CHC53315 Diploma of Mental Health
This version was released in CHC Community Services Training Package release 3.0.
Units of competency updated (see mapping at www.cshisc.com.au).
This version was released in CHC Community Services Training Package release 2.0 and meets the requirements of the 2012 Standards for Training Packages.
Change in packaging rules. Significant changes to core units. Removal of entry requirements. Minimum work requirement of 160 hours.
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 in regard to laws affecting people with mental health issues, the range of services available to them and health issues related to mental health.
To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 160 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency.
No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.
Total number of units = 20
- 15 core units
- 5 elective units, consisting of:
- at least 3 units from the electives listed below
- up to 2 units from the electives listed below, any endorsed Training Package or accredited course – these units must be relevant to the work outcome
All electives chosen must contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.
Provide systems advocacy services
Work with diverse people
Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
Establish self-directed recovery relationships
Provide recovery oriented mental health services
Work collaboratively with the care network and other services
Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues
Provide early intervention, health prevention and promotion programs
Implement recovery oriented approaches to complexity
Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing
Provide support to develop wellness plans and advanced directives
Implement trauma informed care
Research and apply evidence to practice
Reflect on and improve own professional practice
Manage work health and safety
Work in an alcohol and other drugs context
Work with clients who are intoxicated
Provide needle and syringe services
Assess needs of clients with alcohol and other drugs issues
Provide alcohol and other drugs withdrawal services
Provide interventions for people with alcohol and other drugs issues
Develop strategies for alcohol and other drugs relapse prevention and management
Provide advanced interventions to meet the needs of clients with alcohol and other drugs issues
Develop and review individual alcohol and other drugs treatment plans
Provide loss and grief support
Provide suicide bereavement support
Implement participation and engagement strategies
Work to empower Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities
Establish and confirm the counselling relationship
Facilitate the counselling relationship and process
Support counselling clients in decision-making processes
Coordinate complex case requirements
Counsel clients affected by domestic and family violence
Provide community focused health promotion and prevention strategies
Assess the needs of clients with problem gambling issues
Provide counselling for clients with problem gambling issues
Meet statutory and organisation information requirements
Respond to client language, literacy and numeracy needs
Develop, implement and review quality framework
Manage partnership agreements with services providers
Facilitate the recovery process with the person, family and carers
Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
Promote and conduct mental health peer work
Manage and maintain tenancy agreements and services
Manage head lease
Develop quality systems in line with registration standards
Recruit, induct and support volunteers
Recognise healthy body systems
Assist clients with medication
Interpret and use information about nutrition and diet
Manage personal stressors in the work environment
Manage budgets and financial plans