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Diploma of Mental Health

CHC53315 – CRICOS 0102145
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.

About the Course

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.

Suitable for a professional role as

You will be able to develop and expand your existing educational or vocational skills and be able to enhance your knowledge about work force planning, team management, risk management, project management and professional development.

Suitable for a professional role of:

  • Community Rehabilitation and Support Worker
  • Welfare Support Worker
  • Community Rehabilitation Worker
  • Community support worker
  • Mental health support worker
  • Mental Health Outreach Worker

20 units are required for award of this qualification which includes 15 Core and 5 Electives. Work Placements of at least 160 hours is mandatory.

CHCADV005Provide systems advocacy servicesC
CHCDIV001Work with diverse peopleC
CHCDIV002Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safetyC
CHCMHS002Establish self-directed recovery relationshipsC
CHCMHS003Provide recovery oriented mental health servicesC
CHCMHS004Work collaboratively with the care network and other servicesC
CHCMHS005Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issuesC
CHCMHS009Provide early intervention, health prevention and promotion programsC
CHCMHS010Implement recovery oriented approaches to complexityC
CHCMHS011Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeingC
CHCMHS012Provide support to develop wellness plans and advanced directivesC
CHCMHS013Implement trauma informed careC
CHCPOL003Research and apply evidence to practiceC
CHCPRP003Reflect on and improve own professional practiceC
HLTWHS004Manage work health and safetyC
CHCCSM004Coordinate complex case requirementsE
CHCCSL001Establish and confirm the counselling relationshipE
CHCMGT002Manage partnership agreements with service providersE
CHCMHS006Facilitate the recovery process with the person, family and carersE
CHCVOL003Recruit, induct and support volunteersE

For further details please refer to:

https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/CHC53315

https://lawsoncollege.edu.au/courses

  • Completed Certificate IV in CHC Community Service Package
  • Over 18 years of age

IELTS 5.5 or equivalent

  • Written questions
  • Case studies
  • Role Plays
  • Classroom projects
  • Simulated Assessments
  • Presentation