Diploma of Mental Health (VIC Only)

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Monash College Future Skills
  • Awarded by

    Monash College (RTO: 45061)

  • Qualification


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  • Payment Options

    Payment planUpfront payment

  • Duration

    12 months

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  • Course Fee

    Price may vary

  • Career Outcomes

    Mental Health Coordinator | Mental Health Support Worker | Community Support Worker | Community Services Manager | 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

    Are you driven by a desire to support individuals facing mental health challenges and eager to spearhead advancements in mental health care through the use of innovative technologies and the acquisition of future-proof skills? This CHC53315 Diploma of Mental Health qualification from Monash College Future Skills could be ideal for you.

    Throughout this program you will delve into a comprehensive curriculum designed to equip you with the necessary expertise to offer counselling, facilitate referrals, advocate for clients, and engage in education and health promotion initiatives. Your learning journey will encompass a deep exploration of specialised topics, including the legal framework surrounding mental health, the spectrum of available services, and pertinent health considerations related to mental well-being. Upon completion of the course, you will emerge equipped with a robust toolkit poised to effect positive change in the lives of individuals grappling with mental health issues.

    This course content is delivered mostly online but some classroom attendance at the Docklands campus is necessary (around six hours per month). The course also involves 120 hours of practical work placement and takes around 12 months to complete.

  • What You'll Need to Get In

    There are no formal educational prerequisites for this course, anyone can attend.

  • Subject Breakdown

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

    Mental Health Fundamentals

    • CHCDIV001 - Work with Diverse People
    • CHCDIV002 - Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Cultural Safety
    • HLTWHS004  Manage Work Health and  Safety
    • CHCPRP003 - Reflect On and Improve Own Professional Practice
    • CHCPOL003 - Research and  Apply Evidence to Practice)

    Recovery Oriented Practice

    • CHCMHS002 - Establish Self-directed Recovery Relationships
    • CHCMHS003 - Provide Recovery Oriented Mental Health Services
    • CHCMHS004 - Work Collaboratively with the Care Network and Other Services
    • CHCMHS009 - Provide Early Intervention, Health Prevention and Promotion Programs
    • CHCMHS010 - Implement Recovery Oriented Approaches to Complexity

    Mental Health Responses and Interventions

    • CHCMHS011 - Assess and Promote Social, Emotional and Physical Wellbeing
    • CHCMHS012 - Provide Support to Develop Wellness Plans and Advanced Directives
    • CHCMHS013 - Implement Trauma Informed Care
    • CHCCCS003 - Increase the Safety of Individuals at Risk of Suicide
    • CHCADV005 - Provide Systems Advocacy Services)

    Alcohol and Other Drugs

    • 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
    • CHCMHS005 - Provide Services to People with Co-existing Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drugs Issues
  • 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 qualification from Monash College Future Skills. The course will have fully enabled you to confidently start tackling a range of every day issues involved in working in the mental health sector.

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    Total cost for this course is $7,625.

    Payment Plans available.

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