VET Diploma Level Module
Working in Mental Health covers two units of competency –
- CHCMH402B Apply understanding of mental health issues and recovery processes and
- CHCMH411A - Work with people with mental health issues
This module is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills required to contribute to the recovery of people affected by a mental illness in the context of the impact of mental illness on clients, their carer/s and families.
This module applies to working with people affected by a mental illness in a range of community services work contexts. Students will learn to take a person-centred approach to care, and involve a variety of health and community service professionals to work collaboratively with the client, their carer/s and family.
The two unit of competency covers four elements or learning outcomes.
- Work within the context of different mental health diagnoses
- Apply knowledge of the impact of mental illness on people's lives
- Apply an understanding of the impact of social determinants on health
- Work with families, carer/s friends and other networks to support people with mental illness
- An introduction to mental illness
- Recognising strengths
- Treatment of mental illness
- The lived experience of mental illness
- Building on natural supports
- Knowledge makes a real difference
- Overcoming barriers to recovery
- The sadness and loss that comes with a mental illness
- Strengthening protective behaviours
- Support for mental health workers
- Turning evidence into practice
Module Duration and Workload
This module involves a total of 96 hours per term of study which translates to 8 hours per week for the module. The module has a course work component, teacher contact, research, related study activities, and completion of assessment tasks.