Qualification Duration

This qualification is typically delivered over a minimum duration of 7.5 months, including 80 hours of work placement in a mental health work setting. ​

Qualification AQF Level

Certificate IV

Delivery Mode

This qualification is delivered using a face-to-face, classroom-based delivery mode.

This qualification reflects the role of workers who provide self-directed recovery oriented support for people affected by mental illness and psychiatric disability. Work involves implementing community based programs and activities focusing on mental health, mental illness and psychiatric disability. Work is undertaken in a range of community contexts such as community based non-government organisations; home based outreach; centrebased programs; respite care; residential services, rehabilitation programs; clinical settings; or supporting people in employment. Work is carried out autonomously under the broad guidance of other practitioners and professionals.

Qualification Detail

The successful completion of this qualification requires competency to be achieved in 15 units comprising of eleven (11) core units and four (4) elective units.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification, although applicants will need to undertake an LLN assessment. Students are required to complete Practical Placement which requires a current Police Check, NDIS Workers Screening Card, Blue Card, Flu Shot (in season) and COVID vaccinations.

Units in this Qualification

Unit CodeUnit NameCore/Elective
CHCDIV001Work with diverse peopleCore
CHCDIV002Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safetyCore
CHCLEG001Work legally and ethicallyCore
CHCMHS002Establish self-directed recovery relationshipsCore
CHCMHS003Provide recovery oriented mental health servicesCore
CHCMHS004Work collaboratively with the care network and other servicesCore
CHCMHS005Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drug issuesCore
CHCMHS007Work effectively in trauma informed careCore
CHCMHS008Promote and facilitate self-advocacyCore
CHCMHS011Assess and promote social, emotional, and physical wellbeingCore
HLTWHS001Participate in workplace health and safeCore
CHCCCS019Recognise and respond to crisis situations.Elective
CHCAOD001Work in alcohol and other drugs contextElective
CHCAOD004Assess the needs of clients with alcohol and other drug issuesElective
CHCAOD006Provide interventions for people with alcohol and other drug issuesElective

Qualification Outcomes

  1. Community Rehabilitation and Support Worker
  2. Community Support Worker
  3. Mental Health Outreach Worker


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