Diploma of Mental Health at Holmesglen Institute, Australia

The Diploma in Mental Health will give you a deep understanding of mental health as well as the practical skills necessary to assist those who are battling mental illness or psychiatric disability on their road to recovery.

Description


The Diploma in Mental Health will give you a deep understanding of mental health as well as the practical skills necessary to assist those who are battling mental illness or psychiatric disability on their road to recovery.


Also, you will learn how to support those who are coping with mental health issues by connecting them to the multitude of resources that are available, advocating for them, and providing referrals in order to help people improve their lives.


Besides that, students must finish 160 hours of placement in order to qualify. Placements are coordinated by Holmesglen.

What you will study

Program Structure

Our eLearning technology is being used to provide this course both in-person and in a structured online learning environment. The course is delivered in three phases over the period of 18 months.


The programme, which is taught over the course of 18 months in 3 stages, consists of 15 core modules and 5 electives.

Courses include:

  • Manage legal and ethical compliance

  • Manage work health and safety

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

  • Work with diverse people

  • Establish and confirm the counseling relationship

  • Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

  • Work in an alcohol and other drugs context

  • Manage personal stressors in the work environment

  • Provide systems advocacy services

  • Implement trauma informed care

  • Research and apply evidence to practice

Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand the intricacies and difficulties offered by different perspectives on mental health and distress.


  1. To recognize the importance of the perspectives and experiences of those who have used services and people who have survived trauma.


  1. Realize that any and all people could be affected by issues pertaining to mental health.


  1. Take into consideration the numerous potential risks that service users or "survivors" may face on a daily basis.

Career Opportunities

Opportunities in the field of employment include the following:

  • Mental health worker

  • Community support worker

  • Mental health outreach worker

  • Mental health rehabilitation support worker

  • Community rehabilitation and support worker

Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

  • Students must be 18 years old and adequately inoculated against COVID-19 in order to enroll on campus.

  • Prior to enrollment or the commencement of training, you will be required to pass a reading and numeracy test as well as a pre-training interview.


  • These will validate your training plan, help establish whether you are a suitable fit for the course, and help you identify any needs for learning aid.


  • Candidates must be able to get satisfactory volunteer Working with Children Checks, National Police Checks, and you might need to apply for an NDIS Worker Screening Check before beginning the needed work placement.

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS - 6.0

  • TOEFL - 60

Tuition Fee and Scholarships

Tuition fee

  • AUD $7,865 Per Year

Full Fee: $7,865
  • Level
    Diploma
  • Delivery
    Online and On Campus
  • Duration
    1.5 years
  • Application Fee
    None
  • Intake
    July
  • Language Test Score
    IELTS - 6.0, TOEFL - 60
  • Scholarship