Certificate IV in Mental Health (CHC43315)
- You must have completed year 1 or equivalent or be considered a mature aged student.
- All applicants must also complete a literacy and numeracy assessment at AHEA.
- Applicants are required to have access to computer and internet.
- 22 weeks (approximately), including 6 weeks of Supervised Field Placement
- Additional placement time may be required if assessed as Not Yet Competent.
- AHEA usually does not hold classes during periods designated as school term breaks by the West Australian Department of Education or on gazetted public holidays.
- Full Time:
- This course requires participants to complete up to 5 hours of individual prereading and preparation before each class.
- AHEA’s classes are small in size, usually a maximum of twelve students. This allows for a more intense form of instruction and personalised delivery.
- Flexible/External (only available for students working or volunteering in the relevant industry)
- RPL/RCC available: Contact the Academy if you need more details
- Go to our Fees and Charges page or contact the Academy for current course costs.
- Please note that the course costs do not include The Working with Children Check, the National Police Clearance and/or any medical clearance which the placment facilities may require.
The Certificate IV in Mental Health will equip you to enter employment in a variety of occupational roles such as:
- Mental Health worker
- Welfare worker
- Recovery worker
*** All units require students to demonstrate that they have gained competence from on-the job training (Supervised Field Placement).
*** Students must ensure they can obtain a Working With Children’s Check and/or National Police Clearance when required. This is not provided as part of the course and is the responsibility of the student. Students may also be required to provide a medical clearance at their own expense.
*** For students who are undertaking Supervised Field Placement and they are pregnant, we require a letter from their General Practitioner stating it is safe for them to continue with the Supervised Field Placement.
*** All resources are provided on loan for the use by students during the course.
Units of Competency covered
|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 drug issues|
|CHCMHS007||Work effectively in trauma informed care|
|CHCMHS008||Promote and facilitate self advocacy|
|CHCMHS011||Assess and promote social, emotional and physical well-being|
|HLTWHS001||Participate in workplace health and safety|
|CHCCCS019||Recognise and respond to crisis situations|
|CHCCOM005||Communicate and work in health or community services|
|CHCDIS007||Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability|
|HLTAID003||Provide first aid|