Diploma of Mental Health (CHC53315)

Qualification: Diploma
Course Code: CHC53315
Study mode: Online
Payment options: VET FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: Max 12 months
Start date: Anytime – start today!
Awarded by: Trainsmart (RTO 51771)
Course fees: Price may vary
This course meets Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.

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About this course

With almost 20 per cent of Australians living with mental health issues, the Diploma of Mental Health (CHC53315) offered by Upskilled and Trainsmart enables you to make a highly sought-after difference in the community. You will be trained in all aspects of service, from advocacy and early intervention through to prevention, treatment, counselling and recovery.

The professional practice environment is also covered, including research, professional relationships and stress in the workplace. There is a strong emphasis on working within a diverse culture, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander cultural safety. The program is reinforced through a 160-hour work placement requirement.

Work placement

You will be required to complete 160 hours of work placement as part of this course.


There are no formal entry requirements for this course, so anyone can apply!

However, applicants who apply for VET FEE-HELP will be required to provide a copy of their Year 12 Certificate or complete a language literacy and numeracy task.

Areas of study

In this mental health course, the subjects you will study include:

  • CHCADV005 - Provide systems advocacy services
  • CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
  • CHCDIV002 - Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait islander cultural safety
  • CHCMHS002 - Establish self-directed recovery relationships
  • CHCMHS003 - Provide recovery oriented mental health services
  • CHCMHS004 - Work collaboratively with the care network and other services
  • CHCMHS005 - Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drug issues
  • CHCMHS009 - Provide early intervention, health prevention and promotion programs
  • CHCMHS010 - Implement recovery orientated approaches to complexity
  • CHCMHS011 - Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing
  • CHCMHS012 - Provide support to develop wellness plans and advanced directives
  • CHCMHS013 - Implement trauma informed care
  • CHCPOL003 - Research and apply evidence to practice
  • CHCPRP003 - Reflect on and improve own professional practice
  • HLTWHS004 - Manage work health and safety
  • CHCCSL501A - Work within a structured counselling framework
  • CHCCSL503B - Facilitate the counselling relationship
  • CHCCSL507B - Support clients in decision-making processes
  • CHCMHS006 - Facilitate the recovery process with the person, family and carers
  • BSBWOR403 - Manage stress in the workplace

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Diploma of Mental Health (CHC53315) from Trainsmart. Completion of this course will qualify you to work as a mental health professional within a number of different community services roles.

Possible job outcomes include:

  • Welfare support worker
  • Mental health outreach worker/support worker
  • Community support worker
  • Mental health rehabilitation support worker
  • Mental health community worker
  • Mental health support worker

Finance options

If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive VET FEE-HELP, meaning you can defer your course fees.

Upskilled offers their recruitment service on behalf of TrainSmart Australia (RTO 51771) at no expense to you, as they receive remuneration from their providers.

You may be eligible to receive VET FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the VET FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.
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