CHC53315

Diploma of Mental Health

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.

$7,495

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.

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Duration: 
12 Months
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Delivery:
Blended Online
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About the course

Who is this course for?

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.

What will you 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.

Possible career opportunities

  • Community Rehabilitation and Support Worker
  • Community Support Worker
  • Mental Health Intake Officer
  • Mental Health Outreach Worker
  • Mental Health Rehabilitation Support Worker

Details of the Course

Why study this course?

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.

STUDENT ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Have completed their education to a level which is equivalent to an Australian Senior High School Year 12 or has completed anAQF Certificate IV in Mental Health.
  • Have suitable language, literacy and numeracy skills to read and comprehend learning materials and perform tasks related to recording workplace documents including reading and writing detailed reports, case notes, reports and other documents, interpreting workplace policy and procedure and reporting hazards. Learners are required to pass an online LLN assessment test at or above level 3 in reading, writing and numeracy.
  • Be capable of completing 160 hours of work placement in a suitable health facility.
  • Have sound computer skills to navigate simple software to complete the online component of this course and must be able to use intermediate level Word features in order produce and present word-processed documents/ reports.
  • Have access to a laptop and internet to complete this online course.
  • Hold the required criminal and working with children checks (if applicable) or be able to apply for a police check if required prior to the commencement of work placement if required.
  • These entry requirements will be confirmed through information collected on the enrolment form and during the enrolment interview.

HOW WILL YOU LEARN?

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.

Available Units


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.

CHCADV005 Provide systems advocacy services
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCMHS002 Establish self-directed recovery relationships
CHCMHS003 Provide recovery oriented mental health services
CHCMHS004 Work collaboratively with the care network and other services
CHCMHS005 Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues
CHCMHS009 Provide early intervention, health prevention and promotion programs
CHCMHS010 Implement recovery oriented approaches to complexity
CHCMHS011 Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing
CHCMHS012 Provide support to develop wellness plans and advanced directives
CHCMHS013 Implement trauma informed care
CHCPOL003 Research and apply evidence to practice
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
HLTWHS004 Manage work health and safety

What career could I have?

Possible careers include:

  • Community Care Worker
  • Mental Health Worker
  • Mental Health Services
  • Rehabilitation Counsellor
  • Community Rehabilitation and Support Worker
  • Community Support Worker
  • Mental Health Intake Officer
  • Mental Health Outreach Worker
  • Mental Health Rehabilitation Support Worker

Testimonials

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“Very helpful and professional. I was made to feel extremely welcome and comfortable to ask any questions. I have found the online learning program to work very well so far. Weekly classes are helpful so that we have contact with our class and also Claire can provide not only the information but examples as well. A great arrangement that works well for all lifestyles. Having 3 young children this program is perfect for me. Really enjoying my course so far and very happy I made the decision to study with Hader.”

Lauren Skuse
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“My initial phone consultation was very detailed and affirming, and gave good advice as to which course would be suitable for me. Hader seems to be an institute that has a good reputation and good networks. The main attraction for me was that it has its own clinics, thereby allowing me to gain a placement more easily.”

Nils von Kalm
$7,495

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.

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.

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Duration: 
12 Months
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Delivery:
Blended Online
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Access From a Computer or Tablet

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