CHC43315 - Certificate IV in Mental Health

Have experience in mental health counselling? Get it recognised.

Working collaboratively with a care network, honouring legal and ethical guidelines, and promoting client wellbeing, you've learned a great deal about the Mental Health field. There may be formal recognition, yours for the asking, based on what you already know.

Perfect for those seeking certification, entry to the field, or simply wanting to improve employment opportunities, this certification in Mental Health will make the most of your skills in responding to crisis situations, assessing client needs, and improving your own professional practice.

Establish your counselling status in Mental Health today to share your positive influence.

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Total number of units = 15

  • 11 core units

  • 4 elective units, consisting of:

  • at least 2 units from the electives listed below, including at least 1 unit from the At Risk group below

  • up to 2 units from any endorsed Training Package or accredited course, these units must be relevant to the work outcome

All electives chosen must contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

Core units

Unit Code

Unit Title


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 work health and safety


Elective units

One of the following units must  be selected for this qualification

Unit Code

Unit Title


Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide


Recognise and respond to crisis situations


Other electives 

Unit Code

Unit Title


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


Implementation participation and engagement strategies


Work to empower Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities


Develop and provide community projects


Use communication to build relationships


Provide education and support on parenting, health and wellbeing


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


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


Provide intervention support to children and families


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 situations


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


Qualification Mapping Information

No equivalent qualification.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

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  • The Spectrum Organization Association Inc - Provider Code 2441

  • Wentworth College Pty Ltd  - Provider Code 21938

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