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Certificate IV in Mental Health


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Course Description

Certificate IV in Mental Health reflects the role of workers who provide self-directed recovery-oriented support for people affected by mental illness and psychiatric disability. Work involves implementing community-based programs and activities focusing on mental health, mental illness and psychiatric disability. Work is undertaken in a range of community contexts such as community-based non-government organisations; home-based outreach; center-based programs; respite care; residential services, rehabilitation programs; clinical settings; or supporting people in employment. Work is carried out autonomously under the broad guidance of other practitioners and professionals.

To achieve certificate IV in mental health, the candidate must have completed at least 80 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.

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Potential job and outcomes of qualification

Occupational titles may include:

  • mental health worker
  • community support worker
  • welfare support worker
  • mental health rehabilitation support work
  • Support officer
  • community services worker
Course Delivery

Certificate IV in Mental Health is delivered via a blended model, predominately offered using electronic-based delivery, with Trainers/Assessors being available Monday – Friday between 8:30 am – 4:30 pm through email and/or telephone.

  • Rolling intake, start anytime!
  • Online delivery for 15 units of competency
  • Vocational placement of at least 80 hours
  • Simulated workshops held at our training locations, if required (as timetabled)
  • The opportunity to attend weekly trainer-led study support sessions via Zoom for the duration of your course
  • Self-paced (up to 12 months to complete)


All learners will be offered the opportunity for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) assessment, who consider that they have and can successfully demonstrate that they have acquired through formal, non-formal and informal learning the required knowledge and skills specified in the training package. Learners may apply to have their knowledge and skills assessed via the RPL process and will be required to complete a RPL Application and the relevant RPL Assessment Kit.

  • If you consider yourself to already have the knowledge and skills for the qualification, any person currently working in the industry has the opportunity to apply for the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) assessment-only pathway.
  • You will be required to successfully demonstrate that you have acquired the required knowledge and skills specified in the training package through formal, non-formal and informal learning. To demonstrate your knowledge and skills assessed via the RPL process, please take our skill assessment below and select RPL on your enrolment form.

Take a 60 sec Skill Assessment Check Now to determine your eligibility for RPL.

Study Program

This course is delivered via our DP Learning@Home Program , offering a mixture

  • self-paced
  • online
  • blended
  • on-the-job
  • block or day release for apprentices
  • a combination of the above
Training Locations

This course is delivered online Nationally.

Class-based or practical training may be delivered at the locations below.

DP Training Campus

  • Brisbane – 162 Abbotsford Road, Bowen Hills QLD 4006
  • Gold Coast – Level 3,Unit 7, 52 Davenport Street, Southport QLD 4215

Other training and meeting rooms

  • Adelaide – 97 Pirie Street, Adelaide, SA 5000
  • Sydney – Level 17, Angel Place, 123 Pitt St, Sydney NSW 2000
  • Melbourne – Level 10, 440 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000