Diploma of Mental Health CHC53315

Do you feel the calling to empower others but need help knowing where to start and get qualified for the role? Look no further! The nationally-recognised CHC53315 Diploma of Mental Health is designed for individuals like you who are eager to build a fulfilling career as a specialist in mental health.
Course Provider
Hader Institute of Education
(RTO 22557)
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Nationally Recognised Australian Qualification

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Study Online + 160 Hours of Work Placement

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Upfront payment or flexible interest-free weekly payment plan from $77 per week. There is no government funding available for this course.

Course Overview

Start Date
Start Anytime
12 months with self-paced learning.
This is a blended course with all modules delivered online + 160 hours of work placement.
Career Outcomes
  • Community Care Worker
  • Mental Health Worker
  • Mental Health Services
  • Rehabilitation Counsellor
  • Community Rehabilitation and Support Worker
  • Community Support Worker
  • Mental Health Intake Officer
  • Mental Health Outreach Worker
  • Mental Health Rehabilitation Support Worker
Course Modules

Core Units

  1. CHCADV005: Provide systems advocacy services
  2. CHCDIV001: Work with diverse people
  3. CHCDIV002: Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
  4. CHCMHS002: Establish self-directed recovery relationships
  5. CHCMHS003: Provide recovery oriented mental health services
  6. CHCMHS004: Work collaboratively with the care network and other services
  7. CHCMHS005: Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues
  8. CHCMHS009: Provide early intervention, health prevention and promotion programs
  9. CHCMHS010: Implement recovery oriented approaches to complexity
  10. CHCMHS011: Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing
  11. CHCMHS012: Provide support to develop wellness plans and advanced directives
  12. CHCMHS013: Implement trauma informed care
  13. CHCPOL003: Research and apply evidence to practice
  14. CHCPRP003: Reflect on and improve own professional practice
  15. HLTWHS004: Manage work health and safety


  1. CHCAOD004: Assess needs of clients with alcohol and other drugs issues
  2. CHCCCS019: Recognise and respond to crisis situations
  3. CHCPRP001: Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
  4. CHCPRP002: Collaborate in professional practice
  5. HLTWHS006: Manage personal stressors in the work environment
Course Fees Include
Work Placement

This course includes 160 hours of work placement.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

This course is eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). RPL considers the knowledge and skills you have gained through your previous education and work history, attributing this to your enrolled qualification course. This may be through formal or informal training and can result in credits towards your qualification. For more information submit an enquiry to speak with a course advisor.

Course Entry Requirements
  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Have completed their education to a level which is equivalent to an Australian Senior High School Year 12 or have completed an AQF Certificate IV in Mental Health.
  • Have suitable language, literacy and numeracy skills to read and comprehend learning materials and perform tasks related to recording workplace documents, including reading and writing detailed reports, case notes, reports and other documents, interpreting workplace policy and procedure and reporting hazards. Learners are required to pass an online LLN assessment test at or above level 3 in reading, writing and numeracy.
  • Be capable of completing 160 hours of work placement in a suitable health facility.
  • Have sound computer skills to navigate simple software to complete the online component of this course and must be able to use intermediate-level Word features in order produce and present word-processed documents/ reports.
  • Have access to a laptop and internet to complete this online course.
  • Hold the required criminal and working with children checks (if applicable) or be able to apply for a police check if required prior to the commencement of work placement if required.
  • These entry requirements will be confirmed through information collected on the enrolment form and during the enrolment interview.
  • This course does not accept International Students.
*The contents are accurate at the time of writing. Get in touch with the course provider for the latest information.

About the Course Provider

Hader Institute of Education

At Hader Institute of Education (RTO 45162), they recognise that education is the pathway to opportunity. As the leading online education and training provider to individuals wanting to pursue a career in Mental Health, Alcohol and other Drugs, and Counselling, they take this responsibility seriously. Mental and substance use disorder doesn’t just affect the individual, but also the wider community. As an institution that cares deeply about their fellow humans, Hader Institute of Education shows up in the education sector wholeheartedly, with a desire to create positive and lasting change. Their institution is relatively new. They knew that starting an organization at this time came with a responsibility to look beyond "business-as-usual." That’s why Hader Institute of Education is using their business to create the kind of positive change that society truly needs. This goes directly to who they are at Hader Institute of Education and why they exist - they believe in a future where everyone feels included, connected, valued, and belongs. This belief inspires their mission…through learning, community, and support, Hader Institute of Education is here to empower people to help each other on their paths to discovery and transformation. By focusing their efforts on supporting good mental health and wellbeing – through their people, learners, their industry, and the wider community – they help each other on their paths to self-discovery; together building a connected and inclusive future where they all belong. Right now, we live in times of crisis, uncertainty, and for many, self-doubt. But these times are also filled with great opportunities; to rise to the challenges we face and to demonstrate what human endeavor can achieve, especially when we work together. This is the kind of stuff that dreams are made of. When Hader Institute of Education helps people take control of their lives, they open the door to self-belief. The magic happens here. It’s where the impossible becomes possible and where people connect to the power of their dreams. If ever there was a need for people to dream of a better, more connected, and inclusive future, now is that time. If this connects with you, then come and join Hader Institute of Education's community of fellow dreamers. ‍ Together, let’s make a difference, today.
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