Accredited Short Course On Mental Health Skill Sets
Mental Health Co-existing Needs
As mental health issues become increasingly prevalent in our society, there is a growing need for skilled professionals who can provide effective support for people with complex mental health needs. This course will equip you with the skills and knowledge to provide high-quality care to individuals who have co-existing mental health and substance use issues. You’ll learn how to assess, plan, and implement individualized care plans that address both mental health and substance use issues. You’ll also gain insights into the impact of trauma and the importance of self-care in the mental health field.
Course Details and Structure
RPL is available and achieved at your own pace with our support for your evidence gathering process. Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) converts your existing skills, knowledge and experience, gained through prior work or study, into formal competencies. This is typically completed within 2 to 4 weeks.
Read more about RPL here.
RPL + Study is achieved part time, with our skilled Trainers and Assessors supporting you in completing a study Unit of Competence every 4 to 6 weeks.
Known as ‘Empowered Learning’, this learning package is individually tailored, where after a formal assessment of knowledge and skills, students can achieve their qualification through RPL as well as undertaking study in areas where there’s an identified gap in their experience.
By Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
If you believe you already have the knowledge and skills to achieve this qualification we encourage you to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning.
If you are Studying
This course is assessed using a diverse range of assessment strategies to ensure we cover the assessment conditions for each unit of study and provide our students with interesting and flexible assessment experiences. Many assessments will include researching, reading and analysing information on your computer, laptop or tablet (Internet required), however each unit of study provides assessment instructions and benchmarks you can easily follow to successfully complete each assessment task.
All assessments are completed in your own time and submitted online, with no assessment due dates. This modern and flexible approach is designed to reduce the uncomfortable pressure and unnecessary stress that traditional assessment testing is so famous for. Marking feedback is provided online usually within 1 week of submission.
Enrolment fee of $500 and the balance may be paid upon completion.
A range of flexible payment plans are available and can be set up at the enrolment stage.
Current government funding models possibly available to OPEC College students are found on the Funding page, click here for more information.
With CHCSS00102 Mental Health Co-existing Needs Skill Set, you’ll be able to differentiate yourself as a skilled mental health professional, equipped to provide compassionate and effective care to individuals with complex needs. Whether you’re starting out in the mental health field or looking to enhance your existing skills, this course will help you make a meaningful difference in the lives of others.
Formal Entry Requirements
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.
Please see the technical requirements below, as you will need access to a modern personal computer and the internet to study this course. In addition, you will need to be able to use this computer, including basic word processing, use of Microsoft Office software and electronic communication platforms and internet search engines.
Windows PC / Laptop / Tablet: Windows 7 (or higher) • Latest version of Chrome • Microsoft Office (2010 or higher) • Latest Flash Player • Latest Adobe PDF Reader
Apple Mac: Mac OS X 10.6 (or higher) • Latest version of Chrome or Safari • Microsoft Office for Mac (2010 or higher) • Latest Flash Player • Latest Adobe PDF Reader
Android: Android latest version • Latest version of Chrome
iPhone & iPad: iOS latest version • Latest version of Chrome (*Students using an iPad or iPhone will need to upload documents from a Laptop, PC or have a Dropbox account)