Hammond Institute

CHCSS00102 - Mental Health Co-existing Needs Skill Set

Duration :              15 Weeks

Delivery Mode:     Blended

Start Date:              Enrol Anytime

Recognition:           Nationally Recognised Training

Quality Assurance : As a registered training organisation (RTO) Hammond Institute operates within the Vocational Education and Training Quality Framework (VETQF) and the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) delivering nationally recognised qualifications and units of competency.

Are you looking to expand your knowledge and expertise in mental health co-existing needs? The Hammond Institute is excited to offer the Mental Health Co-existing Needs Skill Set, designed to provide you with the necessary skills and knowledge to support individuals with complex needs.

This skill set covers a wide range of topics, including understanding co-existing mental health and drug and alcohol issues, identifying the impact of co-existing needs on individuals, and developing effective strategies for supporting and managing these needs.

Our comprehensive and practical training will equip you with the skills to make a real difference in the lives of those with complex needs. Register now and take the first step towards becoming a specialist in mental health co-existing needs.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to enhance your professional development and make a positive impact on the lives of those in need. Enroll now and join us in creating a better future for all!

This skill set reflects the skill requirements for support workers providing services to clients with co-existing needs, including both mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues.

This skill set has been endorsed by industry as suitable for individuals who:

• hold a qualification at Certificate IV level or higher in alcohol and other drugs, mental health or related field


• have skills equivalent to the qualification requirement validated through a recognition of prior learning process


• have substantial industry experience, on the job training and development along with supervisor assessment of capacity.

Students must satisfy the following age, English, and Academic requirements:

  • Age: must be 17 years or over
  • Undertake Pre-Training Review
  • Achieve satisfactory result of LLN assessment: Learning, reading, writing, oral communication, and numeracy (ACSF Level 3) are desirable to participate in the course.
  • Moderate level of digital literacy and has access to a computer with internet access.

Skills First Funding Avaliable

For a full list of fees, please refer to our Statement of Fees.

To be eligible for Victorian government subsidised training fees, the candidate must meet the Skills First eligibility criteria.


To check your eligibility, contact us at 03 8370 3170 or 0435 334 552

These units provide credit towards a range of qualifications in the CHC Community Services Training Package, including the CHC53315 Diploma of Mental Health

Assessment method may include: 

  • Knowledge Questions
  • Written Assignment & Case studies
  • Projects / Research Reviews

All assessment will be conducted in accordance with the Training Package requirements, Principles of Assessment and Rules of Evidence (https://www.asqa.gov.au/standards/chapter-4/clauses-1.8-1.12)


Students have to do 160 hours of work placement for the “CHCMHS010 Implement recovery oriented approaches to complexity” unit.

The candidate must show evidence of the ability to complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage tasks and manage contingencies in the context of the job role. There must be evidence that the candidate has:

  • performed the activities outlined in the performance criteria of this unit during a period of 160 hours of work worked collaboratively with at least 3 different people with mental illness, and as relevant, their support network, to develop and implement a recovery plan
  • worked with at least 4 of the following complexity issues with those people:
  • alcohol and other drugs (AOD)
  • gambling
  • torture
  • grief and loss
  • disability
  • family violence
  • child protection
  • justice system
  • social housing/homelessness

To be eligible for the award of a Statement of Attainment for the CHCSS00102 – Mental Health Co – existing Needs Skill Set, participants must successfully complete four units comprising:

•           four (4) Core units

Where the full course is not completed, a Statement of Attainment will be issued for any completed unit/s.

CHCMHS004 Work collaboratively with the care network and other services

CHCMHS005 Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues

CHCMHS010 Implement recovery oriented approaches to complexity

CHCMHS011 Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing

Hammond Institute does not use brokers or deliver this course through third party arrangements.