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CHC53315 Diploma of Mental Health

CHC53315 Diploma of Mental Health

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CHC53315 Diploma of Mental Health

(Release 2)

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.

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Day Course - 18 months 1-2 days per week
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Night Course - 18 months 2-3 nights per week

Units of Study

This program consists of 20 Units of Competency: 15 Core Units and 5 Elective Units. A sample of elective units has been included below.

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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Foundation Skills Assessment

Although there are no entry requirements for the qualification, applicants will be assessed for suitability by using the Foundation Skills Assessment. This will help us to identify any potential barriers or help us determine whether you require extra support for your studies.

The Foundation Skills Assessment will focus on English language, literacy and numeracy skills as well as employability skills.

Course Fees

This training is delivered by Diversitat Training TOID: 5819.
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.

Different levels of Government subsidy are available – Diversitat Training can help you to determine if you are eligible for a Government subsidy of your training through Skills First. More information about Fees and Charges can be found in our Student Handbook which can be downloaded from Current Students page.

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

Some courses are only available as full fee for service (FFS).

To view the course fees for this course please click on “VIEW COURSE FEES” button on this web page.

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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, 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.

Some courses are only available as full fee for service (FFS).

 

Study OptionTuition CostAmenitiesMaterialsResourcesOtherTotal Fee
Classroom Based$96.10$3.90$100.00
Workplace Based Traineeship$498.30$1.70$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, 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.

Some courses are only available as full fee for service (FFS).

 

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, 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.

Some courses are only available as full fee for service (FFS).

 

Study OptionTuition CostAmenitiesMaterialsResourcesOtherTotal Fee
Classroom Based$7,440.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$7,440.00
Workplace Based Traineeship$7,440.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$7,440.00

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 Student Handbook which can be downloaded from Current Students page.

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

Mandatory Placement Hours Required: 160

This course requires work placement. We have a network of community agencies who will provide work placement for our students. If you wish to complete your placement at an alternative provider please discuss this with your trainer.

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.

Student Handbook

The Student Handbook contains important information which individuals should read before enrolling in a course at Diversitat Training.
The handbook contains detailed information including:

  • Section A Training and Assessment
  • Section B Student application and enrolment
  • Section C Fees and charges, including fee waivers, and exemptions
  • Section F Students Rights and Responsibilities
  • Section G Policies

The Student Handbook can be downloaded from Current Students page.

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 Current Students page on our website and download the latest Student Handbook.

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