This qualification reflects the role of workers who provide services to clients in relation to mental health issues. They can provide counselling, referral, advocacy and education/health promotion services. These workers are required to have high level specialist knowledge, skills and competencies especially regarding laws affecting people with mental health issues, the range of services available to them and health issues related to mental health.
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||104 weeks including holidays and 160 hours of work placement|
This qualification consists of 20 units of competency that is made up of 15 core units and 5 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.
|CHCADV005||Provide systems advocacy services|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people|
|CHCDIV002||Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety|
|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|
|CHCMHS009||Provide early intervention, health prevention and promotion programs|
|CHCMHS010||Implement recovery oriented approaches to complexity|
|CHCMHS011||Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing|
|CHCMHS012||Provide support to develop wellness plans and advanced directives|
|CHCMHS013||Implement trauma informed care|
|CHCPOL003||Research and apply evidence to practice|
|CHCPRP003||Reflect on and improve own professional practice|
|HLTWHS004||Manage work health and safety|
|CHCCCS017||Provide loss and grief support|
|CHCCSL003||Facilitate the counselling relationship and process|
|CHCCSL007||Support counselling clients in decision-making processes|
|CHCLEG003||Manage legal and ethical compliance|
|CHCCCS003||Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide|
Possible career opportunities relevant to this qualification include:
AHSI’s Diploma of Mental Health program to international students, can qualify the student to enter the Griffith University’s Bachelor Courses.
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