Find out more about Certificate IV in Mental Health from Open Colleges
Accreditation: Nationally Recognised Qualification
Ideal for those just entering the sector or those with some experience in community services, CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health will provide you with an introduction to mental health work.
Through a combination of online study and a structured work placement, you will graduate ready for a career as a Support Worker or Mental Health Worker in a variety of community settings.
Topics covered in this course include: assessing co-existing needs, increasing the safety of individuals who are at risk of suicide and much more. See below for more information on the units covered.
Designed to ensure you’re job-ready when you graduate, this course includes a 120-hour work placement to help you develop your practical skills in a real community setting. Please enquire now for a Course Guide for more details on the work placement requirements.
Open Colleges offers this qualification in association with Integrated Care & Management Training Pty Ltd (Provider number: 90197) – a member of the Open Colleges Group. The testamur will be issued by Integrated Care & Management Training Pty Ltd.
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There are no formal education entry requirements for this course.
You will need to be at least 18 years old.
This course involves reading learning content and undertaking a range of written assessments and engaging in online forums and discussions. Furthermore, the delivery mode relies on the extensive use of written communication. As such, entry to the course requires the successful completion of English to Year 12 level.
If you haven’t successfully completed English at Year 12 level, you can demonstrate equivalency through one of the following:
Open Colleges recognises that not all people are able to read, write and perform calculations to the same standard. See the Language, Literacy and Numeracy Considerations section for more information on tools, resources and support services provided by Open Colleges.
During work placement you will be responsible for providing support and services to individuals and families experiencing mental health issues. This may include confidential individual, family, supporting families dealing with mental health issues, working with clients who have complex needs and working with children and young people experiencing abuse. It is important that you are able to work cooperatively in a team, act with cultural sensitivity, be accepting of diversity and be non-judgemental. Some of the learning materials are sensitive in nature and warnings are provided along with potential services that can assist with self-care and managing any personal issues that the learning may raise.
Please see the Course Guide for detailed requirements.
|CHCCOM002||Use communication to build relationships|
|CHCLEG001||Work legally and ethically|
|CHCMHS007||Work effectively in trauma informed care|
|CHCCCS004||Assess co-existing needs|
|CHCMHS005||Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people|
|CHCDIV002||Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety|
|CHCAOD001||Work in an alcohol and other drugs context|
|CHCCCS003||Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide|
|CHCMHS004||Work collaboratively with the care network and other services|
|HLTWHS001||Participate in workplace health and safety|
|CHCMHS002||Establish self-directed recovery relationships|
|CHCMHS003||Provide recovery oriented mental health services|
|CHCMHS011||Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing|
|CHCMHS008||Promote and facilitate self advocacy|
PLEASE NOTE – Open Colleges is a privately-run Registered Training Organisation (RTO), not government-run like a TAFE. Therefore, Open Colleges cannot offer government funding. Please check eligibility requirements before beginning an enrolment with Open Colleges.
Fees for this course depend on the payment method and any existing promotions available with Open Colleges.
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