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Make a career of caring when it matters most.
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.
|School Leaver||Non-School Leaver||AQF|
|C Grades in Year 11 WACE General English, and OLNA; or NAPLAN 9 Band 8||C Grades in Year 11 English and Maths or equivalent||Certificate II or Certificate III|
To achieve this qualification, learners must have completed at least 80 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency.
Learners are required to provide evidence of adequate language, literacy and numeracy skills to successfully undertake the program's academic and workplace experience requirements, prior to commencing the program. Learners will be interviewed during enrolment and a Client Needs Summary will be completed to identify any limitations to these requirements. Action will be taken to address these limitations.
A current National Police Clearance and Working with Children’s Check are required prior to work placement in most community and mental health settings.
Job opportunities include:
- Recovery partner
- Support Worker
- Mental Health Outreach Worker
- Welfare Worker
Please note: This list is a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.
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