Course Title: Work effectively in mental health settings

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5318

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 99254660

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to work effectively in a range of settings where mental health work occurs.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


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

By completing this course you will achieve the learning outcomes as identified by the above mentioned elements.

You will gain and apply knowledge of the mental health sector and demonstrate a commitment and understanding of the central philosophies of  mental health services.

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on your skills and knowledge to work effectively in the mental health sector with an integrated and multi-staged case study. You will be required to undertake a variety of tasks throughout each stage specifically designed to provide you with an opportunity to demonstrate your competency working with clients presenting with a range of mental health support needs.