CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health

The CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health equips students with the skills to provide professional recovery-oriented support for people affected by mental illness and psychiatric disability. Workers in the mental health industry implement community-based programs and activities that focus on mental wellbeing.

The course is delivered on campus by industry-leading professionals.

Sero Institute also organises the qualification’s required 90 hours of practical work placement for students. Students have the opportunity to complete this placement at a facility that suits their location and available work hours. Placement is also a great chance for students to maximise employment opportunities. You can consider work placement as the first step in your career journey.

If you’re interested in undertaking any of the SERO community service courses, contact our team today on 1800 206 010 and we’ll help you get started!

The Certificate IV in Mental Health course is delivered over a period of 39 weeks with 90 hours of vocational placement.

2 nights per week (Monday-Wednesday) over a 12-week period
2 weeks of work placement, which involves 90 hours of Industry Placement – organized by SERO on your behalf

The CHC43315 course is currently offered at our Perth campus. During your work-based training, you will be able to practice your newly learned skills and knowledge in a real-world setting. This will help you apply for employment after finishing the qualification.

  • 13 Beechboro Rd Sth, Bayswater, WA 6053

After receiving the Certificate IV in Mental Health qualification, students will be equipped to work in the community or residential settings, providing person-centered support to people requiring assistance. Students will form a greater perception on enhanced empathy, understanding, compassion, as well as motivation for clients.

Once students receive their certificate, they will be able to work in a number of roles including, but not limited to:

  • Mental Health Support Worker
  • Mental Health Intake Officer
  • Rehabilitation Worker
  • Disability Support Worker
  • Community Rehabilitation & Support Worker
  • Wellbeing Consultant 

There are no prerequisites to enter our CHC43315 in Mental Health course. However, students must undertake a Language Literacy & Numeracy (LLN) assessment so that the appropriate academic support can be provided through the course.

Students must also be physically fit to undertake practical placement and meet the National Police check criteria.

Provide COVID-19 vaccination proof with official vaccination certificate.

You would be eligible for a guaranteed training place if you meet the following criteria:

  • If under 18 years of age, you must have a Department of Education (DoE) Notice of  Arrangement (please contact our office for further information regarding this requirement),
  • Not currently attending school,
  • Unemployed,
  • You live in WA,
  • An Australian citizen; or
  • A permanent visa holder or holder of visa subclass 309, 444, 785, 790, 820;
  • A dependent or spouse of the primary holder of a visa subclass 457; or
  • A bridging visa E holder (subclasses 050 and 051) and you have made a valid application for a visa of subclass 785 or 790.


  • There is no upper age limit,
  • There are no restrictions based on your previous level of awarded qualification; however, you will need to meet any course entry requirements.

Jobs & Skills WA provides subsidies for training in skills in demand. To see if you qualify for these subsidies see the eligibility criteria below. If you are not eligible, the training is available at Fee for Service rate.

  1. Persons and dependants of persons holding:
    • A Pensioner Concession Card,
    • A Repatriation Health Benefits Card issued by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs,
    • A Health Care Card. Persons and dependants of persons for whom the Commonwealth’s JobKeeper payments are being received,
  2. Persons and dependants of persons in receipt of services from the following Commonwealth support or employment services programs:
    • Jobactive; Online Employment Services; or ParentsNext,
  3. Persons and dependants of persons in receipt of AUSTUDY or ABSTUDY,
  4. Persons and dependants of persons in receipt of the Youth Allowance,
  5. Persons and dependants of persons who are inmates of a custodial institution,
  6. Secondary school-aged persons not enrolled in school.

Jobs & Skills WA will guarantee eligible students a subsided training place in the state’s priority courses. The government has set up this program as many industries are demanding more locally trained workforces to fill their staff gap. Funding is available for our Certificate IV in Mental Health under the WA Priority Industry Training (PIT) program.

The caveat “The Student tuition fees are indicative only and are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may apply such as Student service and resource fees”.

For more information about fee please refer to the brochure.

CHCMHS003 Provide recovery orientated mental health services
CHCMHS002 Establish self-directed recovery relationships
CHCMHS004 Work collaboratively with the care network and other services
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
CHCMHS005 Provide services to people with coexisting mental health and alcohol and other
drugs issues
CHCMHS007 Work effectively in trauma informed care
CHCMHS008 Promote and facilitate self-advocacy
CHCMHS011 Access and promote social, emotional and
physical wellbeing
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
CHCCCS003 Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide
CHCCCS014 Provide brief interventions
CHCCCS017 Provide loss and grief support
CHCDFV001 Recognise and respond appropriately to
domestic and family violence
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

Ready to Kickstart Your Career?

If you’re ready to start studying the CHC43315 Certificate III in Mental Health course, fill out the online form at the bottom of the page or contact our team on 1800 206 010 for assistance. For general information and queries on our range of courses, email us directly at

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