Diploma of Mental Health

The Diploma of Mental Health is a vital qualification for professionals who are required to have a high level of specialist knowledge, skills and competencies in regard to this critical aspect of healthcare.

The Diploma covers key topics including laws affecting people with mental health issues, the range of services available and other health related issues.

The Diploma of Mental Health is AMA Training Services’ premier mental health course, delivered via our trainer supported Assisted Self Directed (ASD) mode of study.

The ASD training means you can progress studies at a rate that best suits your work / life balance requirements, confident in knowing that trainer support is only ever a phone call / email away.

AMA Training Services is a Study Loans accredited training provider, which gives eligible students the ability to spread the cost of their studies over a period of up to four years. (see more about Study Loans in the Course Fee section below).

Course Brochure (PDF):  View full details in the course brochure.

Assisted Self Directed (ASD) Delivery

The ASD delivery strategy allows students to choose their optimum pace and workload.

Each unit has a comprehensive learner's guide and assessment tool, with additional support and advice offered by the AMA's highly qualified trainers.

Course Structure (Complete all 20 Units)

Units of Competency

Students must complete the following 20 Units

Course Units (complete all)
Unit Title Study Mode Study Date Unit Cost
*CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people Supported Self-Paced Start anytime $250
*CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety Supported Supported Self-Paced Start anytime $250
CHCCCS017 Provide loss and grief support Supported Self-Paced Start anytime $250
*CHCMHS002 Establish seltdirected recovery relationships Supported Self-Paced Start anytime $250
*CHCMHS003 Provide recovery oriented mental health services Supported Self-Paced Start anytime $250
*CHCMHS004 Work collaboratively with the care network and other services Supported Supported Self-Paced Start anytime $250
*CHCMHS005 Provide services to people with coexisting mental health & alcohol & other drugs issues Supported Self-Paced Start anytime $250
*CHCMHS011 Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing Supported Self-Paced Start anytime $250
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice Supported Self-Paced Start anytime $250
CHCPRP005 Engage with health professionals and the health system Supported Self-Paced Start anytime $250
HLTWHS004 Manage work health and safety Supported Self-Paced Start anytime $250
CHCPOL003 Research and apply evidence to practice Supported Self-Paced Start anytime $250
CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance Supported Self-Paced Start anytime $250
CHCMHS009 Provide early intervention, health prevention and promotion programs Supported Self-Paced Start anytime $250
CHCMHS013 Implement trauma informed care Supported Self-Paced Start anytime $250
CHCADV005 Provide systems advocacy services Supported Self-Paced Start anytime $250
CHCMHS012 Provide support to develop wellness plans and advanced directives Supported Self-Paced Start anytime $250
CHCMHS10 Implement recovery-oriented approaches to complexity Supported Self-Paced Start anytime $250
CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships Supported Self-Paced Start anytime $250
HLTWHS006 Manage personal stressors in the work environment Supported Self-Paced Start anytime $250
*Core units from Certifate IV in Mental Health      

The Diploma of Mental Health requires students to complete a minimum requirement of 160 hours paid or unpaid work to obtain this diploma. AMA Training is unfortunately not in a position to be able to find work placements on behalf of the students undertaking this course. Therefore we recommend that anyone wishing to study this diploma should already have access to a workplace setting in order to complete assessment requirements.

This qualification is typically completed within an 18 to 24 month period.

Total course fee:  $5,000
*Prior credit course fee:  $3,250 – see below      
An initial enrolment fee of $500 is all that is required to commence the course, which covers the cost of two Assisted Self Directed (ASD) units.
Thereafter, units are paid as they are undertaken. 
*If you have successfully completed a CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health you will be eligible for at least seven credit transfers, bringing the cost of the Diploma down to the lower rate. Depending on the electives you chose when you completed the Certificate IV, you may be entitled to even more credit transfers. Our enrolment team will explore these options with you prior to commencing your studies.
AMA Training Services is a Study Loans accredited training provider. This course can be completed under a Study Loans arrangement by eligible students, allowing you to complete the course and pay for it over an extended period of time. To find out more, visit the Study Loans website.

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