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TAFE Digital

Diploma of Mental Health


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The rewarding community services sector awaits you with a Diploma of Mental Health (CHC53315).

This course will give you the desired qualification to work with clients with mental illness and provide support to them. This course will give you the skills and knowledge in relation to building and maintaining strong relationships with clients, providing advanced support for people with mental illness and disabilities and delivering client services based on individual case management and intervention.

Upon graduation from this course you will be able to explore roles such as support worker or mental health worker in the community services field.

Along with learning theory, you will gain on the job practical experience with the compulsory work placement component that is part of this course.

Start your studies today and know that the delivery of this course online will allow you to tailor your studies to suit your needs.

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1 campus available

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Online (self paced)


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Entry requirements

No prerequisites for this course.

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TAFE Digital (RTO 90003)
The course price can vary depending on a few factors. To find out more, contact the course provider.
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Course content

  • CHCDIV002 - Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural diversity
  • CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
  • CHCMHS002 - Establish self-directed recovery relationships
  • CHCAOD001 - Work in an alcohol and other drugs context
  • CHCMHS003 - Provide recovery oriented mental health services
  • CHCMHS004 - Work collaboratively with the care network and other services
  • CHCMHS005 - Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues
  • CHCCCS018 - Provide suicide bereavement support
  • CHCAOD004 - Assess needs of clients with alcohol and other drugs issues
  • CHCMHS011 - Assess and promote social, emotional and physical well-being
  • CHCMHS012 - Provide support to develop wellness plans and advanced directives
  • HLTWHS004 - Manage work health and safety
  • CHCMHS010 - Implement recovery oriented approaches to complexity
  • CHCADV005 - Provide systems advocacy services
  • CHCMHS009 - Provide early intervention, health prevention and promotion programs
  • CHCAOD008 - Provide advanced interventions to meet the needs of clients with AOD issues
  • CHCCSL502A - Apply specialist interpersonal and counselling interview skills
  • CHCMHS013 - Implement trauma informed care
  • CHCPOL003 - Research and apply evidence to practice
  • CHCPRP003 - Reflect on and improve own professional practice

What students are saying about
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Average rating of 54 course reviews

Student reviews of Community Services courses

Student reviews of Community Services courses
Student review published September 2018
CourseDiploma of Youth Work
Completion date2017
Study modeOnline
The course was very good, with detailed topics that were appropriate to Social work and Youth Work. The only thing that was frustrating was when the platform changed from TAFE digital to OTEN, as this meant that I had to re-complete a lot of assignments. Apart from this, it was a solid and well designed course.
Student review published August 2018
CourseCertificate II in Community Services
Completion date2011
Study modeOnline
As a single mum of two at the time, I thought I'd really struggle but I actually did really well. Such a great opportunity to study when its flexible & can be done in your own time.
Student review published July 2018
CourseCertificate III in Community Services
Completion dateN/A
Study modeOnline
A lot material that doesn’t relate to community services . Easy online study tools
Student review published June 2018
CourseCertificate IV in Mental Health
Completion date2018
Study modeOnline
The course was pretty easy and the content was useful in todays world. Teaching staff was not that helpful when finding a place to comeplete work experience.
Student review published May 2018
CourseCertificate III in Aged Care
Completion date2016
Study modeOnline
Easily understood.
Student review published May 2018
CourseDiploma of Community Services
Completion date2012
Study modeOnline
I found the availability to study online to be the best option for me as it allowed me to continue working while gaining a qualification. It allowed me to self pace and balance work, study and life commitments. Group chats assisted with maintaining a "classroom" feel. I would recommend this style of education if you can be disciplined with time.
Student review published May 2018
CourseDiploma of Community Services
Completion date2014
Study modeOnline
Course had relative content and has helped with my current career.
Student review published May 2018
CourseCertificate III in Children's Services
Completion date2012
Study modeOnline
The practical component was only very minimal and I thought there should have been more hands on experience provided. I would have liked more assistance in finding suitable employment once I completed the degree. The overall ability to balance studies with other commitments was very beneficial.
Student review published May 2018
CourseCertificate III in Children's Services
Completion date2018
Study modeOnline
Cert 111 Education support was great I enjoyed the content and overall experience
Student review published May 2018
CourseCertificate IV in Disability Work
Completion date2014
Study modeOnline
easy to understand and plenty of time to complete assignments. interesting content and teachers very helpful and quick to mark work
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What you’ll learn

Become trained in:

  • Providing advanced support for people with mental illness and disabilities
  • Contributing to the recovery of people affected by a mental illness
  • Delivering specialised client services based on individual case management and intervention
  • Providing community-focused promotion and prevention strategies
  • Building and maintaining strong relationships with clients and colleagues

Work placement

This course includes a total of 240 hours of professional work placement within a community service organisation. You will need to arrange your own work placement.

The industry experience gives you invaluable real-life skills, so you graduate ready to step into a job.

Work placement requirements:

  • Working with Children Check
  • Criminal Record Check (CRC) to obtain a National Police Certificate
  • Signed Volunteer/Student Declaration
  • Signed Student Undertaking

Employers may apply their own selection criteria when recruiting students for work placement.

Students should check with their state associations to establish if this course meets their accreditation requirements. If you live in Victoria, this course does not have accreditation with the Australian Community Workers Association (ACWA).


Nationally recognised - meets Australian Qualifications Framework standards.

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Nationally Recognised Qualification

Support and delivery

When you study online with TAFE Digital, you can:

  • Study from anywhere, when it suits you best.
  • Graduate with the identical qualification as an on-campus student.
  • Get comprehensive support from teachers via phone and email.
  • Access course materials online.
  • Interact with teachers and fellow students via platforms like virtual classrooms, forums and video calls.

TAFE Digital's online courses can also be referred to as distance education. Some hard-copy course materials and assessments may be accessed or submitted via post.

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