TAFE Queensland

Diploma of Mental Health

TAFE Queensland

Course details

CRICOS course code: 096796J

Level of study: Career Based/Vocational


Specialise in mental health with this advanced-level qualification. This course will give you the specialised skills and knowledge needed to work with people with complex needs in both community services and healthcare settings.

This course will equip you to work with a diverse range of clients, run early intervention and health promotion programs, and research and apply evidence to your practice. You will also develop the skills required to advocate on behalf of people with complex coexisting mental health, drug, and alcohol issues. Our highly-experienced team of industry professionals will give you the one-on-one guidance needed to succeed in the industry.

Successful completion of this course will give you the essential skills you need to work as a mental health or alcohol and other drugs worker.

Unit Introduction

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 5 elective units.


CHC53315 Diploma of Mental Health

Job Prospects

  • Mental Health Worker
  • Alcohol and other Drugs Worker

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

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Course opportunities

Tuition Fees (AUD $): 8,200 Per Year
Start date: 12 July 2021
Duration: 1 year
Study mode: Self study / online (with attendance)

Ashmore Campus

Corner Heeb Street and Benowa Road
Gold Coast Queensland 4214

Entry criteria

Academic Requirements: Completion of Year 12 (or equivalent). Non school-leavers must have relevant work experience or qualification that indicates likely success of course completion.

Students should be a minimum of 18 years of age. Student visa applicants under the age of 18 will be accepted where they demonstrate that they will be accompanied by a parent, legal custodian or a suitable relative who is aged 21 or over. This arrangement requires the approval of the Department of Home Affairs.

Academic IELTS 6.0 (no individual band less than 5.5) or ISLPR 3 on all skills or other; TOEFL: PBT score of 534; iBT score of 60 with 8 in Reading / 7 in Learning and 18 in writing / 16 in speaking; PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English) overall score of 50 with Reading /Learning /writing /speaking score of 50; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) score of 169.


TAFE Queensland
South Bank Campus
66 Ernest Street Brisbane Queensland 4101