Diploma of Mental Health

The Diploma of Mental Health includes counselling, referral, advocacy and education/health promotion services, and requires high level specialist knowledge, skills and competencies especially in regard to laws affecting clients, the range of services available to them and health issues related to mental health.
This course is only offered at one location, see below.
Ballarat - Mt Helen
Location
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
Ballarat - Mt Helen
Semester 1
Semester 2
-
Other intakes
-
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Length
2 years
Qualification Code
CHC53315

This qualification 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.

  • Disability support worker
  • Disabilities Services Officer, 
  • Community Rehabilitation and Support Worker,
  • Welfare Support Worker,
  • Community Rehabilitation Worker,
  • Community support worker,
  • Mental health support worker,
  • Mental Health Outreach Worker 

 

 

The course content below provides all possible units related to the course. If the course has various streams, the units you are required to study will depend on your chosen stream.

MANAGE WORK HEALTH AND SAFETY
HLTWHS004
REFLECT ON AND IMPROVE OWN PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE
CHCPRP003
RESEARCH AND APPLY EVIDENCE TO PRACTICE
CHCPOL003
IMPLEMENT TRAUMA INFORMED CARE
CHCMHS013
PROVIDE SUPPORT TO DEVELOP WELLNESS PLANS AND ADVANCED DIRECTIVES
CHCMHS012
ASSESS AND PROMOTE SOCIAL, EMOTIONAL AND PHYSICAL WELLBEING
CHCMHS011
IMPLEMENT RECOVERY ORIENTED APPROACHES TO COMPLEXITY
CHCMHS010
PROVIDE EARLY INTERVENTION, HEALTH PREVENTION AND PROMOTION PROGRAMS
CHCMHS009
PROVIDE SERVICES TO PEOPLE WITH CO-EXISTING MENTAL HEALTH AND ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUGS ISSUES
CHCMHS005
WORK COLLABORATIVELY WITH THE CARE NETWORK AND OTHER SERVICES
CHCMHS004
PROVIDE RECOVERY ORIENTED MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
CHCMHS003
ESTABLISH SELF-DIRECTED RECOVERY RELATIONSHIPS
CHCMHS002
PROMOTE ABORIGINAL AND/OR TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER CULTURAL SAFETY
CHCDIV002
WORK WITH DIVERSE PEOPLE
CHCDIV001
PROVIDE SYSTEMS ADVOCACY SERVICES
CHCADV005
FACILITATE THE RECOVERY PROCESS WITH THE PERSON, FAMILY AND CARERS
CHCMHS006
COORDINATE COMPLEX CASE REQUIREMENTS
CHCCSM004
SUPPORT COUNSELLING CLIENTS IN DECISION-MAKING PROCESSES
CHCCSL007
ESTABLISH AND CONFIRM THE COUNSELLING RELATIONSHIP
CHCCSL001
ASSESS NEEDS OF CLIENTS WITH ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUGS ISSUES
CHCAOD004

Entry requirements (year 12)

Extra Requirements

All applicants are required to

  • undertake a literacy and numeracy assessment test (LLN)
  • hold a valid Police Check
  • hold a valid Working With Children Check (WWCC)
  • hold a valid NDIS check

Please note the Police Check; NDIS and Working With Children Check (WWCC) will be at your own expense.

For information in relation to the University and students rights and responsibilities please refer to the VET Information Guide.

Applicants need to demonstrate the literacy and numeracy skills required to undertake this course through a test as part of the application process. The test will be conducted through Federation College prior to commencement of training. Feedback will be provided to the applicant on their results and types of support, if necessary, available to them.

The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our How to apply page for further information.

VTAC application: No

Direct application: Yes

Federation University code: LMG

National course code: CHC53315

Tuition Fees

The tuition fees you will pay depends on your eligibility for a Victorian Government subsidised place under the Skills First Program.

Find out more about eligibility here.

2023 total estimated tuition fees for Diploma of Mental Health
Concession
Government Subsidised Place
Standard
Government Subsidised Place
Full Fee Place
(Not eligible for government subsidy)
N/A$10,010$20,020

*Fees displayed are estimates for the total program and may change depending on individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees are subject to change annually.

Visit our TAFE enrolment fees page for more information.

VET Student Loans

A VET Student Loan from the Australian Government can cover all or part of your tuition fees for some Diploma/Advanced Diploma programs (subject to availability).

A VET Student Loan is available for this program – up to a maximum of $16,788

For more information visit our VET Student Loan page.

Material Fees

Material fees cover the cost of items which are purchased by the university and provided to the student, such as tools, materials, uniforms, textbooks, excursions and other incidentals associated with the program.

The estimated material fees for this program are $0

Eligibility Exemptions

You could be eligible for government subsidised study at Federation University through the Skills First eligibility exemptions initiative.

If you have been deemed ineligible for a government-subsidised place because you have a higher qualification or have commenced two qualifications at the same level, you may be eligible to enrol in a government-subsidised place with an eligibility exemption.

Please note: A limited number of TAFE eligibility exemptions are available so contact us now to secure your place for 2023.

Important Information

Direct Debit Payment Plans are available for eligible students to help manage the payment of tuition and material fees throughout the enrolment year (excluding Diploma/Advanced Diploma tuition fees).

Students accessing government-subsidised training under the Skills First Program need to be aware that enrolling in a qualification may affect their ability to access future government-subsidised training.

Free TAFE: Under the Victorian Government Free TAFE initiative, some programs have free tuition for eligible students, however material fees (if applicable) will be payable by the student.  Free TAFE is subject to availability and eligibility requirements.

Visit the TAFE fees website. for further information on fees, payments and refunds.

If what you have learned at work, from other programs, courses, from life experience or training provided at work is relevant to this program, you may be entitled to gain subject credits or exemptions. The University is obliged to recognise the AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by other registered training organisations. For further details contact Federation University on 1800 333 864.

A range of student services are available at most campuses. For further information on these services or for course information, please contact us on 1800 333 864.

The commencement of all programs is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

All information contained in this program overview including the availability of programs and fees, is correct at the time of being published, however the University reserves the right to alter any program, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.

CRICOS Provider No.00103D
Please note: This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.
National RTO Code: 4909

School department

Centre for Health and Communit