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Certificate IV in Mental Health

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Embark on a career where you can make a difference and improve the lives of others. Mental health is a growing industry where qualified professionals are more in demand than ever, with job opportunities expected to grow by more than 20% in the next...

Key details

Degree Type
Certificate
Duration
12 months full-time
Course Code
CHC43315
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Feb

About this course

Improve the wellbeing of others

Embark on a career where you can make a difference and improve the lives of others. Mental health is a growing industry where qualified professionals are more in demand than ever, with job opportunities expected to grow by more than 20% in the next five years. With the Certificate IV in Mental Health you can commence a rewarding career where your in-demand skills can change lives.

Gain an understanding of the mind

Taught by our industry-experienced teachers, Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate IV in Mental Health provides specific knowledge and skills related to mental health issues. With a focus on recovery-oriented models and community programs, you'll learn essential skills for the community mental health and psychiatric disability sector. Melbourne Polytechnic students have the opportunity to learn on the job. You'll undertake a minimum of 100 hours work placement in the mental health services industry, under the guidance and supervision of professional healthcare practitioners and graduate job-ready.

Graduate ready to make a difference

A qualification in mental health may see you employed in a range of contexts including community based non-government organisations, home/centre-based programs, respite and residential services, clinical and rehabilitations settings/programs or employment support. As a graduate of the Certificate IV in Mental Health, you will be qualified to work as a community mental health practitioner, disability support worker, mental health support worker, youth mental health worker or outreach program worker.

Entry requirements

  • you will need to have the literacy skills appropriate for the demands of this training and for the workplace
  • All applicants to attend an information session prior to enrolling
  • applicants should have a clear current police check and a current working with children's check

Study locations

Preston

Career pathways

A qualification in mental health may see you employed in a range of contexts across the mental health field.

  • Disability Support Worker
  • Mental Health Support Worker
  • Community Support Worker
  • Mental Health Rehabilitation Support Worker
  • Mental Health Practitioner
  • Youth Mental Health Worker
  • Outreach Worker

Credit for prior study or work

You can seek Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where your work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL is individually assessed based on evidence submitted by the student to the teaching department. Applications for RPL will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic trainers, academics and where appropriate, industry experts.