Application Details

CHC43315 - Certificate IV in Mental Health

6 May - 28 November 2024 09:00 am – 03:00 pm Mullumbimby, NSW


Discover the rewarding path to making a difference in people's lives with our CHC43315 - Certificate IV in Mental Health. This nationally recognised qualification empowers you to provide compassionate, client-centred support to individuals navigating mental health challenges.

Unlock the skills to implement community-based programs and activities tailored to mental health needs. From community organisations to clinical settings, this qualification equips you to work autonomously while contributing meaningfully to the well-being of others.

With a focus on recovery-oriented support, our program prepares you to thrive in diverse community contexts. Whether it's outreach services, residential care, or rehabilitation programs, you'll be guided by seasoned practitioners and professionals every step of the way, graduating industry ready.

Join us on this transformative journey and become a vital part of enhancing mental health support in our communities. Enrol now and take the first step towards a fulfilling career in mental health!

Course Duration & Hours
  • Assessments will be completed in an online format
  • Rolling enrolments – Intake dates: 6 May, 3 Jun, 1 Jul, 5 Aug, 2 Sep 2024
  • First month – 1 day a week introduction, 9:00am – 3:00pm, Mondays
  • Following months - 1 day of face-to-face onsite learning per week, 9:00am – 3:00pm, Thursdays
  • 2 day structured at home study per week, 9:00am – 4:00pm
  • 80 hours work placement (refer Work Placement section)
  • Delivery location: Mullumbimby Campus
Units of Study
  1. CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
  2. CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
  3. CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
  4. CHCMHS002 Establish self-directed recovery relationships
  5. CHCMHS003 Provide recovery oriented mental health services
  6. CHCMHS004 Work collaboratively with the care network and other services
  7. CHCMHS005 Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues
  8. CHCMHS007 Work effectively in trauma informed care
  9. CHCMHS008 Promote and facilitate self advocacy
  10. CHCMHS011 Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing
  11. HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
  12. CHCCCS019 Recognise and respond to crisis situations
  13. CHCCCS014 Provide brief interventions
  14. CHCCCS017 Provide loss and grief support
  15. CHCYTH011 Work effectively with young people and their families

Entry Requirements
There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification.

Admission / Desirable Requirements
When studying with Byron Community College, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to ensure you have the pre-existing knowledge and skills required to complete your qualification. This course involves reading and undertaking a range of written assessments. A full list of admission / desirable requirements is available in the course Information Pack, please call or email the college for details.

Work Placement
You are required to complete 80 hours of work placement in the health and community service
 industry that formally contributes to the assessment process. This includes the need to collect and use information from the work placement as part of your overall assessment. Work placement is mandatory and an assessable component of the course. The college will assist you to arrange work placement, including providing a list of local facilities who take on students regularly to complete their work placement. Students are required to communicate with the college and tutor prior to undertaking any contact with work placement facilities.

What to bring
  • Laptop
  • Pen and paper
  • Mug for tea and coffee
  • Water bottle and refreshments
Not sure which course is right for you? Click here to book a chat with our Student Support Coordinator to discuss your options and study pathways.

Course Fees
This course is being offered as a subsidised course to eligible students under the Smart and Skilled program. Below are subsidised student fees, prices may vary slightly depending on if you hold a prior qualification or are applying for credit transfer.

There are 4 Smart and Skilled student fee levels based on your eligibility:
  • Smart and Skilled Fee-Free – $0
  • Smart and Skilled Fee (Concession) - $240
  • Smart and Skilled Fee (No Prior Qualification) – $1990
  • Smart and Skilled Fee (2nd Qualification) - $2320
To be eligible for Smart and Skilled government subsidised training, you must:
Be an Australian citizen, permanent resident or humanitarian visa holder, or a New Zealand citizen; and
Live or work in New South Wales; and
Be aged 15 years or older; and
No longer be at school or equivalent; and
Provide the College with your USI at the time of enrolment (admin staff can assist you in obtaining a USI)

For more information on Smart and Skilled eligibility criteria or subsidised places, click here or call our office on 02 6684 3374.
This training is subsidised by the NSW Government.
The fee below applies to all User Pays students:
Full fee: $3,250
Concession: $3,000
Early Bird: $3,000 (deposit to be received by 15 April 2024)

Payment Plan
Course fees are paid in instalments scheduled throughout the duration of the course. Fee schedules for individual courses are outlined on the enrolment paperwork available through the college administration team.

This course is Austudy Approved

Student Policies and Procedures

From the 1st of January 2015, any student enrolling in an Accredited Training course will be required to obtain a USI. The USI helps to keep your training records and results together in an online account which is controlled by you. You can logon to the USI website here and follow the simple instructions online to create your USI. This then needs to be provided to the College at the time of enrolment.