Course Title: Orientation to mental health work

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4156

Course Title: Orientation to mental health work

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 50.0

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


365T Global Studies, Soc Sci & Plng

Face-to-Face or Workplace

Course Contact: Jennifer Brooker

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4115

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit aims to describe the context within which mental health occurs.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CHCMH1B Orientation to mental health work


Work within the context of the mental health sector

Develop knowledge of the mental health sector

Demonstrate commitment to the central philopshies of the mental health sector

Work with people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

Closed book exam

Class particpation and discussions