Diploma of Mental Health (CHC53315)

CHC53315 Diploma of Mental Health is a course designed to give you the foundation knowledge needed for working in the Community Sector. This course provides you with the knowledge and skills required to perform as a professional community services worker, across a variety of settings within the social and community services industry. These may include areas such as mental health, homelessness, family and domestic violence, child protection, employment support and migrant services. 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.

The Diploma of Mental Health will take approximately 1-2 years to complete, which includes classroom learning and 240 hours of work placement in a community service facility. The duration for each learner will depend on each individual’s skills and knowledge.

All JTI students use blended modes of learning which include:

  • ·        Classroom based learning (face-to-face)
  • ·        Online learning (through our learning management system and online classes)
  •        Work Placement 

The compulsory requirement for this qualification is 240 hours of work placement.

To assess your eligibility for government funding please speak to a Job Training Institute consultant or visit our website www.jti.edu.au

JTI advises that accessing Victorian Training Guarantee entitlements may impact your eligibility to access further government subsidised training

After successfully completing this course, potential job opportunities are:

Community rehabilitation and support worker

Community support worker

Mental health outreach worker

Mental health rehabilitation support worker

•       Mental health support worker

•       Case Manager