- In-class study is only available in Perth.
RECEIVE UP TO 57% OFF THIS COURSE!*
Are you concerned for people suffering from mental health problems and want to make a positive difference in their lives? Would you like to follow a career path that will equip you with specialised skills to lead and counsel people towards a brighter future?
If a career in providing counselling with those experiencing mental illness interests you, the CHC53315 Diploma of Mental Health qualification with TrainSmart Australia will take you there.
The CHC53315 Diploma of Mental Health course will equip you specialised knowledge and skill to provide counselling, referrals, advocacy and education/health promotion services to Australia’s Mental Health sector.
While the Certificate IV in Mental Health focuses on a range of skills to counsel people affected by mental illness and psychiatric disabilities the CHC53315 Diploma of Mental Health builds on these skills and competencies to give you specialist knowledge in a number of key areas. In this course, you will be well-versed with the range of services available for people suffering from mental illness and health issues associated with mental illness.
As one of our students, you’ll have access to a variety of learning resources and will be assigned an individual trainer to guide you throughout the course.
*Discount available in Perth, Western Australia only through Jobs and Skills WA government subsidy.
Potential career outcomes could include:
- Community Development Officer
- Family Support Worker
- Welfare Worker
- Disability Services
What You'll Learn
Our CHC53315 Diploma of Mental Health course covers a range of content including; Stress Management, Early Intervention, Cultural Safety, Counselling Relationship, Emotional Wellbeing, Greif Support, Trauma Care, Recovery Relationships and more.
- BlendedBlended delivery - both online course content and partial face to face requirements
- OnlineOnline delivery - online course content with the exception of assessments and work placement
- In-classIn class delivery - predominately face to face course content conducted at a specific location
- VirtualVirtual Delivery - Live and interactive classroom-style learning conducted completely online
- Western Australia
Duration Study Load
12 months with the opportunity to extend.
This course is offered either;
- Online, with face-to-face practical assessments held in;
- WA – Perth
- NSW – Seven Hills
- QLD – Salisbury
- VIC – Burwood
- SA – St Mary’s
- ACT, NT, TAS – via. Video Conference
- Face-to-face at our Perth CBD Campus
TrainSmart Australia will assess a student’s ‘academic suitability’ to ensure the student has the best chance of success. This is determined by either:
- The student providing TrainSmart Australia with a copy of an Australian year 12 certificate; or,
- The student providing TrainSmart Australia with a copy of a Certificate IV qualification (or above) that can be verified or,
- The student completing the Core Skills Profile for Adults online assessment passing at or above Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework in both reading and numeracy.
You will receive dedicated trainer team support throughout your studies, with access to our student forums.
There is 160 hours of work placement required for this course. We have a Work Placement Coordinator who can assist you in finding work placement.
Recognition Of Prior Learning
You are expected to undertake 160 hours of work placement experience in a role within the mental health sector.
Assessments are by way of written assignments and have a practical component. To achieve this qualification, you will be required to complete a range of practical activities (simulation exercises) either online or face-to-face.
TrainSmart Australia will give you advance notice so you can make necessary arrangements to ensure you are able to participate in these practical activities.
This community services course requires 160 hours of work placement in an appropriate organisation. TrainSmart Australia assists to identify a suitable organisation or the student may nominate an organisation of their choice.
All learning materials are online.
You will learn how to provide services and promote self-recovery to those who are suffering from mental health issues.
About TrainSmart Australia
For more than ten years, TrainSmart Australia has helped thousands of people from all different backgrounds to achieve their career goals. We pride ourselves on our stellar reputation and commitment to helping our students get their foot in the door of their chosen industry. Whether you want to upskill to make yourself more employable in your field, or you’re looking to change careers altogether, TrainSmart Australia offers a wide range of courses that are sure to suit your needs.
All our courses are approved and accredited by both the government and relevant industry bodies, which means you’ll be ready to hit the ground running.
SMR Learning Services Pty Ltd t/a TrainSmart Australia & New Horizons Learning Centre (Perth) which is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO 51771)