CHC53315 Diploma of Mental Health

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

This qualification includes:

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

Employment opportunities with this qualification are:

  • Assistant Community Services Worker
  • Community Rehabilitation and Support Worker
  • Mental Health Outreach
  • Outreach Officer
  • Team Leader
  • Supervisor
  • Manager

What will you achieve from completing this course?

  • A nationally recognised CHC53315 Diploma of Mental Health

What you need to know about this course:

  • Before enrolling you must read the Mental Health Pre Enrolment Policy at the bottom of this page
  • Classes commence in week 1 of each school term
  • Students will be accepted into the class throughout the term
  • You will need to plan for approximately 5-10 hours per week at home to complete assessment tasks
  • There is no training during school holidays
  • Private Facebook groups are used to share resources and learning
  • Resources are provided by SGSCC
  • Student lounge available
  • WiFi is available

What resources do you need to study from home?

  • A computer with internet access
  • Email access
  • Facebook account

Course entry requirements

  • You must attend a pre-enrolment meeting with an SGSCC representative to ascertain suitability to the course and to review your current skills and experience
  • Hold a current CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health
  • New students are expected to attend a mandatory college orientation before course commencement. Orientation times and dates will be advised after enrolment
  • Current National Police Check (can be arranged through SGSCC)
  • Complete an SGSCC English language, literacy and numeracy assessment to determine that the student has sufficient skills to complete the course
  • Note-taking materials
  • Unique Student Identifier (can be arranged through SGSCC)
  • Recognition for units may be granted based on previous learning, studies, work and/or life experiences

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

Do you need to complete any work placement hours?

  • Yes, you need to complete 160 hours (20 days) of work placement
  • Before commencing work placement, you will be required to get a current national criminal record check to allow you to work in a care service facility. SGSCC will assist you with this application process.

Will you need to sit for any exams?

  • No. This is a competency-based course
  • Tell us, then show us you understand and can implement the learning you have received
  • You will be required to competently complete assessment tasks for all 20 units of learning

Assessments are made up of a range of:

  • Case studies
  • Demonstration
  • Portfolio of evidence
  • Presentation
  • Questions and answers
  • Research report

To be deemed competent:

  • You will receive clear assessment instructions
  • You must complete all assessments to a satisfactory standard as set by your trainer
  • These are assessed by your trainer
  • Opportunities will be provided for trainers to support students and to resubmit their assessments if required

Eligibility for Subsided Training under the Smart & Skilled Training Program

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government under the Smart & Skilled Training Program. To be eligible you must be

  • an Australian Citizen/Perm Resident/NZ citizen/humanitarian visa holder
  • aged 15 years or older, and
  • live or work in New South Wales, and
  • no longer be at school or equivalent

See Smart & Skilled page for further information

Eligibility for “Skilling for Recovery” - Fee-Free nationally accredited training

Skilling for Recovery is a NSW Government initiative to deliver JobTrainer funding in NSW. It provides free certificate, diploma and short course training to eligible applicants. If you meet the Smart & Skilled Program eligibility above and one of the following you could complete this course fee-free:

  • Unemployed (with or without a benefit); or
  • At risk of unemployment; or
  • 17-24 years old (employed or not)

See Skilling for Recovery page for further information.

Fee and Payment options:

  • $4,970 (maximum Smart and Skilled student fee)
  • $5,000 (fee for those who are ineligible for Smart and Skilled)
  • Pay in full or interest-free monthly payment plan available
  • By Cash, EFTPOS, Visa or MasterCard

Time for you to enrol:

  • The WorkSkills team are available to take your enquiry or enrolment on 02 8543 7412 during business hours
  • At the Jannali Office Reception (Mon-Fri 9 am to 5 pm)
CHC53315 Diploma of Mental Health

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face-to-face

2021-06-19 2021-06-19
Jannali Campus

Delivery: Monday and Tuesday 9am – 4.30pm
Duration: 8 term course
Units of Learning: 20
Monthly Intake: Yes
Requirements: Students must be working in the industry to enrol in this course as it requires workplace assessment to be conducted

  • Currently taking expressions of interest for Term 3, 2021

If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.