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Course Information:

This qualification reflects the role of workers who provide services to clients in relation to mental health issues. They can provide counselling, referral, advocacy and education/health promotion services. These workers are required to have high level specialist knowledge, skills and competencies especially in regard to laws affecting people with mental health issues, the range of services available to them and health issues related to mental health.

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 160 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency.
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A Direct Pathway from this qualification is Community Rehabilitation and Support Worker, Welfare Support Worker, Community Rehabilitation Worker, Community support worker, Mental health support worker , Mental Health Outreach Worker


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Course Structure:

Total number of units = 20
15 core units,
5 elective units

Course Duration:

52 Weeks x 12 Hours + 160hr placement

Units of Study

Unit code

Unit name


Nominal Hours


Provide systems advocacy services




Work with diverse people Core 40


Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety   25
CHCMHS002 Establish self-directed recovery relationships Core 60
CHCMHS003 Provide recovery oriented mental health services Core 60
CHCMHS004 Work collaboratively with the care network and other services Core 75


Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues Core 90
CHCMHS009 Provide early intervention, health prevention and promotion programs Core 75
CHCMHS010 Implement recovery oriented approaches to complexity Core 80
CHCMHS011 Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing Core 80
CHCMHS012 Provide support to develop wellness plans and advanced directives Core 80
CHCMHS013 Implement trauma informed care Core 80
CHCPOL003 Research and apply evidence to practice Core 65
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice Core 120
HLTWHS004 Manage work health and safety Core 40
CHCAOD004 Assess needs of clients with alcohol and other drugs issues Elective 135
CHCCSL003 Facilitate the counselling relationship and process Elective 120
CHCCSL007 Support counselling clients in decision-making processes Elective 120
CHCDFV006 Counsel clients affected by domestic and family violence Elective 70
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems Elective 70



The assessment methods include:

  • Observation of simulated workplace tasks and /or work placement
  • Written and oral questioning
  • Projects
  • Role play
  • Case studies
  • Others as deemed appropriate


Bellarine Training and Community Hub will endeavour to find appropriate placement for all students undertaking training, where on the job experience is a requirement of the course.

Employment Skills

This qualification incorporates employability skills; skills that apply across a variety of jobs and life contexts and including:

  • Communication
  • Team work
  • Problem solving
  • Initiative and enterprise
  • Planning and organising
  • Self management
  • Learning

Fees and Charges:

Training is provided with Victorian Government funding. Those seeking funded places must meet the funding criteria to be eligible. This may impact access to further government funded training. Students who hold an
eligible concession card may receive a discount on their fees. A $200 non refundable deposit is required on enrolment of the course.
Balance may be paid on a weekly payment plan through an external company.

  Funded Unfunded
Enrolment $ 0 $ 4405
Admin $ 100 $ 100
Resources $ 400 $ 495
Total $ 500 $ 5000
  Cost per SCH $0.29

Student tuition fees are indicative only and are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees may also change in line with Government fees and charges policy.


Eligibility for Government Funding

The Victorian Training Guarantee

The Victorian Training Guarantee (VTG) is making vocational education and training more accessible to people who do not hold a post-school qualification, or who want to gain a higher level qualification than they already hold.
This entitlement to a Victorian government subsidised place in recognised national training can be accessed at any time and will continue to be available for training at successively higher levels.
For all enrolments, individuals accessing the Victorian Training Guarantee will only be eligible to commence a maximum of two courses/qualifications at the same Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) level in their lifetime. Individuals will also only be eligible to commence a maximum of two accredited courses with the title ‘Course in…’ in their lifetime.
Please contact one of our enrolment team to assess if you are eligible for VTG funding.

Unique Student Identifier (USI)

From 1 January 2015, if you are undertaking nationally recognised training delivered by a registered training organisation, you will need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). You only need to apply once and you keep the USI for your lifetime.

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Victorian Student Number (VSN)

The Victorian Student Number (VSN) is a student identification number that will be assigned by the Department of Education and Training (DET) to all students in government and non-government schools, and students in Vocational Education and Training Providers.
The number, which is unique to each student, will be used as a key identifier on a student’s records, and will remain with the student throughout his or her education, until reaching the age of 25.
The VSN provides DET with the capability to accurately detect patterns of student movement through, and departure from, the Victorian education and training system. It improves the collection and analysis of timely and accurate data about education in Victoria.