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OCCT13007 Enabling Mental Health
Enabling Mental Health
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General Information


This unit provides an in-depth exploration of the roles of occupational therapists working in contemporary mental health service provision for youth, adults and older people. You will be introduced to the use of client-centred assessments and interventions to understand the factors that influence occupational functioning when mental health issues are present. Occupational therapy service delivery will be considered within the context of overarching mental health policies, legislation, standards, recovery principles and ethical issues.


Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 3
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

The pre-requisites for this unit are as follows: OCCT12006 Understanding the Environment OCCT12002 Occupational Justice: Local and GlobalOCCT12004 Occupational Performance Across the Lifespan 2 

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 1 - 2023


Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Class and Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Assessment Overview

1. Written Assessment
Weighting: 30%
2. In-class Test(s)
Weighting: 25%
3. Presentation
Weighting: 45%

Assessment Grading

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades.

Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from Student Unit Evaluation and SUTE Unit Comments


The seminar assessment remains a popular (albeit demanding and challenging) assessment piece, with students reporting it to be a good learning experience and the task expectations to be highly engaging. No negative feedback was received again this year about the groupwork experience, indicating that the robust peer feedback process continues to successfully mitigate groupwork issues.


It is recommended that the group seminar assessment design, inclusive of the robust peer feedback and evaluation component, will continue for future offerings.

Feedback from Student Unit Evaluation and SUTE Unit Comments


Students highlighted that having consumer guest speakers providing insight and education about their lived experience was one of the best aspects of the unit.


It is recommended that consumers with lived experience continue to be involved in OCCT13007.

Feedback from SUTE Unit Comments


The in-class test being scheduled during tutorial time in the afternoon, following three hours of morning lectures, was identified by 33.3% of respondents as being problematic, with each requesting it be considered for scheduling in the morning for better student performance.


It is recommended that consideration be given to modifying the content and flow of the unit, enabling a morning scheduling of the in-class test.

Feedback from SUTE Unit Comments and reflection of unit coordinator.


Nineteen percent of respondents took care to provide feedback about the negative experiences with technology and the ISL in OCCT13007, acknowledging that these were equipment and technology issues outside of the lecturer's control. Specifically, no audio was coming through the scheduled BDG teaching room into the scheduled room in ROK across the ISL, necessitating the move to Zoom for several lectures. This impacted teaching engagement and also the experience of industry guest speakers.


It is recommended that whilst the majority of issues were resolved by the conclusion of the teaching term through collaboration with Teaching Technology and IT support, any outstanding issues will continue to receive attention and troubleshooting for resolution prior to the commencement of T1 2023.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Articulate evidence-based practice for assessment, consumer-centred goal setting, and intervention to enable occupational performance for people with mental illness
  2. Select and practice administration of appropriate assessment tools to determine the impact of a mental health condition on a person’s occupational performance and to inform treatment planning
  3. Integrate principles of occupational justice in the promotion of occupationally-inclusive opportunities for people with mental illness
  4. Articulate the key legislative guidelines, policies, recovery principles and standards that impact on occupational therapy practice in mental health settings.
Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
N/A Level
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Professional Level
Advanced Level

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Written Assessment - 30%
2 - Presentation - 45%
3 - In-class Test(s) - 25%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation
10 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultures

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1 - Written Assessment - 30%
2 - Presentation - 45%
3 - In-class Test(s) - 25%
Textbooks and Resources



Occupational Therapy in Mental Health: A Vision for Participation

2nd edition (2019)
Authors: Catana Brown, Virginia C.Stoffel, Jaime Munoz
F.A.Davis Company
Philadelphia Philadelphia , Pennsylvania , United States
ISBN: ISBN-13:978-0-8036-5916-2
Binding: Hardcover

Additional Textbook Information

This is a prescribed textbook, and it is expected that students will have the text at the commencement of term. 

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • Zoom (both microphone and webcam capability)
Academic Integrity Statement

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