Diploma of Mental Health
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.
Work placement: To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 240 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency.
Possible occupation titles relating to this qualification: Community Support Worker, Community Rehabilitation and Support Worker, Mental Health Community Worker, Mental Health Rehabilitation Support Worker, Mental Health Outreach Worker, Mental Health Support Worker
Fees if eligible for Government Funding: $500
Victorian Government Contribution for Skills First Funded Program $9,210
Textbook Fees: $ 220 – links to purchase book are at the bottom of this page
Course Duration: 48 weeks
Duration inclusive of holidays: 61 Weeks
Work Placement Hours: 160 hours throughout course duration
Packaging rules To achieve this qualification, the candidate must demonstrate a competency in – 20 units of competency (15 core units and 5 elective units)
Text books are available to purchase online, click on the book image to go to suppliers’ site.