CHC40512Certificate IV in Mental Health

Open Colleges
Open Colleges
  • Awarded by

    Integrated Care & Management Training (ICMT) (RTO 90197)

  • Qualification

    Certificate IV

  • Study Mode

    Online

  • Payment Options

    Payment planUpfront payment

  • Duration

    Max 18 months

  • Start Date

    Anytime – start today!

  • Course Fee

    Price may vary Price may vary

  • Career Outcomes

    Rehabilitation Counsellor | Disability Support Worker | Community Support Worker | Disability Services Instructor | 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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Last modified: 30 Nov 2018

In a Nutshell

The online Certificate IV in Mental Health (CHC40512) course from Open Colleges teaches you the essential skills needed to work in mental health services.

Ideal for those already working in the sector or individuals looking to enter the field for the first time, this online course provides students with the skills to understand mental health diagnoses, establish communication with clients to support recovery, reflect cultural awareness in work practice, and provide effective intervention for individuals at risk of self-harm or suicide.

Students will also develop the competencies to support clients with a dual diagnosis and liaise with other support services to address co-existing issues. Successful completion of this certificate will enable you to apply evidence-based theory to the development of community rehabilitation programs and work to create a greater awareness of the importance of promoting positive mental health practices.

Practical work placement

This certificate includes a mandatory work placement of at least 120 hours, in order to acquire essential practical skills. You will be required to source your own placement with an organisation involved in the delivery of mental health services.

  • What You'll Need to Get In

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    To be eligible for this course applicants must meet the following requirements:

    • Understanding of English to atleast a Year 12 level; AND
    • Be atleast 18 years old; AND
    • Basic computing skills; AND
    • Reasonably physically fit to undertake the work placement; AND
    • Basic Language, Literacy and Numeracy skills

    There are no formal education entry requirements for this course.

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  • Subject Breakdown

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

    • CHCCOM002 - Use communication to build relationships
    • CHCLEG001 - Work legally and ethically
    • CHCMHS007 - Work effectively in trauma informed care
    • CHCCCS004 - Assess co-existing needs
    • CHCMHS005 - Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues
    • CHCHIV001 -Work with diverse people 
    • CHCHIV002 - Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
    • CHCAOD001 - Work in an alcohol and other drugs context
    • CHCCCS003 - Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide
    • CHCMS004 - Work collaboratively with the care network and other services
    • HLTWHS001 - Participate in work health and safety
    • CHCMHS008 - Promote and facilitate self advocacy
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  • Why Open Colleges?

    RTO 90796
    Open Colleges is one of the largest private education providers in Australia. It offers a wide variety of courses, from leisure courses to vocational and higher education courses, many of which are government-accredited and employer-recognised. Most courses are delivered online or via blended learning, allowing you to work at your own pace and around your own schedule. Studying with Open Colleges is perfect for people with busy lifestyles, and those wishing to work and learn for themselves.

    As a student of Open Colleges, you will have access to a range of student and administrative support options. Your course trainers are available via email, messaging and through your online course forums in OpenSpace. You will also have access to help with study skills such as time management, essay writing and referencing.

  • STUDENT TESTIMONIALS

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    "Because it’s so flexible, it was easy for me to do it. I’ll be in the middle of an assignment and I can just pause it if my son is asking for lunch. I’ll quickly make him lunch or get a drink and I can just open it back up and go straight back into it to continue. The trainers have been great. They really try to get back to you on time and make sure they give you the best possible answers. They always seem to come back with a quick response."

    Emma Christian-Hayes , Certificate IV in Allied Health specialising in Physiotherapy

    "It’s given me a different mindset. I used to think you’d go out and do a job, like mechanics, for years and that you’d just get the qualification after years on the job. But with this, you can study for a couple of months and then you can go out into the world fully qualified and ready for the job and just go for it."

    Amy Stephenson , Certificate III in Accounts Administration

    "I think the Open Colleges model is particularly good because you’re not tied down to due dates, you just have as much time as you need. You have people to get in touch with if you’re having trouble. I’ve actually had emails back at 10pm at night from my teacher. I’ve been sitting here and I’ve shot one off and they’ve got right back to me within that hour. You don’t get that anywhere."

    Marcia Lindsay , Diploma of Hospitality

    "I am a farmer and I run a family farm with my husband. I was given the opportunity to study any course I wanted that would help our business, and that may help me earn some money off the land, so I chose to learn bookkeeping. The course is so useful and beneficial for our farm. It’s great to learn how to set journals out so our accountant can do the BAS and income tax, without them being all over the place."

    Robyn Hundy , Certificate IV in Bookkeeping

    "My job is probably best described as a medical equipment specialist. I educate and train people in the use of CT scanners onsite. Getting the skills to use in trainings, to substantiate the work I do is very valuable. The course has changed my work and the way I approach training courses. It’s made me more confident and I’ll be better at my job."

    Melinda Wheeler , Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

Where Will This Course Take You?

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Certificate IV in Mental Health(CHC40512) from Open Colleges.

As public awareness of the impact of mental health issues continues to grow, so too do job opportunities within the support sector. By studying this online certificate, you'll gain the skillset to become an asset to any mental health services organisation, and be capable of delivering effective assessment, rehabilitation and support to individuals in need. With the right combination of compassion and training, you could find yourself working in roles in both community and private settings.

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Let's Talk Price

Open Colleges offers two flexible payment models to help make studying more affordable:

Payment Option 1: Pay in 56 weekly instalments

  • $74.82 per week
  • $100 deposit

Payment Option 2: Pay in full when you enrol and save up to 20% on your course fees

  • $3,432 upfront payment

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