Course Title: Work with people with mental health issues

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5331 C5331 Diploma of 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.

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

OHTH5919C

City Campus

TAFE

365T Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face

Term2 2016,
Term2 2017

Course Contact: Dianne Mackey

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4454

Course Contact Email: dianne.mackay@rmit.edu.au



Course Description

In this course you will develop skills and knowledge required to establish relationships and clarify needs, in order to work collaboratively with young people who are living with mental health issues.  It focuses on the skills needed by youth support workers who work in contexts outside the mental health sector, but come into contact with young people with mental health issues. 

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 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

Assessment Type

Assessment one

Mental Health First Aid Certificate (in class)

Assessment two

(a)   Questions and answers in response to a case study working with young people with mental health issues

Assessment three

(b) Case management skills for working with young people with mental health issues 

 Assessment four

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

 

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

 

A student charter http://www.rmit.edu.au/about/studentcharter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.

 

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: http://www1.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=c15i3ciaq8ca