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Diploma of Mental Health

CHC53315 – Diploma of Mental Health

  • AQF Level

  • Amount of Training

    1355 hours
  • Course Fee

    5,990 AUD
  • Payment Option

    Easy Payment Options
  • Mode Of Delivery

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* Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders’ students are encouraged to apply.

Why IHNA Online ?

  • Competency based training underpinned by adult learning principles
  • Scholarships are available
  • Access to 24*7 Online Library
  • Experienced educators with industry
  • Easy Payment Options
  • Finalist and Winner of national and international training award
  • Networking Opportunities with peak bodies and industries
  • IHNA Online Alumnus Status
  • Dedicated Student Support Team
  • Work Integrated Learning (WIL) – learn as you practise

Course Overview

The CHC53315 Diploma of Mental Health Online is ideal for those who want to get specialized skills for working with clients who have mental health issues. The decline in mental health is a massive problem that affects many people, but there aren’t enough qualified people to assist those in need.

Amount of Training

The amount of training required for this course is 1355 hours, however depending on the amount of time invested by you – it can be completed in a lesser timeframe.

Career Opportunity

With the Diploma of Mental Health in hand, you’ll be able to work professionally as a:

  • Mental Health Community Worker
  • Community Rehabilitation and Support Worker
  • Welfare Support Worker
  • Community Rehabilitation Worker
  • Community Support Worker
  • Mental Health Support Worker
  • Social Worker
  • Community Service Worker
  • Behavioural Support worker
  • Hospital assistance
  • Human Welfare Worker
  • Trainer for Mental Health
  • Mental Health Outreach Worker

We offer pathways into higher level qualifications so that on completion of this certificate you can further your education with:

  • Bachelor of Mental Health or another related Degree

What will I study?

  • CHCDIV001

    Work with Diverse people

  • CHCDIV002

    Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

  • CHCMHS009

    Provide early intervention, health prevention and promotion programs

  • CHCEDU001

    Provide community focused health promotion and prevention strategies

  • CHCMHS011

    Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing

  • CHCADV005

    Provide systems advocacy services

  • CHCCSM005

    Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management

  • CHCAOD001

    Work in an alcohol and other drugs context

  • CHCMHS005

    Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues

  • CHCPRP003

    Reflect on and improve own professional practice

  • CHCMHS012

    Provide support to develop wellness plans and advanced directives

  • CHCMHS013

    Implement trauma informed care

  • CHCCSL002

    Apply specialist interpersonal and counselling interview skills

  • CHCPOL003

    Research and apply evidence to practice

  • CHCDEV001

    Confirm Client developmental status

  • HLTWHS004

    Manage work health and safety

  • CHCMHS002

    Establish self-directed recovery relationships

  • CHCMHS003

    Provide recovery oriented Mental health services

  • CHCMHS004

    Work collaboratively with the care network and other services

  • CHCMHS010

    Implement recovery-oriented approaches to complexity

Course Module

Total number of units for this course = 20

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IHNA Online Admission Requirements

However, there are no formal entry requirements for this qualification, but applicants should demonstrate the ability to perform tasks as required by the health industry.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders’ students are encouraged to apply.

16 years of age and above at the time of commencement of the course.

Satisfactory completion of studies in applicant’s home country equivalent to an Australian Year 10 course is required for entry into this course.

Students may undergo language, literacy, and numeracy (LLN) to identify Language, Literacy and Numeracy capabilities at the time of Orientation (prior to commencing the courses).

Students over the age of 22 will also be considered without the minimum education requirements. Each case will be reviewed individually to ascertain the capacity of the student to meet course requirements.

Digital literacy

Student must possess basic computer skills which includes covering the most common usages of a computer, including managing computer files, word processing, using spreadsheets and databases; creating presentations; finding information and communicating using computers; and being aware of social and ethical implications of Internet use.

IHNA Online Pathways

Pathways from this Qualification

Students completing this qualification can further their studies and go on to do:

  • Bachelors in Mental health
  • Amount of Training is 1355 Hours
  • Diploma of Counselling
  • Diploma of Community Services
  • Diploma of Youth Work
  • Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs and several other varied qualifications.

Pathways to this Qualification

  • There are no pre-requisites or any other training package entry requirements for this course

How to Apply

Step 1
Application: Submit your online application by clicking “Enrol Now” and pay your tuition fees.
Step 2
Access: Explore the learning resources and start learning on your learning platform. Credentials, user guide and a conditional offer letter will be sent to your email
Step 3
LLN:You are required to complete an LLN test, within the first 3 days of enrolling
Step 4
Confirmation:Upon completion of your LLN and any other prerequisites, you will be issued a Confirmation of Admission
Step 5
Cooling off period:Once enrolled students have a 5 working days cooling off period (from course commencement date) to withdraw from the course and avail a full refund of the fees paid

* Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders’ students are encouraged to apply.

RPL and Credit Transfer

Students must submit a portfolio of past evidence, which may include third-party assessments, and partaking in an interview procedure. They can further have their prior learning and work experiences acknowledged in this certification. A practical demonstration of the portfolio presented by the students may also be used to evaluate student’s competencies and expertise, which will give the educators a clear idea. In addition to this mutual recognition and credit transfer allow students to have their previous formal training recognized.

Credit Transfer

Credit Transfer is only available for Australian qualifications when a student has completed the units considered necessary for a qualification at another Registered Training Organization.


Any other questions in your mind – let us give you some more clarity with the following FAQs – check below:

After you are qualified with the essential Course and degree as a Diploma in Practice Management you are eligible to work in multiple roles in the health sector such as-
  • Medical Receptionist
  • Senior Medical Receptionist
  • Healthcare Administrator
  • Practice Manager
  • Business Manager in health industry

There are a host of duties for a Practice manager to perform in the health industry-
  • Need to manage facility’s office staff
  • Human resources duties
  • Hiring members
  • Training new and old staff
  • Handle medical records
  • Billing
  • Ordering equipment and supplies
  • Administrative tasks
  • Ordering equipment and supplies

To excel in Practice manager role the person needs a variety of skills and qualities such as:
  • Good communication skills
  • Leadership and motivational skills
  • Must have financial skills.
  • Able to manage a changing environment
  • Imbibe organisational skills
  • Always willing to work with peers and respect the views of your subordinates.

In recent years, the average practice manager’s salary in Australia can be seen around $70,000-$90,000 per year.

(Source : https://au.talent.com/salary)

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