Fundamentals of Recovery-Oriented Care (100101)

Unit Type Core Unit
Credit Points 10
Delivery Mode e-Learning (online), Part Time

Fundamentals of Recovery-Oriented Care explores the recovery approach, which has emerged to help improve outcomes for people who experience mental distress across the lifespan. This unit enables the student to understand and apply the recovery process, within the context of action and promotion of practices that support and facilitate people’s self-directed recovery, regardless of age, to ensure achievement and maintenance of meaningful lives and full citizenship. It requires students to challenge current systems and consider alternatives that support recovery-oriented care in practice.

Learning Outcomes


Demonstrate application of the concepts and principles of recovery that derive from the lived experience of mental distress.


Outline the core principles underpinning recovery-oriented practice that is responsive to the needs of diverse people.


Explore adaptations that may be required in applying the core principles underpinning recovery-oriented practice to be responsive to the needs of diverse people.


Describe the possible impacts on people of the values, biases and beliefs built into professional training and service systems.


Engage in collaborative decision making about treatment choices, including medication and a range of other types of resilience-promoting supports, skills and strengths.


Identify resources to meet a person’s needs relevant to a specific life stage, that exist within the community and, where there are gaps, work collaboratively to promote the development of appropriate resources.


Formulate and present, in partnership with consumer person and their family and support network, a plan of care and support for a person utilising evidence-based care and a person-centred recovery based framework.