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Mental Health Certificate BPS216

Short Course
This is a short course focused on skill based training rather than a nationally accredited certificate or diploma.

Understand more about common mental health conditions and how to manage these conditions. This course helps you to understand the signs, symptoms and possible treatments of adult mental health problems. For the sufferer, managing mental health is far e...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Life Coaching +6

Psychology & Mental Health Essentials

Short Course
This is a short course focused on skill based training rather than a nationally accredited certificate or diploma.

Explore the fascinating psychology behind our brains, bodies and behaviours and learn new ways to improve mental health and wellbeing. Learn directly from Australia’s leading counsellors, psychologists and health coaches. Discover the complex inner wor...

Study Method Online, Virtual
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Mental health counselling +5

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

Child & Adolescent Mental Health Advanced Certificate

Do you have a passion for working and caring for children and adolescents? Would you like to understand the thoughts and behaviours of children so you can be a greater help to them? Do you want to be able to identify common mental health disorders seen...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Youth Work +7

Mental Health Advanced Certificate

Do you want to help people suffering with a mental health disorder? Are you passionate about psychology and want to learn more about human behaviour? Are you interested in understanding the effects illicit and prescribed drugs can have on an individual...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Mental Health Coordinator +8

Dual Certificate IV in Mental Health & Diploma of Community Services CHC43315/CHC52021

Are you looking for a qualification to set you apart in the Mental Health and Wellness space? The Dual Cert IV in Mental Health and Diploma of Community Services is a qualification designed for people looking to take that step further into working with...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Support Worker (Community, I... +6

Certificate IV in Mental Health CHC43315

Our nationally accredited CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health is designed to equip you with a broad understanding of mental health, which will allow you to make a huge difference in people’s well-being. Unlock diverse career opportunities and begi...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Community Rehabilitation And... +4

Psychology, Youth Counselling, and Mental Health Bundle

Short Course
This is a short course focused on skill based training rather than a nationally accredited certificate or diploma.

Master the skills to transform people’s lives. Learn the theory behind the skills and techniques used to successfully help young people work through their problems and issues with counselling and mental health. This bundle includes the Advanced Certifi...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Counselor +3

Advanced Psychology & Mental Health: The Counselling Toolkit

Short Course
This is a short course focused on skill based training rather than a nationally accredited certificate or diploma.

Whether you want to launch a new career, upskill in your current role, or simply learn more about what it means to be human – counselling is an invaluable skill for anyone and everyone. Explore real-world counselling techniques and approaches fro...

Study Method Online, Virtual
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Mental health counselling +5

Introduction to Abnormal Psychology – Mental Disorders

Short Course
This is a short course focused on skill based training rather than a nationally accredited certificate or diploma.

Become more aware of the world around you! Abnormal psychology is a fascinating topic which covers abnormal mental disorders, a discussion around how normal is defined, and the key criteria that allow a behaviour to be identified as abnormal psychology...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Mental Health Counselor +1

Psychology & Mental Health Bundle

Short Course
This is a short course focused on skill based training rather than a nationally accredited certificate or diploma.

Step up your learning journey with The Career Academy Australia’s insightful Psychology and Counselling & Mental Health Bundle. Discover stress, its impact on your body, and practical management techniques. Understand how different environments sha...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Mental Health Counselor +1

Certificate in Child Psychological Development

Short Course
This is a short course focused on skill based training rather than a nationally accredited certificate or diploma.

Increase the depth of your understanding. A Certificate in Child Psychological Development is a great way to gather skills and information that could enhance your parenting experience. Discover key terms used in child psychology and examine how parents...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Mental Health Counselor +1

Life Coaching, Health and Wellbeing Advanced Certificate

If you want to help people make the most of their lives, then our Certificate in Life Coaching, Health and Wellbeing is a great place to start. In this course, you will learn the skills to set yourself up and work as a life coach, including key busines...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Life coaching +13

Certificate in Adolescent Psychological Development

Short Course
This is a short course focused on skill based training rather than a nationally accredited certificate or diploma.

Define yourself and learn to help others! Learn about the world of adolescence psychological development, explore your own growth, and understand the development process of adolescents in your sphere. Use a Certificate in Adolescent Psychology online A...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Mental Health Counselor +1

Certificate in Child & Adolescent Mental Health

Short Course
This is a short course focused on skill based training rather than a nationally accredited certificate or diploma.

Develop your toolbox & gain powerful insight! This Career Academy Certificate in Child & Adolescent Mental Health delivers valuable tools and insights to help you better understand child and adolescent mental health challenges. Our online child...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Mental Health Counselor

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 providing counselling to those impaired by mental health interests you, the Diploma of Mental Health qu...

