Course Title: Work with people with mental health issues

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4352 Certificate IV in Youth Work

Course Title: Work with people with mental health issues

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 80

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


365T Global, Urban and Social Studies


Term2 2016,
Term1 2017,
Term2 2017

Course Contact: Dianne Mackay

Course Contact Phone: +61 (3) 9925 4454

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

In this unit students will develop the skills and knowledge required to establish relationships, clarify needs, and then work collaboratively with people who are living with mental health issues.


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues


1. Establish respectful relationships with people with mental health issues

2. Determine the needs of people with mental health issues

3. Work with people with mental health issues to meet aspirations and needs

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in the above elements.

Overview of Assessment

To demonstrate competency in this course you will need to complete all of the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard. You will receive written feedback on all assessment (refer to MyRMIT for assessment criteria).

Assessments will include:



Assessment Type

Assessment one

Mental Health First Aid Certificate (in class)

Assessment two

(a)   Questions and answers in response to a case study. 

Assessment three

(b) Case management skills 

 Assessment four

(c)  Work place simulation role play, feedback and reflection 


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