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Embark on a rewarding career supporting people with mental illness on their path to recovery

A Certificate IV in Mental Health will give you the skills you need to provide self-directed support for people affected by mental illness and psychiatric disability.

With the guidance of experienced teachers, you’ll learn to implement programs and activities in a variety of settings including client’s homes, residential services, clinics and rehabilitation services. You’ll also learn to work collaboratively with other practitioners and professionals in the care network and to support people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues.

During the compulsory 80 hours of work placement, you will obtain invaluable first-hand experience, and the chance to build industry contacts.

To complete this qualification you will be required to undertake the following unit of competency HLTAID003 Provide First Aid. This unit is not available online, however Chisholm does offer the unit on campus. Please send a copy of your transcript if you have already successfully completed this unit previously.

Students are required to produce a valid Working with Children Check and a satisfactory police check prior to commencement of the course.

Practical Placement is a required component of this course and will be scheduled as soon as possible with an appropriate placement host.

If you have any queries on the practical placement of this course, please contact our student information centre on 1300 275 265 or

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Course code
Delivery location
Go to On campus page, Chisholm Online
Not available for International students
Full Time - 1 year (2 modules per study period). Part Time - 21 months (1 module per study period).
Start dates
to be confirmed

Nationally Recognised Training logoChisholm is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and provides Nationally Recognised Training (NRT). This means you can be assured that our training will provide you with a qualification that is recognised and respected across Australia.

Chisholm courses are subject to minimum and maximum group numbers. Courses may be cancelled or postponed if minimum numbers are not achieved by the start date of the course. Courses may close prior to the start date if the maximum numbers are reached. In that situation, eligible applicants will be offered a place in the next available intake.