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Are you currently employed supporting individuals with mental health and alcohol and other drug issues? This training is for you!

The nationally accredited Mental Health Co-existing Needs Skill Set was created to meet the skill requirements for support workers providing services to clients with co-existing needs, including both mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues.

Mental Health Co-existing Needs Skill Set is a short course that allows you to focus your learning and development on selected units of competency. It includes four (4) accredited units.

  • CHCMHS011 Assess and promote social, emotional, and physical wellbeing
  • CHCMHS005 Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues
  • CHCMHS004 Work collaboratively with the care network and other services
  • CHCMHS010 Implement recovery oriented approaches to complexity

Learners will be issued with a Statement of Attainment for all successfully completed units.

Work placement

To achieve this skill set, students must complete a minimum of 160 hours of work placement. This can be completed at your place of employment if you are working in a role relevant to the skill set.

When you study with genU Training, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification.

Entry requirements

To enter CHCSS00102 Mental Health Co-existing Needs Skill Set, you will need to have completed:

  • a qualification at Certificate IV level or higher in alcohol and other drugs, mental health or related field, or
  • be working in a community services environment with clients who have mental health and/or substance use issues.

Study requirements

Students will need to demonstrate that they have the appropriate:

  • Language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills
  • Communication, documentation and research skills
  • Must be able to demonstrate skills in a workplace setting or participate in simulated scenarios
  • Access to a laptop or desktop computer, with basic digital literacy skills.

Students undertaking blended and/or online training will require intermediate computer skills such as internet browsing, email, word processing, and presentation software.

Workstation setup

You will need a quiet space for study that has stable internet connection. You will also need:

  • Web camera, microphone and speakers
  • Smartphone
  • Earbuds or headphones
  • Zoom video conferencing software.

Please note: You will need to turn your camera and microphone on, as required when using video conferencing.

What will you learn?

This skill set will help you develop further skills to better help those experiencing mental health and alcohol and other drug issues.

It will provide nationally accredited recognition of your skills and industry experience.

Student tuition fees are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. In addition to tuition fees, there may also be other charges such as material or amenities fees. A genU Training staff member can help you determine your course fees. A statement of fees detailing all course charges will be provided prior to enrolment.

For full details of genU Training’s course fees please visit our Fees page.

Fees – Victoria

Concession Fee (Subsidised Training) Standard Fee (Subsidised Training) Fee For Service
$AUD 0.00 $AUD 0.00 $AUD 1,105.00

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding for eligible individuals.

Virtual Training Room (day or night) – Study online one day or night per week with instructor-led virtual training via video conferencing, supplemented with guided activities via the Learning Management System (eLearning).

1 day per week: 9:30am – 12.30pm

1 night per week: 6.00pm – 9:00pm

Course length: 13 weeks

Time zones: Local state time zones are observed.

Please select your preferred course location and date from the list below.

Click the Apply button and complete the online application. Once we receive your application, our Customer Enquiries Team will contact you to progress your application and advise of next steps. Find out more about the application process.

If you need support to complete your application, we are happy to help. Simply call 1300 582 687 or contact us online.

Mental Health Co-existing Needs Skill Set

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Study Mode:
Online (day or night) via virtual training room

Course Length
13 weeks