Course Title: Deliver nursing care to consumers with mental health conditions

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4203 Certificate IV in Nursing (Enrolled/Division 2 nursing)

Course Title: Deliver nursing care to consumers with mental health conditions

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 50

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Face-to-Face or Workplace

Term1 2011,
Term1 2012

Course Contact: City: Carylin Lenehan/ Bundoora: Erica Keen

Course Contact Phone: 9925 4837 / 9925 6649

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This competency unit describes the skills and knowledge required to contribute to the nursing care and management of consumers with mental illness

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

HLTEN509A Apply legal and ethical parameters to nursing practice
HLTEN402A Communicate effectively in a nursing role.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

HLTEN410A Deliver nursing care to consumers with mental health conditions


1. Address requirements of the state/territory Mental Health Act

2. Respond appropriately to signs of mental illness

3. Contribute to planning care for consumers with mental health issues

4. Contribute to the care of a consumer with a mental health disorder

5. Assist evaluation of outcomes of planned nursing actions

6. Provide and maintain a safe working environment

Learning Outcomes


Overview of Assessment

Assessment may include:
Observation in the workplace.
Written Assignments/projects, case study and scenario as a basis for discussion of issues and strategies to contribute to best practice.
Questioning: written or verbal