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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.
CHC53315 – Diploma of Mental Health
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.
Payslips/work contract/ABN if self-employed
Photos/videos (for practical roles)
Risk Assessment and Management Documents
Incident Report Forms
Plans and Specifications
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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.
Total number of units = 20
All electives chosen must contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.
Provide systems advocacy services
Work with diverse people
Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
Establish self-directed recovery relationships
Provide recovery oriented mental health services
Work collaboratively with the care network and other services
Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues
Provide early intervention, health prevention and promotion programs
Implement recovery oriented approaches to complexity
Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing
Provide support to develop wellness plans and advanced directives
Implement trauma informed care
Research and apply evidence to practice
Reflect on and improve own professional practice
Manage work health and safety
Work in an alcohol and other drugs context
Work with clients who are intoxicated
Provide needle and syringe services
Assess needs of clients with alcohol and other drugs issues
Provide alcohol and other drugs withdrawal services
Provide interventions for people with alcohol and other drugs issues
Develop strategies for alcohol and other drugs relapse prevention and management
Provide advanced interventions to meet the needs of clients with alcohol and other drugs issues
Develop and review individual alcohol and other drugs treatment plans
Provide loss and grief support
Provide suicide bereavement support
Implement participation and engagement strategies
Work to empower Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities
Establish and confirm the counselling relationship
Facilitate the counselling relationship and process
Support counselling clients in decision-making processes
Coordinate complex case requirements
Counsel clients affected by domestic and family violence
Provide community focused health promotion and prevention strategies
Assess the needs of clients with problem gambling issues
Provide counselling for clients with problem gambling issues
Meet statutory and organisation information requirements
Respond to client language, literacy and numeracy needs
Develop, implement and review quality framework
Manage partnership agreements with services providers
Facilitate the recovery process with the person, family and carers
Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
Promote and conduct mental health peer work
Manage and maintain tenancy agreements and services
Manage head lease
Develop quality systems in line with registration standards
Recruit, induct and support volunteers
Recognise healthy body systems
Assist clients with medication
Interpret and use information about nutrition and diet
Manage personal stressors in the work environment
Manage budgets and financial plans