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CHC53315 Diploma of Mental Health

Help people on the road to recovery.

Start Date

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

Duration

12 months

Delivery Method

Online OR
Face-to-Face (WA Only)

Units

20

Next Start Date

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

Course Duration

12 months

Delivery Method

Online OR
Face-to-Face (WA Only)

Work Placement

160 Hours

Practical Assessments

Practical Assessments Required

Pre-Requisites

N/A

Are you concerned for people suffering from mental health issues? Do you want to make a positive difference in their lives? Or, do you have lived experiences you wish to use and help those going through the same issues you once faced? Follow a career path that will equip you with specialised skills and knowledge to lead and counsel people towards a brighter future by studying the CHC53315 Diploma of Mental Health.

The CHC53315 Diploma of Mental Health will give you specialist knowledge and competencies in several key areas related to the Allied Health industry. In this course you will learn to how to promote social, emotional and physical well-being of your clients, learn how to respond to crisis situations (domestic violence, trauma patients), provide wellness plans to clients and much more.

Why TrainSmart?

  • Top Quality Trainer Support
  • Affordable Payment Options
  • Government Subsidies Available

Course Overview

Study the Diploma of Mental Health

Are you concerned for people suffering from mental health issues? Do you want to make a positive difference in their lives? Or, do you have lived experiences you wish to use and help those going through the same issues you once faced? Follow a career path that will equip you with specialised skills and knowledge to lead and counsel people towards a brighter future by studying the CHC53315 Diploma of Mental Health.

The CHC53315 Diploma of Mental Health will give you specialist knowledge and competencies in several key areas related to the Allied Health industry. In this course you will learn to how to promote social, emotional and physical well-being of your clients, learn how to respond to crisis situations (domestic violence, trauma patients), provide wellness plans to clients and much more.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A DIPLOMA OF MENTAL HEALTH AND CERTIFICATE IV IN MENTAL HEALTH?

The Certificate IV in Mental Health is a short course (6 months), focused on providing practical skills to counsel people affected by mental illness and psychiatric disabilities.

While the Certificate IV in Mental Health is largely based on learning a range of practical skills, the CHC53315 Diploma of Mental Health requires students to learn a range theoretical component in specialist knowledge, skills, and competencies.

Unsure on which course to choose? Have a chat with our friendly career team to see which course is right for you!

Is the Diploma of Mental Health for you?

The CHC53315 Diploma of Mental Health will allow you to gain skills to provide services to people suffering from mental health. With this qualification you can support, counsel, refer and advocate positive mental health outcomes for individual clients and communities.

You may choose to study the Diploma of Mental Health….

  • To help you understand your previous or current mental health issues,
  • You want to learn how to best support your family or close friends suffering from mental health,
  • You want to give back and support people who are in need
  • To build on your existing experience in mental health support and community outreach.

What will you learn in the Diploma of Mental Health?

The CHC53315 Diploma of Mental Health will give you specialist knowledge and competencies in several key areas related to the Allied Health industry. In this course you will learn to how to promote social, emotional and physical well-being of your clients, learn how to respond to crisis situations (domestic violence, trauma patients), provide wellness plans to clients and much more.

CORE MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT SKILLS YOU’LL GAIN

  • Observation skills – learn to distinguish between people’s normal behaviour and a mental illness
  • Genuineness – provide appropriate responses to clients
  • Empathy – understand client’s feelings surrounding an traumatic experience
  • Effective Interpersonal Skills – developed behaviours and tactics to interact people
  • Suicide prevention – practical steps towards suicide prevention
  • Strong communication skills – written and verbal skills to liaise with clients and other agencies and support groups

How will you study the Diploma of Mental Health?

When you study the Diploma of Mental Health at TrainSmart Australia, you will gain you access to our team of Health and Community Services Trainers. Our trainers will give you 1 to 1 support throughout the duration of this Diploma of Mental course to help you understand the course content, give valuable feedback on your theoretical and practical assessments and help you towards realising and achieving your career pathway goals.

All our Allied Health trainers are highly experienced and offer students specialist knowledge and insight from their respective fields.

To study this Diploma of Mental Health course online, we will give you access to our online learning management system, Moodle, to access all your course material and assessments. In Moodle, you will have multiple attempts to submit your assessments and receive trainer feedback.

We offer a short induction course to help you get started in Moodle to access your Diploma of Mental Health course material and give you helpful pointers in submitting assessments. Our friendly IT support team will also be able to assist you throughout your course duration, should any technical issues arise.

During this course you will also be subjected to 160 Hours of work placement to expose you to a real-world setting and allow you to apply and develop the skills you have learned during your online study. Our work placement officer will work with you to arrange your placement programs.

STUDYING THE DIPLOMA OF MENTAL HEALTH FACE-TO-FACE IN PERTH

If you are in Perth, you may be interested in complimenting your online learning by attending our Face-to-Face classes. Our classes are held at our Perth CBD campus where you will learn from our Allied Health Trainers alongside fellow Mental Health Support students. Classes run every 1-2 weeks for each unit.

