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Certificate IV in Mental Health



This course has been established to provide community service workers with the necessary skills and knowledge to deliver services to people with mental health issues. This course is appropriate for those who work under the broad guidance of others, including community rehabilitation and support workers, community support workers, mental health community workers, mental health outreach workers, mental health rehabilitation support workers, and mental health support workers.

The course includes 11 compulsory units and four elective units. Examples of the units covered in the course include: establish and maintain communication and relationships to suppport the recovery process; conduct assessment and planning as part of the recovery process; and assess and respond to individuals at risk of suicide. Participants enrolled in the course can complete the Certificate IV in Mental Health in one of three ways: face-to-face training (total 14 days); Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL); and blended pathway (a combination of face-to-face training and RPL).

To be eligible to enrol in the course, participants must be employed in a client focused role and work with people with mental illnesses. Participants must also be able to read and write English to a reasonable standard.


Mental Health Coordinating Council
Learning, Development, and Training
Ground Floor Broughton Hall (Bldg 125)
Corner Church Street and Glover Streets
Lilyfield NSW 2040
PO Box 668
Rozelle NSW 2039
Ph: (02) 9555 8388 ext 106
Fax: (02) 9810 8145


Last updated: 24 February 2014
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