Course Title: Facilitate the recovery process with the person, family and carers

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5346 Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs

Course Title: Facilitate the recovery process with the person, family and carers

Portfolio: Vocational Education

Nominal Hours: 50

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The Diploma of AOD and this unit/cluster is delivered in the Northern Territory only


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


365T Global, Urban and Social Studies


Term1 2017,
Term1 2018

Course Contact: Chris Walters

Course Contact Phone: 9925 8268

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work collaboratively with a person with mental illness and/or AOD issues to establish a basis for participation of family and carers in their individual recovery process and to facilitate ongoing participation in line with the person’s needs and wishes.

This unit applies to work with people with mental illness and/or AOD issues

This unit is delivered and assessed as a cluster with:

  • CHCCSM003 Work with carers and/or families in complex situations

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

There are no stipulated pre-requisites or co-requisites for this unit.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CHCMHS006 Facilitate the recovery process with the person, family and carers


1. Involve the person, carers and families in planning support during recovery

1.1 Identify benefits and issues related to family and carer participation in recovery processes

1.2 Discuss with the person appropriate involvement of family and carers

1.3 Work with the person to identify and agree on specific roles and responsibilities and accurately record in the person’s recovery plan

1.4 Consult with identified family, carers and other relevant stakeholders in line with the person’s consent

1.5 Gauge level of relevant knowledge, skill and involvement of carers and family as a basis for identifying additional support requirements

1.6 Provide information, resources, referrals and education to meet the needs of carers and families within scope of own work role

1.7 Engage with the person, family and carers to plan provision of appropriate support in line with the person’s consent

1.8 Establish a relationship with the person, family and carers within boundaries of own work role

1.9 Clarify expectations of carers and family and provide relevant additional information to support and manage realistic expectations

2. Facilitate recovery with appropriate involvement of carers and family

2.1 Involve carers and family in the person’s recovery process with consent of the person and in line with recovery plan

2.2 Maintain relationship with carers and family to identify changing carer needs and to identify support needs of carers within boundaries of own work role

2.3 Assist the person to identify ways in which their behaviour may be positively or negatively influenced by others

2.4 Assist the person to identify ways they may positively or negatively affecting family and carers

3. Monitor and review involvement of carers and family

3.1 Monitor carer and family participation in collaboration with the person to ensure ongoing effectiveness and consent of the person

3.2 Monitor any potentially negative influences on the person and bring these to the carer and family’s attention

3.3 Take action to maintain well being and safety of self, the person and other stakeholders

3.4 Complete and maintain required documentation

Learning Outcomes

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

Overview of Assessment

Assessment Task 1: Knowledge questions

Assessment Task 2: Workplace practice or roleplays

Assessment Task 3: Log Book