CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health – Fast Track

“I had a great training experience – the trainers were excellent.” – course participant

The Fast Track option allows workers with at least two years’ professional experience to complete the CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health qualification in just six face-to-face training days. It draws on, on-the-job experience to consolidate and build workers skills. Because of the small time commitment, it is a great opportunity for existing workers looking to get qualified and continue to improve their practice.

The CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health has been endorsed as a voluntary entry-level qualification by the community mental health sector. It provides an opportunity for participants to build upon their on-the-job experience and receive a nationally recognised qualification in mental health.

Underpinned by the philosophy of recovery oriented practice, this course aims to build understanding and practical skills in working with people with mental health problems.

Who should enrol?
  • Support Workers
  • Team Leaders
  • Coordinators
  • Managers
  • Frontline Managers
  • Other staff who provide services to people with mental health conditions as part of their day to day work

Entry Requirements

  • Have spent the last two years working in an identified support worker role providing direct ongoing support to consumers as part of their day to day work.
  • An online Language Literacy and Numeracy skills assessment is required before enrolment can be confirmed in this course.
  • A workplace supervisor or manager is required to provide evidence of the participants competency in the units/qualification. For further information download the Supervisors Handbook.
  • Must be over 18 years of age
  • Students will be required to have regular access to a computer and internet access to complete this course.

See Learner Handbook for further details

Course delivery

Course delivery

This qualification requires attendance at 6 full-day face-to-face workshops. In order to help you balance work and study, training sessions are delivered in two-day blocks.

Supported self-paced learning
Students will be required to self-pace their course work between the face to face sessions.

Online Component
This qualification has a WHS unit delivered online.

Units of Competency

This qualification consists of 15 units of competency. Please find below the 11 core units as well as the 4 elective units we will be offering in this course:
Core units
CHCMHS002 Establish self-directed recovery relationships
CHCMHS003 Provide recovery oriented mental health services
CHCMHS004 Work collaboratively with the care network and other services
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
CHCMHS005 Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCMHS007 Work effectively in trauma informed care
CHCMHS008 Promote and facilitate self-advocacy
CHCMHS011 Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
Elective units
CHCCCS003 Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide
CHCCCS023 Support independence and wellbeing
HLTWHS006 Manage personal stressors in the work environment
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice

Qualification fees

You may be eligible for a fee reduction or exemption dependent on your current circumstances and/or previous experience

Find out more about funding