CHC40512 Certificate IV in Mental HealthGet a Free Course Guide
- Awarded byOpen Colleges (RTO 90796)
- QualificationCertificate IV
- Study ModeOnline
- Course CostUpfront Payment: $3,432 OR Payment Plan: 56 Weekly Instalments of $74.82 (plus $100 deposit)
- DurationMax 18 months
- Payment OptionPayment planUpfront payment
- DurationMax 18 months
- Start DateAnytime – start today!
- Career OutcomesRehabilitation Counsellor | Disability Support Worker | Community Support Worker | View all
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.
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.
What You'll Learn
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
Why Study With Open Colleges
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. All courses are delivered by correspondence, 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.
Where Will It Lead Me?
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.
- Rehabilitation Counsellor
- Disability Support Worker
- Community Support Worker
- Disability Services Instructor
- Mental Health Officer
- Mental Health Outreach Worker
- Mental Health Nurse
How Much Will It Cost?
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
What You'll Need To Get In
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.