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Provider TrainSmart (RTO #51771)
Qualification CHC53315: Diploma of Mental Health
Study Mode Online with 160 hours of work placement experience.
Payment Options • Self funder payment plan – Pay your course fee by credit cart, cheque, EFT or cash;
• VET FEE-HELP – Government income contingent loan which allows you to study now and pay later. If chosen, students are required to read the VET FEE-HELP Booklet prior to enrolment
Cost $16,500
Duration 12 Months
Number of Units 20 units of competency
Start Date Usually within 1-14 days after welcome process
Course Description This qualification will equip you with the skills to provide services to clients in relation to mental health issues. To provide counselling, referral, advocacy and education/health promotion services. It would enable you to attain 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.
University Pathways While this course maybe recognised as a pathway to university, it is not a guarantee of entry. It is the responsibility of the student to research eligibility criteria’s set by the university
Entry Requirements There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification, however TrainSmart Australia will assess a students’ ‘Academic Suitability’ to ensure the student has the best chance of success.  Academic suitability is determined by either; the student providing TrainSmart Australia with a copy of an Australian year 12 Certificate; or, the student completing the Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) online assessment passing at or above Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) in both reading and numeracy.
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You will learn how to offer support to people from varied backgrounds and how to assist those who may have mental health, alcohol and drug issues. There will be advice on skills and techniques which you can implement to promote recovery and well-being. You will further develop your skills on health and safety and decision making.


Over the last decade there has been a vast increase in the number of people needed for employment in the community and mental health services.


On successful completion of this course, you will be awarded the following nationally recognised qualification: CHC53315 Diploma of Mental Health.


CHCADV005 Develop and implement service programs
CHCDIV001 Develop workplace communication strategies
CHCDIV002 Analyse impacts of sociological factors on clients in community work and services
CHCMHS002 Manage and promote diversity
CHCMHS003 Manage legal and ethical compliance
CHCMHS004 Facilitate workplace debriefing and support processes
CHCMHS005 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
CHCMHS009 Manage work health and safety
CHCMHS010 Assess co-existing needs
CHCMHS011 Recognise and respond to crisis situations
CHCMHS012 Present information to stakeholder groups
CHCMHS013 Support clients in decision-making processes
CHCPOL003 Analyse client information for service planning and delivery
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
HLTHWHS004 Manage work health and safety
CHCCSL501A Work within a structured counselling framework
CHCCSL503B Facilitate the counselling relationship
CHCCSL507B Support clients in decision-making processes
CHCMHS006 Facilitate the recovery process with the person, family and carers
HLTHWHS006 Manage stress in the workplaceManage personal stressors in the workplace



Information regarding the Schedule of Fees for this Trainsmart course, please click > here

Elite Colleges Pty Ltd is an approved agent of SMR Learning Services t/a TrainSmart Australia (RTO ID 51771). TrainSmart is an approved VET FEE-HELP provider.