CHC53315 Diploma of Mental Health
Develop high level specialist knowledge, skills to help people and their mental health.
The Diploma of Mental Health will give you skills to provide support services to people affected by mental illness or psychiatric disability through their recovery journey. You will gain broad knowledge and skills to provide counselling, referral, advocacy, education, and health promotion services.
This course can be offered as a traineeship through your employer and/or as a non-traineeship
All applicants must be at least 18 years of age at the time of commencing their course at VACCHO. In addition, all applicants must undertake a short assessment to determine whether this is the most suitable course for you, including determining your language, literacy and numeracy skills and readiness to study at this level. Where learning needs are identified, VACCHO will offer you additional support or refer you to a more suitable course.
Refer to Course Pre-Requisite section for any other requirements, such as previous units and employment arrangements that will also form a condition of entry.
Develop 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.
AT A GLANCE
This course is typically offered over 23 months with classes held once a month, Tuesday – Thursday, 9am- 5pm.
Delivery and Locations
17-23 Sackville Street
Written questions, portfolio, workplace project, case studies, role plays, observation/demonstration
Cost (Fees & Charges)
Refer to Fees & Charges.
Ask about our RPL fees if you have previous equivalent experiences
WHY LEARN WITH US?
This training program has been developed in consultation with other ACCHOs and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community sector to ensure its relevance.
Our staff have current on-the-job experience, bringing this into the training program to offer real industry training based on current industry trends.
EXPERIENCED SUPPORT TEAM
We offer in-house Mentors and support and have also teamed up with external experts to ensure that you are fully supported to succeed.
WHAT WILL I STUDY?
The units of competency listed below are an example of the units that would typically be included in this qualification.
The programs we deliver will be customised and contextualised to suit your and your employer’s learning needs and workforce objectives.
Intermediate computer skills, including the ability to access and search the internet, use software (such as Microsoft Word) to create documents, upload and download documents.
A National Police Clearance and Working with Children Check (WWCC) is required before the placement component can be undertaken.
Evidence of some vaccinations is also a requirement including but not limited to influenza (flu) vaccination and COVID vaccination prior to the placement component.
RECOGNITION OF PRIOR STUDIES & EXPERIENCES
If eligible, you will not be required to undertake these units again with us as you will receive recognition of your prior studies and/or experiences.
Students will need to organise this placement with a relevant Facility or Organisation.
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FEES AND CHARGES
Refer to VACCHO Course Fee 2023
You may be eligible for a Fee Concession (VACCHO will check your entitlement for a Fee Concession as part of your enrolment and prior to the commencement of training). This includes for holders of a current Health Care Card, Pensioner Concession, Veterans Gold Card or self-identify as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent.
Travel and accommodation may be AbStudy subsidised for eligible students. Ask for further details.
WHAT I NEED TO BRING OR BUY
- Desktop computer/laptop.
- Stable internet connection with a minimum download speed of 3mbps.
- An email account such as Yahoo, Hotmail or Gmail.
- Microsoft Office (2010 version or later) – must include Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
- Video conferencing software (Zoom) preferred.
AM I ELIGIBLE FOR A SKILLS FIRST SUBSIDISED PLACE
- Be an Australian citizen; OR a holder of a permanent visa; OR a New Zealand citizen.
- Only enrol in a program at a higher Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) level than the highest qualification level you hold at the time training commences if you are 20 years or older
- Not be enrolled in more than two Skills First subsidised qualifications at one time
- Not have enrolled in more than two Skills First qualifications at the same AQF level at any time, unless one is a School Based Apprenticeship/Traineeship (SBAT), a Foundation Skills Program and/or a secondary school certificate or you are recommencing training or transitioning from a superseding qualification to the current version
OR you may meet some of the eligible criteria if you:
- Meet the Eligibility Exemptions Initiative requirements, eg. a retrenched worker or a JVEN client
- Are eligible for a Commonwealth Job Trainer place, including aged 17 to 24 or a job seeker
FURTHER LEARNING PATHWAYS
- CHC53315 Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs
- CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services
- CHC51015 Diploma in Counselling
- Bachelor of Counselling
- Bachelor of Community Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drugs
Training may be supported by Skills First Program, delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. The student’s tuition fees are as published and are subject to change given individual circumstances. This nationally recognised qualification is delivered by VACCHO (RTO No: 20739 and which is responsible for the quality of all services and the issuing of accredited certification. This qualification provides the skills and knowledge to the industry standard but does not guarantee a job. We actively tailor training for people from diverse backgrounds, including those with disabilities and encourage all to apply.
- Subsidised training and funding >>
- Student information including Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning >>
To apply for this course, submit an Expression of Interest via the link below.
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If you are currently enrolled with us and have an enquiry, or interested in studying at VACCHO please fill out and submit the form below or contact the Education and Training Unit at VACCHO by calling (03) 9411 9411.