DIPLOMA OF MENTAL HEALTH CHC53315

This course is offered by Chisolm Institute, Australia in affiliation with CINEC Campus, Sri Lanka. It is designed to prepare students for employment in the field of Mental Health. This program covers all aspects of the role of a mental health worker who provide recovery oriented support for people with mental illnesses and psychiatric disabilities. You will also be getting the exposure to implementing community based programs and activities related to mental health, mental illnesses and psychiatric disabilities.

Mental Health program is structured with a strong emphasis on the skills and knowledge you need to work as a mental health worker in providing mental health services. Also, your legal and ethical responsibilities as a mental health professional will be focused during the program.

You will get hands on experience in working with people in a range of contexts such as community based non-government organizations, home based outreach, and center based programs, respite care, residential services, rehabilitation programs, clinical settings and organizational/work settings.

This program will support students to develop their academic skills and also encourages active learning by engaging with relevant and contemporary issues. You will also develop soft skills needed to support people with mental health issues.

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Course Type

Full Time

Course Commencement Dates

September 2021

Duration

Two (2) Years

Course Modules

Course Modules

CHCADV005

Provide systems advocacy services (Core)

CHCDIV001

Work with diverse people (Core)

CHCDIV002

Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety (Core)

CHCMHS002

Establish self-directed recovery relationships (Core)

CHCMHS003

Provide recovery oriented mental health services (Core)

CHCMHS004

Work collaboratively with the care network and other services (Core)

CHCMHS005

Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues (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)

CHCMHS012

Provide support to develop wellness plans and advanced directives (Core)

CHCMHS013

Implement trauma informed care (Core)

CHCPOL003

Research and apply evidence to practice (Core)

CHCPRP003

Reflect on and improve own professional practice (Core)

HLTWHS004

Manage work health and safety (Core)

CHCDEV001

Confirm client developmental status (Elective)

CHCMHS007

Work effectively in trauma informed care (Elective)

CHCCOM006

Establish and manage client relationships (Elective)

CHCCCS004

Assess co-existing needs (Elective)

CHCCSM005

Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management (Elective)

Entry Requirements

A minimum of one (1) pass/ “S” at GCE (A/L) or equivalent (preferably in Biology stream) AND Completion of CINEC Mental health foundation program (Compulsory)

After OL, with completion of CINEC Mental health foundation program (Compulsory)

English requirements:

A minimum of GCE (O/L) pass / “S” for English language subject or equivalent

Students completed high school years; grade 6 – 13 in English medium will be exempted from meeting the English language criteria including 10 weeks of mandatory ELICOS program

Job Opportunities

With Diploma of Mental Health

  • Community rehabilitation and support worker
  • Mental health outreach worker

With Bachelor of Psychology

  • Psychosocial rehabilitation worker
  • Welfare coordinator
  • Mental health worker
  • Dual diagnosis practitioner
  • Refugee liaison officer
  • Sports psychologist
  • Consumer, public relations or marketing behaviour specialist
  • Child development specialist
  • Human resources specialist