Diploma of Mental Health

IKON Institute of Australia

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.

Entry Requirements:

Certificate IV or higher in Community Services or Health related area AND Satisfactory demonstration of reading, writing and numeracy skills by undertaking the Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA)

Structure:

15 core units plus 5 electives.

Subjects you can Study:

Core: Provide systems advocacy services; Work with diverse people; Provide recovery oriented mental health services; Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing; plus more. Electives: Work in an alcohol and other drugs context; Develop strategies for alcohol and other drugs relapse prevention and management; Establish and confirm the counselling relationship; Coordinate complex case requirements; plus more.

Further information:

To achieve this qualification, students must have completed at least 160 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency.

Campus Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Melbourne, Victoria Yes Part time
Adelaide, South Australia Yes Part time
Melbourne, Victoria Yes Full time
Adelaide, South Australia Yes Full time
Brisbane, Queensland Yes Part time
Brisbane, Queensland Yes Full time
Perth, Western Australia Yes Part time
Perth, Western Australia Yes Full time
The IKON Institute of Australia is a Registered Training Organisation specialising in the delivery of Art Therapy, Counselling, Youth Work/Community Services, Integrative Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy nationally recognised qualifications. Delivering training in Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Hobart and Byron Bay, the IKON Institute aims to create a difference through experiential learning, and for its graduates to continually develop their potential.

Provider CRICOS: 03581E

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