This qualification reflects the role of workers who provide self-directed recovery oriented support for people affected by mental illness and psychiatric disability. Work involves implementing community based programs and activities focusing on mental health, mental illness and psychiatric disability. Work is undertaken in a range of community contexts such as community based non-government organisations; home based outreach; centre-based programs; respite care; residential services, rehabilitation programs; clinical settings; or supporting people in employment. Work is carried out autonomously under the broad guidance of other practitioners and professionals.
The successful completion of this qualification requires competency to be achieved in 15 units comprising of eleven (11) core units and four (4) elective units.
There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification, although applicants will need to undertake an LLN assessment. Students are required to complete a Practical Placement which requires a police check and a NDIS screening. Students must also have current COVID-19 vaccinations.
Units in this Qualification
|Unit Code||Unit Name||Core/Elective|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people||Core|
|CHCDIV002||Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety||Core|
|CHCLEG001||Work legally and ethically||Core|
|CHCMHS002||Establish self-directed recovery relationships||Core|
|CHCMHS003||Provide recovery oriented mental health services||Core|
|CHCMHS004||Work collaboratively with the care network and other services||Core|
|CHCMHS005||Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drug issues||Core|
|CHCMHS007||Work effectively in trauma informed care||Core|
|CHCMHS008||Promote and facilitate self-advocacy||Core|
|CHCMHS011||Assess and promote social, emotional, and physical wellbeing||Core|
|HLTWHS001||Participate in workplace health and safe||Core|
|CHCCCS003||Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide||Elective|
|CHCAOD001||Work in alcohol and other drugs context||Elective|
|CHCAOD004||Assess the needs of clients with alcohol and other drug issues||Elective|
|CHCAOD006||Provide interventions for people with alcohol and other drug issues||Elective|