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

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5318

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

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 60.0

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


365T Global, Urban & Social Studies

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Term1 2014

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:

CHCMH402B Apply understanding of mental health issues and recovery processes


1.Work within the context of different mental health diagnoses

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

3.Apply an understanding of the impact of social determinants on health

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

Learning Outcomes

By completing this course you will gain the required competencies to work in a consultative and inclusive way with people with complex mental health issues, their families and carers

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 a five staged case study. Each stage will require you to complete a number of activities and present work to be reviewed by your peers and teachers/assessors. In addition to the written work submitted you will be required to present aspects of your work to the class and undertake simulated in-class role plays.