Gordon Institute of TAFE
Gordon Institute of TAFE
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Certificate IV in Mental Health


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6 mths

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  • Learn how to support people affected by mental illness and psychiatric disability
  • Take your passion for helping people and kick-start your career with this entry-level course
  • Become qualified to work in roles such as an Adult or Youth Support Worker or Outreach Officer

Campus options

1 campus available

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Geelong City

On-campus (full time)

6 mths

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Course details

Entry requirements
  • Aged 18 years or over; AND
  • Literacy skills to at least Year 11 level or equivalent; AND
  • Numeracy skills to at least Year 10 level or equivalent; AND
  • Working with Children Check & Police Check required for industry work placement
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6 mths
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Gordon Institute of TAFE (RTO 3044)
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Course content

  • CHCMHS011 - Assess and promote social emotional and physical wellbeing
  • CHCMHS002 - Establish self-directed recovery relationships
  • HLTWHS001 - Participate in workplace health and safety
  • CHCDIV002 - Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
  • CHCMHS008 - Promote and facilitate self advocacy
  • CHCMHS003 - Provide recovery oriented mental health services
  • CHCMHS005 - Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues
  • CHCMHS004 - Work collaboratively with the care network and other services
  • CHCMHS007 - Work effectively in trauma informed care
  • CHCLEG001 - Work legally and ethically
  • CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
  • CHCCCS009 - Facilitate responsible behaviour
  • CHCADV001 - Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
  • CHCCCS019 - Recognise and respond to crisis situations
  • CHCSOH001 - Work with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness

Student reviews of Community Services courses

Student reviews of Gordon Institute of TAFE courses
Student review published August 2018
CourseCertificate III in Aged Care
Completion date2012
Study modeOn-campus
Was easy to understand and they gave me heaps of support.
Student review published July 2018
CourseDiploma of Community Services
Completion date2006
Study modeOn-campus
Quality teachers; course content Uni standard; top placements;positive support by staff who all had experience in the sector.; their passionné was infectious
Student review published May 2018
CourseDiploma of Community Services Work
Completion date2016
Study modeOn-campus
Great at teaching the content. As part of completing this course, you had to complete 400 hours of placement. They were so terrible at being organise and proactive in getting a placement for you. It can take you years to complete a placement. Not a very happy student and this has happened to alot of other students I know.
Student review published May 2018
CourseCertificate III in Aged and Community Care
Completion date2015
Study modeOn-campus
The course structure is amazing. They have all different sorts of understanding of the classes providered. The teachers were really supportive and pushing us to be better. It was great to be able to complete this course
Student review published May 2018
Completion date2014
Study modeOn-campus
Was exactly what was needed to equip me with the tools and knowledge to work successfully in the industry. Teachers were fantastic and had a lot of knowledge to share.
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What you’ll learn

You'll learn about:

  • Promoting wellbeing
  • Providing assistance to people with mental health and alcohol and drug issues
  • Clients' rights
  • Care networks and other related services

Work placement

You are required to complete 80 hours of work placement during this course.

Note: You may be required to travel outside Geelong for your placement.


Nationally recognised - meets Australian Qualifications Framework standards.

Nationally Recognised TrainingAustralian Qualifications Framework
Nationally Recognised Qualification

Support and delivery

When you study with The Gordon you'll receive personalised assistance with the following:

  • Essay and assignment writing
  • Reading and note taking
  • Computing
  • Maths

Study support is provided in the form of individual appointments, small groups or lunchtime sessions

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Gordon Institute of TAFE

Certificate IV in Mental Health

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