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CHC53315 Diploma of Mental Health

Course Code and Name CHC53315 Diploma of Mental Health CRICOS Code 105128M
Course 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.

Course Outcome:

On successful completion of this course, students would receive Certificate IV in Disability qualification.  Graduates of this qualification may seek employment in a range of organisations including community, government and mental health sector agencies where they may be responsible for Engaging with children and adults with psychological disabilities and sourcing solutions, working with clients to self-manage their health and improve their mental well-being and Implementing policies, procedures and guidelines for the provision of mental health services.

Entry Requirement:

Australian City International College has the following entry requirements:

International students must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age and have completed the equivalent of Year 12.
  • Participate in a course entry interview to determine suitability for the course and student needs.
  • Have an IELTS* score of 5.5 (test results must be no more than 2 years old).  English language competence can also be demonstrated through documented evidence of any of the following:

·         Educated for 5 years in an English speaking country; or

·         Successful completion of an English Placement Test

*Note that other English language tests such as PTE and TOEFL can be accepted.  Students are required to provide their results so that it can be confirmed they are equivalent to IELTS 5.5

Assessment Method:

Assessments may include short written knowledge tests, discussions and oral communication demonstrations, case study exercises, written reports, web-based research and reports, final projects, and final written exams. To perform at your best, you will probably need to work on the assessments outside of class time.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):

Students who have completed relevant studies or have some of the competencies in the course may apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Application for RPL can be made with the initial application or can be made within two weeks of the course commencement using the RPL Application Form and by providing supporting documents. Please note that RPL cannot result in an international student having less than a full-time load of study (20 hours per week) but can reduce the overall duration of the course and fees. See our Student Handbook for more information.

Course Credit

Students may apply for recognition of existing qualifications or skills, knowledge and experience (credit transfer or recognition of prior learning). The granting of course credit may affect course fees, as well as the duration of the course.

This process is outlined in Australian City International College Student Enrolment and Completion Policy and Associated Procedures and Training and Assessment Policy & Associated Procedures.

Study Duration 104 weeks (88 Academic weeks + 16 Weeks Holidays)
Study Mode 15 Hours Face to Face and 5 Hours Online
Delivery Location Suite 1 Level 2 17-21 Macquarie St, PARRAMATTA, New South Wales 2150
Fees Information Tuition Fees 28,000 AUD Enrolment Fee 250 AUD Material Fee 1500 AUD


Academic Pathways

Students who complete this course may wish to continue their education into the   CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling, CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services, Mental Health Practice, etc.


Employment Pathways

Potential employment options are as personal care assistant, Mental health worker, Case Manager, Mental Health Counsellor, Community Rehabilitation and Support Worker, Mental Health Outreach Worker, Alcohol and Other Drugs Worker etc.

Units of Competency

Code Title Core or Elective
CHCADV005 Provide systems advocacy services Core
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people Core
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety Core
CHCMHS002 Establish self-directed recovery relationships Core
CHCMHS003 Provide recovery oriented mental health services Core
CHCMHS004 Work collaboratively with the care network and other services Core
CHCMHS005 Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues Core
CHCMHS009 Provide early intervention, health prevention and promotion programs Core
CHCMHS010 Implement recovery oriented approaches to complexity Core
CHCMHS011 Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing Core
CHCMHS012 Provide support to develop wellness plans and advanced directives Core
CHCMHS013 Implement trauma informed care Core
CHCPOL003 Research and apply evidence to practice Core
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice Core
HLTWHS004 Manage work health and safety Core
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems Elective
CHCCCS017 Provide loss and grief support Elective
CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships Elective
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia Elective
How to Apply Australian City International College

Suite 1, Level 2, 17 Macquarie St, Parramatta, NSW 2150

Phone: +61278092811, +610401201234


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*This course does not have any prerequisite

*Student material fees does not include the cost of workbook. Student can purchase/ order student workbook from ACIC reception if required with additional cost.



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