This qualification reflects the role of workers who provide services to clients in relation to mental health issues. You will learn how to support people with mental health issues, explore trauma informed practice, liaise with other agencies involved in the patient-care approach, empower people through the recovery model and communicate effectively with clients and other services.
This qualification covers workers who provide a range of services focusing on:
This qualification covers workers who provide a range of services focusing on:Rehabilitation and support for people affected by mental illness and psychiatric disability. Implementing community-based activities focusing on mental health, mental illness and psychiatric disability, and Mental health promotion work.
|Duration||52 weeks including holidays and 80 hours of work placement|
|Campus||Blacktown Campus or Lithgow Campus|
This qualification consists of 15 units of competency that is made up of 11 core units and 4 elective units
All students enrolled in this qualification are required to undertake work placement. Work placement provides the student with the opportunity to put into practice the skills learned in the classroom. Work placement requirements will be discussed during Student Orientation.
AHSI will organise the work placement opportunities for students and where possible in organisations located close to their address. Should a student wish to change the work placement provider, they will need AHSI suitability approval and this can only take place after AHSI has assessed that organisation and signed a contract with the new provider.
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people|
|CHCDIV002||Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety|
|CHCLEG001||Work legally and ethically|
|CHCMHS002||Establish self-directed recovery relationships|
|CHCMHS003||Provide recovery oriented mental health services|
|CHCMHS004||Work collaboratively with the care network and other services|
|CHCMHS005||Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues|
|CHCMHS007||Work effectively in trauma informed care|
|CHCMHS008||Promote and facilitate self advocacy|
|CHCMHS011||Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing|
|HLTWHS001||Participate in workplace health and safety|
|CHCCCS019||Recognise and respond to crisis situations|
|CHCAGE001||Facilitate the empowerment of older people|
|HLTAAP001||Recognise healthy body systems|
|HLTAID011||Provide first aid|
Possible career opportunities relevant to this qualification include:
AHSI’s Certificate IV in Mental Health program can lead to Diploma of Mental Health and further Bachelor programs with Griffith University.