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The Diploma of Mental Health provides students with a high level of specialised skills and knowledge in the mental health sector.

The course is suitable for people currently working in the mental health sector as a manager or upskilling to a management role.  The candidate must provide evidence of at least 160 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of this qualification. Course details

Industry endorsed

Payment options

$10000 VET Student Loan available

LOCATION/S

Atherton, Bowen, Burdekin, Cairns, Cannonvale (Whitsunday), Charters Towers, External, Ingham, Innisfail, Lower Gulf, Mt Isa, Palm Island, Torres Strait

Key dates and info

DURATION

Online: up to 18 months / 3-4 weeks per unit
Full time: 12 months / 2 days per week
Blended: up to 18 months

Course details

COST

  • Full Fee $6,120

Student Loan Available

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How to enrol

Key dates

LOCATION START DATE WORKLOAD DELIVERY
Atherton 30 Jan 2018 Blended
Bowen 30 Jan 2018 Blended
Burdekin 30 Jan 2018 Blended
Cairns 30 Jan 2018 Full time / 2 days per week Classroom
Cannonvale (Whitsunday) 30 Jan 2018 Blended
Charters Towers 30 Jan 2018 Blended
External Any time 3-4 weeks per unit Online
Ingham 30 Jan 2018 Blended
Innisfail 30 Jan 2018 Blended
Lower Gulf 30 Jan 2018 Blended
Mt Isa 30 Jan 2018 Blended
Palm Island 30 Jan 2018 Blended
Torres Strait 30 Jan 2018 Blended

Entry requirements

It is highly recommended that students are 17 years of age by the course commencement date and be self-motivated with sound English skills. Mature aged applicants are welcome.

If the student is not employed in the sector and undertaking Vocational Placement they must have a Working with Children Blue Card prior to enrolment.

Location/s

Atherton
Atherton State High School
Manunds Road
Atherton QLD 4883

Bowen
98-158 Queens Road
Bowen QLD 4805

Burdekin
Seventeenth Street
Home Hill QLD 4806

Cairns
Gatton, Newton, Eureka and Wilkinson Streets
Manunda QLD 4870

Cannonvale (Whitsunday)
Shute Harbour Road
Cannonvale QLD 4802

Charters Towers
1-13 MacPherson Street
Charters Towers QLD 4820

External
Study from any location

Ingham
74 Townsville Road
Ingham QLD 4850

Innisfail
45 Flying Fish Point Road
Innisfail QLD 4860

Lower Gulf
52 Green Street
Normanton QLD 4890

Mt Isa
165-179 Abel Smith Parade
Mount Isa QLD 4825

Palm Island
Beach Road
Palm Island QLD 4816

Torres Strait
19 Aplin Road
Thursday Island QLD 4875

Resources required

Student will be required to have Internet, computer and chrome to access the online rooms. The content will be topic based not unit based

Timetable

Cairns campus: Face to Face delivery two days per week; Tuesday and Wednesday 9am to 3pm

External delivery: Blended delivery for external students using online classrooms Students are required to attend online classrooms twice a week for an 1.5 hours each (5pm to 6:30 pm Monday and Thursday).  The first online class will commence from 29 January 2018, and students can enrol at any time to commence the units on the first Monday of each month.  Students are required to commit to 15 hours per week self-paced studied and will have 4 weeks per unit to complete the written assessment for each unit

Video Conferencing: Tuesday mornings 9am – 12noon (Teacher delivers topic based content)
Available to all students (Classroom and External). Students attend their nearest TAFE Queensland, North Region campus video conferencing room (must advice teacher prior to attending, so room can be booked at the applicable campus).

Placement

Vocational Placement is a requirement of the course if not working in the Mental Health Sector. Students will need to complete the minimum of 160 hours of placement under the guidance of a mentor. If students live in the local area of Cairns they will be assisted to find placement if unable to find a placement themselves and students that do not live in the local area will need to find placement and assistance will be given to complete the relevant documentation.

Student will be expected to complete a Vocational Placement Booklet with 3rd Party reports.

Important Information

If the student is not employed in the sector and undertaking Vocational Placement they will need to apply for a Working with Children Blue Card with the assistance of TAFE Queensland and they may also be required to obtain a police check at their own cost dependant on the needs of the industry.

Units

To gain qualification students must complete 20 units; 15 core and 5 electives.

UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
HLTWHS004 Manage work health and safety Core
HLTWHS006 Manage personal stressors in the work environment Elective
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people Core
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety Core
CHCMHS003 Provide recovery oriented mental health services Core
CHCMHS005 Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues Core
CHCAOD001 Work in an alcohol and other drugs context Elective
CHCAOD004 Assess needs of clients with alcohol and other drugs issues Core
CHCCCS004 Assess co-existing needs Core
CHCMHS002 Establish self-directed recovery relationships Core
CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships Core
CHCCCS003 Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide Elective
CHCMHS004 Work collaboratively with the care network and other services Core
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice Core
CHCMHS012 Provide support to develop wellness plans and advanced directives Core
CHCMHS013 Implement trauma informed care Core
CHCADV005 Provide systems advocacy services 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
VPC160 Vocational placement Vocational Placement Scheme

Disclaimer

Not all electives available at all campuses

If considering a VET Student Loan, please ensure you read the TAFE Queensland 'Pre-Enrolment Information for students considering applying for a VET Student Loan':http://tafeqld.edu.au/study-with-us/enrolment-fees/financial-support-student-loans/vet-student-loans.html

$6,120

FULL FEE

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SUBSIDISED

Student Loan Available

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CONCESSION

Student Loan Available

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Full fee

This is the total cost of the course.

