Mental Health RTO

Mental Health and Mental Health Peer Work Education and Training

Tasmanian Health Service Registered Training Organisation

Provider code 40937

The THS Registered Training Organisation provides formal education and training in mental health and mental health peer work, for the general public as well as employees. We offer a flexible learning environment that is focused on the student learning experience. The THS Registered Training Organisation delivers a blended learning framework that supports personalised learning by incorporating inclusion and diversity principles.
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Certificate IV in Mental Health

RTO provider code 40937

A national qualification, CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health is for people who are looking to develop their skills in mental health. This qualification will prepare you to be a support worker, supporting persons who experience mental health issues, illness and psychiatric disability in their recovery journey.

CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health Course Outline

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Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work

RTO provider code 40937

A national qualification, CHC43515 Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work is for people who have a lived or living experience of Mental Health conditions and are looking to develop specialist skills to work with others who are experiencing challenges with their mental health. The Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work specialty electives are specific to workers who have lived mental health experience either as a consumer or carer.

CHC43515 Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work Course Outline

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Educator Profiles

Meet our key teaching staff at the THS RTO:

Charmaine Redding

Charmaine Redding is the Manager of the Tasmanian Health Service Registered Training Organisation.

Charmaine’s career has included:

  • Psychological private practice and consultant clinics
  • Managing the Workforce Development Unit for Mental Health and Statewide Services
  • Developing and maintaining the THS RTO

Her clinical background is a psychologist with a particular interest and specialisation in pain management, Post Traumatic Stress Disorders (PTSD), and the process of learning within the wellness journey.

Charmain’s current interests relate to improving organisational systems to provide opportunities to enhance individual practice and engage in lifelong learning, leading to positive organisational and outcomes, and the diverse student enablers through learning barriers.

Maree Tambasco

Maree Tambasco (MEd) is the Vocational Education and Training (VET) Educator at THS RTO. She is also an Inclusive and Recovery Education Specialist and a member of the Tasmanian Mental Health Reform Program Working Group - Integration Hubs – providing valuable insights on Recovery Colleges.

She is currently undertaking a PhD at the University of Tasmania investigating the learning strategies of students during episodes of mania, depression and anxiety. Maree has published peer-reviewed academic research in mental health, inclusive education curriculum and biopolitics.

An educator of over 20 years, Maree enjoys engaging with peer workers, teaching peer support and mental health, co-production, curriculum design and development.

Student Words

Experiences shared by 2020 Cert IV Mental Health Peer Work students:

"I have loved doing this course and found it very relevant and challenging at times. It has been the best course I have done and feel more equipped to move forward.  It has been a happy / scared time.  Happy to be doing the course and scared of the unknown but looking forward to the future and working with people" - Brad

“The opportunity to further my learning in this area has been so welcome. I have been impressed and amazed with the high level of support and guidance provided, with Maree regularly checking-in on students’ requirements and her flexibility and proactive steps in minimising student stressors.

The course content so far has been very relevant and an excellent practical guide in my current role, with learning and discussion around; providing recovery oriented mental health services and how to apply lived experience in mental health peer work already covered this far.  The variety of readings provided as part of the course assessments in the course content are thought-provoking and provide a good basis for ongoing discussion and learning within the group.

As a student, I feel totally supported and encouraged to speak up if I need to ask for information or clarity around a particular issue.

Well done to all involved in facilitating a highly engaging course with relevant and practical content." – Kate

Frequently Asked Questions

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page, which includes common queries:

  • What does the Cert IV in Mental Health/Cert IV in Mental Health Peer Work involve?
  • What is the difference between the two courses?
  • Do you deliver training state-wide?
  • How long does the course go for?
  • What is the cost?
  • What is required to be eligible for a fully funded place?

Do you have another question? Want to know how to apply? Contact the RTO Team.

Contact Us

Contact the RTO Team

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Or by phone on 1300 793 011

You can also email the RTO, provide your phone number and request a return phone call.