Diploma of Mental Health (CHC53315)

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.

Mode of Delivery 

Delivery of course consists of online, face to face, blended delivery models and RPL. Students are able to complete in 12-24 month program

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

Job Roles

Employment titles and roles that can come from the completion of this course varies across different industry sectors. Possible and relevant employment titles and roles that can come from this qualification include 

  • Social Worker

  • Occupational Therapist

  • Clinical Psychologist

  • Support Worker

  • Mental Health Worker

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. 

Total number number of units = 20


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



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