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CHC53315 Diploma of Mental Health

National ID: CHC53315 | State ID: AWL3

Strengthen the voices of vulnerable people

You will learn about current approaches to mental health that focus on the person not the illness. The Diploma of Mental Health will enable you to undertake community service work that includes mental health.

Working in the community services industry you will provide services to clients in relation to mental health issues that may include case management, referral, advocacy, individual support, and education/health promotion services. 

Gain these skills
  • Advance communication skills
  • Complex problem solving
  • Critical thinking
  • Understanding the complexity of issues facing people with mental health issues
  • Advanced teamwork
  • Research and project development skills
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • 18+ years of age
  • Able to undertake research and self directed learning
  • Proactive, positive, enthusiastic, energetic
  • Build and maintain professional relationships
  • Problem solving
Delivery mode information
Part-time

With part time study you will be completing your course on-campus with face to face contact with your lecturers and fellow students during every-day class activities.

Qualifications are broken down into stages to try and suit your availability. 
If you are planning on completing a Certificate III or IV level course we will recommend that the course be broken into 2 or 3 stages over 12 - 18 months 
If you are planning on completing a Diploma level course we will recommend that the course be broken into 3 or 4 stages over 18 - 24 months 

A Work Placement is compulsory for students undertaking a Certificate IV or Diploma as some units in these qualifications require you to demonstrate your skills in a work place setting. These units will be highlighted on your study plan. You will need to be enrolled in the appropriate units to be offered a work placement - it is not a standard for all enrolments.

To enquire or enrol please fill out the Course Enquiry Form
Work-based

Workplace training offers a flexible, self-paced study program which combines workplace recognition of prior learning and individualised ‘gap’ training to attain your qualification.

Workplace training means every time you go to work you are learning and demonstrating competence whilst working towards your qualification. The flexibility of workplace training allows you to structure and perform learning and assessment in a way that fits into your professional and personal life.

Learning and assessment plans are created on an individual level in consultation with you and/or your employer. Workplace training assessment is conducted using numerous methods including practical demonstration and observation, question and answer interviews, written tasks, supervisor reports and workshops. 

To enquire or enrol please fill out the Course Enquiry Form

Entrance Requirements

Work placement

Important information

Job opportunities

Further study

How to apply

Fees

Entrance Requirements
School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
Completion of WACE General or ATAR (Minimum C Grades) or equivalent Completion of WACE General or ATAR or equivalent (minimum C Grades) Certificate III

Please note entry into this course is competitive. All applicants will need to attend a mandatory interview with the Course Coordinator and complete a short Literacy assessment.  The interview and assessment will take approximately 1 hour. The interview is an opportunity to discuss what you can expect from the course and what will be expected of you should you be offered a position. Interviews will be conducted at Joondalup, Leederville and Midland campuses in the week commencing 22 June. You'll receive further information when you apply, including how to book your interview.

It is recommended that you are over the age of 18 before enrolling in this course as the work placement and employment outcomes are very limited for students under the age of 18.

Work placement

As part of this course you may be required to undertake a total of 160 hours work placement.
You will however need to be enrolled in the appropriate units to be offered a work placement - it is not a standard for all enrolments.
Please note eligibility for supervised work placement is subject to obtaining a satisfactory Police Clearance. You will also need a Working with Children Check if your placement involves contact with children. Additonal costs will include $65 National Police Clearance, through Australia Post (it is best to apply for this first) and $11 Working With Children Check (WWCC).

Important information

Please note eligibility for supervised work placement is subject to obtaining a satisfactory Police Clearance. You will also need a Working with Children Check if your placement involves contact with children. Additonal costs will include $65 National Police Clearance, through Australia Post (it is best to apply for this first) and $11 Working With Children Check (WWCC).

Job opportunities

Other job titles may include:

  • Mental Health Worker | Mental Health Support Worker 
  • Mental Health Outreach Worker
  • Case Worker
  • Recovery Partner

Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.

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Further study

Graduates may be eligible for university entry into Social Science courses.

How to apply

On campus (full-time)

To apply to study on campus (full-time) through TAFE Admissions please go to tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au

Other study types

For all other study types such as on campus (part-time), skill sets, online, employer-based study and apprenticeships or traineeships visit our Apply and Enrol page.

International students

International students should contact www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au

Fees

Estimated Course Fee

Estimated Concession Fee

Eligible for VSL

VSL Capping

$6,740.05 $6,740.05 Yes $15,793
These fees are estimates only and are for the entire course for students enrolling on a full-time basis.
- Fees might differ between courses delivered at different campuses due to the elective units included in the course study plan or adapting courses to meet local industry needs.
- Fees may also differ for each individual student depending on the units of study selected, prior qualifications and recognition of prior learning.
- Fees are payable at enrolment each semester for the units enrolled for that period. Some year-long courses might have a bigger fee load in the first semester. 
- Proof of concession must be presented to access concession rates if eligible.
- For secondary school aged persons (in 2020, students born on or after 1 July 2002 who are at least 15 years old) undertaking training that is not part of a VET Delivered to Secondary Schools program, the maximum course fee chargeable in 2020 is $420 plus the resource fees and discretionary fees. 
- Prices quoted include resource fees, but do not include material fees such as the cost of books, uniforms and students personal equipment.
- The course fee cap applicable to Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas only applies during the current calendar year, so fees might differ for students enrolling in semester 2.
- VET Student Loans Eligible Courses and Caps may be subject to changes implemented by the Australian Government 
- Concessions and Secondary School Age cap do not apply to commercial courses, or Foundation Programs (ESL, General Education, etc.)
- Course information and fees are subject to change without notice

Delivery location, important dates and study options

During your course of study, NMTAFE may use a variety of learning practices to ensure you get the best outcome for your learning journey.
This may include online learning, face-to-face classroom, laboratory/workshop delivery, work placement or a combination of these, depending on which is most appropriate.

Continuous enrolment, 2020

Leederville - Employer based

Details

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 6 months
When Continuous enrolment
Where Leederville
How Employer-based
Fee
Non concession:
Please note, while concessions do not apply to Diploma courses, you may be eligible for VET Student Loans. In 2020 Lower Fees are available for Certificate IV in Mental Health, please see the Apply and Enrol page for details
Apply now
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Semester 1, 2020

Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent) - On Campus

Details

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 2 semester/s
When Semester 1, 2020
Where Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
How On campus
Fee
Non concession:
Please note, while concessions do not apply to Diploma courses, you may be eligible for VET Student Loans. In 2020 Lower Fees are available for Certificate IV in Mental Health, please see the Apply and Enrol page for details
Apply now
Ready to apply for this course? Check out the apply and enrol page for more information.
Leederville - On Campus

Details

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 2 semester/s
When Semester 1, 2020
Where Leederville
How On campus
Fee
Non concession:
Please note, while concessions do not apply to Diploma courses, you may be eligible for VET Student Loans. In 2020 Lower Fees are available for Certificate IV in Mental Health, please see the Apply and Enrol page for details
Apply now
Ready to apply for this course? Check out the apply and enrol page for more information.

Semester 2, 2020

Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent) - On Campus

Details

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 2 semester/s
When Semester 2, 2020
Where Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
How On campus
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Leederville - On Campus

Details

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 2 semester/s
When Semester 2, 2020
Where Leederville
How On campus
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Course enquiry

Please note: This form is only for course enquiries. If you would like to apply or require further application information, please visit our Apply and Enrol page.

Page last updated July 10, 2020