Diploma of Mental Health

Pursue a challenging and rewarding career in the dynamic field of mental health! This course is available either fully online, or as blended study with both online and on-campus (WA only) components.

By studying this course, you will learn practical skills including:

  • supporting, communicating, and working with individuals experiencing mental health issues
  • responding to critical situations
  • making support plans
  • referring clients to services

The CHC53315 Diploma of Mental Health also equips students with specialised knowledge, competencies, and skills to take a lead role in delivering and coordinating mental health programs and services.

During this course, our students learn the current legal and ethical frameworks affecting people with mental health, the range of services available for mental health sufferers, as well as gain an understanding of the health issues related to mental illness.

Work Placement

To prepare students for employment opportunities, 160 hours of work placement must be completed within a mental health organisation to study this course. TrainSmart Australia has a network of over 300 work placement organisations and offers free work placement support to help students find an appropriate organisation.

Upon completing this nationally recognised qualification, graduates can be presented with solid employment opportunities and further study options through university pathways.

If you'd like to study face-to-face, you may do so at TrainSmart's Perth CBD campus.

Students of this course may be eligible for Western Australia's Lower Fees, Local Skills funding. Enquire now to find out more about funding your future. 

CHC53315 TrainSmart Australia Career FAQs
  • Awarded by

    TrainSmart Australia

  • Qualification

    Diploma, VET

  • Study mode

    On Campus

  • Payment options

    Payment planUpfront payment

  • Duration

    12 months with opportunity to extend

  • Start date

    Enrol anytime!

  • Location


This course meets the Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government’s National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that’s recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.