Trauma-Informed Care (TIC) Module’s Purpose:
This TIC module combines two nationally accredited units, CHCMH007 and CHCMH013, into a more streamlined and easy to study format.
- CHCMHS007: Work Effectively in Trauma-Informed Care; Unit Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to practice and contribute to the continuous improvement of trauma informed care within a service. This unit applies to individuals working in the community services and health sectors where services are informed by the knowledge and understanding of central trauma, particularly the impact of interpersonal violence.
- CHCMHS013: Implement Trauma-Informed Care; Unit Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to promote trauma informed care, and to develop strategies to address people’s specific trauma needs. Trauma informed care involves providing services that are informed by the knowledge and understanding of the impact of trauma, in particular interpersonal violence and varying service practice to reduce the likelihood of re-traumatisation. This unit applies to working with people with mental illness in a range of community services work and educational contexts.
The skills in these units must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice. These units were released on 6th of August 2015 and becomes a requirement from August 2016 in a variety of vocational educational and training courses.
Provision of the above TIC Module:
- Training: The training component will be delivered by Workplace Wellbeing Institute as a 1-Day face-to-face or Web-based interactive video training. Each student will be issued with a Student Guide Workbook to support them with both the training and assessment components of the TIC Module.
- Assessment: The assessment component will be authorised by Grow Training (Registered Training Organisation Code #: 45109).
- Please Note: There is only one assessment with our TIC Module for both units of compentcy. As opposed to 4 assessments if these units were to be completed seperately within Certificate IV or Diploma level courses.
- Assessment Process: Once you have completed the 1-Day TIC training you will need to complete the student enrollment form, with your Unique Student Identifer (USI) number, and supply personal ID (driver's licence, passport or Medicare Card).
- Once enrolled, you will be emailed your electronic Assessment Guide for completion of your assessment. You will also be assigned your own training assessor/support person who can assist you with both email and phone support while you are completing your assessment.
- Your assessment needs to be completed in full four months from the date of your enrolment. There are extension provisions for genuine hardship or exceptional life circumstances. Please speak to your assessor in regards to this matter.
- Certificates: Your nationally recognised and accredited Certificate of Attainment, including a Statement of Attainment for each unit, will be posted to your nominated postal address within 30 business days of full acceptance of your full completed assessment.
On completion of the course participants will be better able to:
- understand the principles of trauma-informed care and apply them to the workplace
- understand the stress responses to trauma in the body and the brain
- understand the responses to trauma and the impact on the individual, the family and communities
- understand the importance of safety including in the body, environments and relationships
- develop trauma-informed relationships that foster support and healing
- appropriately respond to disclosures, triggers and flashbacks
- appropriately respond to distress through a strength-based approach
- exercise self-care and understand the impact of vicarious trauma
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