Course Title: Apply understanding of mental health issues and recovery processes

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5289

Course Title: Apply understanding of mental health issues and recovery processes

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 60.0

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 Studies, Soc Sci & Plng

Face-to-Face or Workplace

Course Contact: Xenia Girdler

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254660

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to be able to contribute to the recovery of people affected by mental illness. This course will take into account the impact mental illness has on clients and also their carer’s and family.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CHCMH402A Apply understanding of mental health issues and recovery processes


Apply an understanding of the impact of social determinants on health

Apply knowledge of the impact of mental illness on people's lives

Work with families, carer/s, friends and other networks to support people with mental illness

Work within the context of different mental health diagnoses

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

This course will be assessed via a number of class-based and work-integrated tasks. To be deemed competent in this course you will be required to demonstrate your skills, knowledge and attitude through:

    •    Case Study - you will be placed into a small working group and assessed on your ability to case manage a fictitious client over the duration of the course.

    •    Assessment & Screening Tool - in your small working group you will be required to develop an assessment tool which will provide you with the information required to develop an affective treatment/recovery
         plan for your case study client.

    •    Self and Supervisor Assessments -

    •    Class Presentations -

    •    Direct observation of actual and simulated class-based activities -