CHC43315

Certificate IV Mental Health

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 others practitioners and professionals.

Course Content

  • Apply understanding of mental health issues and recovery processes
  • Conduct assessment and planning as part of the recovery process
  • Work collaboratively to support recovery process
  • Work effectively in mental health settings
  • Establish and maintain communication and relationships to support the recovery process

Recommended for:

Persons without formal mental health qualifications working in support, case work or mentoring roles in residential, home based outreach or centre based rehabilitation environments. This qualification also has applications in corporate human resource and front line occupational health and safety environments.

AMA Training Services is a Study Loans accredited training provider, which gives eligible students the ability to spread the cost of their studies over a period of up to four years. (see more about Study Loans in the Course Fee section below).

15 units are required to achieve this qualification as per the following:

  • 11 Core units
  • 4 Elective units

To achieve this qualification, the student must also complete at least 80 hours of work placement. 

CORE UNITS

CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people

The unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work respectfully with people from diverse social and cultural groups and situations, including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

The unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety issues in the workplace, model cultural safety in own work practice, and develop strategies to enhance cultural safety.

CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify and work within the legal and ethical frameworks that apply to an individual job role.

CHCMHS002 – Establish self-directed recovery relationships

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to promote the principles of recovery oriented practice, and to establish and confirm self-directed recovery relationships with people with mental illness.

CHCMHS003 – Provide recovery oriented mental health services

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work collaboratively in providing services to implement a range of strategies as part of recovery oriented service provision for people with mental illness.

CHCMHS004 – Work collaboratively with the care network and other services

This unit describes the skills knowledge required to work collaboratively with the care network and other potential services for a person with mental illness.

CHCMHS005 – Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drug issues

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assess capacity to support people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues and to work collaboratively to provide support and facilitate links to other services.

CHCMHS007 – Work effectively in trauma informed care

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to practice and contribute to the continuous improvement of trauma informed care within a service.

CHCMHS008 – Promote and facilitate self advocacy

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to encourage, support and promote self-advocacy. The promotion and facilitation of self-advocacy contributes to a person’s self-determination, empowerment and right to make informed choices in regard to all aspects of their life.

CHCMHS011 – Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work collaboratively with individuals to assess, promote and review all aspects of wellbeing.

HLTWHS001 – Participate in workplace health and safety

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required for workers to participate in safe work practices to ensure their own health and safety, and that of others.

 AT-RISK ELECTIVE

CHCCCS019 – Recognise and respond to crisis situations

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to recognise situations where people may be in imminent crisis, and then to work collaboratively to minimise any safety concerns and make plans to access required support services.

ELECTIVES

HLTAAP001 – Recognise healthy body systems

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work with basic information about the human body and to recognise and promote ways to maintain healthy functioning of the body.

CHCCCS020 – Respond effectively to behaviours of concern

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to respond effectively to behaviours of concern of people. Skills are associated with handling difficult incidents rather than managing ongoing behaviour difficulties.

HLTAID003 – Provide first aid

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to a casualty. The unit applies to all workers who may be required to provide a first aid response in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings.

This qualification is typically completed within a 12 month period, though it can take longer if completed as part of an on-the-job traineeship program.

Self-Paced Learning

This is an alternative option for those that are unable to attend classroom based training. Each participant will be provided with a series of books, each containing a cluster of units. The books are easy to follow with some graphics included to help during the Training Program. On completion of the books, assessments are then conducted. First Aid must be completed in the classroom. AMA trainers / assessors are contactable at any time by telephone or email.

 

Course Fee (non-traineeship): $2,450.00* (price may reduce in case of credit transfer/national recognition of units)

Course Fee (traineeship): $2,128.75** (concession rates may apply)

 

*Payment for this qualification is spread over four equal instalments of $612.50, collected in three month intervals as outlined below.  

  1. The first instalment is due upon receipt of enrolment, and once paid will give students access to their first set of units.
  2. After three months, or if a student requests access to new units earlier, students will be invoiced for the second instalment and upon payment will gain access to their next set of units.
  3. This process will continue until all four instalments are paid and the qualification is completed.

 

**Traineeship eligibility requirements apply. To find out more, visit our Traineeships page

 

 
 
AMA Training Services is a Study Loans accredited training provider. This course can be completed under a Study Loans arrangement by eligible students, allowing you to complete the course and pay for it over an extended period of time. To find out more, visit the Study Loans website.

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