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Diploma of Community Services (Mental Health) CHC52015

In 2015, Health Care and Social Assistance was the largest employing sector in Australia, representing 1,523,000 workers and accounting for 27% of total new jobs over a five year period. Employment growth is projected to remain strong, with the sector...

Study Method Online
Location Brisbane Queensland
Job Outcomes Case Coordinator +9
Kirana Colleges -  Course

Certificate IV in Mental Health CHC43315

Forecasts indicate there will be around 6,000 new job openings each year until 2023, with a total of 30,000 job openings. This is due to diagnosed mental health issues being on the rise in Australia, so there is a need for more mental health workers in...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Mental Health Support Worker +4
Kirana Colleges -  Course

Certificate IV in Mental Health CHC43315

Diagnosed mental health issues are on the rise in Australia, so there is a need for more mental health workers in the community services industry. This qualification will allow you to develop the specialist skills to work with clients with a mental hea...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Accommodation support worker +5
Upskilled -  Course
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Certificate IV in Mental Health CHC43315

Get a basic understanding of mental health and learn practical recovery-centred skills you can use as a Mental Health Support Worker, with Open Colleges’ online Certificate IV in Mental Health (CHC43315). Through a combination of online study and a str...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Community Rehabilitation and... +4
Open Colleges -  Course

Diploma of Mental Health CHC53315

Would you like to follow a career path that will equip you with specialised skills to lead and counsel people towards a brighter future? If a career in providing counselling with those experiencing mental illness interests you, the Diploma of Mental He...

Study Method Blended, Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Community Development Office... +4
TrainSmart Australia -  Course

Dual Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs & Certificate IV in Mental Health CHC43215, CHC43315

This dual Certificate IV program will train you to assist people who are struggling with mental health, alcohol and drugs. You will graduate equipped to deliver treatment tailored to the individual, to improve their lives and give them hope for the fut...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Case Worker +10
Open Colleges -  Course
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About Mental Health Courses

By undertaking a mental health course, you will be at the forefront of supporting those experiencing mental health issues. You will learn the essential principles of mental health services and how to apply these in a recovery-oriented way. You will also learn to advocate for people experiencing mental illness and help them down the road to recovery. From assisting those at risk of suicide to those in crisis situations, becoming a mental health worker is a rewarding and challenging career that makes a real difference in people’s lives.

Mental Health Course Inclusions

Obtaining a qualification in mental health care covers a number of critical concepts, such as increasing the safety of individuals at risk of suicide, effective communication, working with diverse people, promoting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural safety, ethics and legality, first aid, assisting individuals with co-existing mental health and alcohol/drugs issues or psychiatric disability, collaborating within the care network, promoting self-advocacy, and participating in workplace health and safety.

From studying part-time at TAFE to completing online study, a mental health course can typically be completed on your own terms. As part of such a course, work placements or traineeships are typical.

Mental Health Courses

From a full-time degree to a variety of short courses, there are a number of ways you can enter or pursue further study within the mental health services industry. When it comes to entry requirements, typically a satisfactory high school score and basic literacy and numeracy are all that is needed. You can also seek recognition of prior learning. Oftentimes, government funding is available to keep course fees low in this meaningful field of study. Some study options to consider include:

  • Certificate IV in Mental Health
  • Dual Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs and Certificate IV in Mental Health
  • Diploma of Mental Health
  • Certificate IV in Workplace Health and Safety
  • Diploma of Community Services
  • Certificate III in Mental Health

Mental Health Jobs

Obtaining a mental health qualification allows you to work in a number of different community contexts, such as non-government organisations, outreach, centre-based programs, residential services, respite care, rehabilitation programs, clinical settings or youth unemployment, ensuring the mental and physical wellbeing of all members of the community. Some of the roles available to you include:

  • Mental Health Outreach Worker
  • Recovery Partner
  • Mental Health Worker/Mental Health Support Worker
  • Disability Support Worker
  • Youth Mental Health Worker
  • Outreach Program Worker

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