CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health



Enquire to find out if you are eligible for government funding

30 weeks (including holidays)

Practical Training
Melbourne, Dandenong, Hoppers Crossing

COVID-19: However Yorke may run F2F classes to up-skill students upon request under the directives of DET while observing strict social distancing measures for the health and safety of staff and students. We will also be supporting students affected by coronavirus with online learning.

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CHC43315– Your Gateway to a Career in Mental Health Care  

With diagnosed mental health issues are on the rise in Australia, there is now more demand than ever for mental health workers in the community services industry.
Working in the mental health sector can be a fulfilling and rewarding profession, where no two days are the same. Draw upon your own life experience to holistically help others be the best they can be and give them the tools they need to make progress in their lives.

Make a Difference as a mental health worker 

If you’re looking to make a difference in your community and establish a rewarding career, this mental health qualification will give you the skills you need to succeed and be job-ready upon completion.
This pathway career provides longevity, variation and satisfaction while making a valuable contribution to people’s
Job outcomes can include:
  • Community Rehabilitation and Support worker
  • Mental health Worker
  • Assistant Community Services Worker
  • Mental health Outreach Worker
Yorke Institute’s CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health is designed for those passionate about the wellbeing of others and supporting their community in a range of settings. Students will learn how to provide tailored care services as well as develop, facilitate and implement care plans for individuals.


Eligibility for Government Funding

Yorke is an approved provider under the Skills First Program 2022 and VET Student Loan. This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply. To find out if you are eligible for government funding for the Cert IV Mental Health, enquire now to talk to one of our expert career advisors.

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No Two Days are The Same

Every day is different in mental health care. 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:
  • Community based non-government organisations
  • Home based settings
  • Centre-based programs
  • Respite care
  • Residential services
  • Rehabilitation programs
  • Clinical settings
  • Workplaces
  • Work is carried out autonomously under the broad guidance of other practitioners and professionals.(TGA)

    Real-World Connections

    Yorke Institute prides itself on its ongoing commitment to the VET training and delivery space. Over the years, we’ve forged strong industry links in the health sectors across Victoria, offering students a wealth of workplace experience and excellent job prospects upon graduation.


    Industry-Leading Education

    Here at Yorke Institute, our future healthcare professionals are trained by experts in the field throughout the entirety of the course. Our educators deliver structured classes through both theory-based learning and practical training in simulated classrooms to prepare students for their work placements.
    Our trainers work with students to accommodate a range of learning styles and offer ongoing support to help all students achieve their career aspirations and become confident, compassionate and skilled members of the workforce.
    The Cert IV in Mental Health equips students with the necessary specialist skills to work with clients with a mental health illness. Including a work placement, this comprehensive certificate will prepare you for employment in the sector, whether as a stand-alone qualification or as a supplement to a degree.
    You will learn how to give self-directed recovery support to people who are affected by mental illness and psychiatric disability.
    Upon completion, graduates can expect to:
    • Provide personal care, support and encouragement for participating in activities
    • Assist with day-to-day activities
    • Create, implement and monitor individualised care plans
    • Work autonomously without direct supervision
    • Demonstrate a person-centred approach and positive attitude
    • Supporting overall individual health and well-being in a range of settings
    Yorke Institute prides itself on being a fair and inclusive learning environment for all; people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

    Course Details:

    Course Overview
    National Code and Title
    CHC43315 certificate iv in Mental Health
    Delivery Sites
    Domestic Students
    • Domestic Students
    • City Campus: Level 3 335 Flinders Lane Melbourne 3000
    • Dandenong Campus Address: 124 – 126 Princes Highway Dandenong 3175
    • Hoppers Crossing Address: 80 Lonsdale Circuit, Hoppers Crossing 3029
    • International students
    • City Campus: Level 3 335 Flinders Lane Melbourne 3000
    Duration of program
    32 weeks ( including holidays).
    Learning and assessment
    30 weeks is broken into time for training, learning and assessment activities. This includes:
    • Online sessions scheduled once a week
    • Homework/self-directed learning
    • Work Placement totalling 120 hours
    • 836 hours of training, learning and assessment activities
    Entry Requirement
    Yorke requires the following evidence for admission into this program
    • 18 years old and above
    • Completion of Year 10 education or an appropriate Certificate II or III level qualification which demonstrates the student’s readiness for entry to AQF Level 3 or Pre-Training review with a Proficiency level of Language Literacy and Numeracy which is assessed by Yorke.*Definitions and Meanings refer to LLN
    Delivery Mode
    This course will be delivered online, as well as in the workplace. Completion of a work placement of 120 hours is required.
    Program Units
    The cert iv in Mental Health is delivered face-to-face in a classroom-based setting, as well as in the workplace. Completion of a work placement of 120 hours is required.
    Unit Description
    Work with diverse people
    Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
    Work legally and ethically
    Establish self-directed recovery relationships
    Provide recovery oriented mental health services
    Work collaboratively with the care network and other services
    Provide services to people with coexisting mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues
    Work effectively in trauma informed care
    Promote and facilitate self advocacy
    Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing
    Participate in workplace health and safety
    Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide
    Apply human rights-based approach to the identification prevention and reporting of disability abuse
    Identify and provide initial response to family violence risk
    Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
    Program Units 22 units (17 core units and 5 elective units)
    The latest release of the qualification and packaging rules can be found at the following link:
    How many placement hours do I have to complete?
    You have to complete mandatory 120 hours of work placement
    What are the requirements for placement?
    Prior to commencing your placement, you must provide Yorke with your police clearance, Work With Children certificate (if dealing with children) and volunteer screening checks if working with NDIS providers. You may be required to undertake the COVID19 test before placement and have met competencies that cover WHS, communication and working in a diverse environment.
    How much support will I get from trainers to complete the course?
    Trainers will provide support from the beginning to the end of the course, encouraging you to submit your assessments within a reasonable time of 1-2 weeks. Each task will be marked as Satisfactory or Not Satisfactory and you’ll be given up to three attempts per assessment task.
    Where a task is marked as Not Satisfactory, you will be provided with detailed written or verbal feedback and be given the opportunity to resubmit/re-attempt the task. Where you have exhausted your attempts at re-assessment, you will be required to re-enrol in the unit or module, participate in further training and undertake the whole assessment again. Our dedicated student support team will also contact you regularly to follow up with your progress and attendance.
    If I exit the course without finishing it what will I receive?
    If you decide to withdraw from your course without finishing the entire course you may still be entitled to receive a Statement of Attainment for units you are competent in. However, many units within a healthcare course require you to complete the placement hours to meet competency. Refer to for unit-level requirements for this course.
    Can I engage in fully online studies?
    This course is designed based on a blended model covering both online and face to face studies. The face to face training will be in a simulated healthcare classroom environment and you will be expected to work in groups to gain the best experience of working as a team as you would within the healthcare industry.
    What are my career opportunities after finishing the CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health?
    Job outcomes can include:
    •  Community Rehabilitation and Support worker
    •  Mental health Worker
    • Assistant Community Services Worker
    • Mental health Outreach Worker
    What are the prerequisites for this course?
    There are no prerequisites.
    Are there any specific industry /enterprise or licensing requirements for this qualification?
    There are none at this stage.

    Certificate IV in Mental Health, Melbourne

    Are you ready to kickstart your career in Mental Health? Simply contact Yorke Institute today to discuss eligibility and see where our Certificate IV in Mental Health can take you.


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    Course Content

    Time: 10 weeks

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