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 a 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:

  • Prior to 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 successfully 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

#CHCDEV001 Confirm client developmental status
#CHCCSM005 Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management
#CHCCSL002 Apply Specialist interpersonal and counselling interview skills
#CHCEDU001 Provide community-focused health promotion and prevention strategies
#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 are able to 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 by 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

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 9am to 5pm)
CHC53315 Diploma of Mental Health

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face-to-face

2020-09-19 2020-09-19
Jannali Campus

We are currently delivering online due to COVID-19
Delivery: Saturday fortnightly
Duration: 4 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 2, 2020

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