CHC53315 - Diploma of Mental Health

Put your training and experience to use with ITEC’s RPL services and earn a nationally recognised qualification with a CHC53315 – Diploma of Mental Health via our RTO partners.

Qualification Overview

Qualification Name:

CHC53315 – Diploma of Mental Health

Qualification Code and Units of Competency:

CHC53315

Duration:

Within four weeks of receiving sufficient and complying evidence of competency in all applied for units of competency.

The Diploma of Mental Health reflects the skills and expertise of an individual working in the mental health field. This qualification is designed to meet the needs of mental health professionals, including assessment and support for clients. Additional requirements may apply depending on the specific licensing authority in the relevant state or territory due to variations in licensing regulations.

To qualify for this certificate, you must provide evidence demonstrating that your skills and knowledge align with the courser’s learning outcomes. This evidence can take various forms. Demonstrating your current proficiency at a comparable level can be done through a CV (your student support representative can assist with this), an employment letter, or an employment contract.

Additionally, documents from prior work or educational experiences, such as references from licensed tradespeople you’ve collaborated with, apprenticeship records, academic transcripts, or assessments from relevant past qualifications, all contribute to the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process. You can also submit proof of overseas qualifications or visual evidence of your work, especially for practical roles.

Required documents
ID
Resume
Payslips/work contract/ABN if self-employed
Photos/videos (for practical roles)
Risk Assessment and Management Documents
Incident Report Forms
Plans and Specifications
Job Cards
Quotes/Invoices

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Portfolio of Experience

Your dedicated consultant will guide you through the process of putting together a portfolio of evidence. This can contain overseas qualifications, transcripts, certificates, photos and videos, samples or work examples, letters of reference, your current resume, etc.

Evidence Review

Once one of our partner registered training organisations (RTOs) has assessed your portfolio, the assessor assigned to your case may be in touch if any additional evidence is required. If you have any weak areas, the RTO may assign a trainer to upskill you at no cost to you.

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ITEC Australia is partnered with Registered Training Organisations whose qualifications are nationally recognised in Australia, and are the same as the qualification you would receive from full time study. Qualifications can also be useful for licensing or immigration purposes.

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.

Packaging Rules

Total number of units = 20

  • 15 core units
  • 5 elective units, consisting of:
  • at least 3 units from the electives listed below
  • up to 2 units from the electives listed below, any endorsed Training Package or accredited course – these units must be relevant to the work outcome

 

All electives chosen must contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

 

 

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

CHCAOD006

Provide interventions for people with alcohol and other drugs issues

CHCAOD007

Develop strategies for alcohol and other drugs relapse prevention and management

CHCAOD008

Provide advanced interventions to meet the needs of clients with alcohol and other drugs issues

CHCAOD009

Develop and review individual alcohol and other drugs treatment plans

CHCCCS017

Provide loss and grief support

CHCCCS018

Provide suicide bereavement support

CHCCDE004

Implement participation and engagement strategies

CHCCDE006

Work to empower Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities

CHCCSL001

Establish and confirm the counselling relationship

CHCCSL003

Facilitate the counselling relationship and process

CHCCSL007

Support counselling clients in decision-making processes

CHCCSM004

Coordinate complex case requirements

CHCDFV006

Counsel clients affected by domestic and family violence

CHCEDU001

Provide community focused health promotion and prevention strategies

CHCGMB001

Assess the needs of clients with problem gambling issues

CHCGMB002

Provide counselling for clients with problem gambling issues

CHCINM001

Meet statutory and organisation information requirements

CHCLLN001

Respond to client language, literacy and numeracy needs

CHCMGT001

Develop, implement and review quality framework

CHCMGT002

Manage partnership agreements with services providers

CHCMHS006

Facilitate the recovery process with the person, family and carers

CHCPRP001

Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships

CHCPWK006

Promote and conduct mental health peer work

CHCSOH002

Manage and maintain tenancy agreements and services

CHCSOH008

Manage head lease

CHCSOH009

Develop quality systems in line with registration standards

CHCVOL003

Recruit, induct and support volunteers

HLTAAP001

Recognise healthy body systems

HLTHPS006

Assist clients with medication

HLTHPS010

Interpret and use information about nutrition and diet

HLTWHS006

Manage personal stressors in the work environment

BSBFIM501

Manage budgets and financial plans

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