South Western Sydney Institute

Diploma of Mental Health

CHC53315

Macquarie Fields

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.

  • $4,420*

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  • Gov. subsidised (NSW)

    Additional fees may apply

    • Start
    • Duration
    • Delivery
  • Macquarie Fields

    • January 31, 2017

    • Full time (12 months)

    • In class

    In class Full time (12 months)

*Verified February 10, 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
None
Recognition
Nationally recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework.
Assessment
Coursework, assessment

Course Overview

By completing this qualification successfully you’ll acquire skills and knowledge that prepare you for employment in one of the roles listed below.
  • 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 South Western Sydney 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.

  • Work in an alcohol and other drugs context
    CHCAOD001

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

  • Develop and review individual alcohol and other drugs treatment plans
    CHCAOD009

  • Coordinate complex case requirements
    CHCCSM004

  • Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
    CHCPRP001

Course Provider

South Western Sydney Institute was named national and New South Wales Large Training Provider of the Year, in 2013.

TAFE SWSi has nine colleges plus specialist training centres and covers the areas of Campbelltown, Parramatta and the semi-rural area of Wollondilly.

Registered
1999
Courses
530
Provider Type
Government
Restrictions

No Restrictions