CHC43315

Certificate IV in Mental Health Online

If you want to help those affected by mental health issues this online nationally recognised qualification is the Mental Health online course for you.

$4,995

Study from as little as $72, interest free, per week. For more information on the different payment options that suit your budget please call 03 8362 3113.

Study from as little as $64, interest free, per week. For more information on the different payment options that suit your budget please call 03 8362 3113.

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Duration: 
12 Months online
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Delivery:
Blended Online
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Access From a Computer or Tablet

About the online course

Who is this online course for?

The CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health Online is ideal for people who are looking to develop the right skills to work with clients who face mental health challenges. It is an ideal online course for those who have experience volunteering or working in community services and want to start working in mental health.

What will you learn online?

The CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health Online looks at the link between mental health issues and alcohol and other drugs, as well as looking at mental health in the community and in the work place. You will learn the principles of recovery-orientated practice, communication techniques to build and maintain relationships, and you will learn how to support people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drug issues.

Possible career opportunities

  • Community Rehabilitation and Support Worker
  • Community Support Worker
  • Mental Health Intake Officer
  • Mental Health Outreach Worker
  • Mental Health Rehabilitation Support Worker

Details of the online course

Why study this course online?

This online qualification will equip you with the knowledge and understanding to help those affected by mental health issues.

This online course reflects the role of workers who provide self-directed recovery orientated support for people affected by mental illness and psychiatric disability. The online course will involve implementing community based programs and activities focusing on mental health, mental illness and psychiatric disability.

The requirements for this qualification includes a minimum of 80 hours of work placement to achieve the course outcomes for the following units of competency:


o CHCMHS002 Establish self-directed recovery relationships
o CHCMHS003 Provide recovery oriented mental health services
o CHCMHS004 Work collaboratively with the care network and other services

If a learner is currently working in the industry some sign-off against the work placement hours will be accepted from their workplace. For learners who do not currently have a suitable workplace, Hader Institute of Education will assist the learner to find a suitable facility. The learner will utilise a work placement log book to record their hours of work placement. The learner is required to sign a confidentiality agreement with the facility.

Student entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification, however you must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Have completed their education to a level which is equivalent to an Australian Senior High School Year 12 or has completed an AQF Certificate IV level qualification.
  • Have suitable language, literacy and numeracy skills to read and comprehend learning materials and perform tasks related to recording workplace documents including reading and writing detailed reports, case notes, reports and other documents, interpreting workplace policy and procedure and reporting hazards. Learners are required to pass an online LLN assessment test at or above level 3 in reading, writing and numeracy.
  • Be capable of completing 80 hours of work placement in a suitable health facility.
  • Have sound computer skills to navigate simple software to complete the online component of this course and must be able to use intermediate level Word features in order produce and present word-processed documents/ reports.
  • Have access to a laptop and internet to complete this online course.
  • Hold the required criminal and working with children checks (if applicable) or be able to apply for a police check if required prior to the commencement of work placement if required.
  • These entry requirements will be confirmed through information collected on the online application and during the enrolment interview.

How will you learn online?

This is a blended online delivery model which incorporates Trainer led synchronous online zoom classroom sessions for 3 hours per week over 48 weeks in the evening, a monthly one hour one-on-one mentoring session with your trainer (zoom, phone) and 80 hours of work placement, plus you will need to complete 15 hours per week over 48 weeks undertaking structured self-paced study. All online learning and assessment materials are accessed via the student online portal. You will have the support of an online trainer & assessor throughout your online studies.

Learner support

Hader Institute of Education provides comprehensive learner support throughout your online course. You will have access to a trainer with extensive experience and expertise in the online course content and industry sector. In addition, you will have access to administration support, and our career guidance service. The true experience with Hader Institute of Education is the ability for students to participate in work placement at one of our many fully functional clinics.

Enquire about Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) options if you are in the industry.

This online course meets the Centerlink requirements of an approved online course of education and study for the purpose of qualifying for a student payment (Austudy / Abstudy).

For more information about the many benefits of online learning with us at Hader Institute of Education, or about our Complimentary Career Guidance service, simply submit your details online or call now on 03 8362 3113.

Available Online Units

To successfully acheive the CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health you must complete the units below.

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
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
CHCCCS019 Recognise and respond to crisis situations
CHCAOD005 Provide alcohol and other drugs withdrawal services
CHCCOM002 Use communication to build relationships
BSBINM201 Process and maintain workplace information

Course Unit Descriptions

CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people

Course Details

This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to work with people from diverse backgrounds in a variety of community service settings. It includes working with people from different cultures, religions, lifestyles, genders, sexual orientations and disabilities. You will learn how to create a safe and welcoming environment for all and how to respect the diversity of others.

This unit is important because it helps to ensure that people from all walks of life feel comfortable and respected in community services settings. It also helps to promote harmony and understanding between different groups of people.

