Put your training and experience to use with ITEC’s RPL services and earn a nationally recognised qualification with a CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health via our RTO partners.
Certificate IV in Mental Health
Within four weeks of receiving sufficient and complying evidence of competency in all applied for units of competency.
The Certificate IV in Mental Health is suited to workers who provide support and self-directed recovery support to individuals affected by mental and psychiatric illness or disability. At this level, workers will implement activities and community-based programs around psychiatric disability and mental health. Work may be undertaking in a variety of community contexts, including home based outreach, respite care, residential services, community-based non-government organisations, clinical settings and rehabilitation programs. They may also help psychiatrically disabled individuals in their employment. Mental health professionals typically work autonomously under the broad guidance of other professionals and practitioners.
To qualify for this certificate, you must provide evidence demonstrating that your skills and knowledge align with the courser’s learning outcomes. This evidence can take various forms. Demonstrating your current proficiency at a comparable level can be done through a CV (your student support representative can assist with this), an employment letter, or an employment contract.
Additionally, documents from prior work or educational experiences, such as references from licensed tradespeople you’ve collaborated with, apprenticeship records, academic transcripts, or assessments from relevant past qualifications, all contribute to the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process. You can also submit proof of overseas qualifications or visual evidence of your work, especially for practical roles.
Payslips/work contract/ABN if self-employed
Photos/videos (for practical roles)
Risk Assessment and Management Documents
Incident Report Forms
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This qualification reflects the role of workers who provide self-directed recovery oriented support for people affected by mental illness and psychiatric disability. Work involves implementing community based programs and activities focusing on mental health, mental illness and psychiatric disability. Work is undertaken in a range of community contexts such as community based non-government organisations; home based outreach; centre-based programs; respite care; residential services, rehabilitation programs; clinical settings; or supporting people in employment. Work is carried out autonomously under the broad guidance of other practitioners and professionals.
To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 80 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency.
No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.
Total number of units = 15
All electives chosen must contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.
Work with diverse people
Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
Work legally and ethically
Establish self-directed recovery relationships
Provide recovery oriented mental health services
Work collaboratively with the care network and other services
Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues
Work effectively in trauma informed care
Promote and facilitate self advocacy
Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing
Participate in workplace health and safety
At Risk electives
One of the following units must be selected for this qualification
Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide
Recognise and respond to crisis situations
Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
Facilitate the empowerment of older people
Work in an alcohol and other drugs context
Work with clients who are intoxicated
Assess needs of clients with alcohol and other drugs issues
Provide alcohol and other drugs withdrawal services
Provide interventions for people with alcohol and other drugs issues
Assess co-existing needs
Develop and implement service programs
Facilitate responsible behaviour
Provide brief interventions
Provide loss and grief support
Provide suicide bereavement support
Respond effectively to behaviours of concern
Support independence and wellbeing
Visit client residence
Develop and implement community programs
Implement participation and engagement strategies
Work to empower Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities
Develop and provide community projects
Use communication to build relationships
Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence
Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
Facilitate community participation and social inclusion
Provide community focused health promotion and prevention strategies
Plan health promotion and community intervention
Work with clients to identify financial literacy education needs
Improve clients’ fundamental financial literacy skills
Provide group education on consumer credit and debt
Share health information
Provide parenting, health and well-being education
Provide intervention support to families
Development, implement and review quality framework
Facilitate the recovery process with the person, family carers
Contribute to the review and development of policies
Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
Reflect on and improve own professional practice
Support the rights and safety of children and young people
Work with forced migrants
Undertake bicultural work with forced migrants in Australia
Work with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness
Manage and maintain tenancy agreements and services
Work effectively with young people and their families
Recognise healthy body systems
Provide first aid
Provide first aid in remote or isolated site
Provide advanced first aid
Assist clients with medication
Interpret and use information about nutrition and diet
Recognise and respond to oral health issues
Inform and support patients and groups about oral health
Apply and manage use of basic oral health products
Provide or assist with oral hygiene
Manage personal stressors in the work environment
Process and maintain workplace information