Study Method In-class, Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Mental Health Outreach Worke... +4

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

Mental Health Courses

If you’re passionate about mental health and like working with people within the community, finding a career in Australia‘s mental healthcare sector could be perfect for you! 

Completing a tafe mental health course will equip you with all the right knowledge, training and skills required of mental health service workers to help those who need it most. 

What’s the industry like?

A 2017-18 National Health Survey found that one-in-five Australians have suffered from mental health issues, with a large majority (26%) being in the 15-24 year age bracket. As such, mental health awareness is becoming increasingly important to the Australian public, with demand for more mental health services, outreach programs and community services growing each year. 

For these reasons, Australia needs more mental health support workers and mental health trained community support workers. People in these roles provide support, care and advice for those struggling in a range of circumstances. 

Careers in mental health

Support workers can work for non-government organisations, clinics, youth service groups, hospitals, government welfare clinics and many more institutions.

With a very wide variety of roles in specialised areas such as drug and alcohol, rehabilitation and welfare support, support workers can work for a wide range of institutions, including: 

  • Non-government organisations
  • Public and private health clinics
  • Youth and social work service groups
  • Hospitals
  • Government welfare clinics
  • Rehabilitation centres

Due to how broad the mental health services industry is, there is a huge variety of career paths that you can pursue after undertaking a course in mental health. Some of the careers in this sector include:

  • Welfare Support Worker
  • Community Rehabilitation Coordinator
  • Public Health Assistant
  • Mental Health Nurse
  • Social Worker
  • Youth Worker
  • Family Support Officer
  • Disabilities Services Officer
  • Health and Welfare Professional
  • Mental Health Counsellor

Job outlook for the mental health industry

In areas such as social work, health and welfare services and counselling, industry growth is expected to increase quickly by 2024. As many as 30,000 new employment opportunities are expected to open up during this time.

Salaries in the mental health sector are usually determined by the level of education required by the professional (as well as years of experience). Counsellors, who generally need to complete at least a Bachelor qualification, have an average salary of $82,300. A mental health support worker, however, averages a salary of $57,600, but usually only requires Certificate-level education. 

The mental health sector is female dominated with both full-time and part-time work opportunities available. Those who do work full time average around 40 hours a week.

Mental health courses

To work in the mental health sector, it’s imperative you complete a mental health course. Most courses have minimal to no entry requirements, however, many courses include work placement in their curriculum. Work placement can occur in multiple sectors of the health industry so, a Working with Children Check and first aid qualification may be necessary.

Quick facts:

  • Many courses offer recognition of prior learning, which may shorten the time-line of completion. 
  • Some courses offer payment plans for tuition fees
  • Some eligible students may be able to receive VET student loans for course fees

Whether you’re looking to focus on helping people with mental illnesses, advocate for cultural safety practices, or help someone through their drug and alcohol recovery; there’s a course out there for you.

Certificate courses

A Certificate III or Certificate IV in Mental Health is a great qualification to have under your belt when going for an entry-level industry role. These qualifications prepare you for the tasks and responsibilities you’ll be undertaking when you start your mental health career. If you’re looking to change careers or haven’t had any prior training or experience in this area, this is the course for you.

A Certificate IV in Mental Health, for instance, is the perfect way to fast track your career and get you started in as little as a year. This course will show you how to give professional care by providing you with the knowledge in diagnosing conditions, communicating effectively, offering advice and supporting client self advocacy

Diploma courses

A Diploma is a more comprehensive qualification that allows students to choose elective units for more specialised training. Some mental health related diploma qualifications out there include:

  • Diploma of Community Services
  • Diploma of Mental Health
  • Advanced Diploma of Mental Health

A diploma qualification can take around 18 months to complete but can lead to more specialised roles in rehabilitation, psychiatric disability, drug and alcohol counselling as well as welfare and social work. 

For those considering further study, a Bachelor degree qualification will open up your eligibility to work in more specialised, hands-on sectors such as counselling, therapy and psychiatry 

The mental health sector will expose you to a world of diverse people and circumstances that often lead to highly engaging and rewarding careers, and a mental health course is a fantastic way to begin. 

As many courses are offered online, you’ll be provided with flexibility to learn at your own pace. Online courses ensure people of any circumstances can learn and achieve their education goals. 

If you’re ready for a rewarding and interesting career, enquire about a course to receive more information.

Enrol in a mental health course today and start your new career journey today!