Course Title: Work with people with mental health issues

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4364 Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs

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.

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

OHTH5925C

City Campus

TAFE

365T Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face

Term2 2016,
Term2 2017

Course Contact: Chris Walters

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 8268

Course Contact Email: chris.walters@rmit.edu.au



Course Description

In this unit you 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.

This unit applies to support workers in contexts outside the mental health sector, but who come into contact with people with mental health issues. The services and support provided are not mental health specific.

This course is delivered and assessed as a cluster with;

- Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and AOD issues CHCMHS005

- Assess co-existing needs CHCCCS004 

 

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues

Elements:

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 the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in the above elements


Overview of Assessment

 

Assessment 1: Completion of Mental State Exam with fictitious client for client file

Assessment 2: Identification of appropriate complex care services for fictitious client for case file

Assessment 3: Final submission of completed file, including recovery process notes