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(HOBART CBD) Certificate IV in Mental Health

Community Services - CHC43315


This course provides training for those who want to specialise in providing recovery orientated mental health services to people experiencing mental illness and psychiatric disability.

You will learn how to implement community based programs and activities with a focus on mental health. This course will help you gain understanding and build practical skills to work in the mental health sector.

Work Placement

As part of the mental health qualification you will need to complete a work placement with 80 hours of work and experience. This will include:

- supporting people during challenges, distress or crisis

- developing, implementing and reviewing a plan for recovery using recovery orientated approaches

- developing and maintaining effective working relationships with care support network

- implementing strategies to de-escalate incidents of risk

- and much more!


There are no formal entry requirements for persons seeking enrolment into this qualification. A Working with Children Check and Police Check may be required for work in the community service industry as you will be working with vulnerable people.

Pre-enrolment Requirement

A pretraining and Language, Literacy, and Numeracy (LLN) test is required prior to enrolment in this course.

Job Outcomes

On completion of this course you will be able to apply for professional roles as a:

- community rehabilitation worker

- support worker

- family carer peer worker

- mental health clinician

- lived and living experience worker

- mental health outreach officer

- consumer peer worker

- community services worker


CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people

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

CHCCCS003 - Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide

CHCADV001 - Facilitate the interests and rights of clients

CHCCCS020 - Respond effectively to behaviours of concern

HLTAID011 - Provide First Aid

CHCDIV002 - Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

HLTWHS001 - Participate in workplace health and safety


Upcoming Courses

Date Time Location Cost Enrolment Form
This Course is Self-Paced - Start Anytime! Hobart, TAS $1500 ENROL NOW

Course Details

Course Code:



Blended - Online and 80 Hour Work Placement


2 - 12 Months (Self Paced)


Level 3, 45 Murray St Hobart, TAS

Recognition of Prior Learning:

Available - call us to discuss your options!

Course Fee:


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