CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health

CHC43315 - Certificate IV in Mental Health
Course Code:
Certificate IV

CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health

Suitable Course Candidate

This qualification covers workers who provide a range of community services focusing on:

Rehabilitation and support for people affected by mental illness and psychiatric disability
Implementing community based activites focusing in mental health, mental illness and psychiatric disability, and
Mental health promotion work
Work may focus on engaging people with mental illness in community participation, prevention of relapse and promotion of recovery through programs such as residential rehabilitation, work in clinical settings, home based outreach and centre-based programs delivered by community based non-government organisations.


Qualification Pathway

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be awarded the nationally recognised qualification CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health. This qualification addresses work in the Community  Rehabilitation Worker,Community Rehabilitation and Support Worker,Outreach Officer,Mental Health Outreach Worker,Assistant Community Services Worker


Course Units

To gain a CHC43315  Certificate IV in Mental Health the student is required to complete a total of 15 Units. While 11 of the units are compulsory for every student, plus 4 elective units of which:

  • 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

National Course Code

Unit Name


Work with diverse people


Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety


Work legally and ethically


Establish self-directed recovery relationships


Provide recovery oriented mental health services


Work collaboratively with the care network and other services


Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues


Work effectively in trauma informed care


Promote and facilitate self advocacy


Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing


Participate in workplace health and safety

Course Charges

Course charges for each qualification delivered in a Traineeship arrangement will be charged at the prescribed rate of $3.25 per nominal hour commenced, and each unit of competency in each course has a nominal hour allocated to it. Please CLICK HERE   for each unit of competency’s nominal hour allocation and multiply by the prescribed rate, currently at $3.25. Any unit commenced will be charged to the student or employer if engaged in workplace training in compliance of the VET FEES & CHARGES POLICY 2021 

Example:   SITXWHS101 Participate in safe work practices   = 15 nominal hours = $48.75

Course charges vary due to the electives selected  and units will be charged once commenced at yearly nominal rate fee

Contact or call 1300 60 62 67 for any course you wish to review for yourself or your workplace and relevant charges.

The Student tuition fees are indicative only and are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may apply such as student service and resource fees.

Recognition of Prior Learning

RPL is a form of assessment that acknowledges skills and knowledge gained through:
• Formal training conducted by industry or education, Work experience & Life experience
The main principle of RPL focuses on the outcomes of learning rather than when or where the learning occurred. Evidence of competency is collected by the student and submitted to the nominated assessor and assessment is made based on the required industry standard within the relevant training package unit of competency. If you believe this may apply to you for any part of the course, then you should request an application kit during the enrolment process.

TIAWA recognises statements of attainments and qualifications issues by any another Registered Training Organisation within Australia.

The Certificate IV in Mental Health can lead to careers as a:

Outreach Worker
Community Worker
Mental Health Worker
Upon the completion of the CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health you will also be well placed to undertake further study.