Course Title: Work effectively in mental health settings

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4328

Course Title: Work effectively in mental health settings

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 45.0

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 & Social Studies

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Term1 2014,
Term1 2015

Course Contact: Xenia Girdler

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4660

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course describes the knowledge and skills required in the context and across the range of settings where mental health work occurs.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Not applicable

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CHCMH401A Work effectively in mental health settings


1. Work within the context of the mental health sector

2. Apply knowledge of the mental health sector

3. Demonstrate commitment to the central philosophies of the mental health sector

4. Demonstrate an understanding of the range of mental health service options

Learning Outcomes

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

Overview of Assessment

There are a variety of tools used to assess this course including one hundred and sixty (160) hours of practical placement providing you with opportunities to develop and demonstrate the skills knowledge and attitude required. Other assessment tasks will involve creating an industry-standard client file based on a case study client.