Course Title: Provide advanced supports to facilitate recovery

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5318 Diploma of Community Services (Alcohol, other drugs and mental health)

Course Title: Provide advanced supports to facilitate recovery

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 50

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 and Social Studies

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Term1 2014,
Term1 2015,
Term2 2015

Course Contact: Mandy Morrison

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4065

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course describes the knowledge and skills required to provide advanced support strategies for people with mental illness and psychiatric disabilities. Advanced supports involve analysis within a mental health diagnostic framework and the planning and implementation of psychosocial rehabilitation for specific client outcomes.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CHCMH501A Provide advanced supports to facilitate recovery


1. Determine support and service requirements

2. Prepare for support and service requirements

3. Conduct supports and other service delivery

4. Recognise and deal with trauma

5. Evaluate effectiveness of services provided and adjust as required

6. Report and document information

7. Maintain safety in practice

Learning Outcomes

By completing this course you will achieve the following learning outcomes as identified by the above mentioned elements.
 You will be able to determine, prepare and provide service requirements, evaluate their effectiveness and document the information. You will also be able to recognise and deliver trauma based care whilst maintaining appropriate safety requirements.

Overview of Assessment


You will be assessed on your skills to provide an advanced consumer support plan within 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 in recovery process while presenting with multiple and complex need
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 advanced skills, knowledge and attitude through a case study.You will be reviewed at each stage by your peers and teachers and assessors. You will be required to undertake a number of in-class role plays in order to demonstrate your skills in case management, counselling and service delivery.