectors relate to this qualification.

    Community Services
    Health and Community Services



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    Offsite training is avaliable in the following locations:
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    Limited to the following postcodes:
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    Fixed submission dates (assessment pieces have set submission dates)
    Self-paced (training has no set class times of set submission dates)

    This RTO can offer VET Student Loans for certain approved courses. A VET Student Loan is a capped loan from the Australian Government to help you pay your tuition fees. Your initial loan debt amount (loan and loan fee, if applicable), plus indexation, must be paid back once you start earning over a certain amount. The amount for the 2016-2017 income year is $54,869.

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    Student outcomes for similar courses

    These are the outcomes of graduates surveyed six months after completing their training for similar courses 'Certificate IV in the field of Society and Culture'

    50.1%

    Of people who were not employed before starting their course were employed after completing it.
    29.3 %

    Of those employed after training, were in the same occupation as their course.
    Community and Personal Service Workers
    60%
    Community and Personal Service Workers
    Clerical and Administrative Workers
    13.7%
    Clerical and Administrative Workers
    Professionals
    10.8%
    Professionals
    Median salary of those employed in their first full-time job
    (includes those employed prior to training)

    $42,600

    $52,100


    Destination
    after training
    This
    course
    Similar
    courses
    All Certificate IV courses
    Employed or in further study after training (%) - 91.6 91.4
    Employment outcomes:
    Employed (%)
    Full-time (%)
    Part-time (%)
     
    -
    -
    -
     
    82.5
    38.7
    43.1
     
    84.2
    55.2
    28.7
    Further study outcomes:
    Enrolled at University (%)
    Enrolled at TAFE (%)
    Enrolled at Other provider (%)
     
    -
    -
    -
     
    9.3
    9.7
    14.8
     
    7.7
    8.5
    15.4
    Satisfied with the training (%) - 86.6 85.6
    Received job-related benefits from training (%) - 66.4 62.4
    Received personal benefits from training (%) - 94.6 90.8
    Achieved main reason for undertaking training (%) - 86.9 84.7
    Recommend the training to other (%) - 92.2 90.4

    Employment
    status
    This
    course
    Similar
    courses
    All Certificate IV courses
    Median salary (Full-time) ($) - 42 600 52 100
    Top Occupations (%):
    Community and Personal Service Workers
    Clerical and Administrative Workers
    Professionals
     
     
    60
    13.7
    10.8
     
    22.4
    20.5
    16.7
    Top Industries (%):
    Health Care and Social Assistance
    Public Administration and Safety
    Other Services
     
     
    50.8
    9.9
    7.2
     
    21.1
    11.6
    10.9

    Employment
    status
    This
    course
    Similar
    courses
    All Certificate IV courses
    Employed after training (%) - 91.3 91.8
    Median salary (Employed full-time) ($) - 42 600 52 200
    Enrolled in further study (%) - 30.4 30
    Satisfied with the training (%) - 86 85.5
    Achieved main reason for undertaking training (%) - 88.4 87.2

    Employment
    status
    This
    course
    Similar
    courses
    All Certificate IV courses
    Employed after training (%) - 50.1 47.1
    Median salary (Employed full-time) ($) - 39 500 44 400
    Enrolled in further study (%) - 45.7 39.3
    Satisfied with the training (%) - 87.8 86.8
    Achieved main reason for undertaking training (%) - 80.1 73.3

    Please Note:
    All statistics are supplied by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research.
    * The estimate has a relative standard error greater than 25% and therefore should be used with caution.
    ** NCVER does not report on estimates based on less than 5 respondents because the estimates are unreliable.
    For more information, please refer to the Statistics Explained page.

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    Health Care and Social Assistance
    50.8
    Health Care and Social Assistance
    Public Administration and Safety
    9.9
    Public Administration and Safety
    Other Services
    7.2
    Other Services
    Community Services
    Stream Certificate II Certificate III Certificate IV Diploma Advanced Diploma
    Youth Work          
    Youth Justice          
    Children’s Services - Early Childhood & School Age Education and Care          
    Education and School Support          
    Child, Youth & Family Intervention          
    Community Services Work - General          
    Pastoral Care          
    Social Housing          
    Aged and Disability Home and Community Care          
    Alcohol & Other Drugs          
    Celebrancy          
    Counselling          
    Case Management          
    Career and Employment Services          

    Note: Information provided as a guide only.  Chart developed by the Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aatinfo.com.au). Information in this chart may be reproduced with acknowledgement of its source: "The Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au/jpc) funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training".