CHC53315Diploma of Mental Health


This qualification develops the knowledge and skills for workers to provide services to clients in regard to mental health issues. They can provide counselling, referral, advocacy and education/health promotion services. It requires high level specialist knowledge, skills and competencies in regard to laws affecting clients, the range of services available to them and health issues related to mental health.

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Entry Requirements

To be eligible for enrolment you are required to

  1. Be 18 years of age and provide a photo ID with proof of age;
  2. Have completed CHC43315 Certificate in Mental Health or equivalent; or
  3. Are currently working in the industry.
  4. Provide COVID-19 Full Vaccination certificate.
  5. Be of Aboriginal or/Torres Strait Islander Decent
  6. Resident of WA

Marr Mooditj Training is funded by the Department of Training and Workforce Development to deliver this qualification to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander equity groups and jobseekers.

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Total number of units = 20

  • 15 core units
  • 5 elective units
  • Placement (80 hours) at a facility providing mental health and AOD services


Provide systems advocacy services
Work with diverse people
Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
Establish self-directed recovery relationships
Provide recovery oriented mental health services
Work collaboratively with the care network and other services
Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues
Provide early intervention, health prevention and promotion programs
Implement recovery oriented approaches to complexity
Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing
Provide support to develop wellness plans and advanced directives
Implement trauma informed care
Research and apply evidence to practice
Reflect on and improve own professional practice
Manage work health and safety

The full qualification will be delivered over 12 months and consists of 7 blocks at Marr Mooditj Training, Monday to Friday, 9am – 4pm.


Career Opportunities
  • Community Rehabilitation and Support Worker
  • Welfare Support Worker
  • Community Rehabilitation Worker
  • Community support worker
  • Mental health support worker
  • Mental Health Outreach Worker

This course is a targeted fee relief course: 2024

Concession rate is capped at:           $   400.00 per year

Non-Concession is capped at:          $1,200.00 per year

To be eligible for concession rates you must hold a current Pensioner Concession Card or Health Care Card.

No fees are paid in advance to Marr Mooditj Training. Our payment options include:

  • Pay by cash or direct deposit as you progress with your studies
  • Centrepay deduction using Centrelink direct debit (this is a payment option to be deducted from your Centrelink payment with your consent)

The Student tuition fees are indicative only and are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may apply such as resource fees and other fees.

This course is now accepting new students for 2024. Start your enrolment application today.