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 the unique Assisted Study Program (ASP).

The ASP strikes a balance between equipping you with the skills you need to complete your studies and maintaining your work/life balance (see more about the ASP in the Course Delivery section below).

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 Study Program Delivery

The Assisted Study Program (ASP) was designed to ensure our students benefit from a rich and structured learning experience without losing flexibility along the way. Under the ASP, two units of competency are completed per school term, which keeps school holidays free from study. During the term, students are provided with weekly lectures via the AMA's virtual classroom environment. These lectures generally last for one hour. There are generally two such lectures per week, one per unit. The lectures are delivered live and the virtual classroom allows for a high level of interaction with students. However, we realise that not all students will be able to join the live online lectures, and as such these sessions are recorded and made available to all students to watch at their leisure.

For each term, students are given a comprehensive term planner, which shows when lectures are delivered as well as the recommended reading and project work to accompany that unit. There are no exams, the qualification is completed entirely by coursework. The technology is easy to use and has no cost attached to it for the student. Our program is specifically catered to suit students from a variety of professional and educational backgrounds. 

Finally, the ASP offers numerous workshops and seminars throughout the term which align with the units being undertaken. These workshops and seminars are delivered at our head office in Nedlands but streamed live (and recorded) for regional and interstate students. The seminars and workshops often feature guest speakers and offer a great value-add experience for our students.

Students also benefit from having access to industry-qualified and highly experienced lecturers to share their learning journey with them. 

A number of units are delivered under our Assisted Self Directed (ASD) method which means that interested students can commence their studies at any time, and then join the next upcoming ASP term.

Course Structure (Complete all 20 Units)

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:  $7,000
*Prior credit course fee:  $5,250 – 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 seven credit transfers, bringing the cost of the Diploma down to the lower rate.
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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