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Diploma of community services (mental health) (CHC50308)



This diploma seeks to enhance the skills and knowledge of community and support workers who work with people experiencing mental health issues. The course content covers counselling, referral, advocacy, and education/health promotion services and includes 14 compulsory units and two elective units.

Successful completion of the diploma requires high level specialist knowledge, skills, and competencies particularly in relation to the laws that affect people with mental health issues, the services that are available to them, and the health issues associated with mental health. The course has been designed to target the following workers: community rehabilitation support workers; community support workers; mental health community workers; mental health outreach workers; mental health rehabilitation support workers; and mental health support workers.

This course can be upgraded to a dual qualification in mental health and alcohol and other drugs by the completion of an extra four days' tuition - see link to Diploma of community services (alcohol, other drugs and mental health), below.

Dates and locations: Please refer to the contact details/links below for course dates and locations.


Mental Health Coordinating Council
Learning, Development, and Training
Ground Floor Broughton Hall (Bldg 125)
Corner Church Street and Glover Street
Lilyfield NSW 2040
PO Box 668
Rozelle NSW 2039
Ph: (02) 9555 8106
Fax: (02) 9810 8145


Last updated: 2 August 2011
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