If you have experience in community services or health and would like to specialise in mental health work, this nationally recognised qualification is the course for you.
Study from as little as $72, interest free, per week. For more information on the different payment options that suit your budget please call 03 8362 3113.
Study from as little as $64, interest free, per week. For more information on the different payment options that suit your budget please call 03 8362 3113.
The CHC53315 Diploma of Mental Health would suit those who are looking to develop specialist skills to work with clients who face challenges with their mental health. It would also appeal to those who have some work or volunteer experience in community services or health and want to branch out into mental health work.
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.
This qualification reflects the role of workers who provide services to clients in relation to mental health issues. They can provide working with diverse people, collaboration, recovery orientated approaches, advocacy and education/health promotion services. These workers are required to have high level specialist knowledge, skills and competencies especially in regard to laws affecting people with mental health issues, the range of services available to them and health issues related to mental health.
The requirements for this qualification includes a minimum of 160 hours of work placement to achieve the course outcomes for the following units of competency:
Learners are required to complete 160 hours of work placement in a suitable facility.
If a learner is currently in the industry some sign off will be accepted from their current workplace. For learners who do not currently have a suitable workplace, Hader Institute of Education will assist the learner to find a suitable facility.
The learner will utilise a work placement log book to record their hours of work placement. The learner is required to sign a confidentiality agreement with the facility.
By completing this course, 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 given on the skills and techniques you can implement to promote recovery and well-being. You will also develop your skills on health and safety and decision making.
This is a blended delivery model which incorporates Trainer led synchronous online zoom classroom sessions for 3 hours per week for 44 weeks in the evening, a monthly one-hour one-on-one mentoring session with your trainer (zoom, phone) and 160 hours of work placement, plus you will need to complete 22 hours per week for 44 weeks undertaking structured self-paced study. All learning and assessment materials are accessed via the student online portal. You will have the support of a trainer/assessor throughout your studies.
Enquire about Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) options if you are in the industry.
For more information about the many benefits of learning with us at Hader Institute of Education, simply submit your details online or call now on (03) 8362 3113.
To successfully acheive the CHC53315 Diploma in Mental Health you must complete a total of 20 units including 15 core units and five elective units.
Possible careers include:
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