Certificate IV in Mental Health


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.


There are no specific entry requirements for this qualification specified within the CHC Community Services Training Package.  However, students are expected to.

  • Apply for police check before commencing their work placement
  • Hold working with children check
  • Be aged 18 and over
  • Participate in Pre-training review process and complete LLN Test
  • Have suitable Language, Literacy, Numeracy (LLN) skills to successfully complete the qualification.

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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. Please refer

    Unit Code Unit Descriptor Scheduled Hours
    CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people 40
    CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety 25
    CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically 55
    CHCMHS002 Establish self-directed recovery relationships 60
    CHCMHS003 Provide recovery oriented mental health services 60
    CHCMHS004 Work collaboratively with the care network and other services 75
    CHCMHS005 Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues 90
    CHCMHS007 Work effectively in trauma informed care 40
    CHCMHS008 Promote and facilitate self advocacy 50
    CHCMHS011 Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing 80
    HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety 20
    Unit Code Unit Descriptor Scheduled Hours
    CHCCCS019 Recognise and respond to crisis situations 45
    CHCCCS004 Assess co-existing needs 80
    CHCCCS014 Provide brief interventions 75
    CHCCCS003 Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide 110

    These competencies have been drawn from the nationally endorsed industry training package the Community Services Training Package (CHC). Upon successful completion of the training and assessment, the qualification CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health will be issued within 30 days of completion of the Qualification. A Statement of Attainment will be issued who are not able to complete the qualification but have completed few units. Statement of Attainment is not considered a complete Qualification.

    Students are required to undertake face to face, work placement and home study over the period of 40 weeks including 4 weeks break.

    Face to Face

    Head office:

    191 Racecourse Road, Flemington VIC 3031

    For more information please contact head office

    To achieve this qualification, the candidates are required to complete at least 80 hours of work placement in a real work place environment.

    Following Assessment methods and evidence gathering methods will be used:

    A – Written questions B – Case Study
    C – Project D –  Role Play
    E – Research F – Workplace activity
    G- Observation/Demonstration  

    After successful completion of this qualification student may expect to have following job outcomes:

    • Welfare Support Worker
    • Community mental health practitioner
    • Mental health support worker
    • Community support worker – mental health
    • Mental health recovery worker.


    AMZ Training does not guarantee the desired outcome after successful completion of this qualification. Students are advised to undertake analysis of the market before deciding to start the course.

    After completion of this qualification students may undertake CHC53315 Diploma of Mental Health.

    Students may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) if they possess any formal or informal experience related to Industry. Students will be assessed against their competency by an assessor.

    You may eligible for Credit Transfer if you have undertaken formal study previously. To be eligible for credit transfer you need to submit provide original certificates for verification.

    Details information about the courses, fees, refunds, complaint, appeal etc is available in Student Handbook.

    This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.

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    Each student enrolling in this course will need a Unique Student Identifier (USI) number. Certification will not be issued until you have a valid USI number.

    In few instances students, may be exempt from USI but before availing any exemption please consider as your transcript will not be available on USI System.

    For more information about USI please refer:

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