Qualification details

CHC40512 - Certificate IV in Mental Health (Release 1)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 07/May/2012

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Supersedes and is equivalent to CHC40508 - Certificate IV in Mental HealthUpdated in V4 Updated core WHS unit. Equivalent vocational outcome. 07/May/2012

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

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BSBINM201A - Process and maintain workplace informationProcess and maintain workplace information N/A
CHCAD401D - Advocate for clientsAdvocate for clients N/A
CHCAOD402B - Work effectively in the alcohol and other drugs sectorWork effectively in the alcohol and other drugs sector N/A
CHCAOD408B - Assess needs of clients with alcohol and-or other drugs issuesAssess needs of clients with alcohol and-or other drugs issues N/A
CHCAOD409E - Provide alcohol and-or other drug withdrawal servicesProvide alcohol and-or other drug withdrawal services N/A
CHCAOD411A - Provide interventions for people with alcohol and other drug issuesProvide interventions for people with alcohol and other drug issues N/A
CHCAOD510B - Work effectively with clients with complex alcohol and-or other drugs issuesWork effectively with clients with complex alcohol and-or other drugs issues N/A
CHCCD402B - Develop and provide community education projectsDevelop and provide community education projects N/A
CHCCD404E - Develop and implement community programsDevelop and implement community programs N/A
CHCCD420B - Work to empower Aboriginal and-or Torres Strait Islander communitiesWork to empower Aboriginal and-or Torres Strait Islander communities N/A
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 423111 Aged Or Disabled Carer 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 6313-17 Aged Or Disabled Person Carer 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0905 Human Welfare Studies And Services 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 423111 Aged Or Disabled Carer 02/Oct/2012 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 6313-17 Aged Or Disabled Person Carer 02/Oct/2012 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0905 Human Welfare Studies And Services 02/Oct/2012 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 07/May/2012 
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Modification History

CHC08 Version 3

CHC08 Version 4

Comments

CHC40508 Certificate IV in Mental Health

CHC40512 Certificate IV in Mental Health

Updated core WHS units

Description

This qualification covers workers who provide a range of community 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.

Work may focus on engaging people with mental illness in community participation, prevention of relapse and promotion of recovery through programs such as residential rehabilitation, work in clinical settings, home based outreach and centre-based programs delivered by community based non-government organisations. This work may also involve supported employment and programmed respite care.

This qualification:

  • Defines the knowledge and skills required by support workers and case workers who work autonomously under broad guidance
  • Refers to specific knowledge of mental health issues and appropriate intervention processes applied in residential and community based settings.

Occupational titles  may include:

  • Community rehabilitation and support worker
  • Mental health rehabilitation support worker
  • Community support worker
  • Mental health support worker
  • Mental health outreach worker

Pathways Information

Not Applicable

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not Applicable

Entry Requirements

Not Applicable

Employability Skills Summary

Refer to the Topic: Introduction to the Employability Skills Qualification Summaries

Packaging Rules

PACKAGING RULES 

15 units are required for award of this qualification including:

  • 10 core units
  • 5 elective units

A wide range of elective units is available, including:

  • Group A electives of which one unit must be selected for this qualification
  • Other relevant electives listed below
  • Units of competency to address workplace requirements and packaged at the level of this qualification or higher in Community Services and/or Health Training Packages
  • Where appropriate, to address workplace requirements, up to 3 units of competency packaged at this level or higher in other relevant Training Packages or accredited courses where the details of those courses are available on TGA or other public listing

Core units 

CHCAOD402B Work effectively in the alcohol and other drugs sector

CHCCS400C Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework

CHCMH401A Work effectively in mental health settings

CHCMH402B Apply understanding of mental health issues and recovery processes

CHCMH403A Establish and maintain communication and relationships to support the recovery process

CHCMH404B Conduct assessment and planning as part of the recovery process

CHCMH405A Work collaboratively to support recovery process

HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers

HLTHIR404D Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people

HLTWHS300A Contribute to WHS processes

Group A electives  - one unit must be selected for this qualification 

One of the following units must be selected for this qualification.

CHCCS514B Recognise and respond to individuals at risk

CHCCS521B Assess and respond to individuals at risk of suicide

The importance of culturally aware and respectful practice 

All workers undertaking mental health work need foundation knowledge to inform their work with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and co-workers and with clients and co-workers from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. This foundation must be provided and assessed as part of a holistic approach to delivery and assessment of this qualification. Specific guidelines for assessment of this aspect of competency are provided in the Assessment Guidelines for the Community Services Training Package.

