Certificate IV in Mental Health

Program Description

This qualification reflects the role of workers who provide self-directed recovery oriented support for people affected by mental illness and psychiatric disability. Work involves implementing community-based programs and activities focusing on mental health, mental illness, and psychiatric disability. Work is undertaken in a range of community contexts such as community-based non-government organisations; home based outreach; centre-based programs; respite care; residential services, rehabilitation programs; clinical settings; or supporting people in employment. Work is carried out autonomously under the broad guidance of other practitioners and professionals.

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 80 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency.

Courses

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Subject Code Subject Name
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCLEG001 Work with diverse people
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
CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues
CHCCCS017 Provide loss and grief support
CHCCCS018 Provide suicide bereavement support
CHCCCS019 Recognise and respond to crisis situations

 

Possible Job Outcomes

Mental Health Officer
Mental Health Support Worker
Mental Health Outreach Worker
Community Services Worker
Community Rehabilitation and Support Worker
Community Support Worker
Mental Health Intake Officer
Mental Health Rehabilitation Support Worker