Chisholm Institute

Diploma of Mental Health

CHC53315

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Berwick, Frankston

This specialist diploma qualification prepares you for a hands-on career in mental health care with exposure to a wide range of targeted skills including counselling, referral, advocacy and health promotion.

There are multiple ways to study Diploma of Mental Health with Chisholm Institute

  • $5,760*

    + $510 fees

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  • Gov. subsidised (VIC), Payment plan

    Additional fees may apply

    • Start
    • Duration
    • Delivery
  • In workplace

    • July 2017

    • Full time (12 months), Part time (2 years)

    • In workplace

    In workplace Full time (12 months), Part time (2 years)

  • Berwick

    • July 2017

    • Full time (12 months), Part time (2 years)

    • In class

    In class Full time (12 months), Part time (2 years)

  • Frankston

    • July 2017

    • Full time (12 months), Part time (2 years)

    • In class

    In class Full time (12 months), Part time (2 years)

  • $6,705*

  • Compare

  • Gov. subsidised (VIC)

    Additional fees may apply

    • Start
    • Duration
    • Delivery
  • Online

    • July 2017

    • Full time (12 months), Part time (18 months)

    • Online

    Online Full time (12 months), Part time (18 months)

  • Online

    • October 2017

    • Full time (12 months), Part time (18 months)

    • Online

    Online Full time (12 months), Part time (18 months)

  • $11,920*

  • Compare

  • Full price

    Additional fees may apply

    • Start
    • Duration
    • Delivery
  • Online

    • July 2017

    • Full time (12 months), Part time (18 months)

    • Online

    Online Full time (12 months), Part time (18 months)

  • Online

    • October 2017

    • Full time (12 months), Part time (18 months)

    • Online

    Online Full time (12 months), Part time (18 months)

  • $13,920*

    + $510 fees

  • Compare

  • Full price, Payment plan

    Additional fees may apply

    • Start
    • Duration
    • Delivery
  • Berwick

    • July 2017

    • Full time (12 months), Part time (2 years)

    • In class

    In class Full time (12 months), Part time (2 years)

  • Frankston

    • July 2017

    • Full time (12 months), Part time (2 years)

    • In class

    In class Full time (12 months), Part time (2 years)

  • In workplace

    • July 2017

    • Full time (12 months), Part time (2 years)

    • In workplace

    In workplace Full time (12 months), Part time (2 years)

*Verified June 22, 2017. Prices and fees are advertised by the provider and may be estimates only. Prices and fees can vary or change. Please check with the provider before enrolling. To learn more, read our editorial policy.

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How it works

Entry Requirements
Check with Provider, Police check, Interview, Working with children, Information session

One, some or all of these entry requirements must be met. Check with the provider before enrolling.

Recognition
Nationally recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework.
Assessment
Coursework, assessment
Payment Terms
For Payment Plans, the set terms of the direct debit agreements are either five months or 10 months, with the option of weekly, fortnightly or monthly payments. Additional charges will apply to students taking up this option, including a billing fee of 4.6 per cent of total course tuition costs and an administration fee of $10 (non-refundable).

Course Overview

Expand your career options and help those in need

Are you inspired and want to expand your career opportunities in the mental health and alcohol and other drug industry?

The Diploma of Mental Health will assist you to make a difference in this challenging environment. It will complement learnings in the Certificate IV and expand employment prospects within the Industry. This qualification is accredited by Australian Community Workers Association.

  • Community Rehabilitation and Support Worker
  • Mental Health Outreach Worker
  • Welfare Support Worker
  • Community Rehabilitation Worker
  • Mental health support worker
  • Community support worker

Course Content

To obtain a Diploma of Mental Health with Chisholm Institute, you’ll need to complete some or all of the following units of study successfully. Units may vary or change so check with the provider before enrolling.

A total of 20 Study Units must be completed to attain this qualification.

Core Units

15 Core Units must be completed to attain this qualification.

  • Provide systems advocacy services
    CHCADV005

  • Work with diverse people
    CHCDIV001

  • Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
    CHCDIV002

  • Establish self-directed recovery relationships
    CHCMHS002

  • Provide recovery oriented mental health services
    CHCMHS003

  • Work collaboratively with the care network and other services
    CHCMHS004

  • Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues
    CHCMHS005

  • Provide early intervention, health prevention and promotion programs
    CHCMHS009

  • Implement recovery oriented approaches to complexity
    CHCMHS010

  • Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing
    CHCMHS011

  • Provide support to develop wellness plans and advanced directives
    CHCMHS012

  • Implement trauma informed care
    CHCMHS013

  • Research and apply evidence to practice
    CHCPOL003

  • Reflect on and improve own professional practice
    CHCPRP003

  • Manage work health and safety
    HLTWHS004

Elective Units

5 Elective Units must be completed to attain this qualification.

  • Assess needs of clients with alcohol and other drugs issues
    CHCAOD004

  • Establish and confirm the counselling relationship
    CHCCSL001

  • Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management
    CHCCSM005

  • Confirm client developmental status
    CHCDEV001

  • Provide community focused health promotion and prevention strategies
    CHCEDU001

Course Provider

Located in South East Melbourne, Chisholm Institute is a government-owned TAFE with certificates, diplomas, advanced diplomas, bachelors and graduate certificate courses.

Chisholm Institute has specialist automotive, trades and business-based learning centres with campus locations in Berwick, Cranbourne, Dandenong, Wonthaggi, Rosebud, Frankston and Melbourne City.

Registered
1998
Courses
431
Provider Type
Government
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