Course

CHC53315 Diploma of Mental Health

 
General: This qualification, CHC53315 Diploma of Mental Health reflects the role of workers who provide services to clients in relation to mental health issues. They can provide counselling, referral, advocacy and education/health promotion services. These workers are required to have high level specialist knowledge, skills and competencies especially in regard to laws affecting people with mental health issues, the range of services available to them and health issues related to mental health.
 
Target groups:
 
Existing experienced worker in the sector with existing skills and knowledge seeking a formal qualification.
 
Existing experienced worker in the sector wishing to gain further knowledge and a qualification.
 
Existing experienced worker in the sector wishing to advance career prospects.
 
To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 160 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency.
 
Employment Growth: Community and Personal Service Workers is the broad occupation category. There is a projected growth of 17.5% over the next five years. 
 
Vocational Outcomes: Students can go into a range of employment options. Occupations may include Community Rehabilitation and Support Worker, Welfare Support Worker, Community Rehabilitation Worker, Community support worker, Mental health support worker or Mental Health Outreach Worker.
 
Job outlook: Community and Personal Service Workers is the broad occupation category.
 
Entry requirements: Prospective students are required to complete a Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment and a Pre-Training Interview, administered by and to the satisfaction of ITHEA and be at least 18 years of age.
 
Students should be working in the industry.
 
Delivery and Assessment: Ithea offers students the flexibility of choosing between online learning or classroom delivery. All students will be enrolled into our Learning Management System and all assessments must be completed online. As a result, all students will require a personal computer, with access to the Internet, to successfully complete their studies. Assessment methods allow for the gathering of sufficient quality evidence about the student’s performance. Methods used include question and answer, observation and demonstration, case study and projects.
 
Practical Placement Requirements: To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 160 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency. Students are required to undertake supervised practical placement in relevant mental health services setting. Evidence provided by the supervisor will contribute to assessment of the candidate’s ability to work at this level. Students are required to find their own practical placement, however ITHEA will provide assistance and support where needed. Students must have a valid National Police Check prior to attending placement.

 

Core Units

Unit Code Unit Descriptor Nominal Hrs
CHCADV005   Provide systems advocacy services    90
CHCDIV001   Work with diverse people    40
CHCDIV002   Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety    25
CHCMHS002   Establish self-directed recovery relationships    60
CHCMHS003   Provide recovery oriented mental health services    60
CHCMHS004   Work collaboratively with the care network and other services    75
CHCMHS005   Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues    90
CHCMHS009   Provide early intervention, health prevention and promotion programs    75
CHCMHS010   Implement recovery oriented approaches to complexity    80
CHCMHS011   Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing    80
CHCMHS012   Provide support to develop wellness plans and advanced directives    80
CHCMHS013   Implement trauma informed care    80
CHCPOL003   Research and apply evidence to practice    65
CHCPRP003   Reflect on and improve own professional practice    120
HLTWHS004   Manage work health and safety    40

 

Elective Units

Unit Code Unit Descriptor Nominal Hrs
CHCAOD006    Provide interventions for people with alcohol and other drugs issues    70
CHCAOD007    Develop strategies for alcohol and other drugs relapse prevention and management    55
CHCCDE004    Implement participation and engagement strategies    85
CHCCSM004    Coordinate complex case requirements    75
CHCMHS006    Facilitate the recovery process with the person, family and carers    50

 

This Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government Funding. Eligibility criteria apply. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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