According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare , 44% (8.6 million ) of Australians aged 16-85 experienced a mental illness at some point in their lifetime. Around 21% (4. 2 million) of Australians aged 16-85 years experienced mental disorders in the previous 12 months . Data indicates that Mental health is a major public health issues in Australia.
You can be instrumental in helping change these numbers. Become an ambassador and promote Good Mental health in society.
Enrol in the CHC53315 Diploma of Mental Health and you will acquire an array of skills to work with clients who suffer from Mental health issues; empower their lives with hope, resilience, and a road map to recovery. Above all, feel inspired and motivated to enhance your own life with strategies and techniques learnt in this course.
The CHC53315 Diploma of Mental Health focuses on the skills required to provide person centered care for people with mental health challenges. The qualification will equip students with the following knowledge and skills:
Professional experience in a mental health service setting will provide you with useful practical experience as part of your training.
|Amount of Training :||1355 Hours|
|AQF Level :||5|
|Course Delivery :||Blended|
|Campuses :||Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Cochin (India)|
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I, Letemariam Adhanom Joined IHNA in 2022 to study Diploma of Mental health. I was very hesitant to study with IHNA due to the stories I heard, however, I have come to know it is a very good college. It has a flexible timetable, knowledgeable and trainers that would do anything to assist their students. I am very grateful to all the teachers that helped me during the period of my study. Overall, I am satisfied with IHNA focus on Mental Health, it has met my expectations about the course.
Since I join IHNA campus last year in October 2022, in my first week of enrolment everything when good with the administration team but when it came to joining my classes, I had no access to class for nearly 3weeks without fully receiving the right help from the campus staffs on time and when I did a transfer from Perth campus to Melbourne campus this year, I lost about a month, not having access KH or my assessments, which made everything harder for me and that shown me the lack of unprofessionalism in the campus especially from those who are assign to help students. But during the times I spend in my semester 1 to semester 3, everything has been great. My teachers Tracey Carli and Marinela Clark have been the best, helping me understanding all my units and assessments. I would recommend IHNA to my friends and family but because of the unprofessionalism from the campus staffs, I would not recommend it at all because the moments when I needed help, it was hard to reach the campus staffs on the phone or either they tell me, they will get back to me but never do. Over all, I had the best and unprofessional experience studying at IHNA.
I am satisfied with my course overall. Few errors in the questionnaire and some assessments found bit difficult to access. It support wasn’t that great but teachers were good and productive in terms of their expert advise.
t’s amazing experience to study with IHNA. My experience with online learning was so good. And not the last I want to add it was my good luck that we had a great teacher named Sara Reddy who taught me mental health. I have no words how to describe Sara, as she is much more than my words can say in this testimonial. She is not only a good teacher and mentor, but she is also a great person, a great human being who is not only teaching the right subject (Mental Health) which she is passionate about it but also making a difference in the lives of people who are around her. Thanks Sara you are an amazing personality, I am so proud that I am your student and IHNA Institute give me an opportunity to know you as a person. I have no words how to thank you. You are and you will be always an important person in my life.
Thank you so much.
I was the first student who registered a Diploma in Mental Health at IHNA, and it was my good luck that we had a great teacher named Sara Reddy who taught me mental health not only through books, but she also shows me what is mental health support. I have no words how to describe Sara, as she is much more than my words can say in this testimonial.
She is not only a good teacher and mentor, but she is also a great person, a great human being who is not only teaching the right subject (Mental Health) which she is passionate about it but also making a difference in the lives of people who are around her.
Thanks Sara you are an amazing personality, I am so proud that I am your student and IHNA Institute give me an opportunity to know you as a person.
I have no words how to thank you. You are and you will be always an important person in my life. God bless you, Sara.
20 units are required for award of this qualification including:
|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|
|CHCAOD001||Work in an alcohol and other drugs context|
|CHCEDU001||Provide community focused health promotion and prevention strategies|
|CHCCSM004||Coordinate complex case requirements|
|CHCDEV001||Confirm Client developmental status|
|CHCCSL002||Apply specialist interpersonal and counselling interview skills|
Students completing this qualification can further their studies and go on to do:
With CHC53315 Diploma of Mental Health in hand, you’ll be able to work professionally as a:
The total tuition cost for domestic students for the CHC53315 – Diploma of Mental Health
|Victoria||If the student is eligible, for Government funding, student pays: $0*|
|Western Australia||If the student is eligible, for Government funding, student pays: $1,854.90 #
If holds valid concession student pays: $549.60#
|New South Wales||Check with us for Domestic Scholarships|
*This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government Funding
#The Student tuition fees are indicative only and are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may apply such as Student service and resource fees
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(Blended: online real time theory tutorials with on campus skills training in a simulation environment)
The course is provided through supervised structured blended mode of delivery. It will be delivered and assessed over 1355 hours in 78 weeks which will include training session for 1043 hours, assessment for 152 hours and 160 hours of professional experience placement (PEP).