We also offer “catch-up” classes. These sessions are not compulsory. They provide you with an opportunity to seek one-on-one support from training staff. You can attend these classes any time between 9:00am and 4:00pm.

*Enrolling into the Diploma of Mental Health through the Lower Fees, Local Skills subsidy requires attending mandatory Face-to-Face classes.

How long is the Diploma of Mental Health?

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

entry Requirements

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.

Please note, we are unable to enrol international students at this time. 

Purpose Counselling Studio

TrainSmart Australia students also have access to our Purpose Counselling Studio, which is a state-of-the-art counselling clinic located at 256 Adelaide Terrace, Perth.

The studio provides our students with a safe environment to demonstrate practical counselling skills within a simulated environment. Our studio is also equipped with videoconferencing equipment to support E-counselling sessions for trainee counsellors.

Modules

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This qualification is made up of the following units of competency. All units of competency must be completed in order to successfully attain the CHC53315 Diploma of Mental Health.

The CHC53315 Diploma of Mental Health is broken up into the following Modules.

  • Mental Health Essentials Part 1
  • Mental Health Essentials Part 2
  • Mental Health Essentials Part 3

Mental Health Essentials Part 1

Manage personal stressors in the work environment

HLTWHS006

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to maintain health and wellbeing by preventing and managing personal stress. This unit applies to work in a range of health and community services settings, in particular work roles that operate in high stress situations and circumstances.

Reflect on and improve own professional practice

CHCPRP003

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to evaluate and enhance own practice through a process of reflection and ongoing professional development. This unit applies to workers in all industry sectors who take pro-active responsibility for their own professional development.

Work with people with mental health issues

CHCMHS001

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish relationships, clarify needs, and then work collaboratively with people who are living with mental health issues. This unit applies to support workers in contexts outside the mental health sector, but who come into contact with people with mental health issues. The services and support provided are not mental health specific.

Work with diverse people

CHCDIV001

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work respectfully with people from diverse social and cultural groups and situations, including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. This unit applies to all workers.

Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

CHCDIV002

The unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety issues in the workplace, model cultural safety in own work practice, and develop strategies to enhance cultural safety. This unit applies to people working in a broad range of roles including those involved in direct client service, program planning, development and evaluation contexts.

Provide early intervention, health prevention and promotion programs

CHCMHS009

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop and conduct early intervention, health prevention and promotion programs focussing on mental health and wellbeing. This unit applies to work with people with mental illness in a range of community services work contexts.

Mental Health Essentials Part 2

Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing

CHCMHS011

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work collaboratively with individuals to assess, promote and review all aspects of wellbeing. This unit applies to work with people living with mental illness in a range of community services work contexts.

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

CHCMHS005

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assess capacity to support people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues and to work collaboratively to provide support and facilitate links to other services. This unit applies to work with people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs (AOD) assessments in a range of community services work contexts.

Research and apply evidence to practice

CHCPOL003

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish the information need, gather information and critically analyse the information for relevance to own work. This unit applies to health and community service workers who need to research existing information to support and improve their work practice. It does not cover primary research.

Provide systems advocacy services

CHCADV005

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to advocate and ensure that government, community and organisational systems broadly support and uphold human rights. This unit applies to workers in a health, community services or advocacy settings who undertake a leadership role in influencing social and system changes. Workers at this level will also advocate for change and continuous improvement at the organisational level to improve client outcomes and service quality.

Facilitate the recovery process with the person, family and carers

CHCMHS006

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work collaboratively with a person with mental illness and/or AOD issues to establish a basis for participation of family and carers in their individual recovery process and to facilitate ongoing participation in line with the person’s needs and wishes. This unit applies to work with people with mental illness and/or AOD issues.

Counsel clients affected by domestic and family violence

CHCDFV006

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use counselling and facilitation skills to explore client issues and identify possible options by providing a safe and supportive environment. It includes encouraging clients to be actively involved in seeking their own solutions. This unit applies to individuals whose job role involves working with clients on personal and psychological issues associated with domestic and family violence within established policies, procedures and guidelines.

Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management

CHCCSM005

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to undertake case management meetings to plan, monitor and review service provision. Workers at this level work autonomously and are responsible for own outputs within organisation guidelines. This unit applies to work in a range of health and community services contexts.

Mental Health Essentials Part 3

Implement trauma informed care

CHCMHS013

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to promote trauma informed care, and to develop strategies to address people’s specific trauma needs. Trauma informed care involves providing services that are informed by the knowledge and understanding of the impact of trauma, in particular interpersonal violence and varying service practice to reduce the likelihood of re-traumatisation. This unit applies to work with people with mental illness in a range of community services work contexts.

Provide support to develop wellness plans and advanced directives

CHCMHS012

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to support a person living with mental illness to develop recovery wellness plans and advanced directives. These plans outline the person’s preferences and plans to maintain wellness and to direct actions and support strategies should they become unwell. This unit applies to work with people with mental illness in a range of community services work contexts. Use of the term ‘advanced directive’ may vary between states and territories.

