Prevalence of mental disorders in the Australian population (Dept of Health, 2009) informed that almost 45.5 experienced a mental disorder at some point in their lifetime. And one in five (20.0%) Australians aged 16-85 years experienced mental disorders in the previous 12 months This is equivalent to almost 3.2 million Australians.
You can help change these numbers. Become an Ambassador and promote Good Mental health.
Enrol in the Diploma of Mental Health (CHC53315) 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. But above that, feel inspired and motivated to enhance your own life with much more. A degree that affects your life in several amazing ways.
The Diploma of Mental Health is a professional accreditation that focuses on the skills required to provide care for people with mental health issues. Because this work requires a person-centred approach, our teaching will prepare you to confidently provide counselling, referral, advocacy, and education/health promotion services. Your learning will include high level specialist knowledge and skills in regards to laws affecting people with mental health issues and the range of services available to them.
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|Amount of Training :||1355 Hours|
|AQF Level :||5|
|Course Delivery :||Blended|
|Campuses :||Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Cochin (India)|
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|Check this course currency on the National Register of VET|
“This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government Funding”
It’s an amazing experience to study with IHNA. My experience with online learning was so good. And not the last I want to add that it was my good luck that we had a great teacher named Sara Reddy who taught me mental health. I have no words 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), about which she is passionate, 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 gave me an opportunity to know you as a person. I have no words to thank you. You are and you will always be an important person in my life. Thank you so much, Sara Reddy.
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.
20 units are required for award of this qualification including:
|CHCDIV001||Work with Diverse people|
|CHCDIV002||Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety|
|CHCMHS009||Provide early intervention, health prevention and promotion programs|
|CHCEDU001||Provide community focused health promotion and prevention strategies|
|CHCMHS011||Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing|
|CHCADV005||Provide systems advocacy services|
|CHCCSM005||Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management|
|CHCAOD001||Work in an alcohol and other drugs context|
|CHCMHS005||Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues|
|CHCPRP003||Reflect on and improve own professional practice|
|CHCMHS012||Provide support to develop wellness plans and advanced directives|
|CHCMHS013||Implement trauma informed care|
|CHCCSL002||Apply specialist interpersonal and counselling interview skills|
|CHCPOL003||Research and apply evidence to practice|
|CHCDEV001||Confirm Client developmental status|
|HLTWHS004||Manage work health and safety|
|CHCMHS002||Establish self-directed recovery relationships|
|CHCMHS003||Provide recovery oriented Mental health services|
|CHCMHS004||Work collaboratively with the care network and other services|
|CHCMHS010||Implement recovery oriented approaches to complexity|
Students completing this qualification can further their studies and go on to do:
With the Diploma of Mental Health in hand, you’ll be able to work professionally as a:
We offer pathways into higher level qualifications so that on completion of this certificate you can further your education with:
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
*This training is delivered with Western Australian and Commonwealth Government Funding
Over 50 years of age? Speak to our team to avail 50% course fee scholarship.
(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 trainer session along with online self-paced structured e-learning as per the session plan,120 hours of simulation training and 156 hours of its assessment and 160 hours of work-based training / professional experience placement (PEP).
20 contact hours will be delivered through synchronised online learning for 2 full days which includes on- campus/online simulation based training. Professional experience placement and 6 hours of asynchronous learning.
Besides the above structured learning, students are advised that they will be required to do approximate 10 hours per week of unstructured 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.
Additional Requirement for professional experience placement (PEP)
IHNA highly recommends students to complete the immunisation process before the PEP start date as some facilities will not provide placement to students without Immunisation.
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:
You’re also required to have the below learning resource:
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.
Call us on 1800 22 52 83 for any questions regarding your application.
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