CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health


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30 weeks (including holidays)

Practical Training

Blended and Online


CHC43315 Certificate IV Mental Health – 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 life.

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.



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.
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, aged care and disability sectors across Victoria, offering students a wealth of workplace experience and 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 Mode
  • Blended with online learning and face to face for practical tasks in a simulated environment. Practical tasks are conducted in our Melbourne based city campus.
  • Traineeship programs are conducted online and at work sites for practical tasks.
  • There is also self-study and completion of a 80 hour work placement at an approved workplace
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

Program Units

The certificate IV in Mental Health requires the completion of 15 units (including 11 core and 4 electives).  Yorke Institute has preselected the following electives that students will complete:   To achieve this qualification you MUST complete 80 hours of work placement as detailed in the assessment requirements of the unit of competency and the link to release of the qualification and packaging rules
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
Reflect on and improve own professional practice
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


How many placement hours do I have to complete?

You have to complete mandatory 80 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 CHC53415 Diploma of Leisure and Health?

Career after completing this course can be very rewarding as you could work in several roles such as Activities Officer; Community Leisure Officer; Disability Officer-Day Support; Diversional Therapy Assistant; Leisure Officer and Recreational Officer.
There are many job opportunities after finishing this course as you can work as Activities Officer, Community Leisure Officer, Disability Officer-Day Support, Diversional Therapy Assistant, Leisure and Recreational Officer .
You can work in Nursing homes, Home Care, and as a carer under the NDIS program for individual clients with approved NDIS providers. Nursing homes require 24/7 support; therefore, your opportunity to find work on weekends/weekdays and pick up shifts to improve your earning capacity is better.

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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