The Bradford Institute of Advanced Education

Certificate IV in Mental Health

A Brief Description

CHC43315 – Certificate IV in Mental Health 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.

Qualification Overview​

The Bradford Institute of Advanced Education is a specialist training provider with a training team of experienced community service professionals. Through this team of industry professionals you have the opportunity to achieve a nationally recognised qualification CHC43315 – Certificate IV in Mental Health. Successful candidates will need to complete 15 units of competency comprising 11 mandatory core and 4 elective units. Elective units have been chosen to meet industry requirements.

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Core Units

CHCDIV001 – Work with diverse people
CHCDIV002 – Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCLEG001 – Work legally and ethically
CHCMHS002 – Establish self-directed recovery relationships
CHCMHS003 – Provide recovery oriented mental health services
CHCMHS004 – Work collaboratively with the care network and other services
CHCMHS005 – Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drug issues
CHCMHS007 – Work effectively in trauma informed care
CHCMHS008 – Promote and facilitate self advocacy
CHCMHS011 – Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing
HLTWHS001 – Participate in workplace health and safety

Elective Units

CHCCCS019 – Recognise and respond to crisis situations
CHCADV001 – Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
CHCAOD001 – Work in alcohol and other drug context
CHCCCS004 – Assess co-existing needs

HOW DOES IT WORK?

You will be asked to complete 15 subjects via online learning. You may also apply for Recognition of Prior Learning if you believe you already have the knowledge and skills relevant to a particular unit or units. An RPL application must be submitted at the time of enrolment and the onus is on the student to provide sufficient, current, valid and authentic evidence against each of the units. Where there are gaps in your evidence, a professional conversation with your assessor may provide additional evidence. Your assessor may also ask you to provide further evidence to substantiate your claim of competency in a particular unit/s.

Where gaps in evidence remain – that is that you cannot be considered competent on the evidence provided, gap training will be made available to you. For gap training, you will be provided with workbooks and given assessments to complete. It is possible that gap training might include practical assessments.

HOW LONG WILL MY COURSE TAKE?

This is a self-paced program so the time to complete depends on the rate of submission. It is anticipated the process will take up to 1 year and is mostly dependent on you completing the assessment so that your assessor can review it. We will move at your pace and support you to set achievable goals

WHO ARE MY TRAINERS?

Our team of industry professionals is led by David Bradford, a former QUT Lecturer, Director of Operational Training in the Department of Communities.

BIAE admin will be responsible for scheduling and negotiating training dates and delivery suitable to your workplace and/or personal situation. The Bradford Institute of Advanced Education will issue your qualification.

Our Student Handbook is publicly available for download in the footer of our website.

You can also have a red through our FAQ page to learn more about some of the trainers

EMPLOYMENT OUTCOMES

EMPLOYMENT OUTCOMES CAN INCLUDE:

  • Community Mental Health Worker
  • Residential Youth Worker
  • Residential Disability Worker
  • Residential Aged Care Worker
  • Community Youth Worker
  • Community Disability Worker
  • Community Aged Care Worker

Note: Some roles may require a Minimum Qualification level. Candidates will receive support from an allocated trainer throughout their training. Candidates will be provided with direct contact details for their trainer.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

There are no mandated entry requirements for the program.

VOCATIONAL PLACEMENT

The qualification involves a mandatory 80 hour Vocational Placement. BIAE may be able to assist you to identify and negotiate an appropriate placement. If you are not currently employed or volunteering in industry, during your course you will be required to complete vocational placement so you can start practicing your skills in the workplace. You’ll be required to work shifts determined by your placement provider, and these can include early mornings or late nights, any day of the week, including public holidays.
Completing placement is compulsory, and you will be expected to manage family and work commitments in order to complete your shifts. You are required to complete a minimum of 80 hours of placement to satisfy this component of your qualification.

PAYMENT PLAN OPTIONS

We understand that times can be tough, so we offer payment plans that can be negotiated with you via Pay Advantage or you can use HUMM EZIPAY. Applicants of a Pay Advantage payment plan will only receive certification when program payment is made in full. 

You can talk to a member of the enrolments team about your particular circumstances at any time. Just call 1300 008 775 or send us an enquiry. We are here to help and can devise an alternative payment plan for you, if required. We will not ask you to pay any more than $1500 in advance of any service provided.

SECURITY CHECKS

As you will be working with client groups who are vulnerable and at risk, you will almost certainly require police checks and working with children checks/disability checks. 

A National Police Check certificate will list any court outcomes that can be disclosed, along with pending charges. This includes any interstate matters. The certificate won’t include any restricted court outcomes, such as certain juvenile convictions. 

If you have a previous conviction, please discuss this with your course consultant to determine if it will impact your ability to secure volunteer work in the community services industry. 

FUNDING

South Australia (SA) Funding:
Eligible applicants may apply to study this qualification under South Australian Skills Funding. To be eligible for the special pricing associated with this funding, students must meet the eligibility criteria.
You can read more about the funding we have available in SA and courses that we are currently funded for on our SA Funding page.
[Participant Eligibility Criteria apply. Supported by Government of South Australia]

New South Wales (NSW) Smart and Skilled Funding:
We are approved to deliver several courses under Smart and Skilled funding in New South Wales. This training is subsidised by the NSW Government. Studying one of the courses in our wide range with the Bradford Institute of Advanced Education under this funding provides you with an opportunity to complete a full qualification for a much more affordable fee.
You can read more about the funding we have available in SA and courses that we are currently funded for on our NSW Funding page.

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