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CHC43315 Cert IV in Mental Health

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Course Overview

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.

Students are required to:

  • complete a minimum work requirement of 80 hours
  • apply for a DCSI Employment screening check


Job roles may include roles such as a Mental Health Support Worker, Community Support Worker or Mental Health Outreach Worker.

Total number of units = 15

Core Units (11)

  • 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 drugs issues
  • CHCMHS007 Work effectively in trauma informed care
  • CHCMHS008 Promote and facilitate self advocacy
  • CHCMHS011 Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing
  • HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety

Elective Units (4)

  • CHCCCS019 Recognise and respond to crisis situations
  • CHCCSM005 Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management
  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid
  • CHCCCOM002 Use communication to build relationships

Term 1   closes 6th February 2017  
Term 3  closes 10th July 2017



Useful Information

Course Duration: 12 months full time or part time equivalent
Location: External (online)
                 On Campus: Adelaide

Entry Requirements: No entry requirements.
Training Sessions: 3-4 Lectures / Week



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