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Certificate IV in Mental Health (CHC43315)

A comprehensive week by week program including extensive knowledge and theory work, workshop sessions and practical client experience.

Delivered over 42 weeks, this course offers a blended mode of practical training working with clients, combined with digital knowledge, theory and assessments. A vocational placement component (80 hours) is also included.

The Certificate IV in Mental Health provides students with a comprehensive week by week program that includes workshop sessions and ongoing practical client experience within a real-life complex needs clinic environment.

Who can apply?

People who are interested in a career in:

  • support work
  • case management
  • human services
  • professions where working with people with mental health issues is required

How much contact time does the course entail?

  • The course is delivered over 42 weeks, including 10 weeks non-contact time during SA school holiday term breaks.
  • It includes contact days at the Bower Place Complex Needs Clinic throughout the duration of the course.
  • We offer flexible options including rural, remote and other locations.
  • The course duration includes 80 hours of vocational placement.

Candidates seeking entry to this course must complete the checklist below and provide evidence of ONE of the following:

  • Successful completion of SACE
  • Completed a Certificate III as defined by the Australian Qualification Framework or above
  • Currently working or volunteering in the human services field where your industry relevant workplace is willing to support your application to study
  • If employed in a relevant position in the field of human services, weekly sessions may be attended online or by completing 3 x week long block placement in the Bower(place) Complex Needs Clinic over the year or a combination of both to be negotiated at enrolment.

When does the course begin?

The course has two intakes per year, in Semester 1 and 2 (January and July) or unless otherwise negotiated by organisations or agencies for groups of employee professional development training.

Applications will be accepted at any time.

Study Pathway

Successful completion of the Certificate IV in Mental Health at Bower Place gives students automatic entry into the Diploma of Counselling at Bower Place and 8-unit credits.

Only 9 extra units and hours vocational placement are required to obtain the full Diploma of Counselling qualification.

What is the cost of the course?

  • Total course fee for students eligible for subsidy is $2,495*.
  • A payment by instalment plan is available for student fees. Applicable fee subsidy is paid direct to the RTO.
  • Students not eligible for fee subsidy are encouraged to speak with Bower Place for a fee for service course cost

*Please note that it is a requirement that we receive a $250.00 non-refundable deposit before the commencement of the course.


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Trading as Enable College, RTO 4849

For enquiries, please call (08) 8221 6066 or contact us

We will arrange an interview to discuss the value of this course for you and for us to assess your suitability before lodging your application

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