This qualification reflects the role of workers who provide services to clients in relation to mental health issues. They can provide counselling, referral, advocacy and education/health promotion services. These workers are required to have high level specialist knowledge, skills and competencies especially in regard to laws affecting people with mental health issues, the range of services available to them and health issues related to mental health.
This qualification will provide you with a pathway to CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services, CHC53315 Diploma of Alcohol and other Drugs and CHC62015 Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management.
You are required to undertake a Pre-Training Review prior to enrolment to identify competencies you have previously acquired and to ascertain your suitability and appropriateness for this qualification. The Pre-Training Review is designed to ensure we can help you participate in and successfully attain your desired learning outcomes.
Mandatory requirements – There are no mandatory requirements for this qualification.
Suitability requirements – There are no suitability requirements for this qualification.
Materials, equipment and resources – You will need access to a computer with Internet.
Prior to commencing workplace experience, you must obtain a current Victorian Working with Children Check. You may also be required to provide other clearances, such as a satisfactory Police Check (within 6 months’ currency). You are required to undertake a minimum of 160 hours of workplace experience through work placement/employment in a relevant community service or mental health service delivery setting. A PTA workplace deed needs to be approved by PTA before you can start workplace experience.
To achieve this qualification, you must complete the following units of competency.
|Unit Code||Unit Title||C/E||Stream||PR/CR|
|1||CHCADV005||Provide systems advocacy services||C||-||-|
|2||CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people||C||-||-|
|3||CHCDIV002||Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety||C||-||-|
|4||CHCMHS002||Establish self-directed recovery relationships||C||-||-|
|5||CHCMHS003||Provide recovery oriented mental health services||C||-||-|
|6||CHCMHS004||Work collaboratively with the care network and other services||C||-||-|
|7||CHCMHS005||Provide services to people with coexisting mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues||C||-||-|
|8||CHCMHS009||Provide early intervention, health prevention and promotion programs||C||-||-|
|9||CHCMHS010||Implement recovery oriented approaches to complexity||C||-||-|
|10||CHCMHS011||Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing||C||-||-|
|11||CHCMHS012||Provide support to develop wellness plans and advanced directives||C||-||-|
|12||CHCMHS013||Implement trauma informed care||C||-||-|
|13||CHCPOL003||Research and apply evidence to practice||C||-||-|
|14||CHCPRP003||Reflect on and improve own professional practice||C||-||-|
|15||HLTWHS004||Manage workplace health and safety||C||-||-|
|16||CHCAOD001||Work in an alcohol and other drugs context||E||-||-|
|17||CHCAOD004||Assess needs of client with alcohol and other drugs issues||E||-||-|
|18||CHCCSL001||Establish and confirm the counselling relationship||E||-||-|
|19||CHCCSM004||Coordinate complex case requirements||E||-||-|
|20||CHCRPR001||Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships||E||-||-|
LEGEND C = Core E = Elective PR = Pre-requisite CR = Co-requisite * = unit has pre-requisite/s