Fully online course
Course Dates
Online | Supported self-paced | Monthly intakes, apply any time
CHC53315 Diploma in Mental Health

Are you ready to take the next step in your community services or health career? This advanced qualification can help you achieve your personal and professional goals.

This nationally recognised qualification will teach you specialised skills and knowledge needed to work with people who have complex needs both in community services and health settings. 

Career opportunities include:
Mental Health Worker
Mental Health Support Worker
Mental Health Outreach Worker
Mental Health Case Manager
NDIS Mental Health Support Worker
Community Mental Health Practitioner
Youth Mental Health Worker
Wellbeing Consultant
Alcohol and Other Drugs Worker
Program Service Coordinator
Case Manager

Duration

12 Months

Delivery

Online (Supported self-paced)

Course Frequency

Monthly intakes

Course Fees

Full Fee - $6,200
Payment plan available

Work Placement

120 hours

Course Requirements

Entry Requirements

  • Students must be at least 18 years of age
  • Complete the pre-entry Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) indicator assessment
  • To begin the course, you will need to hold a blue card. Before your vocational placement, you should confirm if you need NDIS worker screening portal clearance – this takes about three weeks to process. You can apply for both a blue card and worker screening (yellow card) at the same time which can increase your employment opportunities. Students may apply for a Blue and Yellow Card Exemption at the time of enrolment.

Training commitments

Course duration: Complete within 12 months

Placement: 120 hours of work placement required

Delivery mode: Supported self-paced

Access to learning

selectability Training provides all learning resources via its modern and easy-to-use Learning Management System. 

To complete this course, we suggest that each potential student has basic computer skills such as sending an email, using a printer and scanner, using Microsoft Office programs, and internet skills to undertake online research.

Online study requirements

In order to successfully complete a self-paced course it is recommended you have access to the following:

  • Stable internet connection with a minimum download speed of 3mbps. 
  • An email account – can be created through Yahoo, Hotmail and Gmail,
  • Microsoft Office (2010 version or later) – must include Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Current version of a web browser such as Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox,
  • Latest version of Adobe Reader,
  • Desktop computer, laptop or tablet.
  • Printer and scanner (optional)

Subsidies & payment options

How and when fees are charged

Subsidised training

The student co-contribution fee is charged upfront prior to enrolment, or by agreement we can offer a payment plan through our payment partner Debit Success. The co-contribution fee is divided by the number of units in the chosen course. Example:

13 units x $33.84 = $440 (the co-contribution fee)

All units in a course or program are commenced at the 'Start of Study' which is the commencement of the course. 

Fee for service training

Fee for Service is applicable to students who aren't funded by the Queensland Government, and the full cost of the course is payable by the student. Students may enter into an agreement with our payment partner Debit Success and elect to have their nominated bank account charged through direct debit.

Payments by direct debit are progressively charged over the duration of the course, ordinarily spread over 13 fortnightly payments. Student's may make additional upfront payments, which will be deducted from their course fees, if they so choose.

The maximum amount we can charge prior to the Start of Study is $1,500. The full details and fees and charges for the service are provided on the Debit Success form available through our admin team.

Payment Plan

We can offer a payment plan through our payment partner Debit Success.

Talk to our friendly team to select the right payment plan for your situation.

Contact us

Upfront payment

Prior to the commencement of your course you may pay your fees as an upfront payment at the selectability Training office or over the phone.

EFTPOS, all major credit cards and cheques are accepted.

Career Pathways

Graduate job opportunities

If you are a community services worker or unpaid carer this course provides an opportunity to take your career to the next level. 

  • Mental Health Worker
  • Mental Health Support Worker
  • Mental Health Outreach Worker
  • Mental Health Case Manager
  • NDIS Mental Health Support Worker
  • Community Mental Health Practitioner
  • Youth Mental Health Worker
  • Wellbeing Consultant
  • Alcohol and Other Drugs Worker
  • Program Service Coordinator
  • Case Manager

Units of Competency

Core

HLTWHS004 Manage work health and safety

CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people

CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

CHCMHS013 Implement trauma informed care

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 drugs issues

CHCPOL003 Research and apply evidence to practice

CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve on own professional practice

CHCMHS010 Implement recovery oriented approaches to complexity

CHCMHS011 Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing

CHCADV005 Provide systems advocacy services

CHCMHS009 Provide early intervention, health prevention and promotion programs

CHCMHS012 Provide support to develop wellness plans and advanced directives

CHCCCS003 Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide

Elective

HLTWHS006 Manage personal stressors in the work environment

CHCAOD001 Work in an alcohol and other drugs context

CHCCSM004 Coordinate complex case requirements

HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems

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