Certificate IV in Mental Health

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Kirana Colleges
  • Awarded by

    Kirana Colleges

  • Qualification

    Certificate IV

  • Study Mode


  • Payment Options

    Payment planUpfront payment

  • Duration

    Up to 12 months part-time

  • Start Date

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  • Career Outcomes

    Mental Health Support Worker | Case Manager | Mental Health Outreach Worker | Welfare Support Worker | View all

This course meets the Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.

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  • In a Nutshell

    You're an empathetic person seeking meaningful work where you can truly make a difference. This nationally recognised online Certificate IV in Mental Health course from Kirana Colleges is your next career step.

    Designed for students with no prior academic or work experience, this qualification provides the core skills and knowledge required to start a career supporting people as they manage mental health challenges. This course will prepare you to seek work as a mental health support worker or NDIS support officer, using your skills and experience to help people thrive. 

    In this qualification you'll learn how to support a diverse range of clients; support people's own self-advocacy; and deliver care that is culturally safe, compassionate, and guided by best practice.

    Delivered online for flexible learning, this course also requires a minimum of 80 hours of logged working hours with a service delivery organisation. You'll complete this course with a nationally recognised qualification and real-world work experience — ready to make a genuine difference in the lives of your clients.

  • What You'll Need to Get In

    There are no prerequisites for this course.

  • Subject Breakdown

    In this mental health course the subjects you may study include:

    Core subjects:

    • CHCDIV001 — Work with diverse people
    • CHCDIV002 — Promote Aboriginal and-or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
    • CHCLEG001 — Work legally and ethically
    • CHCMHS002 — Establish a self-directed recovery relationship
    • 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 drug 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 subjects:

    • CHCCCS019 — Recognise and respond to crisis situations
    • HLTWHS006 — Manage personal stressors in the work environment
    • CHCCCS017 — Provide loss and grief support
    • CHCPRP003 — Reflect on and improve own professional practice
  • Why Kirana Colleges?

    Get the skills and can-do attitude that employees are looking for when you get qualified with Kirana Colleges! They have a commitment to delivering work-ready courses and training to ensure students thrive and succeed.

    Since its beginning in 2009, Kirana Colleges has grown to offer over 50 qualifications ranging from Certificate II to Advanced Diplomas. Their in-demand courses offer a platform to launch a career in childhood education and care, community services, business administration and more.

    Have the flexibility to study online, on campus or enjoy a blended learning experience – the choice is yours and the opportunities are endless!

    Kirana Colleges is all about providing their students with a positive and supportive learning experience, which is why they’ve developed the Student Assistance Program (SAP). SAP is a confidential and free counselling service which includes a dedicated 24/7 hotline and free counselling sessions (available in person or via Skype) to help keep your mental health and wellbeing on track.

  • Where will this course take you?

    Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health from Kirana Colleges.

    This qualification will equip you with the skills, knowledge and experience required to seek work in a range of mental health support roles. You may choose to seek work with the NDIS, in a residential facility, or in a hospital or clinic, working as a mental health support worker or community care officer. 

    This qualification serves as a pathway to further study, and may reduce the time needed to gain another qualification in mental health or community support.

  • Career Outcomes

    Wondering where a career in mental health could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

  • Let's talk price

    Kirana Colleges offers flexible payment options for students facing financial difficulty. Contact Kirana Colleges for more information about subsidies, schemes and financial assistance.

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