National practice standards for the mental health workforce 2013

These standards outline capabilities that all mental health professionals should achieve in their work. They are intended to complement discipline-specific practice standards or competencies of the professions of nursing, occupational therapy, psychiatry, psychology and social work.

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Acknowledgement: The revision of the National Practice Standards for the Mental Health Workforce was funded by the Australian Government Department of Health.

Published by the Victorian Government Department of Health, Melbourne, Victoria, on behalf of the Safety and Quality Partnership Standing Committee.

The National Practice Standards for the Mental Health Workforce 2013 were endorsed by the Mental Health Drug and Alcohol Principal Committee

Copyright, State of Victoria, Department of Health 2013

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