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CHC53315 Diploma of Mental Health

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Diploma of Mental Health

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.

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.

Learning is online over a 12-month period, to best suit your individual needs and lifestyle. 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.

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.

In addition to the above entry requirements, the College will consider whether the student applying to enrol demonstrates the capacity to meet the demands of their chosen course. Student academic suitability is determined through a one to one career counselling session. The student will be advised whether he or she is considered to be academically suited, or alternative study pathways may be offered.

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.

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

24 month interest free payment plan 

No deposit, no interest for pay for 24 months.

VET Student Loans 

Australian government income contingent loan which allows you to study now and pay later.

Study Loans 

Flexible loan with payment options for up to 48 months.

Jobs and Skills WA (Perth only)– For citizens and residents of Western Australia, government subsidies may apply. For detailed information, please see our attached brochure.

Study Modules


Manage personal stressors in the work environment


Research and apply evidence to practice


Provide early intervention, health prevention and promotion programs


Reflect on and improve own professional practice


Work with diverse people


Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety


Provide systems advocacy services


Establish and confirm the counselling relationship


Facilitate the counselling relationship and process


Support counselling clients in decision-making processes


Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing


Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues


Provide support to develop wellness plans and advanced directives


Implement trauma informed care


Provide loss and grief support


Manage work health and safety


Implement recovery oriented approaches to complexity


Establish self-directed recovery relationships


Provide recovery oriented mental health services


Work collaboratively with the care network and other services

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


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