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VET Student Loans

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Prior to applying for a VET Student Loan, please ensure that you have read and understood the VET Student Loans Pre-Enrolment Information

VET Student Loans are an interest-free loan from the Australian Government that help students pay for their education and training.

TAFE Queensland receives the full loan amount for your course directly from the Government, and you repay your loan through the Australian taxation system once your income reaches a certain threshold.

You are eligible for a VET Student Loan if you:

You must demonstrate academic suitability by:

  • providing a copy of your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (year 12 certificate); OR
  • providing evidence of successful completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework certificate IV or higher qualification (where the language of instruction is English), OR
  • are assessed as a minimum of Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework (ASCF) in both reading and numeracy

Please note that all students enrolling in an accredited course are required to provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

More information about VET Student Loans.

VET student loans will not be approved for students who do not meet the eligibility requirements. VET student loans gives rise to a HELP debt that continues to be a debt due to the Commonwealth until it is repaid.

Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front, or you are not eligible for VET Student Loan, you might be eligible for a payment plan. This will allow you to pay for your course in instalments, rather than one upfront payment at the time of enrolment.

Note: If you are accessing a VET Student Loan, and there is a difference between the loan cap amount and the total cost of your course (for example your loan cap amount is $10,000 and your course costs $11,000 - there is a $1,000 difference), you are required to pay the difference.

Subsidised

The Queensland Government will offset the cost of study for eligible students. You will still need to pay for a portion of your study costs. The amount above is what you will need to pay.

VET Student Loans

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Prior to applying for a VET Student Loan, please ensure that you have read and understood the VET Student Loans Pre-Enrolment Information

VET Student Loans are an interest-free loan from the Australian Government that help students pay for their education and training.

TAFE Queensland receives the full loan amount for your course directly from the Government, and you repay your loan through the Australian taxation system once your income reaches a certain threshold.

You are eligible for a VET Student Loan if you:

You must demonstrate academic suitability by:

  • providing a copy of your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (year 12 certificate); OR
  • providing evidence of successful completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework certificate IV or higher qualification (where the language of instruction is English), OR
  • are assessed as a minimum of Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework (ASCF) in both reading and numeracy

Please note that all students enrolling in an accredited course are required to provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

More information about VET Student Loans.

VET student loans will not be approved for students who do not meet the eligibility requirements. VET student loans gives rise to a HELP debt that continues to be a debt due to the Commonwealth until it is repaid.

Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front, or you are not eligible for VET Student Loan, you might be eligible for a payment plan. This will allow you to pay for your course in instalments, rather than one upfront payment at the time of enrolment.

Note: If you are accessing a VET Student Loan, and there is a difference between the loan cap amount and the total cost of your course (for example your loan cap amount is $10,000 and your course costs $11,000 - there is a $1,000 difference), you are required to pay the difference.

Concession

You are eligible for the concession price of a course if you are eligible for subsidised training, and are listed on an Australian Government Low Income Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card, if you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, you hold a Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card, or if you have a disability. Further information about concessions.

VET Student Loans

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Prior to applying for a VET Student Loan, please ensure that you have read and understood the VET Student Loans Pre-Enrolment Information

VET Student Loans are an interest-free loan from the Australian Government that help students pay for their education and training.

TAFE Queensland receives the full loan amount for your course directly from the Government, and you repay your loan through the Australian taxation system once your income reaches a certain threshold.

You are eligible for a VET Student Loan if you:

You must demonstrate academic suitability by:

  • providing a copy of your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (year 12 certificate); OR
  • providing evidence of successful completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework certificate IV or higher qualification (where the language of instruction is English), OR
  • are assessed as a minimum of Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework (ASCF) in both reading and numeracy

Please note that all students enrolling in an accredited course are required to provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

More information about VET Student Loans.

VET student loans will not be approved for students who do not meet the eligibility requirements. VET student loans gives rise to a HELP debt that continues to be a debt due to the Commonwealth until it is repaid.

Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front, or you are not eligible for VET Student Loan, you might be eligible for a payment plan. This will allow you to pay for your course in instalments, rather than one upfront payment at the time of enrolment.

Note: If you are accessing a VET Student Loan, and there is a difference between the loan cap amount and the total cost of your course (for example your loan cap amount is $10,000 and your course costs $11,000 - there is a $1,000 difference), you are required to pay the difference.

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Additional Costs

There are no additional costs to study this course.

Outcome

CHC53315 Diploma of Mental Health

Job prospects

  • Mental Health Worker
  • Mental Health Services
  • Family Support Worker
  • Community Services Worker

Enrol now

You're ready if you have:

  • checked your important dates (under the course details tab)
  • checked you meet the entry requirements (under the course details tab)
  • checked your course costs and know which payment option is right for you
    (under the costs tab)
  • Read the student rules and refund policy
  • Read the Pre-enrolment Information
  • Created your Unique Student Identifier and can provide this code to TAFE Queensland
  • If you are applying for a subsidised cost, please ensure you have all the relevant documents at time of enrolment

All done? Then you're ready to enrol

All done? Then head to the link below to complete your enrolment:
tafenorth.edu.au/study-with-us/enrolment-fees/enrol

Enrolment options

By telephone: 1300 656 959. In person: at any TAFE Queensland North location.

Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of prior learning

Fast-track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner.

Find out more about RPL

More info:
tafenorth.edu.au/study-with-us/career-changers-jobseeker/recognition-prior-learning/

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Note: All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

Last updated on 1 December 2017

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1300 656 959

Industry endorsed

Payment options

$10000 VET Student Loan available