Diploma of Mental Health Melbourne

Intake Dates Monthly
Duration 52 weeks
Tuition Fee AU $ 15,950
Campus Melbourne CBD and Hobart CBD

*All fees are in Australian Dollars (AU$) and are subject to change, and include a course material fee of $450 for courses.

Work-Based Training (WBT) Minimum 160 hours
Classroom Delivery Mode(s) Face-to-face format 

Course Overview – Diploma in Mental Health

RGIT’s Diploma of Mental Health (CHC53315) in Melbourne will equip you with the skills to get work in mental health area. Workers in this field 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.

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.

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.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

The key clients for the for the CHC53315 Diploma of Mental Health are local and international students who wish to formally obtain a higher qualification in mental health and would like to develop their skills and knowledge in mental health to create and further educational and employment opportunities. This qualification provides skills and knowledge in Community Services environments to support a wide range of industry occupations which include Community Rehabilitation and Support Worker, Welfare Support Worker, Community Rehabilitation Worker, Community support worker, Mental health support worker, Mental Health Outreach Worker

Career Opportunities may include:

  • Mental health worker
  • Case Manager
  • Mental Health Counsellor
  • Community Rehabilitation and Support Worker
  • Mental Health Outreach Worker
  • Alcohol and Other Drugs Worker

To achieve this qualification, the learner must demonstrate competency in 20 (15 Core and 5 Elective) units of competency. Successful participants will be issued with a Certificate by RGIT Australia

Core

CHCADV005 – Provide systems advocacy services

CHCDIV001 – Work with diverse people

CHCDIV002 – Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

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

CHCMHS009 – Provide early intervention, health prevention and promotion programs

CHCMHS010 – Implement recovery-oriented approaches to complexity

CHCMHS011 – Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing

CHCMHS012 – Provide support to develop wellness plans and advanced directives

CHCMHS013 – Implement trauma informed care

CHCPOL003 – Research and apply evidence to practice

CHCPRP003 – Reflect on and improve own professional practice

HLTWHS004 – Manage work health and safety

 

Elective

CHCCSL001 – Establish and confirm the counselling relationship

BSBFIN501 – Manage budgets and financial plans

BSBLDR523 – Lead and manage effective workplace relationships

BSBTWK502 – Manage team effectiveness

CHCAOD009 – Develop and review individual alcohol and other drugs treatment plans

*Elective units for this qualification are current at the time of publication and are subject to change.

Academic Requirements

Satisfactory completion of  an equivalent Australian Year 11 or Certificate III or higher.

Parental Consent

Learners under the age of 18 must provide evidence of parental or guardian consent.

Additional Entry Requirements for International Learners:

Age Requirements

Learners must be at least 18 years of age or above.

English Language Requirements

If one of the following applies, you do not need to provide evidence of an English test score with your application:

  • you have completed at least five years’ study in one or more of the following countries: Australia, UK, USA, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, or the Republic of Ireland
  • you are a citizen and hold a passport from UK, USA, Canada, NZ, or Republic of Ireland
  • in the two years before applying for the learner visa, you completed, in Australia and in the English language, either the Senior Secondary Certificate of Education or a substantial component of a course leading to a qualification from the Australian Qualifications Framework at the Certificate IV or higher level, while you held a learner visa.

Learners who do not satisfy one of the above criteria and wish to apply to study a VET course, must provide evidence of one of the following:

  • IELTS General test score of 5.5 (or equivalent*) for direct entry into the course
  • IELTS General score of 5.0 (or equivalent*) with evidence of enrolment in an ELICOS course of at least 10 weeks’ duration taken before the VET course
  • IELTS General score of 4.5 (or equivalent*) with evidence of enrolment in an ELICOS course of at least 20 weeks’ duration taken before the VET course
  • Completion of an ELICOS course exiting at the upper-intermediate level, or
  • Successful completion of RGIT’s language, literacy, and numeracy assessment.

Results older than two years are not accepted.
*Acceptable equivalent test are TOEFL IBT, TOEFL PBT, PTE Academic, Cambridge English Advanced (CAE)

Pre-Training Review

All students are required to undertake a pre-training review which aims to identify their training needs through questions on previous education or training, relevance of the courses to learner, and relevant experience.

Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) test

All students are required to undertake and successful complete an LLN test conducted by  RGIT. If students do not meet English and LLN requirements, learners will be asked to take further language, literacy and numeracy training.

Qualification Recognition

Qualifications offered by RGIT Australia are based on the principles, guidelines and standards set by Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) and VET Quality Framework (VQF) and are nationally recognised.