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Study Mental Health Courses Online

What is Mental Health?

Mental health is a state of wellbeing that affects how we think, feel and act. A person with good mental health can realise their potential, cope with the normal stresses of life, work productively and make a contribution to their community. However, 45% of Australians aged 16-85 experience a mental health condition in their lifetime. This can be caused by a range of factors, including life experiences, family history, stressful circumstances or individual factors like low self-esteem. Mental health services provide care and support to people with mental health problems, whether they’re going through a tough time or have a serious mental illness.

Community Programs

You’ll provide mental health support to people in the community, through drug and alcohol, healthcare, employment, counselling and rehabilitation programs.

Government Services

You’ll work in consultation with healthcare professionals in hospitals, outpatient clinics and other public services, to support people with mental health issues.

Home Care

You’ll provide care and support to people in their own home or a residential facility, so they can maintain their health, wellbeing and quality of life.

Respite Care

You’ll take care of people with mental health problems for short periods of time, while their family member or carer takes a break.

Why Study Mental Health?

Our courses give you the qualification you need to become a mental health support worker, helping people affected by mental health problems, mental illness and psychiatric disability. You’ll learn how to counsel clients, refer them to other community services, advocate on their behalf and deliver education that promotes health and wellbeing.

Studying mental health courses online at National College Australia opens up a range of career pathways, from entry level roles caring for clients, to leadership and management roles developing programs for people with a mental illness. The growing awareness of mental health and increase in services across Australia make this a smart choice at any stage of your career.

Your Career Pathway

There are many different career pathways you can take in the mental health sector. Below are just a few of the job roles available once you graduate from National College Australia. Not sure which one is right for you? Our team will help you choose the right course and guide you every step of the way

Qualifications - Certificate IV Level

CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health

Job Titles

Mental Health Rehabilitation Support Officer Mental Health Outreach Officer Community Rehabilitation Support Officer

Qualifications - Diploma Level

CHC53315 Diploma of Mental Health

Job Titles

Coordinator/Assessor Case Manager Program Service Coordinator

Qualifications - Bachelor Level *Pathway to Charles Sturt University

Bachelor of Social Science Bachelor of Social Work

Job Titles

Mental Health Practitioner Counsellor Clinical Psychologist Social Worker *Successful completion will meet the minimum academic requirements for entry into Charles Sturt University (CSU). CSU is NCA’s preferred provider for graduates who wish to undertake a Social Work or Social Science degree.

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