CHC53315 Diploma of Mental Health

Build a career in one of the fastest growing industries in Australia.

1 in 5 Australians will experience a mental health challenge each year and thousands of qualified Mental health professionals are needed across various sectors.

Jigsaw Training Group
RTO Code 32423

Mental Health professionals help make a difference every day

Qualified Mental Health practitioners help people experiencing mental health issues to develop and implement strategies to help them improve their health outcomes and quality of life.

There is currently demand for an additional 20,000 qualified Mental Health professionals in Australia and the Government is providing funding for students across all States and territories to undertake training in this sector.
There are a wide range of employment opportunities available to you when you graduate with a Diploma of Mental Health.

There are numerous opportunities for qualified Mental Health practitioners.

A Diploma of Mental Health significantly expands job opportunities across multiple sectors including Health & Aged Care, Community Services, Education & Training and Human Resources.  The Diploma is the minimum qualification required for many self directed roles including NDIS Support Worker, Community Outreach and Mental health Case Manager. 

What you'll learn

The CHC53315 Diploma of Mental Health will provide you with 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.

This course has a 160 hour supervised work placement component. For those already working in the field, this can be completed in the workplace. Otherwise, placement will need to be sourced by the student.

Core subjects

CHCADV005 - Provide systems advocacy

CHCMHS011 - Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing

HLTWHS004 - Manage work health and safety

CHCMHS009 - Provide early intervention, health prevention and promotion programs

CHCMHS005 - Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues

CHCMHS013 - Implement trauma informed care

CHCPOL003 - Research and apply evidence to practice

CHCPRP003 - Reflect on and improve own professional practice

CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people

CHCDIV002 - Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

CHCMHS003 - Provide recovery oriented mental health services

CHCMHS002 - Establish self-directed recovery relationships

CHCMHS012 - Provide support to develop wellness plans and advanced directives

CHCMHS004 - Work collaboratively with the care network and other services

CHCMHS010 - Implement recovery oriented approaches to complexity

Elective subjects

CHCPRP001 - Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships

CHCDFV012 - Make safety plans with people who have been subjected to Domestic and Family Violence

CHCDSP002 - Adhere to ethical standards in Family dispute resolution

CHCCCS017 - Provide loss and grief support

CHCCCS018 - Provide suicide bereavement support

Elective units are subject to change.

Career opportunities

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    Coordinator – Mental Health (Carer Peer Work)

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    Coordinator – Mental Health (Consumer Peer Work)

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    Mental Health Outreach Worker

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    Youth Mental Health Worker

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    Wellbeing Consultant

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    Mental Health Rehabilitation Worker

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    Alcohol & Other Drugs Support Worker

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    Mental Health Case Manager

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    Homelessness Support Worker

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    Mental Health Intake Worker

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    NDIS Mental Health Support Worker

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    Mental Health Community Worker

Graduates of this course achieve excellent career outcomes.
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of graduates enjoy improved work status such as promotion or higher pay
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CHC53315 Diploma of Mental Health

Study with one of Australia’s most successful RTO’s.

Fee for Service $4,995

Course Duration: Approximately 12-18 months
Delivery Mode Options: Online
Attendance Requirements: Not Applicable to this course.
Vocational Placement:

This course has a 160 hour supervised work placement component. For those already working in the field, this can be completed in the workplace.  Otherwise, placement will need to be sourced by the student.

Students may be required to obtain relevant checks (Police etc) to undertake placement – any costs applicable to this process are borne by the student.