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Diploma of Mental Health – CHC53315

10 weeks
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Specialise in mental health with this advanced-level qualification. This course will give you the specialised skills and knowledge needed to work with people with complex needs in both community services and healthcare settings.

This course will equip you to work with a diverse range of clients, run early intervention and health promotion programs, and research and apply evidence to your practice. You will also develop the skills required to advocate on behalf of people with complex coexisting mental health, drug, and alcohol issues.

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 is made up of twenty (20) units of competency.  Fifteen (15) of these units are core units and five (5) are elective units.


There are no prerequisites for Spectrum Training’s Certificate IV in Mental Health.

Diploma of Mental Health – Offered Units

CORE UNITS (15 units)

Code Name
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 well being
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


Code Name
CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
CHCCCS003 Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide
CHCMHS006 Facilitate the recovery process with the person, family and carers
CHCCSM004 Coordinate complex case requirements
HLTWHS006 Manage person stressors in the work environment

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