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SSCHC0005

Introduction to Mental Health and Peer Support in the Community

Accredited Skill Set

This skill set is designed to provide you with an introduction to working within the mental health peer workforce in a range of settings where peer work occurs.

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STUDY LOCATIONS Sunshine Coast
WAYS TO STUDY On campus
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Full Fee
$590

Course overview

This skill set is designed to provide you with an introduction to working within the mental health peer workforce in a range of settings where peer work occurs.

Get the skills knowledge you need to work legally and ethically within a community service organisation and maintain health and wellbeing by preventing and managing personal stress. You'll also discover how to collaborate, explore strategies, and gain skills to facilitate empowerment to support the ongoing skills development of a person living with mental health challenges.

Successful completion of this course will prepare you to work effectively within the lived experience community and mental health services settings, providing a person-centred recovery framework and supporting people living with mental health challenges. This skill set also provides a pathway into the Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work (CHC43515), Certificate IV in Mental Health (CHC43315), Certificate III in Individual Support (CHC33015), and Certificate III in Community Services (CHC32015).

Course outcome:

Statement of Attainment

What you will study

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core units from the list below.

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCPWK001
    Apply peer work practices in the mental health sector
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCPWK001
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required for working with the mental health peer workforce in a range of settings where peer work occurs.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Apply peer work practices in the mental health sector

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCLEG001
    Work legally and ethically
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCLEG001
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify and work within the legal and ethical frameworks that apply to an individual job role.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Work legally and ethically

  • UNIT CODE
  • HLTWHS006
    Manage personal stressors in the work environment
    UNIT CODE :
    HLTWHS006
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to maintain health and wellbeing by preventing and managing personal stress.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Manage personal stressors in the work environment
Ways to study
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Mooloolaba
25 Jan 2023
10 weeks
Part time 1 day per week
Thursday
Mixed mode
  • Full fee: $590

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Introduction to Mental Health and Peer Support in the Community (SSCHC0005)

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Introduction to Mental Health and Peer Support in the Community

COURSE CODE: SSCHC0005
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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Pathways

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

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  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to Apply

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Course Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.