Certificate IV in Mental Health

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Certificate IV in Mental Health

With the Diploma of Mental Health, you have an opportunity to open doors to a fulfilling career path with abundant job prospects. To make a genuine impact on others and experience personal growth.

Job prospects

+ Community Rehabilitation Worker

+ Community Outreach Officer

+ Mental Health Outreach Worker

+ Assistant Community Services Worker

+ Pathways to further studies including Nursing and Occupational Therapy


+ Duration: 52 weeks

+ Work placement: 90 hours

Local students Yes

International students No

Is this funded?

Yes - Government funding is available to eligible students. Click here to see if you qualify.

How can I study?

This program is delivered as blended training, both in-person and remotely in real-time via Microsoft Teams. Call us to discuss your options.


National code: CHC43315

Units: 11 core + 4 elective

Location: This program is delivered as blended training, both in-person and remotely in real-time via Microsoft Teams

Delivery modes: Blended

Total duration: 52 weeks

Delivery weeks: 40 weeks including 8 weeks work placement

Holiday weeks: 12 weeks

Work placement: 90 hours

Government funded: $200*

Government concession: $40*

Self-funded: $4,000

Textbooks and materials: $140

*This program is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth government funding to eligible candidates. Eligibility criteria applies.

Enrolment fees include additional resources required for the program and student ID charges. For additional service fees, such as re-assessment fees or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), please refer to the Domestic Student Handbook.

  • Community Rehabilitation Worker

  • Community Outreach Officer

  • Mental Health Outreach Worker

  • Assistant Community Services Worker


There are no prerequisite qualifications required to enter this program.

Education and skills

Students must complete a Pre-Training Review, meet the Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skill standards for this program level, and demonstrate they are a suitable candidate for this program.


You must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident of at least 18 years of age.

All candidates require a Unique Student Identification (USI) number. If you do not have a USI number you can apply for one online at https://www.usi.gov.au/students, or you can give MCIE administration staff permission to apply on your behalf.

Students with disabilities

MCIE welcomes all people with disabilities, learning differences and medical conditions. Acceptance in this program is subject to candidates’ ability to undertake all program requirements as discussed in the Pre-Training Review, with reasonable adjustments where applicable.

Digital technology

Students must have sufficient digital literacy skills to access online content, enter answers to written questions and communicate with trainers via email, the student portal and the learning management system.

Industry requirements

Candidates may be asked to provide evidence of the following for work placement (requirements vary according to host employer policies):

  • National Police Check

  • Working with Children Check

  • NDIS Worker Screening Check

  • Flu vaccination and COVID-19 vaccinations

  • Work placement industry requirements may vary depending on your
    host employer.

Prior experience

Credit Transfer (CT) and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) are available. Credit Transfer is free of charge. RPL application fees are $145 per hour. Please click here for more information on RPL fees, terms and conditions.

Core units

HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
CHCMHS011 Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing
CHCMHS002 Establish self-directed recovery relationships
CHCMHS008 Promote and facilitate self advocacy
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCMHS003 Provide recovery oriented mental health services
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
CHCMHS005 Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues
CHCMHS007 Work effectively in trauma informed care

Elective units

HLTAID011 Provide first aid
CHCDFV001 Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence
CHCCCS003 Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide
CHCMHS004 Work collaboratively with the care network and other service

Nationally Recognised Training

This is Nationally Recognised Training,
leading to Australian Qualifications
Framework (AQF) qualification or a
Statement of Attainment.

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