Certificate IV in Mental Health
What is Certificate IV in Mental Health?
How much does it cost?
Most of our courses are funded courses through the Skilled Capital funding initiative of ACT Government. If you are eligible for Skilled Capital the cost is $250. If you are not eligible and you are a full fee paying student, then the cost is $4000.
What jobs can I get?
- Community rehabilitation and support worker
- Mental health rehabilitation support worker
- Community support worker
- Mental health support worker
- Mental health outreach worker
Do I need any previous training?
No. You do not need any previous training, however, you are required to be currently working in a community service type role where you provide care to clients to meet the minimum 80 hours of work placement requirements.
Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN)
How is the training delivered?
What will I be learning?
CHCDIV001 – Work with diverse people;
CHCDIV002 – Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
- These two units looks at the issues and awareness required to work with and for people of differing cultures.
CHCLEG001 – Work legally and ethically
- This unit describes the knowledge and skills required to work within a legal and ethical framework that supports duty of care requirements. It is assessed in relation to the specific legal and ethical context of the work role/s and requirements to which it applies.
CHCMHS002 – Establish self-directed recovery relationships
- This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to promote the principles of recovery oriented practice, and to establish and confirm self-directed recovery relationships with people with mental illness.
CHCMHS003 – Provide recovery oriented mental health services
- This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work collaboratively in providing services to implement a range of strategies as part of recovery oriented service provision for people with mental illness.
CHCMHS004 – Work collaboratively with the care network and other services
- This unit describes the skills knowledge required to work collaboratively with the care network and other potential services for a person with mental illness. This work provides a recovery oriented practice approach, involving a variety of health and community service professionals working collaboratively with the person and their care network.
CHCMHS005 – Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues
- This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assess capacity to support people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues and to work collaboratively to provide support and facilitate links to other services.
CHCMHS007 – Work effectively in trauma informed care
- This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to practice and contribute to the continuous improvement of trauma informed care within a service.
CHCMHS008 – Promote and facilitate self advocacy
- This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to encourage, support and promote self-advocacy. The promotion and facilitation of self-advocacy contributes to a person’s self-determination, empowerment and right to make informed choices in regard to all aspects of their life.
HLTWHS001 – Participate in workplace health and safety
- This unit looks at the Work Health and Safety requirements of working in the community services field.
CHCMHS011 – Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing
- This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work collaboratively with individuals to assess, promote and review all aspects of wellbeing.
CHCAOD004 – Assess needs of clients with alcohol and other drugs issues
- This unit describes the knowledge and skills required to assess client needs in the context of identifying options for delivery of community services to support their needs. This unit includes applying standard processes and procedures to providing a comprehensive assessment of clients’ alcohol and/or other drugs (AOD) and other needs, including referring clients to other services, as required.
CHCAOD001 – Work in an alcohol and other drugs context
- This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish and work within the current context, philosophy and values of the alcohol and other drugs (AOD) sector.
HLTAID003 – Provide First Aid
- This unit describes the knowledge, skills and attitudes required by workers in community services and health settings to deal with medical emergency situations as first responder.
CHCCCS019 – Recognise and respond to crisis situations
- This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to respond effectively to behaviours of concern in clients and others. These skills are associated with handling difficult incidents rather than managing ongoing behaviours