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Full course  $3,600
RPL from $1,650

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Concessional: $37.50
Non-concessional: $150.00


6-24 Months

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Lawnton / online / workplace


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Certificate IV in Mental Health

Hands on, Immersive Learning

A truly immersive Community Services learning Experience

  • Latest Nationally recognised training
  • Trainers who actually work in the industry
  • 25 years experience in the Community Sector
  • 18 years experience as a  registered training organisation
  • High quality materials, resources and personalised support
  • The opportunity to learn and work with the best

Simply the best community sector Training.

Learning that will immerse you in the sector and provide you with opportunities to practice your skills in a real community services environment, with real clients and hands on supervision.

The Certificate IV in Mental Health has been identified as a key benchmark qualification for beginning and novice workers in the community and/or mental health sector. While the training and the full Certificate IV in Mental Health qualification is about supporting people with their mental health and wellbeing, the concept of recovery-oriented practice fits into a broader human services approach.

With our main campus on the same grounds as our support, counselling and health and fitness services, from the very first moment you walk into Spectrum you will be immersed in day to day workings of a community services provider with more than 25 years experience in the field.  You may also have the opportunity to work at our respite home, to assist with clients through our community access programs, and support them to achieve the outcomes they desire while you achieve yours.


This qualification 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; centre-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.

The training is delivered through a combination of face to face workshops (learning circles), self-paced and recognition of prior learning. Spectrum training will deliver the qualification through blended learning methods – experiential activities, reflections and completion of workbooks and assessment activities.

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 80 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency.

This qualification may provide an appropriate pathway into higher level qualifications in other areas of mental health.

As a Mental Health worker you are employed in a job where you can empower groups in your community.  This role is a rewarding job and a great way to give back to your community by making a difference in people’s everyday lives.

Key features
  • Learn from our sector leading trainers
  • Recognition of experience and prior learning of existing workers’ experience
  • Study in a flexible manner that suits you
  • Access a range of assessment methods designed to suit your background and study goals


The  Certificate IV in Mental Health  is made up of 15 units of competency.  Eleven of these units are core units and four are elective units.

Some units within this qualification are common to other qualifications in Community Services and Disability, therefore individual training plans can be developed to suit your background and learning needs.

View the packaging rules for the Certificate IV in Mental Health and see what core and elective units you can complete.


There are no prerequisites for Spectrum Training’s Certificate IV in Mental Health, however you must be currently working within the Mental Health industry.

How to enrol

Please fill out the form below and one of our consultants will contact you regarding your enrollment.

View this qualification on the Australian Government’s training.gov.au website.