CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health
**This training is subsidised by the NSW Government to eligible students.
CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health
Why study this course?
Mental Health includes an individual's emotional, psychological and social state of wellbeing. The course provides you with a broad understanding of mental health and the practical skills you need to help people affected by mental illness or psychiatric disability through the recovery journey.
What will you learn?
This course is designed for people who have some experience in the community services industry and aim to enter the Mental Health sector.
Once you graduate, you will be qualified to take up a role as a:
- Mental Health Worker
- Community Support Worker
- Mental Health Outreach Worker
- Mental Health Rehabilitation Support Worker
Who is this course for?
This course is for:
- for 18-year-olds and over who hold year 12 or certificate III above qualification.
people with some experience in, or knowledge of the community services sector but have no experience in mental health work and are interested in getting into the industry
people with some experience in mental health but who do not hold a formal qualification in this area.
After achieving this qualification, you might be interested in the following courses:
- HLT43015 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Physiotherapy)
- HLT43015 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Occupational Therapy)
- CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support
- CHC43415 Certificate IV in Leisure and Health
- CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability
Work legally and ethically
Participate in work health and safety
Work with diverse people
Work collaboratively with care network and other services
Promote Aboriginal and / or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing
Establish self-directed recovery relationships
Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drug issues
Provide recovery-oriented mental health issues
Promote and facilitate self-advocacy
Work effectively in trauma-informed care
Facilitate responsible behaviour
Work with people with mental health issues
Respond effectively to behaviours of concern
Recognise and respond to crisis situations
Potential Career Outcomes
What is Work Placement?
Work Placement is a structured workplace learning program that enables you to complete your practical tasks and prepares you for the workforce.
Anyone who isn't already working in a job role related to the qualification within the industry will need to do work placement.
Minimum required hours
This course includes a minimum of 80 hours in a suitable workplace to complete practical tasks.
Learn More: Work Placement
Discounts, Funding & Payment Plans
Government Funding Eligibility
You may be eligible for a government Smart and Skilled subsidy if you fulfil specific criteria, allowing you to enrol in a government-subsidised course with an approved Smart and Skilled training provider. To be eligible, you must fulfil the following four conditions:
- You are an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, humanitarian visa holder or New Zealand citizen
- 15 years old or over
- No longer at school
- Living or working in NSW
All NCA flexible online Certificate and Diploma courses are Smart and Skilled funded for eligible students.
Learn More: Smart & Skilled - Are you eligible?
Course Fee Discounts*
If you pay your course fee in full, upfront, you are entitled to a 15% Discount.
You'll receive a 5% discount off the full course fee if you enrol in another full qualification with us.
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Deciding to enrol into a course and commit to studying, whether you're in your 20s, 30s or 40s plus, is a big and a brave step forward.
Our friendly Course Advisors are happy to help with your course selection, answer any government funding eligibility questions.
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Two months after receiving my certificate I got a job!
My journey in studying the Certificate III Allied Health has taught me a lot. At first, I thought I couldn't make it but because I had a goal and a dream to land a job I really wanted, I just trusted National College Australia and most importantly I motivated myself to finish the course to start a new career, and to get a job, which I did!
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Hi everyone, and especially those doing Cert IV in Community Services.
I've seen a few people asking about job opportunities and thought I'd share my success.
I have successfully gotten a job as a residential youth worker and will be starting in a couple of weeks., it is casual for 6 months and then the option to go full time after that if they're happy with my work.
I have applied for a few different jobs in that field and in disability support . Been offered an interview for each job I applied for and ended up having a choice between 2 jobs .
These types of jobs are 24/7 rosters and you do have to be flexible and available, which I am. The money isn't too bad either, the award rate is $37.21 basic casual rate before penalties (which you will get for certain shifts).
The knowledge I've gained from doing the course has given me enough to be able to answer interview questions confidently.
I will also be able to get my 120 hours signed off by a supervisor instead of having to do a work placement.
Hi Lisa (Academic Assessor - NCA), you are amazing.
I am submitting a module and receiving results the same day.
Again, I want to say THANK YOU for your feedback and support. I do so appreciate your help.
Completed my Cert IV in Allied Health Assistant (Physiotherapy) today!
THANK YOU to Lisa (Academic Assessor - NCA). You were amazing. Your kind and encouraging emails early mornings will be missed!
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