CHC53315 Diploma of Mental Health

Program Details:

Qualification Code & Name: CHC53315 Diploma of Mental Health

Qualification Description:

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.

Qualification Requirements: Total number of units = 20

• 15 core units, plus
• 5 elective units

Delivery Mode/s:

Zoom online-based face to Face blended learning -online (Moodle) Check the timetable with student services.

Units of Competency:

Core Units:

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 Units

CHCAOD001 Work in an alcohol and other drugs context

CHCAOD002 Work with clients who are intoxicated

CHCAOD003 Provide needle and syringe services

CHCAOD004 Assess needs of clients with alcohol and other drugs issues

CHCAOD005 Provide alcohol and other drugs withdrawal services

Entry Requirements: No entry requirements for this qualification.


Career Opportunities:

Social Worker

Outreach Worker

Support Worker

Peer Support Worker

Family Support Worker

Mental Health Worker

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