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Lawnton / workplace


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Mental Health – Recovery Oriented Practice


The accredited Mental Health – Recovery Oriented Practice short course is a series of four workshops focusing on recovery oriented practice in mental health work and is designed to provide you with specific skills which will develop and strengthen your understanding both personally and professionally.

The full Certificate IV in Mental Health has been identified as a key benchmark qualification for beginning and novice workers in the community mental health sector. While the training and the full Certificate IV in Mental Health qualification is about supporting people with their mental health and wellbeing, the concept of recovery-oriented practice fits into a broader human services approach.

Recovery oriented practice training is a participatory learning course that incorporates the concepts, principles and philosophical framework of recovery-oriented community mental health practice. By undertaking this training, you will be provided with a foundation to recovery oriented practice through experiential activities, reflections and completion of workbooks and assessment items.

Key features
  • Learn from our sector leading trainers
  • Recognition of experience and prior learning of existing workers’ experience
  • Recognition of learning of people with a lived experience of mental illness
  • Access a range of assessment methods designed to suit your background and study goals


The Mental Health – Recovery Oriented Practice short course is made up of five units of competency delivered through face-to-face workshops, utilising educational resources developed by the sector to authentically address issues of individual and community mental health from an integrated recovery focus. The resources seek to enhance the training of new and existing workers who want to support others from a recovery framework.

  • CHCMH401A Work effectively in mental health settings
  • CHCMH402B Apply understanding of mental health issues and recovery processes
  • CHCMH403A Establish and maintain communication and relationships to support the recovery process
  • CHCMH404B Conduct assessment and planning as part of the recovery process
  • CHCMH405A Work collaboratively to support recovery process

The completion of the Mental Health – Recovery Oriented Practice short course maps directly to the Certificate IV in Mental Health. A further ten Units of Competency must be completed in order to receive the full Certificate IV in Mental Health and these may be completed through a combination of face-to-face workshops, online, and recognition of prior learning, dependent upon your individual background and learning needs.

View the packaging rules for the Certificate IV in Mental Health and see what core and elective units you can complete.


There are no prerequisites for Spectrum Training’s Mental Health – Recovery Oriented Practice short course.

How to enrol

Individual students can enrol by filling out the form below.

If you represent a group of students or would like a tailored program for your workplace then please contact us directly to see how we can help you reach your learning and development goals.