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CHC53315 Diploma of Mental Health

CHC53315 Diploma of Mental Health

Start Date: February 2017
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CHC53315 Diploma of Mental Health

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.

Those who have successfully completed this qualification may work in roles such as Community Rehabilitation and Support Worker or Mental Health Community Worker.

Course Structure

The course includes a classroom component, off-campus study components and industry placement. Assessment is based on competency, which is the ability to demonstrate specific skills and will involve a combination of assessment methods. These assessments can include written assignments, discussion, interviews, workplace projects and practical demonstrations.

Training will be primarily carried out at the Diversitat Training Rooms located at The Pulse Market Street Geelong. This is a fully equipped training facility.

You will be required to complete 160 hours of unpaid practical placement during or at the end of the course at a workplace as agreed on with Diversitat.

This qualification and the various delivery methods have been designed following consultations with industry, learners and other stakeholders.

Start Date: February 2017
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Day Course - 18 months
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Night Course - 18 months February 28, Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Units of Study

This program consists of 20 Units of Competency: 15 Core Units and 5 Elective Units.

Core Units

  • CHCADV005
    Provide systems advocacy
  • CHCDIV001
    Work with diverse people
  • CHCDIV002
    Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
  • HLTWHS004
    Manage workplace health and safety
  • CHCMHS002
    Establish self-directed recovery relationships
  • CHCMHS003
    Provide recovery oriented mental health services
  • CHCMHS004
    Work collaboratively with the care network and other services
  • 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
  • CHCMHS009
    Provide early intervention, health prevention and promotion programs
  • CHCMHS005
    Provide services to people with coexisting mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues

Elective Units

  • CHCMGT003
    Lead the work Team
  • CHCCSL001
    Establish and confirm the counselling relationship
  • CHCCSL007
    Support counselling clients in decision-making processes
  • CHCAOD004
    Assess needs of client with alcohol and other drugs issues
  • CHCCSM005
    Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management

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Pre training review

Applicants will  be assessed for suitability by using the pre-training review. As a result of the pre-training review, any learners with identified barriers will be referred to the appropriate support services/office with Diversitat Training or referred externally where required.
If a learner is unable to, meet the inherent requirements of the qualification, even with reasonable adjustment, Diversitat Training will offer counselling regarding alternative training and/or career path options.

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The tabs above provide the full breakdown of fees & charges for funded (funding without concession),  concession funding and Fee for Service (full fee paying). which displays in the table below.

Diversitat Training staff will be able to help you determine if you are eligible for funding or Concession or no funding (fee for service). For a detailed explanation of Fees & Charges please have a look at our Fees & Charges page.

Learner Tuition Fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

Study options: C = Classroom Based Learning, FOCS = Flexible Off Campus Study (FOCS), W = Workplace Based Traineeship

PLEASE NOTE: Fees may apply for placement depending on the facility. If additional fees apply, this will be discussed with any students affected individually.

 

Study OptionTuition CostAmenitiesMaterialsResourcesOtherTotal Fee
C$222.45$27.55$0.00$0.00$0.00$250.00
W / FOCS$222.45$27.55$0.00$250.00$0.00$500.00

The tabs above provide the full breakdown of fees & charges for funded (funding without concession),  concession funding and Fee for Service (full fee paying). which displays in the table below.

Diversitat Training staff will be able to help you determine if you are eligible for funding or Concession or no funding (fee for service). For a detailed explanation of Fees & Charges please have a look at our Fees & Charges page.

Learner Tuition Fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

Study options: C = Classroom Based Learning, FOCS = Flexible Off Campus Study (FOCS), W = Workplace Based Traineeship

PLEASE NOTE: Fees may apply for placement depending on the facility. If additional fees apply, this will be discussed with any students affected individually.

 

Study OptionTuition CostAmenitiesMaterialsResourcesOtherTotal Fee
Concession not available for Diploma course
Concession not available for Diploma course

The tabs above provide the full breakdown of fees & charges for funded (funding without concession),  concession funding and Fee for Service (full fee paying). which displays in the table below.

Diversitat Training staff will be able to help you determine if you are eligible for funding or Concession or no funding (fee for service). For a detailed explanation of Fees & Charges please have a look at our Fees & Charges page.

Learner Tuition Fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

Study options: C = Classroom Based Learning, FOCS = Flexible Off Campus Study (FOCS), W = Workplace Based Traineeship

PLEASE NOTE: Fees may apply for placement depending on the facility. If additional fees apply, this will be discussed with any students affected individually.

 

Study OptionTuition CostAmenitiesMaterialsResourcesOtherTotal Fee
C$7,118.40$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$7,118.40
W / FOCS$7,118.40$0.00$0.00$250.00$0.00$7,368.40

Additional Information

Induction before you start the course

You will be given a formal induction at the beginning of your course. Important details are further communicated in the Learner Handbook.

There is a formal induction checklist that you will be taken through and at the end of induction you will be asked to sign the checklist to verify that you understand the details, including competency based assessment and reasonable adjustment, assessment methods, due dates and delivery requirements, surveys and the complaints/appeals process.

Alongside this there are also worksite inductions conducted if you are participating in placement as part of your training.

Work Placement

It is noted that the formal practical placement is deemed to be mandatory for the adequate completion of this course, as parts of the assessment can only be carried out in a workplace. Practical Placement is also considered essential for further job prospects. Diversitat will assist learners to gain a placement.

Hours for practical placement can be assessed on an individual basis as it is recognised that some learners may already be working in the industry in some capacity and may not require the full hours of placement to show the agreed levels of proficiency and competence. This will be determined by Diversitat staff and the learner on a case-by-case basis, ensuring that all aspects of the qualification are properly assessed for competency.

Placement is generally undertaken in a 3-4 week block at the end of the course, Monday to Friday during business hours (in some instances this may be negotiable on an individual basis).

Issuing Certificates

On successful completion, participants will be awarded CHC53315 Diploma of Mental Health. For unit completion only, a Statement of Attainment will be awarded.

Materials Required

Diversitat Training will provide all course information and resources; however, participants are required to provide their own work folders, pens etc. A materials/resources fee may be charged for course materials such as resources, handouts and text materials. Additional expenses/levies may be required for some courses to cover extra course expenses such as tools of trade, equipment, excursions etc. You will be advised if these expenses apply to your studies prior to enrolment.

Access & Equity, RPL, Credit Transfers & USI

For information about Access & Equity or information about Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), Credit Transfers or information on how to obtain a Unique Student Identifier (USI); please visit the enrolment information page on our website and download the latest Enrolment Information pdf.

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