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Qualification details

CHC40508 - Certificate IV in Mental Health (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Is superseded by and equivalent to CHC40512 - Certificate IV in Mental HealthUpdated in V4 Updated core WHS unit. Equivalent vocational outcome. 06/May/2012
Supersedes CHC41102 - Certificate IV in Mental Health Work (Non-clinical) 24/Mar/2011

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 25/Mar/2011

Units of competency

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CHCCS426A - Provide support and care relating to loss and griefProvide support and care relating to loss and griefN/A
CHCMH404A - Conduct assessment and planning as part of the recovery processConduct assessment and planning as part of the recovery processN/A
HLTOHS300B - Contribute to OHS processesContribute to OHS processesN/A
HLTHIR404D - Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peopleWork effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peopleN/A
CHCAOD409D - Provide alcohol and/or other drug withdrawal servicesProvide alcohol and/or other drug withdrawal servicesN/A
CHCCS401B - Facilitate responsible behaviourFacilitate responsible behaviourN/A
CHCRF402B - Provide intervention support to children and familiesProvide intervention support to children and familiesN/A
CHCLLN403A - Identify clients with language, literacy and numeracy needs and respond effectivelyIdentify clients with language, literacy and numeracy needs and respond effectivelyN/A
CHCORG423B - Maintain quality service deliveryMaintain quality service deliveryN/A
CHCCH426B - Support client participation in the organisationSupport client participation in the organisationN/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 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Mental Health 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Mental Health Outreach Worker,Community Rehabilitation and Support Worker 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 423111 Aged Or Disabled Carer 02/Feb/2009 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 6313-17 Aged Or Disabled Person Carer 02/Feb/2009 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0905 Human Welfare Studies And Services 02/Feb/2009 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 02/Feb/2009 
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Modification History

Not Applicable

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 the NTIS or other public listing

Core units 

CHCAOD402B Work effectively in the alcohol and other drugs sector 

CHCCS400B Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework 

CHCMH401A Work effectively in mental health settings 

CHCMH402A Apply understanding of mental health issues and recovery processes 

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

CHCMH404A 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 

HLTOHS300B Contribute to OHS processes 

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

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

CHCCS514A Recognise and respond to individuals at risk 

CHCCS521A 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 

CHCAOD408A Assess needs of clients with alcohol and /or other drugs issues 

CHCAOD409D Provide alcohol and /or other drug withdrawal services 

CHCAOD411A Provide interventions for people with alcohol and other drug issues 

Addressing complex needs 

CHCAOD510A Work effectively with clients with complex alcohol and /or other drugs issues 

CHCCS401B Facilitate responsible behaviour 

CHCCS416A Assess and provide services for clients with complex needs 

CHCCS504A Provide services to clients with complex needs 

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

CHCMH408B 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 

CHCCS305B Assist clients with medication  (Note pre -requisite  HLTAP301B)

CHCCS419B Provide support services to clients 

HLTAP301B Recognise healthy body systems in a health care context 

HLTCSD306C Respond effectively to difficult or challenging behaviour 

Outreach and home based work 

CHCAD401D Advocate for clients 

CHCCH410A Manage and maintain tenancy agreements and services 

CHCCH427A Work effectively with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness 

CHCCH427A Work effectively with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness 

CHCCH522A Undertake outreach work 

CHCCS403B Provide brief intervention 

CHCDIS301B Work effectively with people with a disability 

CHCDIS410A Facilitate community participation and inclusion 

CHCICS406A Support client self management 

CHCICS407A Support positive lifestyle 

HLTRAH302B Undertake home visits 

Group and community based work 

CHCCD402A Develop and provide community education projects 

CHCCD404D Develop and implement community programs 

CHCCD420A Work to empower Aboriginal and /or Torres Strait Islander communities 

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

CHCCS421A Undertake community sector work within own community 

CHCICS405A Facilitate groups for individual outcomes 

CHCNET404A Facilitate links with other services 

CHCPROM401B Share health information 

CHCPROM502B Implement health promotion and community intervention 

CHCPROM503A Provide community focused promotion and prevention strategies 

Working with children , youth and families 

CHCCHILD404A 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 

CHCCS417A Provide support and care relating to suicide bereavement 

CHCCS426A 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 

CHCCS503A Develop , implement and review services and programs to meet client needs 

CHCORG406B Supervise work 

CHCORG423B 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 

HLTFA301C Apply first aid 

HLTFA302B Provide first aid in remote situation  (Note pre -requisite : HLTFA301C)

HLTFA402C Apply advanced first aid  (Note pre -requisite : HLTFA301C)

Administration and organisational support 

BSBINM201A Process and maintain workplace information 

CHCCH426B Support client participation in the organisation 

CHCNET402A Establish and maintain effective networks 

CHCORG405D 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 

CHCSW402A Undertake bicultural work with forced migrants in Australia 

Oral health 

CHCOHC303A Use basic oral health screening tools 

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

CHCOHC402A Support and encourage 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