This qualification reflects the role of workers who provide self-directed recovery oriented support for people affected by mental illness and psychiatric disability. Work involves implementing community based programs and activities focusing on mental health, mental illness and psychiatric disability. Work is undertaken in a range of community contexts such as community based non-government organisations; home based outreach; centre-based programs; respite care; residential services, rehabilitation programs; clinical settings; or supporting people in employment. Work is carried out autonomously under the broad guidance of other practitioners and professionals.
Mental Health support workers can perform the duties of Alcohol and Other Drugs and Mental Health in any community settings with the guidance of a senior practitioner e.g., Allied Health Community Service Worker, Social Worker, Psychologist, and or Occupational Therapist. Mental Health support workers can perform duties, but are not limited to the below settings: Aged-care facilities, Disability facilities, Schools and Community Health centres.
This qualification enables students to pathway into the Diploma of Community Services and/or Diploma of Mental Health.
Classroom, Trainee, Blended and Flexi/Online delivery available. Classroom based delivery 2 days a week with a facilitator from 9am to 3pm. Delivered class based in Swan Hill Campus and via video conference to Mildura Campus. Blended delivery with a 2 hour zoom study session per fortnight. Enrolment can occur ongoing throughout the year until November. Traineeship duration is 18 months, enrolments can occur from January through to December.
Each applicant will be required to undertake a Pre-training Review before enrolling to help confirm if the proposed course is suitable. It will provide valuable information about skills, knowledge, language, literacy and numeracy skills and whether the course will help in achieving learning and employment goals. Applicants must be willing to obtain an NDIS Worker Screening Check prior to practical placement and are responsible for all costs associated. Applicants must also be willing to provide proof of their up-to-date immunisation status for Covid-19 and influenza to employers to undertake practical placement if requested. Trainees must have a registered training contract agreement with their employer. Applicants may be required to provide a Working with Children Check to undertake practical placement, if requested, and would be responsible for associated costs.
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people||40||$0.00|
|CHCDIV002||Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety||25||$35.00|
|CHCLEG001||Work legally and ethically||55||$35.00|
|CHCMHS002||Establish self-directed recovery relationships||60||$35.00|
|CHCMHS003||Provide recovery oriented mental health services||60||$35.00|
|CHCMHS004||Work collaboratively with the care network and other services||75||$35.00|
|CHCMHS005||Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues||90||$35.00|
|CHCMHS007||Work effectively in trauma informed care||40||$35.00|
|CHCMHS008||Promote and facilitate self advocacy||50||$35.00|
|CHCMHS011||Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing||80||$35.00|
|HLTWHS001||Participate in workplace health and safety||20||$0.00|
|CHCCCS004||Assess co-existing needs||80||$35.00|
|CHCCCS019||Recognise and respond to crisis situations||45||$35.00|
|CHCMHS006||Facilitate the recovery process with the person, family and carers||50||$35.00|
|CHCSOH001||Work with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness||85||$35.00|
|2023 Ongoing Enrolment||Mildura Campus||Part Time, Employer Based (Trainee), Full Year, Trainee|
|2023 Ongoing Enrolment||Swan Hill Campus||Part Time, Employer Based (Trainee), Full Year, Trainee|