This qualification will provide you with the skills and knowledge to provide counselling, referral, advocacy and health promotion services to clients in need.

You will learn about the laws that affect people with mental health issues, the range of services available to them and health issues related to mental health. This qualification could lead to employment as a social welfare worker, or mental health practitioner.

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

  • Community rehabilitation and support worker
  • Mental health outreach worker
  • Welfare support worker
  • Case worker/manager
  • Recovery partner

*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

27 Mar

CHC53315 Diploma of 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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