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CHC53315 Diploma of Mental Health

National ID: CHC53315 | State ID: AWL3

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. 

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
Employer-based delivery mode information

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 fill out the Course Enquiry Form.

Entrance Requirements

Work placement

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

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).

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, 2021

Leederville - Employer based

Details

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 6 months
When Continuous enrolment
Where Leederville
How Employer-based
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Semester 1, 2021

Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent) - On Campus

Details

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 2 semester/s
When Semester 1, 2021
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 1, 2021
Where Leederville
How On campus
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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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Course enquiry

Please note This form is only for course enquiries. If you would like to apply, please refer to the 'How to apply' tab above.

Page last updated September 18, 2020