Upon completion of this unit, you will be able to:

- Work effectively with people from diverse backgrounds

- Promote diversity and inclusion in community services settings

- Respect the culture, values and beliefs of others

CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

Course Details

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety. This unit applies to workers who work directly with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients in a range of contexts.

This unit is important because it can help increase the cultural safety of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients. By promoting the cultural safety, workers can help to create a more positive and respectful environment for their clients.

Upon successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

- Identify and describe Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

- Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically

Course Details

This unit covers the legislation and professional, ethical frameworks governing the mental health industry. Learners will be able to identify and apply appropriate legal and ethical principles in the provision of mental health services.

This unit is important because it ensures that workers in the mental health industry are providing services in a legal and ethical manner. It is crucial that all workers in this industry understand the relevant legislation and professional, ethical frameworks in order to provide safe and effective services to their clients.

At the end of this unit, you will be able to:

- Identify and apply relevant legislation and professional, ethical frameworks in the provision of mental health services

- Understand the implications of non-compliance with legal and ethical requirements

- Access and interpret mental health legislation and professional, ethical frameworks

CHCMHS002 Establish self-directed recovery relationships

Course Details

This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to establish self-directed recovery relationships with people who experience mental health issues. It will enable students to understand their own role in recovery and how to work collaboratively with individuals to support their journey towards wellness.

This unit is important because it helps people with mental health issues to establish and work towards their own goals for recovery. It teaches students about their role in supporting others on their journey to wellness and gives them the tools they need to collaborate effectively with individuals.

Upon successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

- Understand their own role in recovery

- Understand the principles of self-directed recovery

- Understand how to work collaboratively with individuals to support their journey towards wellness

CHCMHS003 Provide recovery-oriented mental health services

Course Details

This unit covers the principles and practices of providing recovery-oriented mental health services that are person-centred, strengths-based and individualised. Students will develop an understanding of how to work collaboratively with people who experience mental health issues and their families/carers to support their recovery. They will also learn about the range of interventions and supports that are available to help people move towards recovery.

This unit is important because it helps students to understand how to work collaboratively with people who experience mental health issues. It also teaches them about the range of interventions and supports that are available to help people move towards recovery.

At the end of this unit, you will be able to:

- Understand the principles of recovery-oriented mental health services

- Work collaboratively with people who experience mental health issues and their families/carers to support their recovery

- Understand the range of interventions and supports that are available to help people move toward recovery

- Use a person-centred approach when working with people who experience mental health issues

- Use a strengths-based approach when working with people who experience mental health issues

CHCMHS004 Work collaboratively with the care network and other services

Course Details

This unit covers how to work collaboratively with the care network and other services. It will help you understand the importance of communication and coordination when providing support to people with mental health issues. You will also learn about the different types of services available and how to connect people with the support they need.

At the end of this unit, you will be able to:

- Understand the importance of communication and coordination when working with people with mental health issues

- Identify different types of services available to support people with mental health issues

- Connect people with the services they need.

Completion of this unit will contribute to your ability to work as part of a team to provide support to people with mental health issues.

CHCMHS005 Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues

Course details

This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drug issues. This may include assessment, case management, triage, referral, and support.

It applies to workers who provide frontline support and direct service delivery in a range of settings.

This unit is important because it provides the skills and knowledge required to support people with complex needs. People with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drug issues often have difficulty accessing services, and this unit will provide you with the skills to support them.

Completion of this unit will enable you to:

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

- Assess the needs of people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues

- Develop a support plan for people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues

- Implement the support plan for people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues

- Monitor and review the support plan for people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drug issues.

CHCMHS007 Work effectively in trauma-informed care

Course details

This unit will cover the knowledge and skills required to work effectively with people who have experienced trauma. It will provide an understanding of the impact of trauma on people's lives and how to work safely and therapeutically with people who have been affected by trauma.

This unit is relevant to workers in a range of community, health and human service contexts who work directly with clients.

This unit is important because it will provide you with the skills and knowledge to work effectively and safely with clients who have experienced trauma. It will also help you to understand how trauma can impact people's lives and how to work in a way that is supportive and therapeutic.

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

- Understand the impact of trauma on individuals, families and communities

- Identify key principles of working with clients who have experienced trauma

- Work safely and effectively with clients who have experienced trauma

- Use a range of interventions to support clients who have

CHCMHS008 Promote and facilitate self-advocacy

Course Details

This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to promote self-advocacy with people who experience mental health issues and to facilitate their involvement in planning and decision-making about their mental health and wellbeing.

This unit is relevant to workers in a range of community, health and human service contexts who work directly with clients.

Promoting self-advocacy is an important part of supporting people who experience mental health issues. This unit will provide you with the skills and knowledge to promote self-advocacy and facilitate clients' involvement in planning and decision-making about their mental health and wellbeing.

