Quality Assurance : As a registered training organisation (RTO) Hammond Institute operates within the Vocational Education and Training Quality Framework (VETQF) and the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) delivering nationally recognised qualifications and units of competency.
Duration: 14 Months
Delivery Mode: Workplace / Traineeship, Online
Start Date: Enrol Anytime
Recognition: Nationally Recognised Training
Diploma of Mental Health 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.
Some of the career pathways after completing Diploma of Mental Health:
- Support Worker
- Intake Officer
- Carer Peer Worker
- Disability Support Worker
- Youth Mental Health Worker
- Recovery and Rehabilitation Worker
- Wellbeing Consultant
- Mental Health Case Manager
Students must satisfy the following age, English and other requirements:
- Age: must be 18 years or over
- Undertake Pre Training Review
- Undertake an LLN test: Learning (ACSF Level 4), reading (ACSF Level 3), writing (ACSF Level 3), oral communication (ACSF Level 3) and numeracy (ACSF Level 3) are desirable to participate in the course.
- Student complete separate digital literacy test to identify the level of digital literacy.
- Certificate III level or above or currently working in community sector.
|Government Funded Fee*||Government Funded Concession Fee**||Application Fee**|
Hammond Institute is committed to providing an excellent education for an affordable fee.
To make it easier to pay for a training course, the Victorian Government and the Australian Government offer a range of financial assistance options to eligible students.
We have competitive fees and interest-free payment plans for students who are not eligible for any government assistance.
Skills First Funding
To be eligible for a government-subsidised training, you must be either:
- an Australian citizen, permanent resident, New Zealand citizen or asylum seeker, and
- physically present in the state of Victoria at all times at which you are undertaking the training and assessment. and
- If you are under 20 years old you can do Skills First training at any level . or
- If you are 20 years or over, you can usually only do Skills First training at a higher level than any qualification you already have in Australia.
For a full list of other optional fees that may be applicable, please refer to our Course Fees page.
The range of delivery methods may include, but not limited to the following:
- lectures / Instructions
- demonstrations and modelling
- practice opportunities
- brainstorming activities
- group discussions
- guided facilitation of individual or group learning activities, group work or project-based case studies
- Delivery structure is comprised of classroom training sessions, structured learning such as training support, learning activities, self-paced (to allow the learners to absorb and reflect on their learning), workshops and work placement.
- The unit of competency will be delivered and assessed as stand-alone unit.
- Box Hill
Notes: Additional locations may be allocated to meet a group of learner cohort’s needs and based on demand (if practicable for Hammond Institute)
Assessment method for Mental Health may include:
- Knowledge Questions
- Written Assignment & Case studies
- Workplace Assessment
- Log Book
- Projects / Research Reviews
All assessment will be conducted in accordance with the Training Package requirements, Principles of Assessment and Rules of Evidence (https://www.asqa.gov.au/standards/chapter-4/clauses-1.8-1.12)
To achieve Diploma of Mental Health qualification the candidate must have completed at least 160 hours of work placement as detailed in the assessment requirements of the units of competency
If a student is unable to find appropriate work placement, Hammond Institute will assist in finding the work placements.
Diploma of Mental Health requires 20 units of Competency.
- 15 core units
- 5 elective units.
|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|
Industry Suggested Electives:
|CHCCOM003||Develop workplace communication strategies|
|CHCAOD004||Provide alcohol and other drugs withdrawal services|
|CHCAOD006||Provide interventions for people with alcohol and other drugs issues|
|CHCAOD008||Provide advanced interventions to meet the needs of clients with alcohol and other drugs issues|
|CHCAOD005||Provide alcohol and other drugs withdrawal services|
To learn more about what is included in the units above, click here and type in the unit code.
Other Electives options are available. Discuss options with the course coordinator.
Credit Transfer and RPL offered: Recognition of prior learning and skills assessment.