Apply understanding of mental health issues and recovery processes

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver CHCMH402B, 'Apply understanding of mental health issues and recovery processes'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Work within the context of different mental health diagnoses

1.1 Apply basic knowledge of a range of mental health diagnoses

1.2 Demonstrate an understanding of the process used to determine a diagnosis

1.3 Identify a range of different service responses to a range of mental health diagnoses

2. Apply knowledge of the impact of mental illness on people's lives

2.1 Work within the context of the client's experiences

2.2 Work within the framework of self perception and self-esteem issues of the person with a mental illness or mental health diagnosis

2.3 Respond to the person in a manner that reflects appreciation of their functional skills and social and financial well being

2.4 Recognise importance of employment/occupation/ vocation and potential impact of mental health diagnosis on that aspect of the person's life

2.5 Empathise with sense of loss and associated adjustments experienced by person with mental health diagnosis

2.6 Demonstrate understanding of a range of coping mechanisms used by the person

3. Apply an understanding of the impact of social determinants on health

3.1 Identify a range of social barriers that impact on the life of the person with mental health issues

3.2 Identify the effect of and possible strategies to respond to the barriers that impact on the person

3.3 Identify others that can assist with the response to barriers that impact on the person

3.4 Identify strategies to engage support with the response to barriers that impact on the person

4. Work with families, carer/s friends and other networks to support people with mental illness

4.1 Work with consideration and understanding of the impact of a client's mental health diagnosis on families, carer/s, friends and other social networks

4.2 Work with awareness of the everyday effects of the interaction of coping mechanisms used by person experiencing mental illness on their family, carer/s and other social networks

4.3 Work with understanding of the roles of consumer workers, carers and associated networks and their potential to positively impact the life of the person with mental health issues