Diploma of Mental Health
|Course length||Full time: 1.5 years|
|Study mode||Full time|
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You can apply for this course online through My.Holmesglen. This online application will take around 10 minutes. Your submitted application will be assessed and you will be contacted by the department within three working days.
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Social Science Department
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This course prepares you to provide services to clients in relation to mental health and wellbeing. It includes the knowledge and skills to provide person centred recovery, referral, advocacy, trauma informed practice and education/health promotion services.
The skills that you acquire as part of this course will enable you to work in a wide range of mental health programs, including group facilitation for people with a mental illness, case management, support work and crisis support management.
To receive this qualification you must complete 15 core units and 5 elective units. Elective units have been chosen by Holmesglen based on feedback from industry. If you have already completed other eligible elective units, these may be counted towards completion of this program.
You will also be required to complete 160 hours of practical industry based placement.
AssessmentAssessment may be a combination of written and online assignments, tests, and practical application projects.
Code Name HLTWHS004 Manage work health and safety CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety CHCMHS011 Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing 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 CHCMHS002 Establish self-directed recovery relationships CHCMHS003 Provide recovery oriented mental health services CHCMHS010 Implement recovery oriented approaches to complexity CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice CHCADV005 Provide advocacy representation services CHCPOL003 Research and apply evidence in practice CHCMHS013 Implement trauma informed care CHCMS009 Provide early intervention, health prevention and promotion programs CHCMHS012 Provide support to develop wellness plans and advanced directives
Code Name CHCCOM003 Develop workplace communication strategies CHCMGT005 Facilitate workplace debriefing and support processes CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships CHCAOD006 Provide interventions for people with alcohol and other drug issues CHCAOD001 Work in an alcohol and other drugs context
Recognition of prior learning
You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen.
Please see Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer for more information.
- Mature age (at least 18 years of age)
- Victoria Police Records Check
- Working with Children Check
Qualification & Recognition
After successfully completing this course, you will be eligible to receive the nationally endorsed CHC53315 Diploma of Mental Health.
You will have the option to also complete the Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs, by completing one additional semester.
- Community support worker
- Mental health community worker
- Mental health outreach worker
- Mental health support worker
- Case management
- Group facilitation
How to Apply
The application process takes approximately 5 minutes and at this stage, you do not need to provide any documentation.
To apply offline, contact the department directly using the details below. Your application will be reviewed by the faculty and you will be contacted within 2 working days. For further information on the full application process, including how to accept your offer, complete enrolment and make payment, visit How to Apply.
If you have further questions about your application please contact the department:
Social Science Department
03 9564 6320
Holmesglen may engage third parties to recruit students on behalf the of the institute. Third party recruiters receive a commission and this will not impact on your fees.
Fees$3500 Holmesglen TAFEHolmesglen TAFE CHC53315
Type Cost Gov. Subsidised $3500 Full Fee $7000
Holmesglen tuition fees shown are all inclusive and indicative of the cost to complete the entire program.
These are indicative fees only. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.
Which fee applies to me?
Due to the different level of government subsidy available to you, there are three possible fee levels for program fees – government subsidised, full fee and concession.
Your eligibility for concession or subsidised program fees is determined by your individual circumstances such as how old you are, what level of education you have and what type of program you want to study. Concession fees are not available for qualifications at diploma level or above.
The Holmesglen Information staff can help you determine your eligibility and discuss options if you are ineligible.
How do I pay my fees?
VET Fee HELP / VET Student Loans is an Australian Government loan scheme that helps eligible students pay all or part of their tuition fees for diploma, advanced diploma, graduate certificate and graduate diploma programs.
Holmesglen also offers a range of scholarships each year which you may be eligible to apply for.
To be eligible for a VET Fee HELP / VET Student Loans you will need to meet the VET Student Loans entry requirements.
Information Offices are situated at all campuses. Discuss your payment options with Holmesglen Information staff.