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Make a real difference to those with mental health issues

2021 Tuition, materials and student services fees will be advised in October 2020. Please use 2020 fees as an indicative guide only, which are subject to change.

Commence a rewarding career and improve the wellbeing of others with the Certificate IV in Mental Health CHC43315. Throughout the course, you will develop knowledge and skills required to work in the welfare, community services and health industry, working with people experiencing mental health issues.

Learn from experienced teachers, currently work in the industry and gain practical experience in our brand new simulated consulting facilities at our Berwick and Frankston campuses. You will also complete a required total of 80 hours of industry-based work placement throughout your studies.

Full time: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday - 9am - 4pm.

Please note that, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing requirements, to continue your learning journey, this program will be delivered remotely where possible.

Participants will be required to engage with theoretical components of the course online and via video conferencing software rather than attend classes. Refer to our COVID-19 Online Service Standards for details of minimum technical requirements and support available.

Practical skills training and assessment will be carried out in scheduled small classes to meet social distancing requirements. Practical Placement is a required component of this course and will be scheduled as soon as possible with an appropriate placement host. Given the current environment, however, this may take longer than normal and therefore, expected completion dates for the course may need to be extended to take account of deferred placement.

If you have any queries on the practical placement of a course, please contact our student information centre on 1300 244 746 or

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Frankston, Berwick
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Full Time, 12 months.
Start dates
July, January