Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines.
Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills:
- established and maintained self-directed recovery relationships with at least 3 people with mental illness, and;
- performed the activities outlined in the performance criteria of this unit during a period of at least 80 hours of work.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge:
- legal and ethical considerations (international, national, state/territory and local) for mental health work, and how these are applied in organisations and individual practice;
- values and principles of the mental health sector;
- historical, current and emerging models of understanding mental illness in Australia and internationally;
- evidence base for recovery including research and personal recovery experience;
- programs, services and supports available to people with mental illness;
- strength based approaches;
- reflective practice and its role in underpinning ongoing learning, growth and good practice, and;
- techniques for communication and motivational interviewing/counselling.