This course will provide students with the specialised skills and knowledge needed to work with people with complex needs in both community services and healthcare settings. This course will equip students to work with a diverse range of clients, run early intervention and health promotion programs, and research and apply evidence to practice. Students will also develop the skills required to advocate on behalf of people with complex coexisting mental health, drug, and alcohol issues.
VET Student Loans may be available to eligible applicants, refer to tafeqld.edu.au/study-with-us/what-it-costs/index.html for information.
The Diploma of Mental Health can be combined with other programs as listed below to attain the awards of Diploma of Mental Health from TAFE Queensland and the relevant degree from the university. Students undertake initial study at TAFE Queensland and complete the degree at the relevant university. Duration, location, mode of study, semester intake, electives and specialisations may vary. All mandatory university admission and English language requirements must be met before university enrolment is finalised. For more information contact the relevant university. Note: TAFE Queensland students making transition to the degree may need to wait six months to start with the semester one university intake.
To apply for a combined diploma/degree, applicants must select the Diploma of Mental Health for the relevant TAFE Queensland location on their application and nominate their preferred degree/university (one only). Applicants can list the stand alone diploma or the combined program but not both. Listing more than one is not needed because they have the same eligibility and ATAR/rank requirements.
D Mental Health/B Social Work
526359 Southport/James Cook University (1C & 3.5F or 7P)
JCU – B Social Work
For information regarding TAFE Queensland course fees, VET Student Loans, FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP visit tafeqld.edu.au/study-with-us/what-it-costs/index.html or telephone 1300 308 233. For combined TAFE Queensland/university courses, refer to entry under university for higher education component.
Completion of Year 12 or attained Year 12 leaving age
For more information about the ATAR/Selection Rank profile, please visit ATAR/Selection Rank profile explained.
Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.
For more information about the Student profile, please visit Student profile explained.
Contact the institution for information.
Mental health worker, alcohol and other drugs worker.
15 Jan 2024
6 Jun 2024
Fee *See notes
1 year On campus