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Qualification details

CHC50412 - Diploma of Community Services (Alcohol, other drugs and mental health) (Release 2)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
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Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
DeletedDeleted from CHC08 Community Services Training Package07/Dec/2015
Supersedes and is equivalent to CHC50408 - Diploma of Community Services (Alcohol, other drugs and mental health)Updated in V4 Updated core WHS unit. Updated wording of entry requirements. Equivalent vocational outcome.06/May/2012

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
2 (this release) 04/Oct/2013
(View details for release 1) 07/May/2012

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Title columnEssentialSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Essential column
HLTWHS401A - Maintain workplace WHS processesMaintain workplace WHS processes N/A
CHCPROM503A - Provide community focused promotion and prevention strategiesProvide community focused promotion and prevention strategies N/A
CHCPOL501A - Access evidence and apply in practiceAccess evidence and apply in practice N/A
CHCORG428A - Reflect on and improve own professional practiceReflect on and improve own professional practice N/A
CHCOHC404A - Recognise and respond to signs and symptoms that may indicate oral health issuesRecognise and respond to signs and symptoms that may indicate oral health issues N/A
CHCOHC402A - Support clients and groups to learn practical aspects of oral health careSupport clients and groups to learn practical aspects of oral health care N/A
CHCOHC401A - Inform and encourage clients and groups to understand and achieve good oral healthInform and encourage clients and groups to understand and achieve good oral health N/A
CHCMH504E - Provide a range of services to people with mental health issuesProvide a range of services to people with mental health issues N/A
CHCMH501A - Provide advanced supports to facilitate recoveryProvide advanced supports to facilitate recovery N/A
CHCMH409A - Facilitate consumer, family and carer participation in the recovery processFacilitate consumer, family and carer participation in the recovery process N/A
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 411711 Community Worker 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 2512-13 Community Worker 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0905 Human Welfare Studies And Services 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Mental Health 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Community Rehabilitation Worker 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 411711 Community Worker 02/Oct/2012 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 2512-13 Community Worker 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 421 Diploma 07/May/2012 
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Modification History

CHC08 Version 4.0

CHC08 Version 4.2

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CHC50412 Diploma of Community Services (alcohol, other drugs and mental health)

CHC50412 Diploma of Community Services (alcohol, other drugs and mental health)

Corrections to errors to improve readability. No change to qualification outcome.

Description

This qualification applies to workers providing services to clients in relation to mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues.

The qualification:

  • Includes counselling, referral, advocacy and education/health promotion services
  • Requires high level specialist knowledge, skills and competencies especially in regard to laws affecting clients, the range of services available to them and health issues related to mental health issues and alcohol and drug use and misuse.

Occupational titles  may include:

  • Alcohol and drugs worker
  • Mental health outreach worker
  • Community rehabilitation and support worker
  • Mental health rehabilitation support worker
  • Community support worker
  • Mental health support worker
  • Mental health community worker

Pathways Information

Not Applicable

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not Applicable

Entry Requirements

To gain entry into this qualification a candidate must:

1. Be recently appointed or currently working in a community support mental health and/or alcohol and other drugs work role and have a relevant recognised higher education or vocational education qualification at Certificate IV or above

OR 

2. Be recognised as competent, through a recognised training program or recognition process, against the core units of competency from one of the following qualifications (or equivalent):

  • CHC40512 Certificate IV in Mental Health
  • CHC40412 Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs

OR 

3. Have sufficient work experience in the relevant sector to indicate likely success at this level of qualification in a job role involving:

  • The application of knowledge with depth in some areas and demonstration of a broad range of technical and other skills
  • A wide range of tasks and roles in a variety of contexts, with complexity in the range and choices of actions required
  • The exercise of discretionary judgement and decision making under general guidance

Employability Skills Summary

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

Packaging Rules

PACKAGING RULES 

19 units are required for award of this qualification including:

  • All 19 core units

Alternatively, candidates who have already completed requirements for one of the two diploma level qualifications (CHC50212 or CHC50312) may convert their qualification to the CHC50412 Diploma of Community Services (Alcohol, other drugs and mental health) by completing the electives identified for the 'other' specialisation as outlined below.

  • Those holding CHC50212 Diploma of Community Services (Alcohol and other drugs) may convert their qualification to CHC50412 Diploma of Community Services (Alcohol, other drugs and mental health) by completing the electives identified for the mental health specialisation.
  • Those holding CHC50312 Diploma of Community Services (Mental health) may convert their qualification to CHC50412 Diploma of Community Services (Alcohol, other drugs and mental health) by completing the electives identified for the alcohol and other drugs specialisation.

Core units 

CHCAD504B Provide advocacy and representation services

CHCAOD402B Work effectively in the alcohol and other drugs sector

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

CHCAOD511C Provide advanced interventions to meet the needs of clients with alcohol and/or other drug issues

CHCAOD512B Develop and implement a behaviour response plan

CHCAOD513A Provide relapse prevention strategies

CHCCOM403A Use targeted communication skills to build relationships

CHCCS504B Provide services to clients with complex needs

CHCCW503A Work intensively with clients

CHCMH401A Work effectively in mental health settings

CHCMH402B Apply understanding of mental health issues and recovery processes

CHCMH404B Conduct assessment and planning as part of the recovery process

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

CHCMH501A Provide advanced supports to facilitate recovery

CHCMH504E Provide a range of services to people with mental health issues

CHCORG428A Reflect on and improve own professional practice

CHCPOL501A Access evidence and apply in practice

CHCPROM503A Provide community focused promotion and prevention strategies

HLTWHS401A Maintain workplace WHS processes

The importance of culturally aware and respectful practice 

All workers undertaking mental health and/or alcohol and other drugs 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.

Conversion option 

Mental health specialisation 

Candidates who have already completed CHC50208 Diploma of Community Services (Alcohol and other drugs) must select the following units to convert their qualification to the CHC50408 Diploma of Community Services (Alcohol, other drugs and mental health).

CHCMH401A Work effectively in mental health settings

CHCMH402B Apply understanding of mental health issues and recovery processes

CHCMH404B Conduct assessment and planning as part of the recovery process

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

CHCMH501A Provide advanced supports to facilitate recovery

CHCPROM503A Provide community focused promotion and prevention strategies

Alcohol and other drugs specialisation 

Candidates who have already completed CHC50308 Diploma of Community Services (Mental health) must select the following units to convert their qualification to the CHC50408 Diploma of Community Services (Alcohol, other drugs and mental health).

CHCAOD402B Work effectively in the alcohol and other drugs sector

CHCAOD511C Provide advanced interventions to meet the needs of clients with alcohol and/or other drug issues

CHCAOD512B Develop and implement a behaviour response plan

CHCAOD513A Provide relapse prevention strategies

CHCMH504E Provide a range of services to people with mental health issues

CHCPROM503A Provide community focused promotion and prevention strategies

Oral health 

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