CHC53315 – Diploma of Mental Health

LiFE Academy is pleased to announce the start of their Diploma of Mental Health. For those who already have the Certificate IV in Mental Health from LiFE Academy the units for the Diploma will start on September 11th 2021 under the subject streams Strategies for Human Wellness and with final assessments on December 16th. Classes will be live online, Saturday and Sundays (9:30 am to 5:30 pm), and 3 ½ hour evening classes Tuesdays and Thursdays (5:30 pm to 9 pm) with some assessments on-campus in Wanneroo. Trainees will also need to complete 80 hours of work placement to achieve the Diploma.

The delivery of the Diploma is centred around real work in the community. Skills and knowledge from the Certificate IV are elevated through trainees working to plan and deliver early intervention, health prevention and promotion programs. LiFE Academy oversees trainees being introduced to and partnering with organisations to understand and address community needs. The achievement of the Diploma is then invaluable proof of the trainees work ready talents and abilities, backed by community organisations.

Pay only for the units you enrol in. If your study plans change, you only pay for the units you have commenced and not the whole course.

For further information – including Timetable , Qualification Outline, Fee Schedule, Payment Plan and Flexible Learning Options phone 1800 357 345 / (08) 9301 1234 or email info@life-academy.com.au.

Course outline

Units of Competency

CHCADV005 Provide systems advocacy services

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to advocate and ensure that government, community and organisational systems broadly support and uphold human rights. This unit applies to workers in a health, community services or advocacy settings who undertake a leadership role in influencing social and system changes. Workers at this level will also advocate for change and continuous improvement at the organisational level to improve client outcomes and service quality.

CHCMHS009 - Provide early intervention, health prevention and promotion programs

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop and conduct early intervention, health prevention and promotion programs focussing on mental health and wellbeing. This unit applies to work with people with mental illness in a range of community services work contexts.

CHCMHS010 - Implement recovery oriented approaches to complexity

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify and respond to issues of complexity when supporting people living with mental illness and their care networks. The unit is based on a strengths-based approach and acknowledges that complexity is not a characteristic of an individual. Complexity may be impacted by a range of interactions between the worker, the organisation and the environmental context. This unit applies to work with people living with mental illness in a range of community services work contexts.

CHCMHS013 - Implement trauma informed care

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to promote trauma informed care, and to develop strategies to address people’s specific trauma needs. Trauma informed care involves providing services that are informed by the knowledge and understanding of the impact of trauma, in particular interpersonal violence and varying service practice to reduce the likelihood of re-traumatisation. This unit applies to work with people with mental illness in a range of community services work contexts.

CHCPOL003 - Research and apply evidence to practice

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish the information need, gather information and critically analyse the information for relevance to own work. This unit applies to health and community service workers who need to research existing information to support and improve their work practice. It does not cover primary research.

CHCCDE006 - Work to empower Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community clinics or in mainstream services that will empower that community. This unit of competency supports the recognition, protection and continued advancement of the inherent rights, cultures and traditions of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples. It recognises that the improvement of the health and well-being status of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people must include attention to physical, spiritual, cultural, emotional and social well-being, community capacity, self-determination and governance. Its application must be culturally sensitive and supportive of traditional healing and health, knowledge and practices.

HLTWHS004 - Manage work health and safety

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish, maintain and evaluate work health and safety (WHS) policies, procedures and programs in the relevant work area, according to WHS legislative requirements. This unit applies to workers who have responsibility for WHS as part of their role, including workers with obligations under WHS legislation, persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBUs), or their officers (as defined by relevant legislation).

CHCMHS012 - Provide support to develop wellness plans and advanced directives

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to support a person living with mental illness to develop recovery wellness plans and advanced directives. These plans outline the person’s preferences and plans to maintain wellness and to direct actions and support strategies should they become unwell. This unit applies to work with people with mental illness in a range of community services work contexts. Use of the term ‘advanced directive’ may vary between states and territories.

CHCPRP003 - Reflect on and improve own professional practice

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to evaluate and enhance own practice through a process of reflection and ongoing professional development. This unit applies to workers in all industry sectors who take pro-active responsibility for their own professional development.

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