Diploma of Mental Health
Nationally Recognised Courses
This qualification reflects the role of workers who provide services to clients in relation to mental health issues. They can provide counselling, referral, advocacy and education/health promotion services. These workers are required to have high level specialist knowledge, skills and competencies especially in regard to laws affecting people with mental health issues, the range of services available to them and health issues related to mental health.
To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 160 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency.
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A Direct Pathway from this qualification is Community Rehabilitation and Support Worker, Welfare Support Worker, Community Rehabilitation Worker, Community support worker, Mental health support worker , Mental Health Outreach Worker
The course is conducted in a classroom, with self-paced research, study components and requires an industry placement. Assessment is based on competency; this will involve a combination of assessment methods. These assessments are written assignments, discussion, interviews, workplace projects, role play and practical demonstrations. The various delivery methods have been designed following consultations with industry, learners and other stakeholders.
Training will be conducted at the Bellarine Training and Community Hub – 1 John Dory Drive Ocean Grove or at one of our selected learn local Neighbourhood Centre under the auspice of Bellarine Training and Community Hub within your community.
You will be required to complete 240 hours of unpaid practical placement during or at the end of the course. Bellarine Training and Community Hub will source a placement that meets the requirements of the learner.
A learner who is currently working within the industry of the area they wish to study, The learner may be offered the course as a self-paced off site study option. The learner will have at a minimum fortnightly contact with a qualified trainer.
52 Weeks x 12 Hours + 160hr placement
Total number of units = 20
15 core units,
5 elective units
BTACH Student Services
Our aim at BTACH is
- Provide quality training meeting the needs and outcomes of our learners
- To offer smaller classes
- To provide the best opportunities for students to interact with the trainer
- To allow for flexible training and learning
- To encourage student participation in discussions
- To provide a safe non-threatening nurturing environment for learning
The assessment methods include:
- Observation of simulated workplace tasks and /or work placement
- Written and oral questioning
- Role play
- Case studies
- Others as deemed appropriate
Bellarine Training and Community Hub will endeavour to find appropriate placement for all students undertaking training, where on the job experience is a requirement of the course.
This qualification incorporates employability skills; skills that apply across a variety of jobs and life contexts and including:
- Team work
- Problem solving
- Initiative and enterprise
- Planning and organising
- Self management
The student tuition fees are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees may also change in line with Government fees and charges policy. Fees listed below are inclusive with no hidden costs, and no more to pay. $100.00 enrolment deposit is required at time of booking to confirm enrolment. Payment plan options are available for students enrolling in our courses with fortnightly payments required. Students must meet funding and concession eligibility to claim. Where students are to attend placement BTACH trainers will organise these placements in consultation with the student.
Eligibility for Government Funding
The Victorian Training Guarantee
The Victorian Training Guarantee (VTG) is making vocational education and training more accessible to people who do not hold a post-school qualification, or who want to gain a higher level qualification than they already hold.
This entitlement to a Victorian government subsidised place in recognised national training can be accessed at any time and will continue to be available for training at successively higher levels.
For all enrolments, individuals accessing the Victorian Training Guarantee will only be eligible to commence a maximum of two courses/qualifications at the same Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) level in their lifetime. Individuals will also only be eligible to commence a maximum of two accredited courses with the title ‘Course in…’ in their lifetime.
Please contact one of our enrolment team to assess if you are eligible for VTG funding.
Unique Student Identifier (USI)
From 1 January 2015, if you are undertaking nationally recognised training delivered by a registered training organisation, you will need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). You only need to apply once and you keep the USI for your lifetime.
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Victorian Student Number (VSN)
The Victorian Student Number (VSN) is a student identification number that will be assigned by the Department of Education and Training (DET) to all students in government and non-government schools, and students in Vocational Education and Training Providers.
The number, which is unique to each student, will be used as a key identifier on a student’s records, and will remain with the student throughout his or her education, until reaching the age of 25.
The VSN provides DET with the capability to accurately detect patterns of student movement through, and departure from, the Victorian education and training system. It improves the collection and analysis of timely and accurate data about education in Victoria.
“Thank you To all the staff at BTACH
Thanks for all the support and creating an environment that is so welcoming and supportive. It really helped to make things easier and the time fly by.
Much appreciated Freddy”
I just thought it was important to let you know how wonderful your training facility is. Right from the time I decided that the path I wanted to followed was Mental Health, I did a lot of research into the place of study for me to get the best possible face to face results, the BTACH is absolutely 5 star, first class.
And for what its worth BTACH has a great reputation as a training facility throughout the industry. Right from the start with your initial first day induction the professional levels you set leave nothing to chance and was outstanding.
To Chris, Julie, Jonie always with a smile, friendly happy to support and help out in anyway was truly outstanding. As a mature age student personally I don't think i would have got through, if not for the ongoing support of your staff, and to Michael initially and to Peter who we are indebted to for being not only a great role model and lecturer, but a person of the highest integrity what he has done for his students in getting placement hours and set us up with a great platform for the future. I will be back to offer my services as a mentor when and where possible?
Kind Regards Mark Stone