Box Hill Institute

Certificate IV in Mental Health

CHC43315Box Hill Institute
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1 yearfull-time
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Why study this course

  • Learn to provide self-directed and recovery-oriented support for people with a mental illness or psychiatric disability
  • Prepare to work in a range of community settings, from respite care to rehabilitation programs, outreach programs and residential services
  • Gain real-world experience through a work placement
  • This course is part of the Victorian Government's Free TAFE for Priority Courses scheme

Career Insights from SEEK

Roles related to this course: Disability Support Worker, Community Support Worker, Youth Worker, Case Manager, and 5 more.


This course meets Australian Qualifications Framework standards.

Nationally Recognised Training
Australian Qualifications Framework

Entry requirements

You must be over 18 years of age and provide evidence of satisfactory language, literacy and numeracy skills.

It is desirable that you also possess good interpersonal skills, an understanding of the NDIS, the ability to communicate across diverse groups, good organisational skills and the ability to understand your own emotional responses and use empathy.


Before enrolling, you must undertake a pre-training review which will assess your suitability for the course as well as your language, literacy, numeracy and digital literacy skills.

Where is this course offered?

Available campuses

  • Box Hill Campus - Elgar

The course duration and available study modes can vary depending on the campus.

Enquire with Box Hill Institute or visit their website to find out more about your study options.

What you’ll learn

In this course you will learn to:

  • Promote self advocacy
  • Work with people experiencing trauma
  • Provide recovery oriented mental health services
  • Assess social, emotional and physical wellbeing
  • Work with people experiencing mental health and alcohol and drug issues

Enquire with Box Hill Institute or visit their website to find out more about the course content, units, and what you’ll learn.

Course price

The course price can vary depending on a few factors, including:

  • Whether you are eligible for a subsidy, concession, or government loan
  • Your previous study and work experience
  • Your unit selections

Enquire with Box Hill Institute or visit their website to find out more about the course price for you.

What to know before you apply

To help you decide if this is the right course for you, Box Hill Institute can provide you with more information about:

Credit and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

You may be able to get credit or RPL for some units of this course based on your previous studies and work experience. This means the duration of the course may be reduced.

Work placement

Work placement gives you invaluable real-life skills, so you graduate ready to step into a job.

This course includes 80 hours of work placement. This must be undertaken in a relevant organisation.

Enquire with Box Hill Institute or visit their website to find out more about credit, RPL, or work placement.

Career Insights

SEEK users who hold a Certificate IV in Mental Health have been employed in these roles:

Related rolesJob satisfactionMost common salaryJobs on SEEK
Disability Support Worker
Community Support Worker
Youth Worker
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Support and delivery

When you study with Box Hill Institute, you will have access to:

  • A range of student support services that are available across all Box Hill campuses, from counselling and welfare support to disability and Indigenous services
  • Student Wellbeing Officers who are there to provide the support you need to succeed in your studies
  • StudentWeb, your online learning space where you can contact teachers, access relevant course information and view your timetable
  • State-of-the-art training facilities such as real businesses and purpose-built spaces, giving you an opportunity to build real-world skills
  • Skills and Jobs Centres, which are run with the support of the Victorian Government, where you can access career advice, potential jobs and assistance preparing your resume

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Certificate IV in Mental HealthCHC43315

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  • Course price
  • Study options available at your campus
  • Prior Recognition of Learning (RPL)
  • Support with sourcing placements
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