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About the course

About the course

Would you like to make a difference in the community through supporting individuals with mental health recovery? With the health sector expected to be the largest growth area over the next 5 years, completion of our mental health course will enable you to seek employment as a mental health support worker, mental health practitioner or in a related role.

Our mental health course reflects the role of workers who provide self-directed recovery-oriented support for people affected by mental illness and psychiatric or psychosocial disability. Work involves implementing community-based programs and activities focusing on mental health, mental illness and psychiatric disability. Work is undertaken in a range of community settings such as:

  • NDIS roles
  • community based non-government organisations
  • home based outreach programs
  • centre based programs
  • respite care
  • residential services
  • rehabilitation programs
  • clinical settings
  • supporting people in employment

Work is carried out autonomously under the broad guidance of other practitioners and professionals.

To achieve this qualification, you must complete 80 hours of work placement. All work placement requirements are discussed with students prior to undertaking placement at a "Preparation for Practice" session.

On campus delivery is at our Whitehorse Campus in Box Hill.

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