Manage work health and safety

HLTWHS004

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish, maintain and evaluate work health and safety (WHS) policies, procedures and programs in the relevant work area, according to WHS legislative requirements. This unit applies to workers who have responsibility for WHS as part of their role, including workers with obligations under WHS legislation, persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBUs), or their officers (as defined by relevant legislation).

Establish self-directed recovery relationships

CHCMHS002

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to promote the principles of recovery oriented practice, and to establish and confirm self-directed recovery relationships with people with mental illness. This unit applies to work with people living with a mental illness in a range of community services work contexts.

Provide recovery oriented mental health services

CHCMHS003

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work collaboratively in providing services to implement a range of strategies as part of recovery oriented service provision for people with mental illness. This unit applies to work with people living with mental illness in a range of community services work contexts.

Work collaboratively with the care network and other services

CHCMHS004

This unit describes the skills knowledge required to work collaboratively with the care network and other potential services for a person with mental illness. This work provides a recovery oriented practice approach, involving a variety of health and community service professionals working collaboratively with the person and their care network. This unit applies to work with people living with mental illness in a range of community services work contexts.

Implement recovery oriented approaches to complexity

CHCMHS010

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify and respond to issues of complexity when supporting people living with mental illness and their care networks. The unit is based on a strengths-based approach and acknowledges that complexity is not a characteristic of an individual. Complexity may be impacted by a range of interactions between the worker, the organisation and the environmental context. This unit applies to work with people living with mental illness in a range of community services work contexts.

Job Outcomes

Diploma of Mental Health Career Opportunities

The CHC53315 Diploma of Mental Health qualification can lead to a number of career opportunities with job titles such as;

  • Social Worker
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Support Worker
  • Mental Health Worker

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Available Subsidies for this course

JSWA funded course

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off the standard cost of this course with the Jobs & Skills WA Subsidy!

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the Jobs and Skills WA Government subsidy, you must reside in Western Australia and meet one of the below eligibility criteria;

You are an Australian Citizen

You hold a sub-class 309, 444, 785, 820, or 826 visa

You are a partner or dependant of a holder of a temporary Visa sub-class 457

You hold a Bridging Visa E (subclasses 050 and 051) with a valid application for a visa sub-class 785 or 790

If you meet one of the above eligibility criteria, the JOBS & SKILLS WA Government subsidised total course fees for the CHC53315 Diploma of Mental Health available to you are; *

With a concession card – No Concession Available
Without a concession card – $6,542.70

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

Learn more about the Jobs and Skills WA Subsidy on the Jobs & Skills WA Website Here.*

* Please note, you can only enrol and claim ONE Job’s and Skills WA subsidy at a time. If you are currently enrolled in another course through Job’s and Skills WA (Including Lower Fees, Local Skills AND Skills Ready), you must either complete or withdraw from that course before enrolling in a new course.

*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. This is a Western Australian government program. Online study method is not available through the Jobs and Skills WA program.

Payment Options

Standard Rate

$15,750

Concession Rate

No Concession Available*

Non-Concession Rate

$6,542.70*

*Please refer to the Government Subsidy section to see if you are eligible for the concession or non-concession rates.

The maximum tuition fee for this course is $15,750. Your fee payment options are:

  • Upfront payment
  • VET Student Loans – Australian government income contingent loan which allows you to study now and pay later.

Find out what your repayments may be by using our VET Student Loans Repayments Calculator

*VET Student Loans are subject to students meeting eligibility requirements. VET Student Loan creates a debt that must be repaid to the Commonwealth.

Find out what your repayments may be using our Payment Plan Repayment Calculator

  • Study Loans – Flexible loan with payment options for up to 48 months.
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Units of competency
CHC53315 Diploma of Mental Health

This qualification is made up of the following units of competency. All units of competency must be completed in order to successfully attain the CHC53315 Diploma of Mental Health.

The CHC53315 Diploma of Mental Health is broken up into the following Modules;

Mental Health Essentials Part 1

HLTWHS006 Manage personal stressors in the work environment

CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice

CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues

CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people

CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

CHCMHS009 Provide early intervention, health prevention and promotion programs

Mental Health Essentials Part 2

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

CHCPOL003 Research and apply evidence to practice

CHCADV005 Provide systems advocacy services

CHCMHS006 Facilitate the recovery process with the person, family and carers

CHCDFV006 Counsel clients affected by domestic and family violence

CHCCSM005 Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management

Mental Health Essentials Part 3

CHCMHS013 Implement trauma informed care

CHCMHS012 Provide support to develop wellness plans and advanced directives

HLTWHS004 Manage work health and safety

CHCMHS002 Establish self-directed recovery relationships

CHCMHS003 Provide recovery oriented mental health services

CHCMHS004 Work collaboratively with the care network and other services

CHCMHS010 Implement recovery oriented approaches to complexity

If you are interested in this course, please call us on 1300 855 517!

* Please note, course Units of Competency are subject to change. These units are valid only on the date of printing.

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