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

  • Coordinator – Mental Health (Carer Peer Work)
  • Coordinator – Mental Health (Consumer Peer Work)
  • Mental Health Outreach Worker
  • Mental Health Community Worker
  • Youth Mental Health Worker
  • Wellbeing Consultant
  • Mental Health Rehabilitation Worker
  • Alcohol & Other Drugs Support Worker
  • Mental Health Case Manager
  • Homelessness Support Worker
  • Mental Health Intake Worker
  • NDIS Mental Health Support Worker
Graduates of this course achieve excellent career outcomes.
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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.