Addiction, Mental Health and Counselling Courses


Certificate IV Mental Health


Who is this course for?

The CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health 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 course for those who have experience volunteering or working in community services and want to start working in mental health.

What will you learn?

The CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health 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

Other career options you may be interested in:

If you are a people person, like helping others and want a rewarding varied career, you may also like to consider studying this qualification:


Why study this course?

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

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

To achieve this qualification, you will need to complete 120 hours of work placement experience which will be at one of our fully functional rehabilitation centres.

Student entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification, however you will need to get complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment to determine if you are academically suitable for the course. For conditions of work placement with Seasons Hader please refer to the Student Handbook. Students will also need access to a laptop and internet to study with Hader Institute.

How will you learn?

Learning is over a 9 month period. Your learning resources are available online, and you will have workshop training sessions (skype, telephone or face to face workshops) once a month with your trainer. You will have the support of a trainer/assessor throughout your studies.

Student support

Hader Institute of Education provides comprehensive student support throughout your course. You will have access to a trainer with extensive experience and expertise in the 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.

For more information about the many benefits of learning with us at Hader Institute of Education, or about our Complimentary Career Guidance service, simply submit your details online or call now on 1300 049 515.

How much does this course cost?

The cost of this course is $3,750

Your fee payment option is:

  • Students will pay per unit of competency ($250.00), paying for two units of competency at the commencement of the course, and two units per month. For more information call 1300 049 515.

Course 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

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
Real Life Work Experience

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