Diploma of Mental Health (Upskill) (VIC only)

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Monash College Future Skills
  • Awarded by

    Monash College (RTO: 45061)

  • Qualification


  • Study Mode


  • Payment Options

    Payment planUpfront payment

  • Duration

    6 months

  • Start Date

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  • Course Fee

    Price may vary

  • Career Outcomes

    Mental Health Coordinator | Mental Health Support Worker | Community Support Worker | Mental Health Worker | View all

This course meets the 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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  • In a Nutshell

    If you currently hold a Certificate IV in Mental Health and aspire to advance to a Diploma level, this CHC53315 Diploma of Mental Health (Upskill) qualification from Monash College Future Skills offers a tailored pathway to elevate your expertise and stay at the forefront of mental health care.

    This specialised program is designed to refine your proficiency in counselling, referral processes, advocacy, and education/health promotion services, enhancing your capacity to effectively support clients. Through in-depth exploration of advanced topics, including legal frameworks pertinent to mental health, available service provisions, and health considerations associated with mental well-being, you will cultivate high-level specialist knowledge and competencies. On successful completion of the course, you will not only reinforce your ability to positively impact individuals' lives but also position yourself for career advancement in the dynamic field of mental health care, equipped with the requisite tools to navigate both current challenges and future developments.

    This course content is delivered mostly online but some classroom attendance is necessary (about six hours per month). The course also involves 160 hours of practical work placement and takes around six months to complete.

  • What You'll Need to Get In

    To attend this course, students must already hold a CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health and provide a certified transcript of their results on enrolment.

  • Subject Breakdown

    While completing the CHC53315 Diploma of Mental Health (Upskill) qualification from Monash College Future Skills, you will cover the following subjects:

    Module 1

    • HLTWHS004 - Manage Work Health and  Safety
    • CHCPOL003 - Research and Apply Evidence to Practice
    • CHCPRP003 - Reflect On and  Improve Own Professional Practice

    Module 2

    • CHCMHS009 - Provide Early Intervention, Health Prevention and  Promotion Programs,
    • CHCMHS010 - Implement Recovery-Oriented Approaches to Complexity
    • CHCMHS012 - Provide Support to Develop Wellness Plans and Advanced Directives

    Module 3

    • CHCMHS013 - Implement Trauma Informed Care Practice
    • CHCCCS003 - Increase the Safety of Individuals at Risk of Suicide
    • CHCADV005 - Provide Systems Advocacy Services

    Module 4

    • CHCAOD001 - Work in Alcohol and Other Drugs Context
    • CHCAOD006 - Provide Interventions for People with Alcohol and Other Drugs Issues
    • CHCAOD004 - Assess Needs of Clients with Alcohol and Other Drugs Issues
    • CHCAOD009 - Develop and Review Individual Alcohol and Other Drugs Treatment Plans
  • Why Monash College Future Skills?

    Monash College Future Skills, our mission is to revolutionise workforce productivity and adaptability in today's dynamic world. We are dedicated to equipping our customers and students with the skills for the future workforce with an array of learning options, including a variety of short courses, micro-credentials, both accredited and non-accredited programs. Our offerings, which range in duration are carefully designed to incorporate the latest in AI technology, providing a highly personalised and effective educational experience. We specialise in four main areas: Digital, Care, Clean Economy, and Professional skills. At Future Skills learning is deeply integrated with innovation and practical skills, paving the way for a transformative and impactful career journey.

    Educational and support services are available to assist all students at Monash College. Students can contact their trainer to discuss and clarify assessment requirements, the timing of assessments and reasonable adjustments that may apply in some circumstances.

    Learning Support Advisors are available to assist students with study skills such as time management, conducting research, English language and numeracy skills.

    Free, confidential student counselling support is available to help students manage personal issues.

  • Campus locations

    This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:

    You can also choose to study this course online with some on-campus components (blended learning).

  • Where will this course take you?

    On successful completion of this course, you will gain a nationally recognised CHC53315 Diploma of Mental Health (Upskill) qualification from Monash College Future Skills. This diploma will enable you to take on more senior positions in the mental health industry and work under minimum supervision.

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  • Let's talk price

    Total cost for this course is $3,915.

    Payment Plans available.

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