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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.

Free TAFE for Priority Courses

Because Chisholm Online does not incur material and student fees, if you are eligible to study this course with Chisholm Online under the Free TAFE for Priority Courses initiative, you will be required to pay $0.

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Full Time - 1 year (2 modules per study period). Part Time - 21 months (1 module per study period).
Start dates
29 Jan, 22 Apr, 15 Jul and 7 Oct