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Diploma of Mental Health (CHC53315)

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 (CHC53315) will mean you can work in a variety of roles in sectors such as health, social work, occupational therapy and clinical psychology.

Diploma of Mental Health

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

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.

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.

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.

Cost of this course

The maximum tuition fee for this mental health course is $10,300. 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 about our mental health course in Perth, please refer to the attached brochure.  Download the brochure from the top right hand side of this page – JSWA WA residents only

VET Student Loan is available

VET Student Loan is an Australian Government loan program available to Australian citizens. For this CHC53315 Diploma of Mental Health online course, you can take out a VET Student Loan which you will pay back once you are earning above a certain threshold. You will study 20 units as listed below.


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 (formerly VET FEE-HELP), 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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