- Government funding is available for eligible candidates in Victoria only.
This qualification reflects the role of workers who provide self-directed recovery-oriented support for people affected by mental illness and psychiatric disability. Work involves implementing community-based programs and activities focusing on mental health, mental illness and psychiatric disability.
Work is undertaken in a range of community contexts such as community-based non-government organisations, home-based outreach, centre-based programs, respite care, residential services, rehabilitation programs, clinical settings or supporting people in employment. Work is carried out autonomously under the broad guidance of other practitioners and professionals.
To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 80 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency.
Potential career outcomes could include:
- Welfare Support Worker
- Community Mental Health Practitioner
- Mental Health Support Worker
- Community Support Worker
- Mental health Recovery Worker
- BlendedBlended delivery - both online course content and partial face to face requirements
- In-classIn class delivery - predominately face to face course content conducted at a specific location
- OnlineOnline delivery - online course content with the exception of assessments and work placement
- VirtualVirtual Delivery - Live and interactive classroom-style learning conducted completely online
Duration Study Load
- 37 weeks
- The classes will be delivered at 131 Johnston Street, Fitzroy.
- There are no formal prerequisites required to enter the CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health Mental.
- Prior to enrolling in this course, students must complete Victorian International Academy’s Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment and pre-training review interview so we can assess the suitability of this course to meet your needs.
- For a successful enrolment students must be 18 years old.
- As a registered NDIS provider (through VIA Care) additional work placement and career opportunities are available within the community services sector.
Enrolment and selection process
- Prior to enrolling a potential learner, a VIA enrolment officer will conduct a Pre-Training Review interview, which aims to identify the learner’s training needs and the suitability of this course to meet their needs, through questions on previous education or training, the relevance of the course to the learner’s desired job outcome, relevant experience.
- The interview also aims to identify any support the learner may need to successfully undertake the course and possible RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) or Credit Transfer opportunities which may reduce the amount of training required.
- Through the PreTraining Review interview, the learner will demonstrate that they have the necessary skills and personal attributes to successfully undertake the course and that the course selected is the most suitable to meet their needs.
- Selection for enrolment in our courses will be approved for applicants who meet the qualification entry requirements. In line with government policy, students with intellectual and physical disabilities, who meet the entry requirements are encouraged to participate in training.
15 units must be completed — 11 core units and 4 elective units.
About Victorian International Academy
Victorian International Academy is a leading training provider delivering nationally recognised courses since 2010. The company boasts the most modern training facilities to ensure the best possible outcomes for domestic students.
Our registered trainers are industry experts in the areas of hairdressing, barbering and community services, providing classroom and apprenticeship training in convenient locations around Victoria. Victorian Government funding is available for those students who satisfy the eligibility criteria through the Skills First program.
Victorian International Academy is able to leverage their relationship, knowledge and experience through their sister companies Victorian Home and Community Care, and VIA Care (a registered NDIS Service Provider) within the community services sector to provide meaningful career outcomes.
Victorian International Academy is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO #22511)