Make a difference in your community and enjoy a rewarding career.
The past decade has seen a vast increase in the number of people needed for employment in the community and mental health services. One in three Australians will experience mental health challenges at some point in their lives, and this qualification will equip you with the knowledge and understanding to help those affected by mental health issues. This Certificate IV equips you with specialised skills that will enable you to provide professional support and guidance to diverse groups and individuals.
Giving back to your community can be very rewarding.
This course reflects the role of workers who provide self-directed recovery orientated support for people affected by mental illness and psychiatric disability. The course will involve implementing community-based programs and activities focusing on mental health, mental illness and psychiatric disability.
Who's It For?
- The target participants for this course delivery are those wishing to work within the mental health sector, including drug and alcohol issues
- These could include ex-clients who are accessing training for personal reasons, family or friends of ex-clients, or those interested in seeking knowledge in the mental health rehabilitation industry
- This qualification reflects the role of workers who provide self-directed recovery oriented support for people affected by mental illness and psychiatric disability
Potential career outcomes could include:
- Community Rehabilitation and Support Worker
- Community Support Worker
- Mental Health Intake Officer
- Mental Health Outreach Worker
- Mental Health Rehabilitation Support Worker
What You'll Learn
- You will learn the principles of recovery-oriented practice, communication techniques to build and maintain relationships, and you will learn how to support people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drug issues
- There will be advice on skills and techniques which you can implement to promote recovery and well-being
- BlendedBlended delivery - both online course content and partial face to face requirements
- OnlineOnline delivery - online course content with the exception of assessments and work placement
- VirtualVirtual Delivery - Live and interactive classroom-style learning conducted completely online
- In-classIn class delivery - predominately face to face course content conducted at a specific location
Duration Study Load
- 12 months: 4 x 10 week terms
- This is a blended course. Your learning resources are available online, and you will have weekly virtual face to face training workshops each term and one-on-one mentoring with your trainer (virtual, phone
- You will have the support of a trainer/assessor throughout your studies
- This is combined with online self-paced learning (we recommend 15 hours per week)
- Be at least 18 years of age
- Has completed their education to a level which is equivalent to an Australian Senior High School Year 12 or has completed an AQF Certificate IV level qualification
- Have suitable language, literacy and numeracy skills to read and comprehend learning materials and perform tasks related to recording workplace documents including reading and writing detailed reports, case notes, reports and other documents, interpreting workplace policy and procedure and reporting hazards. Learners are required to pass an online LLN assessment test at or above level 3 in reading, writing and numeracy
- Be capable of completing 120 hours of work placement in a suitable health facility
- Have sound computer skills to navigate simple software to complete the online component of this course and must be able to use intermediate level Word features in order to produce and present word-processed documents/ reports
- Have access to a laptop and internet to complete this online course
- Hold the required criminal and working with children checks (if applicable) or be able to apply for a police check is required prior to the commencement of work placement if required
- These entry requirements will be confirmed through information collected on the enrolment form and during the enrolment interview
- Hader Institute of Education provides comprehensive student support throughout your course. You will have access to a trainer with extensive experience and expertise in the course content and industry sector. In addition, you will have access to administrative support, and our career guidance service
- The true experience with Hader Institute of Education is the ability for students to participate in work placement at one of our many fully functional clinics
Who is responsible for your training?
- Hader Institute of Education is responsible under the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011 for the quality of the training and assessment being delivered in this course and for the issuance of all AQF certificates
- These competencies have been drawn from the nationally endorsed industry training package the Community Services Training Package (CHC)
- On successfully completing the training and assessment, the CHC43215 Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs qualification will be issued. A transcript listing all units of competency will also be issued
- The qualification and units of competency are nationally recognised and provide individuals with a valuable qualification that can be applied throughout Australia and the wider children’s services community
- Hader Institute of Education will issue a qualification within 30 days of the final assessment being completed
The formal packaging requirements for this qualification include a minimum of 80 hours of work placement to achieve the course outcomes for the performance evidence of the following units of competency:
- CHCMHS002 Establish self-directed recovery relationships
- CHCMHS003 Provide recovery-oriented mental health services
- CHCMHS004 Work collaboratively with the care network and other services
The amount of time in work placement for this strategy is higher than the specified requirement of the training package and is set at 120 hours. This is due to the fact that Hader Institute wants to ensure that learners develop work skills and can apply the skills and knowledge learnt throughout this course.
If a learner is currently in the industry some sign off will be accepted from their current workplace. For learners who do not currently have a suitable workplace, Hader Institute will assist the learner to find a suitable facility. The learner will utilise a work placement logbook to record their hours of work placement. The learner is required to sign a confidentiality agreement with the facility.
Recognition Of Prior Learning
- Applicants can apply for recognition of their existing skills and knowledge that are relevant to the units of competency within the program
The assessment is conducted using a combination of realistic workplace tasks, projects, knowledge tests, responses to case studies and feedback from supervisors. The following provides a brief explanation of the assessment methods that are to be applied:
- Written tasks
- Case Study
- Practical Activities and Demonstrations
- Work Placement
- Portfolio of work that involves work placement tasks to be completed in your work placement facility
- Supervisor Report
About Hader Institute of Education Pty Ltd
We believe in a future where everyone feels included, connected, valued and belongs. We’re in business to empower people to help each other on their paths to discovery and transformation.
Connected online learning in Mental Health, Youth Work, Community Services and Alcohol & Other Drugs.
At Hader Institute of Education, we recognise that education is the pathway to opportunity. We are the leading online education and training provider to individuals wanting to pursue a career in Mental Health, Alcohol and other Drugs and Counselling. This is a responsibility we take seriously.
Mental and substance use disorder doesn’t just affect the individual, but also the wider community. As people who care deeply about our fellow humans, we show up in this education sector wholeheartedly, with a desire to create positive and lasting change.
Ours is a relatively new business. We knew that starting a new organisation at this time - came with a responsibility to look beyond “business-as-usual”. That’s why we are using our business to create the kind of positive change that society truly needs.
This goes directly to who we are at Hader and why we exist - we believe in a future where everyone feels included, connected, valued, and belongs.
This belief inspires our mission…through learning, community, and support, we’re here to empower people to help each other on their paths to discovery and transformation.
By focusing our efforts on supporting good mental health and wellbeing – through our people, learners, our industry, and the wider community – we help each other on our paths to self-discovery; together building a connected and inclusive future where we all belong.
Right now, we live in times of crisis, uncertainty and for many, self-doubt. But these times are also filled with great opportunities; to rise to the challenges we face and to demonstrate what human endeavour can achieve, especially when we work together.
This is the kind of stuff that dreams are made of. When we help people take control of their lives, we open the door to self-belief. The magic happens here. It’s where the impossible becomes possible and where people connect to the power of their dreams.
If ever there was a need for people to dream of a better, more connected, and inclusive future, now is that time. If this connects with you then come and join our community of fellow dreamers.
Together, let’s make a difference, today.
Hader Institute of Education Pty Ltd is a Registered Training Organisation RTO #45162.