• Course Code
  • CHC43315
  • Course Type
  • Accredited Course; Free TAFE
  • Study mode
  • On Campus
  • Duration
  • 11 months
  • Starting Date
  • February 2020
  • Location
  • Warragul
  • Traralgon
  • Bairnsdale
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Course Overview

Support the self-directed recovery and growth of people affected by mental illness and psychiatric disability. Helping people within this sector is a rewarding and focused career that will see you implementing community-based programs and activities that focus on mental health, mental illness and disabilities.

A Certificate IV in Mental Health will take you out into your community, working in non-government organisations, home based outreach, centre-based programs, respite care, residential services, clinics, rehabilitation programs and employment sectors. Where you choose to focus your skills is entirely up to you as you work autonomously under the guidance of other practitioners and professionals. Start improving the mental health of your community today with this dynamic qualification.

This course is delivered with a combination of online and on campus workshops.


In class Traralgon: Thursday's 9am-3pm.

Bairnsdale and Warragul students will study the majority of this course online with compulsory fortnightly workshops at:

  • Bairnsdale Campus: Monday 9am-3pm
  • Warragul Campus: Monday 9am-3pm

Qualifications and Recognition

Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate IV in Mental Health.

Career Opportunities

Community Rehabilitation Worker, Community Rehabilitation and Support Worker, Outreach Officer, Mental Health Outreach Worker, Assistant Community Services Worker

Opportunities for Further Study

Further Information

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

  • 18 or over
  • Interview
  • LLN test
  • Clear Police and WWCC


Not Applicable

Online requirement

Participants will need access to a computer and an Internet connection.


Course Cost

VET Student Loans

Not Applicable for this course

Help with Fees

Specialist Course Information

Specialist Course Information

Police check and Working With Children Check required for placement


80 hours
Placement is arranged by: Institute

Pathway to Industry Licence

Not Applicable

Material and Equipment supplied by students

Students will need access to a computer and an internet connection

Student Services

Support is available for students at every stage of the study journey. Please speak to any of our friendly reception or teaching staff.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Many TAFE Gippsland courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.

Course Structure

Course Modules

Unit Code

Unit Description


Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide


Recognise and respond to crisis situations


Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence


Work with diverse people


Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety


Work legally and ethically


Establish self-directed recovery relationships


Provide recovery oriented mental health services


Work collaboratively with the care network and other services


Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues


Work effectively in trauma informed care


Promote and facilitate self advocacy


Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing


Participate in workplace health and safety


Work in an alcohol and other drugs context


Written assignments, participation in forums, quizzes, case studies

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