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CHC53315 Diploma of Mental Health

National ID: CHC53315 State ID: AWL3
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Develop the skills to work with clients experiencing a mental health illness

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.

This course will be delivered through a combination of online and on campus training.
The online delivery will be done via Collaborate sessions (on Blackboard), which are live classes run online with a lecturer taking you through the training.

 

  • 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

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

Please also consider the following carefully before enrolling; some units within this course may be triggering for people who have experienced trauma, mental health issues, alcohol and other drug issues, risk of suicide and/or crisis. Please ensure you have sufficient support networks for the duration of your study.

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

This means every time you go to work you are learning and demonstrating competence whilst working towards your qualification. The flexibility of Employer-based 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. 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 email workbased.cp@nmtafe.wa.edu.au.

Half-price

This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills program, through to 31 December 2025 you'll only pay half the tuition fees (plus resource fee) capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession.

^ You will pay half price for the tuition fees on the Lower fees, local skills qualifications, however other fees may apply such as Resource fees that are specific to your course. For full details see our Half price courses page.

This course may require you to undertake a placement or live works activity in a workplace associated with the COVID-19 mandatory vaccination policy. This means that you may be required to be triple dose vaccinated before commencing your course and/or placement. Please follow instructions/advice provided to you during enrolment/orientation.

Graduates of Certificate IV in Mental Health can complete one further semester to obtain the Diploma of Mental Health. 

This course has a minimum age requirement of 18, as industry consultation has shown that work placements and employment prospects are highly unlikely for anyone under 18.

You'll be able to access your personal timetable (find out how here), once you have paid your fees. In the meantime the information below provides an indication of the time commitment required to complete this course, depending on your study option.

On campus

All classes (Collaborate and on campus sessions) run between 9:00am - 3:45pm up to 3 days a week over 6 months.
Class attendance is required for successful completion of the course.

All on campus Community Service qualifications are offered through a combined delivery approach, where we make use of both face to face on-campus practical / theory and assessment classes, as well as online / Collaborate (Blackboard) sessions. 

Approximately 80% of theory and assessment is face to face, and the remaining 20% via online / collaborate using our online learning management system Blackboard.

Collaborate sessions, are a live class run online, via Blackboard, our online learning management system.

Collaborate sessions require access to a computer and Wi-Fi; and a set of headphones is recommended. If you do not have your own device or Wi-Fi, you can access the computers in the library on your campus, local libraries and of course Wi-Fi anywhere on campus. The library also has a limited number of devices that students can borrow.

This timetable information is indicative only and subject to change.

* Only certain units have a work placement attached to them, and students must demonstrate satisfactory progress in these units in order to be offered a work placement.

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.
Applications for these are not included as part of your course and will incur additional costs. 

To successfully engage in Collaborate sessions you'll need access to a computer, WiFi and a set headphones. If you do not have these, you can access computers in the library on your campus or local libraries and of course WiFi on campus. The library also has a limited number of devices that students can borrow.

Please also consider the following carefully before enrolling; some units within this skill set may be triggering for people who have experienced trauma, mental health issues, alcohol and other drug issues, risk of suicide and/or crisis. Please ensure you have sufficient support networks for the duration of your study.

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.

Visit one of our four Jobs and Skills Centres located at NMT's Balga, Joondalup, Midland and Perth campuses for free career planning advice and job search support.

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

Study options and next steps

Click on your preferred option below to get started with your application.

Continuous enrolment, 2023

Details
Duration 6 Months
When Continuous enrolment, 2023
Where Leederville
How Employer-based
Course fee
Tuition fee* Resource fee Total fee
General $1,200.00 $0.00 $1,200.00
Concession $400.00 $0.00 $400.00

Half price fees

The Lower fees, local skills (half price) discount and fee caps have already been applied to the Tuition fees displayed above.  Please note that fee caps only apply to the calendar year, so multi-semester courses across more than one calendar year may have a higher fee. See the Half price courses page for more details.

Lower fees, local skills are available to residents of Western Australia, and temporary residents holding certain visa types.  They are not available for people living outside of Western Australia, or international students.  Full eligibility details are available on our Half price courses page.

Enquiries regarding fees can be made by calling us.
T  1300 300 822

  

*Fee disclaimers

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for the entire course for students enrolling on a full-time basis in 2023. Please view the full list of Fee disclaimers.

Please note fees listed include all units required to gain this qualification.  If you're a continuing student and have successfully completed a lower-level qualification that is a prerequisite for this course, you'll only pay for the units that you need to enrol in, to complete this course.

Enquiries regarding fees can be made by calling us.

T 1300 300 822

Details
Duration 6 Months
When Continuous enrolment, 2023
Where Midland
How Employer-based
Course fee
Tuition fee* Resource fee Total fee
General $1,200.00 $120.00 $1,320.00
Concession $400.00 $120.00 $520.00

Half price fees

The Lower fees, local skills (half price) discount and fee caps have already been applied to the Tuition fees displayed above.  Please note that fee caps only apply to the calendar year, so multi-semester courses across more than one calendar year may have a higher fee. See the Half price courses page for more details.

Lower fees, local skills are available to residents of Western Australia, and temporary residents holding certain visa types.  They are not available for people living outside of Western Australia, or international students.  Full eligibility details are available on our Half price courses page.

Enquiries regarding fees can be made by calling us.
T  1300 300 822

  

*Fee disclaimers

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for the entire course for students enrolling on a full-time basis in 2023. Please view the full list of Fee disclaimers.

Please note fees listed include all units required to gain this qualification.  If you're a continuing student and have successfully completed a lower-level qualification that is a prerequisite for this course, you'll only pay for the units that you need to enrol in, to complete this course.

Enquiries regarding fees can be made by calling us.

T 1300 300 822

Semester 2, 2022

Details
Duration 6 Months
When Semester 2, 2022
Where Leederville
How Employer-based
Course fee
Tuition fee* Resource fee Total fee
General $1,200.00 $300.00 $1,500.00
Concession $400.00 $300.00 $700.00

Half price fees

The Lower fees, local skills (half price) discount and fee caps have already been applied to the Tuition fees displayed above.  Please note that fee caps only apply to the calendar year, so multi-semester courses across more than one calendar year may have a higher fee. See the Half price courses page for more details.

Lower fees, local skills are available to residents of Western Australia, and temporary residents holding certain visa types.  They are not available for people living outside of Western Australia, or international students.  Full eligibility details are available on our Half price courses page.

Enquiries regarding fees can be made by calling us.
T  1300 300 822

  

*Fee disclaimers

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for the entire course for students enrolling on a full-time basis in 2023. Please view the full list of Fee disclaimers.

Please note fees listed include all units required to gain this qualification.  If you're a continuing student and have successfully completed a lower-level qualification that is a prerequisite for this course, you'll only pay for the units that you need to enrol in, to complete this course.

Enquiries regarding fees can be made by calling us.

T 1300 300 822

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