Diploma of Mental Health
Help people on the road to recovery
You can dramatically transform someone’s life around by working in mental health. It is a rewarding and challenging career with opportunities in a range of settings throughout Australia.
This Diploma of Mental Health will mean you can work in a variety of roles in sectors such as health, social work, occupational therapy and clinical psychology.
What you will learn
You will learn how to offer support to people from varied backgrounds and how to assist those who may have mental health, alcohol and drug issues. There will be advice on skills and techniques which you can implement to promote recovery and well-being. You will further develop your skills on health and safety and decision making.
How you will study
Assessments are by way of written assignments and have a practical component. You will receive dedicated trainer team support throughout your studies. To achieve this qualification we will ensure you are assigned 160 hours of work placement experience.
Learning is online, but you will be expected to attend mandatory mobile workshops within your state. You will be expected to attend five of these in order to complete the course. TrainSmart Australia will give you advance notice so you can make necessary arrangements to ensure you are able to participate in these workshops. We can help you to find a hotel if you are coming from a distance. The workshops will be one or two days long and will enrich your study experience.
What are your career options with a Diploma of Mental Health?
Mental health workers can take up positions in various different settings, in private and not for profit organisations. As a mental health worker, you may be encouraging people to get more involved in community participation or encouraging residential rehabilitation as well as supporting employment opportunities or arranging respite care. Upon graduation from this course you will be able to explore roles such as: welfare support worker, mental health outreach worker, community support worker.
Student entry requirements
TrainSmart Australia will assess a students’ ‘academic suitability’ to ensure the student has the best chance of success. This is determined by either:-
- The student providing TrainSmart Australia with a copy of an Australian year 12 Certificate or
- The student providing TrainSmart Australia with a copy of a Certificate IV qualification (or above) or,
- The student completing the Core Skills Profile for Adults online assessment passing at or above Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework in both reading and numeracy.
Cost of this course
The maximum tuition fee for this course in Perth is $10,000. Your fee payment options are:
- 24 month interest-free payment plan. No deposit, no interest to pay for 24 months.
- VET Study Loan – Australian Government income contingent loan which allows you to study now and pay later.
- Jobs & Skills WA (Perth) For residents of Western Australia government subsidies may apply. For detailed information, please refer to the attached brochure.
VET Student Loan is available
VET Student Loan is an Australian Government loan program available to Australian citizens. For this Diploma of Mental Health online course, you can borrow a $10,000 VET Student Loan which you will pay back once you are earning above a certain threshold. You will study 20 units as listed below.
|HLTWHS004||Manage work health and safety|
|HLTWHS006||Manage personal stressors in the work environment|
|CHCPOL003||Research and apply evidence to practice|
|CHCMHS009||Provide early intervention, health prevention and promotion programs|
|CHCPRP003||Reflect on and improve own professional practice|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people|
|CHCDIV002||Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety|
|CHCADV005||Provide systems advocacy services|
|CHCCSL001||Establish and confirm the counselling relationship|
|CHCCSL003||Facilitate the counselling relationship and process|
|CHCCSL007||Support counselling clients in decision-making processes|
|CHCMHS011||Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing|
|CHCMHS005||Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues|
|CHCMHS012||Provide support to develop wellness plans and advanced directives|
|CHCMHS013||Implement trauma informed care|
|CHCMHS010||Implement recovery oriented approaches to complexity|
|CHCMHS002||Establish self-directed recovery relationships|
|CHCMHS003||Provide recovery oriented mental health services|
|CHCMHS004||Work collaboratively with the care network and other services|
|CHCCCS017||Provide loss and grief support|
Complimentary services and career guidance
Membership of the TrainSmart Australia student portal in which you will receive updates on class status, new facilities, promotions and social media updates.
For more information about the many benefits of learning with us at TrainSmart Australia, about VET Student Loans (formerly VET FEE-HELP) or about our complimentary career guidance service, simply submit your details online or call now on 1300 855 517