This qualification reflects the role of workers who provide self-directed recovery oriented support for people affected by mental illness and psychiatric 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 contexts such as community based non-government organisations; home based outreach; centre-based programs; respite care; residential services, rehabilitation programs; clinical settings; or supporting people in employment. Work is carried out autonomously under the broad guidance of other practitioners and professionals.

Employment Opportunities

Employment-Opportunities-ic The welfare and community services sector is one of Australia’s fastest growing sectors, and is expected to continue growing.
Employment for Counsellors is expected to grow by 14.2% to 27,800 persons employed by 2026.
Employment in Health Care and Social Assistance is projected to grow by 301,000 (or 15.8%) over the five years to November 2026.

source: Source: Jobs and Skills Australia, 2021 Employment projections for the five years to 2026.

Employment pathways

  • Mental Health Outreach Worker
  • Community Rehabilitation and Support Worker
  • Community Rehabilitation Worker
  • Outreach Officer
  • Assistant Community Services Worker

*If you are eligible for Skills First funding and decide to access your entitlement, the training will be delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Learn more about Skills First Funding click here.

Upcoming Courses

01 Jul

CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health

Online Learning (Trainees Only)

Please Note: All course information session and commencement dates are proposed dates and are subject to the numbers of students interested. Please always confirm the details of an information session with one of our office members before you attend.

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