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; centre-based 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.
To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 80 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency.
There are no specific entry requirements for this qualification specified within the CHC Community Services Training Package. However, students are expected to.
- Apply for police check before commencing their work placement
- Hold working with children check
- Be aged 18 and over
- Participate in Pre-training review process and complete LLN Test
- Have suitable Language, Literacy, Numeracy (LLN) skills to successfully complete the qualification.