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Diploma of Mental Health 


At a glance 


Take the next steps to kick start your career in the community services or health industry with this advanced course that will advance you to work in a broad range of settings including the mental health sector. 

  • Social Worker

  • Mental Health Worker

  • Occupational Therapist 

  • Clinical Psychologist

  • Support Worker 


CHC53315 Diploma of Mental Health




Blended Delivery 


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1300 206 000 to find out more 

Study the Diploma of Mental Health (CHC53315) with our industry trainers to receive a competitive qualification to further students in their future endeavours and enable them for eligibility in university credits. Star College Australia provide all students with the guidance and assistance they may require to reach your full potential. Undertaking the The Diploma of Mental Health (CHC53315) 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. Completion of this course will allow students to advance their careers and provide them with the skills, knowledge and confidence to last a life time.

Completion of this nationally recognised qualification will allow you to obtain a role as a manager or supervisor within a broad range of industries. Students undertaking this course will be guided through the following subject areas, learning the resource materials with the support of your dedicated trainer. 

  • Observation skills

  • Genuineness

  • Empathy

  • Effective Interpersonal Skills

  • Suicide prevention

  • Strong communication skills

Entry Requirement 

There is no entry requirements for the Diploma of Mental Health (CHC53315).

Course Information 

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 5 elective units from the list below. You will also be required to undertake a minimum 160 hours of vocational placement in an approved setting. 

Core Units

UNIT CODE                            UNIT NAME 

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

UNIT CODE                            UNIT NAME 

CHCCSL003        Facilitate the counselling relationship and process 
CHCDEV003       Analyse client information for service planning and delivery
CHCMHS006      Facilitate the recovery process with the person, family and carers 
CHCCSM004      Coordinate complex case requirements
CHCAOD001      Work in an alcohol and other drugs context 


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