Diploma of Mental Health

CHC53315

Course Overview

Average Course Fee: $6949

$6949 is the average course fee entered on My Skills by 16 training provider(s).

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Average Course Duration: 61 Weeks

61 Weeks is the average course duration entered on My Skills by 13 training provider(s).

A guide to durations can be found at Australian Qualifications Framework. Not all training providers enter this information on My Skills. Contact each training provider directly for further information. 

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.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Student Outcomes

Students who graduate from VET courses are surveyed approximately 6 months after they have completed their training. For more information on the statistics provided in this section, including the different levels (course, field of education, all fields of education) of data available please select the Learn more button below.

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Satisfied with Training

Surveyed graduates of the Society and Culture field of education (at Diploma qualification levels) who were satisfied with the training.

Improved Employment Status

Surveyed graduates of the Society and Culture field of education (at Diploma qualification levels) who have an improved employment status, such as found work, new job, promotion, pay increase or setup/expansion of own business.

Enrolled in Further Study

Surveyed graduates of the Society and Culture field of education (at Diploma qualification levels) who have enrolled in additional training or education.

Median Salary

Median salary for surveyed graduates of the Society and Culture field of education (at Diploma qualification levels) who received their first ever full-time job after completion of training.

Top 3 Occupational Outcomes

Following are the top 3 occupation groups that surveyed graduates of the Society and Culture field of education (at Diploma qualification levels) are employed as:

Community and Personal Service Workers

41.4%

Community and Personal Service Workers
Professionals

22.5%

Professionals
Clerical and Administrative Workers

15.2%

Clerical and Administrative Workers

Top 3 Employing Industries

Following are the top 3 industries that surveyed graduates of the Society and Culture field of education (at Diploma qualification levels) are employed in:

Health Care and Social Assistance

43.2%

Health Care and Social Assistance
Education and Training

10.3%

Education and Training
Public Administration and Safety

7.8%

Public Administration and Safety

All statistics are supplied by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research.

Financial Assistance

The federal, state and territory governments provide financial incentives and support for vocational education and training students to help them gain the skills required to secure and maintain rewarding and sustainable employment.

There are programs for all kinds of students; apprentices and trainees, new job starters, those re-entering the workforce, retraining for a new job or upgrading their skills for an existing job.

 


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Subsidised Training

The following highlighted state and territory governments dedicate funds to reduce or, in some cases, fully cover tuition fees for VET students who wish to study this course. Please check with your preferred training provider to see if you are eligible.
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VET Student Loans

This course is eligible for a VET Student Loan from the Australian Government to assist students with paying tuition fees. The maximum amount that can be loaned for this course is $10,150.

The initial debt amount (including the loan fee, if applicable) plus indexation must be paid back once the loan recipient starts earning over a certain amount. The compulsory repayment threshold for the 2017-2018 income year is $55,874.



Career Information

Career development is the ongoing process of managing your life, learning and work. It involves developing the skills and knowledge that enable you to plan and make informed decisions about your education, training and career choices.


Community Services Career Pathway

Diploma of Mental Health is in the Society and Culture Field of Education. For more information about this kind of career, you can explore Community Services.


Stream

Youth Work
Youth Justice
Children’s Services - Early Childhood & School Age Education and Care
Education and School Support
Child, Youth & Family Intervention
Community Services Work - General
Pastoral Care
Social Housing
Aged and Disability Home and Community Care
Alcohol & Other Drugs
Celebrancy
Counselling
Case Management
Career and Employment Services

Note: Information provided as a guide only. Chart developed by the Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au). Information in this chart may be reproduced with acknowledgement of its source: "The Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au/jpc) funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training".



Apprenticeships and Traineeships


Australian Apprenticeships can provide a pathway to a career change for people looking to re-enter the workforce and for people who are currently working. Australian Apprenticeships combine work with training in a national recognised qualification.

This qualification is available as an Australian Apprenticeship or Traineeship in the state and territories coloured in blue on the map.

 


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