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  • CHCSS00102

Mental Health Co-existing Needs Skill Set

Accredited Skill Set
At a glance

At a glance

Learn the skills required to undertake mental health work

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CHCSS00102 Mental Health Co-existing Needs Skill Set

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Course overview

Course overview

This skill set reflects the skill requirements for support workers providing services to clients with co-existing needs, including both mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete 4 units in total.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
VPC160
Vocational placement

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
CHCMHS011
Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing
CHCMHS010
Implement recovery oriented approaches to complexity
CHCMHS005
Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues
CHCMHS004
Work collaboratively with the care network and other services

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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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.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, get in touch. We're here to help.

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This is the total cost of the course you need to pay when you enrol if you are not eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Selection criteria

This skill set has been endorsed by industry as suitable for individuals who:

• hold a qualification at Certificate IV level or higher in alcohol and other drugs, mental health or related field
or
• have skills equivalent to the qualification requirement validated through a recognition of prior learning process
or
• have substantial industry experience, on the job training and development along with supervisor assessment of capacity.

To enable you to complete this skill set within the specified timeframes, it is also recommended that you have completed year 10, or are 16 years of age or above, and that you have sound literacy and numeracy skills.

Study and assessment is assessed at a Diploma level and will involve a range of reading comprehension activities, analysis of information and interpretation, working with policies and legislation, completing forms, hand-written and electronic reports, writing case notes and referrals, and conducting research.

Resources required

  • personal stationery (pen and paper)
  • access to a workplace to practice and apply skills (you will be required to demonstrate 160 hours of practical experience during your semester)
  • a valid email address

 

You will also require access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online systems, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for students to use at a number of TAFE Queensland locations.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

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.

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How to apply

How to apply

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers


Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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Get started with TAFE Queensland

If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

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.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland