Diploma of Mental Health

Become Community Rehabilitation and Support Worker, Case Manager or Mental Health Support Worker!

  • Nationally Accredited Qualification  
  • Guided Self-paced Learning 
  • 100% Online Mental Health Course 
  • Industry Expert Trainers 
  • Pay-As-You-Go interest free payment plan options available
  • Opportunity to gain hands on industry experience through our work placement program 
Nationally Recognised Training
Australian Community-Counsellors Association ACCA
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Special Price for CHC53315 Diploma of Mental Health course: $4,450 ($12,950 full price)Next Intake – 27 June 2024. Apply now – Start later.
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Diploma of Mental Health (CHC53315)

Our CHC53315 Diploma of Mental Health course will equip you with the high-level skills that are required to support those experiencing issues relating to mental health and general wellbeing.

CHC53315 Diploma of Mental Health course will enable you to provide services to people with coexisting mental health dependencies and work with clients in the specialised area of domestic and family violence. Throughout your studies you will learn the importance on providing community focused mental health programs and prevention strategies while working within the frameworks of trauma-informed care.

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You will also learn how to recognise the signs and symptoms of common and disabling mental health problems, and how to provide help and support in a crisis situation utilising specialist referral networks. This work will enable you to provide a recovery oriented approach when working with a variety of health and community service professionals. With this qualification you can support, counsel, refer and advocate positive outcomes for individual clients and communities suffering from complex mental health issues.

Growth in the mental health sector is strong with the Australian Government expecting to see more than 50,000 job openings in the next five years. This is your opportunity to take charge of your career and study
CHC53315 Diploma of Mental Health with highly skilled practitioners in one of the fastest growing industry sectors in Australia.

A Mental Health Course to Match Your Lifestyle

Designed to suit a busy person’s lifestyle, the ACCLM CHC53315 Diploma of Mental Health course allows you to study when it’s most convenient for you with all on your training materials provided online. The course duration is a maximum of 2 years, with most students completing this course in 12 months or less. Our dedicated support staff are just a click away.

About the Course


Course Duration

52 weeks – (2 years max) 

Approximately 15-20 hours weekly


Course Delivery



Course Intake

27 June, 17 July 2024


Course Fee

Special limited time offer: $4,450 (Standard: $12,950)

What will I learn?

This Diploma of Mental Health course includes 20 units of competency (15 core units and 5 elective units), delivered as 5 modules of training.

Additional Information

Community Rehabilitation and Support Worker

The Community Rehabilitation and Support Worker plays an integral role in the delivery of services mental health services across the local community. This role is responsible for mental health intakes, assessment and triage of the required services for individuals who are experiencing mental health issues and who are seeking support. 

Case Manager

Case Managers are responsible for assisting clients to solve complex issues with the aim of enhancing their clients’ quality of life. This role requires the overseeing and coordinating of the long term treatment needs that addresses the specific and personalised needs of a client.

Mental Health Support Worker

Mental Health Support Workers work with people who are living with mental illness, their families, carers and friends. This involves day-to-day support to help clients meet their individual goals, assisting them to navigate other health services and monitoring their progress. Mental Health Support Workers may work with groups and conduct outreach assistance that enables management of daily activities and connection with the local community. You will provide
consistent and motivational support enabling
positive and forward looking outcomes for your clients.

1. Diploma
Diploma of Counselling

2. Bachelor Degree
Bachelor of Mental Health

3. Postgraduate
Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Practice

Online Course Delivery
The course is delivered completely online with no classroom attendance required. A sound level of computer literacy is expected from students. Online delivery provides you with maximum flexibility, allowing you to study anywhere and anytime.

As all training materials and assessments are delivered online, you must have access to a good computer with internet access. You have online access to your facilitator and other support.

Virtual workshops will be held throughout the course to provide practical application of your skills and knowledge.

A variety of assessment methods will be utilised to assess the student’s competency in each unit of this qualification. Each unit of competency will be assessed using any 3 of the following 4 assessment methods:

Knowledge Test
Question and answer responses that require independent research.

Case Studies
Case studies are analyses of persons, events, decisions, periods, projects, policies, organisations, or other systems that are studied holistically by one or more methods.

Roleplay assessment through direct, indirect observation by the trainer/assessor in a simulated workplace environment.

Work Placement
The host employer is required to sign off on workplace competency utilising the provided Third Party Reports.

Why Study CHC53315 Diploma of Mental Health course at ACCLM?

Why Study CHC53315 Diploma of Mental Health course at ACCLM?

Accredited & Recognised Qualification

ACCLM is a registered training organisation (RTO) providing high-quality vocational education and training leading to nationally recognised qualifications.

Qualified and Dedicated Trainers & Student Support

Our CHC53315 Diploma of Mental Health trainers are highly qualified and have extensive experience & expertise in mental health, counselling & community services.

100% Online

Guided self-paced learning. Graduate from CHC53315 Diploma of Mental Health early or take up to 2 years to complete your course.


ACCLM’s pay-as-you-go scheme with fortnightly & weekly payment options provides maximum flexibility.

Make a

Helping people to overcome their troubles is certainly one of the most valuable and important professions there is. Make a difference and enjoy what you do with this amazing ACCLM mental health course!

In-demand occupation

The health industry in Australia & worldwide is booming, with a high volume of jobs emerging for the next 20 years*. Lay your foundation to success by studying mental health at ACCLM now.

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Prospective students are able to enrol into the CHC53315 Diploma of Mental Health course if they are 18 years or over and meet one of the following entry requirements:

Completed Year 12 or Equivalent or a Certificate IV or higher

sufficient life experience (work or study) can be considered


How Much? Fees

How Much? Fees


Before 27 June 2024
$ 4,450
Full Cost of the Course
  • Payment plans starting from $41/week
  • 24/7 Access to Online Resources
  • Online Student Support


After 27 June 2024
$ 12,950
Full Cost of the Course
  • Payment plans starting from $123/week
  • 24/7 Access to Online Resources
  • Online Student Support

Weekly and fortnightly payment plans available. If you choose a payment plan option & complete the Diploma of Mental Health course before the maximum time stipulation of 2 years, you will have to pay the remaining fees before your qualification can be obtained.

Tutorial Sessions and Workshops

ACCLM CHC53315 Diploma of Mental Health course offers optional live sessions over Zoom for all students where mental health course students can interact with their trainer and peers, have their questions answered, and receive additional support with their studies. Participation in these sessions is not mandatory.
Online training sessions are conducted by qualified industry experts with years of experience in teaching Mental Health, Counselling, Community Services and Management courses.

Diploma of Mental Health (CHC53315) - Tutorials

Education Partner with the ACCA

As a proud Education Partner with the Australian Community Counsellors Association (ACCA), we are committed to promoting the development of both new entrants and existing mental health professionals across Australia. Together, we continue to work towards building a stronger and more inclusive care model in the mental health sector. Click to learn more.

ACCLM is a proud Education Partner with the Australian Community Counsellors Association (ACCA)

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Special price of $4,450 per course (up to 2 years) is valid for domestic students who apply & accept their offers before promotional end date. Weekly & fortnightly payment options are available. Standard (undiscounted) price is $12,950 per course.
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