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CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health

National ID: CHC43315 State ID: AWK8
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This qualification is part of the Lower fees, local skills program where you'll pay only half of the standard course fees.

Develop skills to work with clients experiencing a mental health illness

This qualification focuses on the support and needs of people experiencing mental health issues. You'll learn about the value and principles of mental health sector and how to apply them in a recovery oriented way.

You will undertake a supervised or simulated work placement* where you will be able to apply the skills and knowledge you have learned.

You could find work in a variety of community contexts such as community based non-government organisations; outreach; centre-based programs; respite care; residential services; rehabilitation programs; clinical settings; or supporting people in employment.

Half-price

This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills program, from 1 January 2021 through to 31 December 2025 you'll only pay half the tuition fees (plus resource fee) capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession.

^ You will pay half price for the tuition fees on the Lower fees, local skills qualifications, however other fees may apply such as Resource fees that are specific to your course. For full details see our Half price courses page.

Online

Some of our Online courses can be done completely online. However, some of the courses require a practical component or assessment that can't be done online, and some may be a mix of online and on campus learning. We’ll let you know what's required for your course. For all the details and a full list of Online courses, check out the Online study and application(opens in a new tab)  page.

  • Empathy
  • Professional boundaries
  • Recognising and responding appropriately to people with mental health issues
  • Networking and collaboration with services
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills
  • Working as part of a team

I have the following attributes:

  • 18+ years of age
  • Friendly, empathetic, resilient and positive attitude
  • Commitment to the values of dignity, respect, inclusion, and empowerment
  • Commitment to positively engage, interact and work with people who have complex needs
  • Able to plan, organise and problem solve
  • Able to work independently and use initiative
  • Work respectfully with diverse people

With online study you will be completing your course via an online platform which contains all your study material and assessments. You will be provided a login and password to access this material once you have been enrolled at North Metropolitan TAFE. 

Online is a little different to on-campus study as you do not have face to face contact with your lecturers and you do not engage directly with fellow students during every-day class activities. If on-campus study is not your preference, then online study is a great option. Rest assured you will be supported by your online lecturers.
You will also have access to lecturers via your online dashboard. The lecturers will help to clarify your concerns, assist with the course content, mark your assessments and provide you with feedback if required

This qualification is delivered in three stages over three semesters of study. During each stage, attendance on campus and online for practical demonstrations will be required. You will only need to enrol and pay for one stage at a time.

A Work Placement is compulsory for students undertaking this Certificate IV as some units require you to demonstrate your skills in a work place setting. This placement will be undertaken in the final stage/semester of study.

To enquire or enrol please fill out the Course Enquiry Form

Employer-based training offers a flexible, self-paced study program which combines workplace recognition of prior learning and individualised ‘gap’ training to attain your qualification.

This means every time you go to work you are learning and demonstrating competence whilst working towards your qualification. The flexibility of Employer-based training allows you to structure and perform learning and assessment in a way that fits into your professional and personal life.

Learning and assessment plans are created on an individual level in consultation with you and/or your employer. Assessment is conducted using numerous methods including practical demonstration and observation, question and answer interviews, written tasks, supervisor reports and workshops.

To enquire or enrol please fill out the Course Enquiry Form.
School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
C Grades in Year 11 WACE General English, and OLNA; or NAPLAN 9 Band 8 C Grades in Year 11 English and Maths or equivalent Certificate II or Certificate III

We recommend that you are over the age of 18 before enrolling in this course as the fieldwork placement and employment outcomes are very limited for students under the age of 18.

* You will need to be enrolled in the appropriate units to be offered a work placement - it is not a standard for all enrolments.

Eligibility for supervised work placement is subject to obtaining a satisfactory Police Clearance. You will also need a Working with Children Check if your placement involves contact with children. Additonal costs will include $65 National Police Clearance, through Australia Post (it is best to apply for this first) and $11 Working With Children Check (WWCC).

  • Recovery partner
  • Mental Health Worker | Mental Health Support Worker
  • Mental Health Outreach Worker

Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.

 

 
Tuition fee
Resource fee
Total fee
General $1,200.00 $265.00 $1,465.00
Concession $359.04 $265.00 $624.04

   

Half price fees

The Lower fees, local skills (half price) discount and fee caps have already been applied to the fees displayed above.  Please note that fee caps only apply to the calendar year, so multi-semester courses across more than one calendar year may have a higher fee. See the Half price courses page for more details.

Lower fees, local skills are available to residents of Western Australia, and temporary residents holding certain visa types.  They are not available for people living outside of Western Australia, or international students.  Full eligibility details are available on our Half price courses page.

Enquiries regarding fees can be made by calling us.
T  1300 300 822

   

*Fee disclaimers

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for the entire course for students enrolling on a full-time basis in 2021 (fees are subject to change in 2022). Please view the full list of Fee disclaimers.

Please note fees listed include all units required to gain this qualification.  If you're a continuing student and have successfully completed a lower-level qualification that is a prerequisite for this course, you'll only pay for the units that you need to enrol in, to complete this course.

Enquiries regarding fees can be made by calling us.

T 1300 300 822

Study options and next steps

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Continuous enrolment, 2022

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Duration 2 Years
When Continuous enrolment, 2022
Where Leederville
How Traineeship

Semester 1, 2022

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Duration 1 Semester
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Where Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
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Duration 1 Semester
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Where Midland
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Duration 1 Semester
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Continuous enrolment, 2021

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Duration 2 Years
When Continuous enrolment, 2021
Where Leederville
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Semester 2, 2021

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Duration 1 Semester
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Where Midland
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Duration 1 Semester
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Where Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
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Duration 1 Semester
When Semester 2, 2021
Where Leederville
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Duration 3 Semesters
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