Other relevant electives 

Electives are to be selected in line with specified Packaging Rules. The following grouping of relevant electives is provided to facilitate selection and does not necessarily reflect workplace requirements. Electives may be selected from one or more groups. Employers may specify that certain electives are required to address specific workplace needs.

Alcohol and other drugs work 

CHCAOD408B Assess needs of clients with alcohol and/or other drugs issues

CHCAOD409E Provide alcohol and/or other drug withdrawal services

CHCAOD411A Provide interventions for people with alcohol and other drug issues

Addressing complex needs 

CHCAOD510B Work effectively with clients with complex alcohol and/or other drugs issues

CHCCS401C Facilitate responsible behaviour

CHCCS416B Assess and provide services for clients with complex needs

CHCCS504B Provide services to clients with complex needs

CHCLLN403A Identify clients with language, literacy and numeracy needs and respond effectively

CHCMH408C Provide interventions to meet the needs of consumers with mental health and AOD issues

CHCMH411A Work with people with mental health issues

CHCORG428A Reflect on and improve own professional practice

Work in residential settings 

CHCCS305C Assist clients with medication (Note pre-requisite HLTAP301B)

CHCCS419C Provide support services to clients

HLTAP301B Recognise healthy body systems in a health care context

HLTCSD306D Respond effectively to difficult or challenging behaviour

Outreach and home based work 

CHCAD401D Advocate for clients

CHCCH410B Manage and maintain tenancy agreements and services

CHCCH427B Work effectively with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness

CHCCH427B Work effectively with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness

CHCCH522B Undertake outreach work

CHCCS403C Provide brief intervention

CHCDIS301C Work effectively with people with a disability

CHCDIS410A Facilitate community participation and inclusion

CHCICS406B Support client self management

CHCICS407B Support positive lifestyle

HLTRAH302C Undertake home visits

Group and community based work 

CHCCD402B Develop and provide community education projects

CHCCD404E Develop and implement community programs

CHCCD420B Work to empower Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities

CHCCS414A Provide education and support on parenting, health and well being

CHCCS421B Undertake community sector work within own community

CHCICS405B Facilitate groups for individual outcomes

CHCNET404B Facilitate links with other services

CHCPROM401C Share health information

CHCPROM502B Implement health promotion and community intervention

CHCPROM503A Provide community focused promotion and prevention strategies

Working with children , youth and families 

CHCCHILD404B Support the rights and safety of children and young people

CHCCS414A Provide education and support on parenting, health and well being

CHCRF402B Provide intervention support to children and families

CHCYTH511B Work effectively with young people and their families

Working with families and carers 

CHCCS417B Provide support and care relating to suicide bereavement

CHCCS426B Provide support and care relating to loss and grief

CHCMH409A Facilitate consumer, family and carer participation in the recovery process

Service coordination 

CHCCOM403A Use targeted communication skills to build relationships

CHCCS503B Develop, implement and review services and programs to meet client needs

CHCORG406C Supervise work

CHCORG423C Maintain quality service delivery

CHCORG428A Reflect on and improve own professional practice

CHCPOL404A Undertake policy review

First aid 

Note: one, two or three first aid units may be required, depending on work role

HLTFA311A Apply first aid

HLTFA302C Provide first aid in remote situation (Note pre-requisite: HLTFA311A)

HLTFA412A Apply advanced first aid (Note pre-requisite: HLTFA311A)

Administration and organisational support 

BSBINM201A Process and maintain workplace information

CHCCH426B Support client participation in the organisation

CHCNET402B Establish and maintain effective networks

CHCORG405E Maintain an effective work environment


Financial literacy education electives 

CHCFLE301A Work with clients needing financial literacy education

CHCFLE302A Educate clients in fundamental financial literacy skills

CHCFLE303A Educate clients to understand debt and consumer credit

Settlement work electives 

CHCSW401A Work effectively with forced migrants

CHCSW402B Undertake bicultural work with forced migrants in Australia

Oral health 

CHCOHC303B Use basic oral health screening tools

CHCOHC401A Inform and encourage clients and groups to understand and achieve good oral health

CHCOHC402A Support clients and groups to learn practical aspects of oral health care

CHCOHC404A Recognise and respond to signs and symptoms that may indicate oral health issues

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