Certificate IV in Mental Health

Course Code
Course Type
Accredited Course
Course Level
Skills Building
Course Location
Course Duration
Full Time: 10 months
Course Cost
For an individual quotation of fees payable, please visit your nearest campus of GippsTAFE. Click Here for further information regarding Fees and Charges.
Study Modes
Online; Flexible
Starting Date
Full Time:
  • February 2014

AOD & MH Department
Phone: (03) 5662 6800
Fax: 1300 094 661
Email: AODMH@gippstafe.edu.au
Post: PO Box 3279, GMC 3841

Course Overview

This course applies to workers providing services to clients in relation to the mental health and/or alcohol and other drugs issues.

This course can be done stand alone or as an addition to the Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD), and can provide participants with a dual AOD and MH qualification with additional units completed.

If you cannot enrol in the whole course, you may enrol in individual units.

Click here to enrol in this course online.

Qualifications And Recognition

Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate IV in Mental Health.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Many GippsTAFE courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.

Employment Prospects

  • Community Rehabilitation and Support Worker
  • Community Support Worker
  • Mental Health Outreach Worker
  • Mental Health Rehabilitation Support Worker
  • Mental Health Support Worker

Online Requirements

Participants must have daily access to a computer with a broadband internet connection to participate in this online course.  A broadband connection is required due to the large data transmissions needed to participate in the Elluminate (virtual classroom) and other course activities. You must also be comfortable using the internet and other applications such as Microsoft Word, Adobe and Email.  Participants will need a headset (with microphone) to attend online classes.

Entry Requirements

To gain entry into this course, applicants are required to:

  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Have well developed literacy skills
  • Have well developed ICT Skills
  • Have ready access to broadband internet connection

How To Apply

Direct to Institute


Each unit is assessed individually - Assessment methods typically include case studies, Q&A, group discussions, online conferencing (virtual classroom), assignments, problem solving, projects, research activities and presentations.

Opportunities For Further Study

Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs
Diploma of Community Services (Alcohol, Other Drugs and Mental Health)

Can prospective students enrol in individual units?


Course Structure

Unit Code
Unit Name
Compulsory Units (10)
Work effectively in the alcohol and other drugs sector
CHCCS400C Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework
CHCMH401A Work effectively in mental health settings
CHCMH402B Apply understanding of mental health issues and recovery processes
CHCMH403A Establish and maintain communication and relationships to support the recovery process
CHCMH404B Conduct assessment and planning as part of the recovery process
CHCMH405A Work collaboratively to support recovery process
HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers
HLTHIR404D Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people
Contribute to WHS processes
Elective Units (5)
CHCA0D408B  Assess needs of clients with AOD issues 
CHCA0D409E  Provide AOD withdrawal services 
CHCAOD411A  Provide interventions for people with AOD issues 
Provide relapse prevention strategies
Recognise and respond to individuals at risk
Provide behaviour support in the context of individual plan