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CHC53315 Diploma of Mental Health

Help people on the road to recovery.

CHC53315 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 CHC53315 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.


Perth Campus (JaSWA) OR

Delivery method

Online OR
Face-to-Face (WA Only)


5 Workshops Total

Workshop Locations

QLD - Salisbury

NSW - Seven Hills

WA - Perth CBD

VIC - Burwood

SA - St Mary's

ACT, NT, TAS - via. Video Conference

Work Placement

160 Hours

Pre Requisite(s)


course duration

12 months

course cost


Course Start Date

Rolling Enrolment (Online Only)
Face-to-Face TBC

Government Subsidy Fees

Non-Concession - $6,775

Concession - No Concession Available


Mental Health awareness is on the rise. If you want to help those with mental health complications, then this course will be the perfect course for you.

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.

You will be expected to complete practical activities through attending mobile workshops and in the workplace. TrainSmart Australia will give you advance notice so you can make necessary arrangements to ensure you are able to participate in these workshops.

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 or face-to-face over a 12-month period, to best suit your individual needs and lifestyle. 

TrainSmart Australia will assess a student’s ‘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) that can be verified 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.

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.

Payment options & subsidies

The maximum tuition fee for this course is $10,300. Your fee payment options and available government subsidies are:

Up front payment

VET Student Loans– Australian government income contingent loan which allows you to study now and pay later.
Interest free payment plan – No deposit, no interest payment plans.
Study Loans – Flexible loan with payment options for up to 48 months.
Jobs and Skills WA (Perth Only) – Australian government income contingent loan which allows you to study now and pay later.

JSWA funded course

If you are a permanent resident or an Australian citizen living in Western Australia, the JOBS & SKILLS WA Government subsidised total course fees for the CHC53315 Diploma of Mental Health are; *

With a concession card – No Concession Available
Without a concession card – $6,775

For detailed information, please see our attached brochure or visit our Jobs and Skills WA Information Page here.*

*You must meet eligibility criteria to qualify. Additional fees may apply such as student services and resource fees. Student tuition fees are indicative only and are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may apply such as student services and resource fees. This is a Western Australian government program. Online study method is not available through the Jobs and Skills WA program.

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 including VET Student Loans, government funded courses in Perth and complimentary career guidance service, simply submit your details online or call now on 1300 855 517

Are you ready to start your new career with a CHC53315 Diploma of Mental Health? Contact us today and speak with one of our friendly Career Advisors!


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CHC53315 Diploma of Mental Health UNITS OF COMPETENCY

Module 1: Workplace Management
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
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Module 2: Client Assessment
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
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Module 3: Provide Mental Health Services
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
CHCCCS017 Provide loss and grief support
HLTWHS004 Manage work health and safety
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
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