Diploma of Mental Health
CHC53315 Course Outline
Course CRICOS Code: 111664C
Duration: 52 weeks (36 weeks of study and 8 weeks of work placement plus an 8 week break)
MODE OF STUDY
Face to face 2 days a week
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.
To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 160 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency.
The Diploma of Mental Health consists of 20 units of competency; 15 Core Units and 5 Elective Units*.
Unit of Competency
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
CHCCCS017 Provide loss and grief support
CHCCCS018 Provide suicide bereavement support
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
HLTHPS006 Assist Client with medication
BSBFIM501 Manage budgets and Financial Plans
At least 3 units from the electives listed above
Up to 2 units from the electives listed below, any endorsed Training Package or accredited course - these units must be relevant to the work outcome
All electives chosen must contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.
Students must be 18 years of age at the time of enrolment
IELTS score 5.5 overall (with no band less than 5.0) or equivalent Pearson Test of English (PTE)
Year 12 or equivalent of Australian HSC.
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES & EDUCATION PATHWAYS
After successfully achieving the Diploma of Mental Health, candidates may may pathway into further higher education.
Graduates may also find employment in industry as:
Mental health Outreach worker.
Welfare Support Worker
Program Service Co-ordinator
This qualification is recognised nationally under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).
Students that complete some but not all of the units of competency as stated in the Course Structure may be issued with a Statement of Attainment. It will identify only those units of competence that have been completed as part of the qualification and recognised nationally under the AQF.
RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING (RPL) AND CREDIT TRANSFERS
Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for what you already know. If you believe you have related skills or have relevant units/qualifications obtained in previous successful studies, please indicate on your application form that you wish to apply for RPL/Credit.
Australian Health and Horticulture Institute Pty Ltd recognises qualifications and Statements of Attainment issued under the Australian Qualifications Framework by a Registered Training Organisation.
Tuition Fees : 8,000 $
Material Fee : 1,000 $
Tuition Fees : 12,000 $
Material Fee : 1,100 $
Enrollment Fee: 300 $
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