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TrainSmart Australia

CHC53315 Diploma of Mental Health

WA Residents receive up to 97% off this course*

Are you concerned for people suffering from mental health problems and want to make a positive difference in their lives? Would you like to follow a career path that will equip you with specialised skills to lead and counsel people towards a brighter future? If a career in providing counselling with those experiencing mental illness interests you, the CHC53315 Diploma of Mental Health qualification with TrainSmart Australia will take you there.

The CHC53315 Diploma of Mental Health course will equip you specialised knowledge and skill to provide counselling, referrals, advocacy and education/health promotion services to Australia’s Mental Health sector.

In this course, you will learn how to promote the social, emotional and physical well-being of your clients, learn how to respond to crisis situations (domestic violence, trauma patients), provide wellness plans to clients and much more. As one of our students, you’ll have access to a variety of learning resources and will be assigned an individual trainer to guide you throughout the course.

*Discount available in Western Australia only through the Lower Fees, Local Skills government subsidy.

Delivery mode

  • Online, with practical assessments offered through video conferencing
  • Online Blended, with face-to-face classes available in Perth

Work placement

There is 160 hours of work placement required for this course. We have a Work Placement Coordinator who can assist you in finding work placement.

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Delivery mode:
Online / On Campus

Average duration:
12 months

Levels 9 & 12, 251 Adelaide Terrace, Perth 6000

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Work Placement

Students will need to complete work placement supervised by qualified staff. Students will attain real-world understandings of the expectations and skills required to work in this field to prepare you for the workforce.

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Entry Requirements

TrainSmart Australia will assess a student’s ‘academic suitability' to ensure the student has the best chance of success. This is determined by either:

  • The student providing TrainSmart Australia with a copy of an Australian year 12 certificate; or,
  • The student providing TrainSmart Australia with a copy of a Certificate IV qualification (or above) that can be verified or,
  • The student completing the Core Skills Profile for Adults online assessment passing at or above Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework in both reading and numeracy.


This course can help you get a job as:

Job Title
Average Salary
$1,340 weekly pay
$1,440 weekly pay
$1,150 weekly pay
$1,150 weekly pay
$1,150 weekly pay
$960 weekly pay

This course can help you progress to:

Job Title
Average Salary
$1,450 weekly pay
$1,450 weekly pay

Please note that weekly pay figures are estimates only of what you could possibly earn.

Government Funding

The Australian government provides funding to help students who are completing the CHC53315 Diploma of Mental Health. The type of funding you receive depends on the state that you live in.

There are eligibility requirements for each type of funding.

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Nationally Recognised Training

This is a nationally recognised course delivered by Registered Training Organisations (RTOs). RTOs are strictly regulated by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). This guarantees you will be studying a quality-assured and nationally recognised qualification.

Recognition of Prior Learning

RTOs are also able to offer Recognition of Prior Learning for work experience or formal qualifications you may have undertaken to shorten the time you have to study. Ask a course provider for more details during the enrolment process.

Payment Options

We have a wide variety of flexible payment options and government subsidies available, including:

  • Jobs and Skills WA (WA Only) – Lower Fees, Local Skills (Perth Only) – WA Government Subsidy. You must meet eligibility criteria to qualify. Additional fees may apply such as student services and resource fees. Student tuition fees are indicative only and are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
  • Upfront payment
  • VET Student Loans – Australian government income contingent loan which allows you to study now and pay later. VET Student Loans are subject to students meeting eligibility requirements. VET Student Loans creates a debt that must be repaid to the Commonwealth.
  • Interest-Free Payment Plans
  • Study Loans

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About this provider

Whether you want to upskill to make yourself more employable in your field, or you’re looking to change careers altogether, TrainSmart Australia offers a wide range of courses that are sure to suit your needs.

All our courses are approved and accredited by both the government and relevant industry bodies, which means you’ll be ready to hit the ground running.

Operating since: 2007
Legal name: SMR Learning Services Pty Ltd t/a TrainSmart Australia, New Horizons Learning Centre (Perth) (RTO 51771)
RTO code: 51771

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