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Statement of Attainment Supporting Mental Health


This course is a designed to help you get the skills you need to establish relationships with people who are living with mental health issues, clarify their needs and work collaboratively with them. It is designed for people who encounter people with mental health issues in general support workplaces and not necessarily in the mental health sector.
- Establish respectful relationships with people with mental health issues
- Work out the needs of people with mental health issues
- Work with them so they can meet their aspirations and needs


Statement of Attainment - Supporting Mental Health

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CIT Reid

*From Semester 2 2025, the location of this course will transition from CIT Reid to the new CIT Woden campus. CIT will provide support for students who will be making the move to Woden. Learn more.


This short online course will take approximately six (6) weeks. You will be required to participate in up to ten (10) hours per week to complete the course.
Delivery is online, with final assessments completed in two face to face practical workshops where you can practice the skills learned online.

Cost Info:

Enrolment fees for this course are based on the costs per subject as indicated below. The total course cost may vary depending on the choice of elective subjects or if subjects are attempted more than once. Subject costs identified as Standard are partially subsidised by the ACT Government. Concessions may be available to eligible students.

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Likely Job Outcome:

These skills will introduce you to effectively working with those with mental health issues.

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Additional Information

These skills are for any general workplace where you will come in contact with people with mental health issues - it is not designed for people in the mental health sector.

Entry Requirements

Open entry

Skills Recognition

To study any course at CIT (excluding non-accredited training) you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

Literacy Skills Information

We suggest that you will need Australian Core Skills Framework literacy levels of at least 3 across reading, writing, learning, oral communication and, depending on your course of study, numeracy skills to successfully complete this course. If you do not have this level, you can still enrol and seek support to improve your skills or you may prefer to begin with the lower level course. Please visit Foundation Skills.

Transition Information

Qualifications at CIT are regularly updated or replaced to meet current industry needs and maximise your employment opportunities. If this occurs while you are part way through a qualification, you may need to vary your learning to meet the new national requirements. CIT will aim to make this as smooth as possible for you.

Subject Cancellations/Changes

To ensure positive outcomes for all students, CIT may need to cancel or change classes at short notice. CIT will make every effort to inform students as soon as changes are made and will also make every effort to offer alternative arrangements for students to meet the requirements of the subject and complete their qualification. In an unfortunate instance when this cannot be met, you will receive a full refund. Please ensure you maintain current contact details via CIT Self Service or by contacting CIT Student Services at

Subject Information

Complete 1 subject

Core: Complete 1

  • CHCMHS001   Work with people with mental health issues
    • CIT Code: HUSE500
      Cost: Standard $176.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish relationships, clarify needs, and then work collaboratively with people who are living with mental health issues. This unit applies to support workers in contexts outside the mental health sector, but who come into contact with people with mental health issues. The services and support provided are not mental health specific.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Related Courses

Certificate IV Mental Health CHC43315

More Information

For more information about this course please contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or email