CHC53315 Diploma of Mental Health

This qualification covers workers who provide a range of community services focusing on:

  • Rehabilitation and support for people affected by mental illness and psychiatric disability.
  • Implementing community-based activities focusing on mental health, mental illness and psychiatric disability, and
  • Mental health promotion work.

This qualification reflects the role of workers who provide services to clients in relation to mental health issues. They can provide counselling, referral, 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.

 

Course code CHC53315
Start date View Intake Dates
Delivery mode
  • Classroom delivery: Face to face training and Practical Placement.

***Please note that the assessment methods for this course includes Theory component and mandatory practical placement component of 160 hours. You must complete placement hours to be able to achieve the competency in the units and successfully complete the course.

Duration Domestic: 56 weeks
International: 104 weeks
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RTO requirements

Domestic students

Training and assessments are conducted in English. Applicants must possess sound written and spoken English skills. You will be required to complete a Language Literacy, Numeracy test paper as part of an enrolment interview.

  • Applicants are required to attend a Pre- Training Interview as part of the enrolment process
  • Training and assessments are conducted in English.
  • Applicants must possess sound written and spoken English skills.
  • Applicants may be required to complete a Language, literacy and numeracy test paper as part of a selection interview.
  • Obtain a valid Police Check (required for practical placement purposes) and Working with Children Check if required

Some assessment tasks are completed using a computer and internet, and it is recommended that students have these available before or at enrolment.

 

International Students

English requirements:

  • must have an IELTS score of 6.0 or
  • must have a TOEFL iBT score of 60 or
  • must have a PTE Academic score of 50 or
  • must have a Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) score of 52 or
  • must have an OET score of pass

Must be 18 years or older

Completed Australian year 12 equivalent

 

Training Package

There are no pre-requisite or any other training package entry requirements to enrol in this course.

  • Domestic: 56 weeks (13 months) inclusive of placement and breaks
  • International: 104 weeks (2 years) including breaks and work placement (160 hours)

N.B: ETEA will provide assistance in searching industry placement.

Visit our funding and fees page for more information.

Pathways from the qualification

  • Bachelor of Community Welfare
  • Bachelor of Social Work
  • Bachelor of Health Science
  • Bachelor of Social Science
  • Bachelor of Arts Psychotherapy
  • Bachelor of Integrative Psychotherapy

Employment or occupational pathway

Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Common positions that may be suited with this qualification are:

  • Welfare Support Worker
  • Mental Health Outreach Worker/ Support Worker
  • Community Support Worker
  • Mental Health Rehabilitation Support Worker
  • Mental Health Community Worker
  • Mental Health Support Worker
  • Coordinator/Assessor
  • Case Manager

ETEA uses a range of assessment methods which may include:

  • Written assessment (open book)
  • Projects
  • Case study
  • Observation

You can apply for recognition of prior learning, academic credit and work experience towards this qualification. During the course of your life you will develop a wide range of skills and knowledge. Through work, volunteer roles, family commitments and various tasks undertaken in everyday life, you are building up a bank of knowledge. The evidence of these skills and knowledge accumulated can be used to help you gain a qualification.

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Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Credit Transfer

Please note: dates are subject to change due to holidays and availability.

If dates provided do not suit, please contact us at 13 13 89 or +61 3 9450 0500 via phone, or through our contact page, as we will accommodate dates to suit students needs.

2019

State Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Victoria 15th 15th 15th 15th
New South Wales 4th 15th
South Australia 29th 15th 15th
Western Australia 15th 15th 15th 15th

 

2020

State Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Victoria
New South Wales
South Australia 3rd
Western Australia

Students will need to complete 20 Units of Competency, consisting of 15 Core and 5 Elective units

(N.B: Elective units will be selected for delivery by ETEA and are subject to change to meet client and industry requirement)

 

Core Units
CHCADV005 Provide system 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 drug 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
Elective Units
CHCAOD004 Assess needs of client with alcohol and other drugs issues
CHCCSL003 Facilitate the counselling relationship and process
CHCCSL007 Support counselling clients in decision-making processes
CHCAOD008 Provide advanced interventions to meet the needs of clients with alcohol and other drugs issues
CHCCSM004 Coordinate complex case requirements

 

** Please note: electives may vary by state and are subject to change to meet client and industry requirements.

**Please note for South Australia: CRICOS students rolling intakes and to contact the College for next available date.

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