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Course Type:
Accredited Course; Free TAFE
Study Mode:
Online (With on-campus workshops)
15 months
Starting Date:
15/2/2021 and 19/7/2021
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Course Overview

ATTENTION: As much as we’d love to offer more, we can only offer one Free TAFE course per person. If you’ve already enrolled and commenced, or enrolled but didn’t complete a Free TAFE course at any Victorian TAFE in the past you will NOT be eligible for another and will need to pay tuition and materials fees when you enrol. Reach out to us if you think this is you.

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.


Monday 9am – 3pm. Delivered through facilitated online classes and fortnightly face to face workshops.

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

Course and Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Mandatory entry requirements

Applicants must undertake a Language, Literacy and Numeracy test and gain the expected level to be considered for this course. Applicants must also complete a Pre-Training Review and be interviewed for this course.  Other requirements are:

  • 18 or over
  • Drivers licence.
  • Clear Police and Working With Children Check

Recommended entry requirements

  • Access to suitable technology


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



80 hours
Placement is arranged by: Institute

Pathway to Industry Licence

Not Applicable

Material and Equipment supplied by students

Not Applicable

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

Course units
CHCCOM002 Use communication to build relationships
CHCCCS003 Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide
CHCCCS019 Recognise and respond to crisis situations
CHCDFV001 Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence
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
CHCAOD001 Work in an alcohol and other drugs context


Written assignments, participation in forums, quizzes, case studies