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This project related to the program Improving the capacity of workers in Indigenous communities, and involved the development of training and support resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers who are required to identify and address mental illness and associated substance use issues in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
The aim of the project was to enhance the competency levels of Health Workers. The Community Services and Health Industry Skills Council (CSHISC) was contracted by the Department of Health and Ageing, Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (OATSIH) to develop the resources and support material. The project involved four stages:
The project was completed in 2008. It produced a range of resources including learner guides, facilitator guides, assessment and recognition of assessment resources.
These materials are accessible via request to CSHISC.
Community Services and Health Industry Skills Council
Level 13, 1 Castlereagh Street
Sydney NSW 2000
PO Box H61
Australia Square NSW 1215
Ph: (02) 8226 6600
Fax: (02) 8226 6601