CHC53315 Diploma of Mental Health - International

CRICOS Code: 0100185

Duration: 104 Weeks

Contact Time: 20 hours per week


Interested in providing self-directed recovery support for people affected by mental illness and psychiatric disability?

What will you learn?

  • Skills to work autonomously under a broad guidance of other practitioners and professionals
  • Developing skills to implement community based programs and activities focusing on mental health and illness

Rewarding and fulfilling career options include:

  • Assistant Community Services worker
  • Community Rehabilitation and Support Worker
  • Mental Health outreach
  • Outreach officer

With further study, become a:

  • Team leader
  • Supervisor
  • Manager

Delivery and assessment mode

  • Full time at Jannali
  • Assessments are competency based which means that you have to demonstrate that you are able to meet the performance criteria for each unit.
  • Assessment methods will vary including: Questions & Answers, projects, role plays, presentations, port folios observation.
  • Assessments will be completed in and outside of class time.
  • You should allow approximately 5-10 hours per week for self-study and out of class assessments.

Work Placement

This course requires work placement which will be organised by SGSCC. Work placement (unpaid) is a compulsory component of the course where you will be assessed in the workplace.
160 hours

Entry Requirements

  • Hold a current CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Upper intermediate level of English (IELTS Score of 5.5 or equivalent)

All students must undertake the following:

  • Working with Children Check
  • Criminal Record Check

Units of Competency you will be studying:

  1. CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
  2. CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
  3. CHCMHS002 Establish self-directed recovery relationships
  4. CHCMHS003 Provide recovery-oriented mental health services
  5. CHCMHS004 Work collaboratively with the care network and other services
  6. CHCMHS005 Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues
  7. CHCMHS011 Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing

The above 7 core units are the prerequisite units for the Diploma

  1. CHCADV005 Provide systems advocacy services
  2. CHCMHS009 Provide early intervention, health prevention and promotion programs
  3. CHCMHS010 Implement recovery-oriented approaches to complexity
  4. CHCMHS012 Provide support to develop wellness plans and advanced directives
  5. CHCMHS013 Implement trauma-informed care
  6. CHCPOL003 Research and apply evidence to practice
  7. CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
  8. HLTWHS004 Manage work health and safety
  9. CHCDEV001 Confirm client developmental status
  10. CHCCSM005 Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management
  11. CHCCSL002 Apply Specialist interpersonal and counselling interview skills
  12. CHCEDU001 Provide community-focused health promotion and prevention strategies
  13. CHCAOD006 Provide interventions for people with alcohol and other drugs issues

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