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Certificate IV in Mental Health

  • Certificate

Learn how to provide support for people affected by mental illness and psychiatric disability with the Certificate IV in Mental Health.

Key details

Degree Type
9 months part-time
Course Code
Study Mode
In person
Domestic Fees
$5,086 total

About this course

Learn how to provide support for people affected by mental illness and psychiatric disability with the Certificate IV in Mental Health.

Providing with the knowledge you need to enter an ever-growing industry, this course will teach you the skills to provide self-directed, recovery-oriented support, implement community-based programs, and organise and run activities.

You'll also gain important transferable skills in case management and program coordination, which will make you a valuable employee in a range of community services organisations.

This course is available as part of the Free TAFE scheme as well as the JobTrainer initiative, for eligible students.

Entry requirements

Training package entry requirements

There are no training package entry requirements for this qualification.

GOTAFE preferred entry requirements

Before being accepted into the course applicants must:

  • Undertake a Pre-training Review to document previous work experience and qualifications and assess suitability for the course.
  • Complete a Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) test to ensure the required language, literacy and numeracy levels are met for the course. Students are required to meet exit level 3 in reading and writing, and exit level 2 in numeracy.
  • Attend an interview.
  • Hold a current and successful Working with Children Check.
  • Hold a current and successful Police Check.

Study locations

Seymour - Wallis Street

Benalla - Samaria Road

Career pathways

This course prepares you to work in the Community Services or Mental Health industry as a:

  • Community Worker
  • Social Welfare Worker
  • Drug and Alcohol Worker
  • Mental Health Worker
  • Welfare Worker

Credit for prior study or work

Skills Recognition is an assessment only process that may result in credits towards a part or full qualification. There is no formal training involved, although you may choose to complete further training as a result of the assessment process.

You can apply for Skills Recognition before you enrol in the qualification you are seeking. You can apply for Skills Recognition through one or both of the following processes:

  • Credit Transfer for formal training that might be equivalent to a new qualification or partial qualification
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for people who have relevant and current skills and knowledge that they have gained through non-formal or informal learning i.e. work or life experience.

How to apply

Please note: Eligible individuals who wish to access a government subsidised place, must participate in a Pre-training Review. This will consider your:

  • Aspirations/career goals
  • Educational attainment and capability
  • Literacy and numeracy skills
  • Suitability for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer

Enrolment in general public entry courses will require a selection interview. Please call 1300 468 233 to enquire further.