Course Overview - Traineeship

Qualification Duration

This qualification is typically delivered over a minimum duration of 12-16 months, in the form of a traineeship.

Qualification AQF Level

Certificate IV

Delivery Mode

This qualification is delivered using a face-to-face, classroom-based delivery mode.

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.

Qualification Detail

The successful completion of this qualification requires competency to be achieved in 15 units comprising of eleven (11) core units and four (4) elective units.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification, although applicants will need to undertake an LLN assessment. Students are required to complete a Practical Placement which requires a police check and a NDIS screening. Students must also have current COVID-19 vaccinations.

Units in this Qualification

Unit Code Unit Name Core/Elective
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people Core
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety Core
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically Core
CHCMHS002 Establish self-directed recovery relationships Core
CHCMHS003 Provide recovery oriented mental health services Core
CHCMHS004 Work collaboratively with the care network and other services Core
CHCMHS005 Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drug issues Core
CHCMHS007 Work effectively in trauma informed care Core
CHCMHS008 Promote and facilitate self-advocacy Core
CHCMHS011 Assess and promote social, emotional, and physical wellbeing Core
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safe Core
CHCCCS003 Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide Elective
CHCAOD001 Work in alcohol and other drugs context Elective
CHCAOD004 Assess the needs of clients with alcohol and other drug issues Elective
CHCAOD006 Provide interventions for people with alcohol and other drug issues Elective

Qualification Outcomes

  1. Community Rehabilitation and Support Worker
  2. Community Support Worker
  3. Mental Health Outreach Worker


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Individuals and or employers may be eligible for Government funding. AIVD will be able to discuss with you the different funding available and cost of training.
The Student Tuition Fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

AIVD encourages individuals with disabilities to access training subsidised through the Skills First Program​

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