TAFE Digital
TAFE Digital

Diploma of Mental Health

CHC53315

Course description

Duration

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Study mode

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Online

Next start date

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Anytime

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.

Campus options

1 campus available

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Online (self paced)

Anytime

Course details

Entry requirements

No prerequisites for this course.

Location
Online
Next start date
Anytime
Duration
The course length can vary depending on the type of enrolment you are entitled to. To find out more, contact the course provider.
Study mode
Online
Education institution
TAFE Digital (RTO 90004)
Price
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Course content

20 units

  • 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 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).

Recognition

Nationally recognised - meets Australian Qualifications Framework standards.

Nationally Recognised TrainingAustralian Qualifications Framework
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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