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Fee Subsidised*

You save thousands of $$$s
Concession Rate: $400
Non-Concession Rate: $1,200
*WA Residents Only

Flexible Learning

Online & On-campus

Almost all classes are live online, so you can join them from the comfort of your own home.
Remaining classes held at our central campus and our bush campus.

Mental Health Training for a New Era

Have your life experiences and own mental health journey given you the desire and drive to help others?

Are you passionate about supporting people and communities that are suffering from mental health issues?

Are you looking to learn pragmatic and proven strategies to help solve one of the biggest challenges of our age?

LiFE Academy’s CHC53315 Diploma of Mental Health course has been created with the clear goal of training students to deeply understand and facilitate a renewed quality of life for a vast array of mental health issues impacting individuals and communities across Australia.

The training teaches life-changing concepts to enhance your life and the lives of clients and communities you live and work with.

CHC53315 Diploma of Mental Health

Key Information

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Flexible learning in diverse and engaging environments

CHC53315 Diploma of Mental Health has been structured around making our students’ lives easier. The course is delivered with a mix of live-online, face-to-face training and on-campus events in flexible sessions held on weekends and evenings.

The live-online aspect of the course allows students to interact and engage from the comfort of their own homes, all that is needed is an internet connection and a device capable of running Zoom for our interactive online classes.

Our on-campus events are held at the main campus as well as a beautiful, purpose-made Bush Campus that allows for practical classes, group work, cultural awareness sessions and mental health programs. These sessions take place in Wanneroo.

Weekly, online class times:

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5.30 pm to 9 pm
Saturday and Sunday from 9:30 am to 5.30 pm

Diploma of Mental Health

Course Overview

CHC53315 – Diploma of Mental Health

Course Focus

Being a knowledgeable advocate for your clients' quality of life

Researching and developing programs to enhance health and mental wellness

Learning cultural awareness from Australia’s First Peoples of Country and Culture

Co-ordinating with the care network and communities for better client outcomes

Units of Competency

Part 1 - 27th February to 23rd June

Learning counselling skills and working with the people of our diverse society

Saturdays 9:30 am to 5:30 pm Tuesday & Thursday 5:30 pm to 9 pm

  • CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
  • CHCCSL001 Establish and confirm the counselling relationship
  • CHCCSL003 Facilitate the counselling relationship and process
Learning the foundations of mental health work and cultural safety

Sundays 9:30 am to 5:30 pm

  • CHCMHS003 Provide recovery-oriented mental health services
  • CHCMHS002 Establish self-directed recovery relationships
  • CHCADV005 Provide systems advocacy services
  • CHCMHS007 Work effectively in trauma-informed care
  • CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

Part 2 - 20th July to 15th September

Learning to work with clients' alcohol and drug problems, those at risk of suicide, making holistic health assessments and working with others for client welfare

Saturdays & Sundays 9:30 am to 5:30 pm Tuesday & Thursday 5:30 pm to 9 pm

  • CHCCCS003 Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide
  • CHCMHS005 Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drug issues
  • CHCMHS011 Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing
  • CHCMHS004 Work collaboratively with the care network and other services

Part 3 - 5th October to 22nd December

Learning to research, collaborate and deliver a mental health program in a community, conduct multi-level client plans, assessments and pathways to implement the information

Saturdays & Sundays 9:30 am to 5:30 pm Tuesday & Thursday 5:30 pm to 9 pm

  • HTLWHS004 Manage work health and safety
  • CHCADV005 Provide systems advocacy services
  • CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
  • CHCPOL003 Research and apply evidence to practice
  • CHCMHS009 Provide early intervention, health prevention and promotion programs
  • CHCMHS010 Implement recovery-oriented approaches to complexity
  • CHCMHS012 Provide support to develop wellness plans and advanced directives
  • CHCMHS013 Implement trauma-informed care
  • CHCCDE022 Work to empower Aboriginal and/Torres Strait Islander communities

Learning Outcomes

Negotiate positively and safely in situations of conflict

Understand and work with the unconscious triggers of complex trauma

Develop your personal and professional health and wellbeing strategies & talents

Gain a deeper understanding of the human psyche

Career Pathways

Disability Worker

CHC53315 – Diploma of Mental Health Course Price

The cost of this course before State Government funding is $15,500. Western Australian residents are eligible for the subsidies listed below.*

Concession Rate


Non-Concession Rate


*To be eligible for the Government subsidy you must reside in Western Australia and be an Australian Citizen or hold an eligible visa. Contact our Student Support Officer for more information. The Student tuition fees are indicative only and are subject to change
given individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may apply such as
Student service and resource fees.

Entry Requirements

As with all government-accredited courses, entry-level requirements regarding literacy and numeracy skills exist when enrolling.

If you have a certified;

  • Year 12 certificate of education
  • Certificate III or higher qualification (e.g. certificate IV, bachelor’s degree, etc.)

Then provide us a copy of them, and you will have met your literacy and numeracy skills entry requirements.

If you don’t have such qualifications, let us know, and we will arrange for you to take an entry assessment to qualify.

Please note this course has a minimum age requirement of 18.

Speak to our Student Co-ordinator about Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) which is available to students who have industry experience relevant to the units of competency in the course.

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