Course Title: Assess and respond to individuals at risk of suicide

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4328 Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs

Course Title: Assess and respond to individuals at risk of suicide

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 110

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


365T Global, Urban and Social Studies


Term1 2014,
Term1 2015,
Term2 2015

Course Contact: Mandy Morrison

Course Contact Phone: +(61 3) 9925 4065

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course will provide you with the skills and knowledge to assess and respond appropriately to people at risk of suicide. As part of the course you will undertake the mental health first aid and suicide intervention and prevention training program.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Not applicable

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CHCCS521B Assess and respond to individuals at risk of suicide


1. Identify and assess the person's current suicide risk

2. Work actively with the person to reduce the immediate risk of suicide and increase safety

3. Facilitate and strengthen the individual's links to further care

4. Provide further intervention support to resource the individual beyond immediate crisis

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

You will be required to demonstrate your ability to perform a suicide assessment and intervention in-class via a role play.