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

Please note: There are no places left for this course in 2020.

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. 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 this course, please contact our student information centre on 1300 275 265 or

Please note: Applications received after 20 September, 2020 will be considered for Study Period 1 which commences on 25 January, 2021.

Enrolments for study period 1 commences on 16 November, 2020.

Course code
On campus
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Applications Open
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
25 Jan (FULL), 19 April (FULL), 12 Jul and 4 Oct