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

- Promote self-advocacy with clients who experience mental health issues

- Facilitate client involvement in planning and decision-making about their mental health and wellbeing

- Support clients to identify and access services and supports

- Advocate on behalf of clients who experience mental health issues.

CHLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety

Course Details

This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to participate in workplace health and safety. It includes identifying hazards and risks, applying and monitoring work health and safety policies, procedures and programs, and using communication systems.

This unit applies to all workers. It is relevant to both new and experienced workers.

This unit is important because it will provide you with the skills and knowledge to participate in workplace health and safety and to identify and manage risks in the workplace.

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

- Identify hazards and assess risks in the workplace

- Apply and monitor work health and safety policies, procedures and programs

- Use communication systems to report on workplace health and safety issues

- Participate in workplace health and safety consultations, meetings and briefings.

CHCCCS019 Recognise and respond to crisis situations

Course Details

This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to recognise and respond to crisis situations. It includes identifying signs of crisis, responding appropriately to the level of crisis, and providing support to people in crisis.

This unit is relevant to workers in a range of community, health and human service contexts who work directly with clients.

This unit is important because it will provide you with the skills and knowledge to recognise and respond to crisis situations. It is also important to be able to provide support to people who are in crisis.

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

- Identify signs of crisis

- Respond appropriately to the level of crisis

- Provide support to people in crisis.

CHCAOD005 Provide alcohol and other drugs withdrawal services

Course Details

This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to provide alcohol and other drug withdrawal services. It includes planning alcohol and other drug withdrawal services, providing alcohol and other drug withdrawal services, and monitoring alcohol and other drug withdrawal services.

This unit is relevant to workers in a range of community, health and human service contexts who work directly with clients.

This unit is important because it will provide you with the skills and knowledge to provide alcohol and other drug withdrawal services. It is also important to be able to monitor these services to ensure that they are effective.

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

- Plan alcohol and other drugs withdrawal services

- Provide alcohol and other drugs withdrawal services

- Monitor alcohol and other drug withdrawal services.

CHCCOM002 Use communication to build relationships

Course Details

This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to use communication to build relationships. It includes identifying opportunities and strategies for building relationships, using effective communication techniques, and maintaining relationships.

This unit is relevant to workers in a range of community, health and human service contexts who work with clients, co-workers and other stakeholders.

This unit is important because it will provide you with the skills and knowledge to use communication to build relationships. It is also important to be able to maintain these relationships.

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

- Identify opportunities and strategies for building relationships

- Use effective communication techniques

- Maintain relationships.

BSBINM201 Process and maintain workplace information

Course Details

This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to process and maintain workplace information. It includes receiving and storing information, distributing information, and processing information.

This unit is relevant to workers in a range of contexts who work with information.

This unit is important because it will provide you with the skills and knowledge to process and maintain workplace information. It is also important to be able to distribute this information to the relevant people.

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

- Process and maintain workplace information

What career could I have?

Possible careers include:

  • Community Rehabilitation and Support Worker
  • Community Support Worker
  • Mental Health Intake Officer
  • Mental Health Outreach Worker
  • Mental Health Rehabilitation Support Worker

Testimonials

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“Very helpful and professional. I was made to feel extremely welcome and comfortable to ask any questions. I have found the online learning program to work very well so far. Weekly classes are helpful so that we have contact with our class and also Claire can provide not only the information but examples as well. A great arrangement that works well for all lifestyles. Having 3 young children this program is perfect for me. Really enjoying my course so far and very happy I made the decision to study with Hader.”

Lauren Skuse
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“My initial phone consultation was very detailed and affirming, and gave good advice as to which course would be suitable for me. Hader seems to be an institute that has a good reputation and good networks. The main attraction for me was that it has its own clinics, thereby allowing me to gain a placement more easily.”

Nils von Kalm
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“My experience with the Hader on-line learning program has been my best on-line learning experience to date. The weekly virtual classes is an invaluable part of my engagement with the learning. This is a people industry we are learning to work in and have that weekly engagement with my fellow students and the facilitator has made it a much more human experience.”

Jo-Anne Partridge
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“The way the course is has made the study very easy. The flexibility has made it possible to do the course and work I found it refreshing to find all the staff on the same page and passionate about helping where needed. Also the accuracy of the delivery has been strong. During the assessments even when things where different to what they should have been it wasnʼt a problem. The issue was sorted quickly and thoroughly.”

Jerald Schefe
$4,995

Study online from as little as $48, interest free, per week. For more information on the different payment options that suit your budget please call 03 8362 3113.

Study online from as little as $72, interest free, per week. For more information on the different payment options that suit your budget please call 03 8362 3113.

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Duration: 
12 Months online
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Delivery:
Blended Online
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Access From a Computer or Tablet

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