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Certificate IV in Mental Health (CHC43315)

 RTO 4849

This course is offered by Enable College (RTO 4849) in collaboration with its industry partner, Bower Place.


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 Enable College’s Industry Partner, Bower Place Complex Needs Clinic, throughout the duration of the course.
  • Flexible options for 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 four intakes per year in line with South Australian School Terms. Organisations or agencies for groups of employee professional development training can negotiate intake dates.

Applications will be accepted at any time.

Study Pathway

Successful completion of the Certificate IV in Mental Health at Enable College gives students automatic entry into Enable College’s Diploma of Counselling, delivered with Industry Partner, 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 Enable College for a fee for service course cost.

*Please note that a $250.00 non-refundable deposit is required before the commencement of the course.

Course Assessment

Students will have access to the following support while training with Enable College:
  • Access to Trainers and Assessors
  • Guided group or 1 on 1 assessment support and mentoring
  • Contextualisation and reasonable adjustment of assessments
  • Access to re-attend classes, both theory and practical.

All assessments are undertaken in accordance with the requirements of the CHC Community Services Training Package, the, National Vocational Requirements and all Government Funding Requirements (if applicable).

Assessment Methods

Unless otherwise stated assessment is undertaken by using the following methods:

  • Quiz
  • Knowledge Questions
  • Group Activities
  • Practical (completed in the simulated Skills Lab)
  • Work Placement (Completed in the workplace)

To be found competent in the qualification students must satisfactorily complete ALL assessment activities.

Enquire about this course


For enquiries, please call 1300 157 750

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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