20 contact hours will be delivered through online learning for 5 days which includes theory, simulation based training, assessment from monday to Thursday followed by support session on friday. Professional experience placement will happen in a suitable workplace after completion of theory in semester 3.
Besides the above structured learning, students are advised that they will be required to do approximate 15 hours per week of self-paced learning.
The delivery mode is subject to your eligibility to access state funding requirements and other conditions, please contact our admissions consultants to know more.
There are no formal entry requirements for this course; however, applicants should demonstrate ability to perform tasks as required by the industry.
*Mature age students (22+) may also be considered without the minimum education requirements. Each case will be reviewed individually to ascertain the capacity of the applicant to meet course requirements.
All students are required to undergo the LLN test proffered by IHNA for their suitability to be determined for undertaking the course successfully.
Basic computer skills covering the most common usages of a computer, including managing computer files, word processing, using spreadsheets and databases; creating presentations; finding information and communicating using computers; and being aware of social and ethical implications of Internet use.
Having own computer (desktop or laptop) to facilitate the training and assessment. Recommended Laptop requirements: Core i3 Processor, 4 GB of RAM, Operating system; Windows 7 or later version, screen 10” or higher, Microsoft Office or Open Office program, Adobe Reader and Antivirus Program.
Professional Experience Placement (PEP) requirements
Our approach is to collect evidence on whether the student can perform to the standards of the workplace. This is based on the relevant unit of competency, and you’ll find these tools being used:
With RPL we assess your competency based on formal, non-formal, informal learning or direct work experience based on the required skills of the course.
We use CT where you’ve completed units of study at another TAFE College or Registered Training Organisation that meet the requirements of another course. We grant credit according to the Certification, Issuing, and Recognition of Qualifications and Statements of Attainment. Assessing a CT is free.
If you’re eligible for RPL or CT you may be able to complete the course in a shorter duration with reduction to total course fees. Check your eligibility with us.
L – Portfolio is a collection of work, skills and interests (evidence) in an electronic format that showcases learning and experience over time.
When you think about your L-Portfolio and the types of evidence that it contains, it is important to think carefully about its purpose and intended audience.
Your L-Portfolio may contain all or some of the following:
Recognition of Prior Learning application:
Our RPL tool is in the form of an L-Portfolio, and allows students to put on record all their life experiences, interests and skills. Not only will their academic achievement be listed out, but also any life experiences that could potentially be taken into account for extra credit as Recognition of Prior Learning. For instance, an individual who has taken care of his or her bedridden parent has already gained valuable caregiver experience, which could be chalked up against practical expertise and added to their resume.
This L-Portfolio could be sent to employers when applying for work, to universities while applying for extra credits through RPL, or in any other ways to market their expertise.
Showcase/Professional L Portfolios
These L-Portfolios are used as a way to demonstrate (showcase) the highlights of a student’s academic and professional career.
These portfolios are typically created by a student as part of a course as a way to demonstrate learning and the learning process. These portfolios are often shared with other students to elicit peer feedback. Learning portfolios support the idea of formative feedback as an essential part of the learning process.
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Duration of the course is 78 weeks
Yes, you can study at your own time however if you are a domestic student receiving government funding it is mandatory that you attend classes.
Domestic students are required to attend classes online.
SBAs (Simulation Based Assessments) can be done online.
Ideally it would be best to attend the SBA when it is scheduled by the trainer. Some of the SBAs require an audience which may be difficult to achieve if all the students do not show up for SBA at the scheduled time.
IHNA (Institute of Health and Nursing Australia) assists students in finding placement. However, we highly recommend students to volunteer at a community service organisation which might lead to gaining work placement or even a job.
Students should stick to morning or evening batch. It’s not recommended that students switch. If student cannot make it on the scheduled time because of extenuating circumstances, then they can attend the other session or listen to the recording.
Yes, you can catch up what you missed by listening to recordings and contacting the trainer on support days.
PEP is flexible in terms of which days you complete the placement. The total number of hours to be completed and the activities to be completed are not negotiable. You can do more than the required hours but not less than the stipulated 160 hours.
Yes, SBA and PEP are mandatory.
Classes are schedule on Monday to Friday from 9am 1 pm AEST and 5 pm to 9pm AEST, Lecture and tutorial classes run from Monday to Thursday. Friday is support session. Student engagement is mandatory in all five days. It can be captured through attending classes, completing activities in canvas and completing assessments in student hub.
You can fast track if you have RPL or credit transfer for some of the units. If you are a full fee-paying student, you can fast track it.
RPL and credit transfer is possible provided you have the proper evidence to prove you have the relevant knowledge and skills.
The course has PEP which is face to face in a relevant workplace. Theory and simulation can be completed online.
Pre-recorded session for all units are available to students in canvas.
It’s not mandatory to attend full day of class but it is important to show evidence of participation by engaging in class, completing canvas activities and engaging with trainers.
Students will be able to catch up if they miss a one or two hours. However, its ideal not to miss the first couple of hours.
You will be using 3 different platform to complete the course, Student hub, Canvas and MS office suite.
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