Mental Health Courses

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Why Study Mental Health?

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    BECOME A SUPERHERO & CHANGE PEOPLE'S LIVES
    Every single day you make a real difference to people's lives. With your kindness and compassion, you provide care and support to people with mental health problems, whether they're going through a tough time or have a serious mental illness. You add a little ray of sunshine and a smile to people, and it's incredibly rewarding
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    REWARDING ROLE & DIVERSE CAREER PATHWAYS
    Working in mental health services equals diversity, flexibility and a variety of roles. A qualification in mental health means you could work in the following roles:  Mental Health Rehabilitation Support Officer, Mental Health Outreach Officer, Community Rehabilitation Support Officer, Case Manager, Program Service Coordinator.
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    HUGE DEMAND, JOB GROWTH AND SECURITY
    There is a growing demand for community services sector, and The Australian Government forecasts more than 50,000 job openings over the next five years, as the mental health industry is growing at a significant rate with more than 3.8 million Australians aged between 16 and 85 experience a mental illness each year*. *Million Minds Mental Health Research Mission

Flexible Online Mental Health Courses

Courses that will help you gain a qualification in Mental Health!

Mental Health Cert IV Course Online National College Australia NCA

CHC43315 - Certificate IV in Mental Health


This course is designed for people who have some experience in the community services industry and aim to enter the Mental Health sector.


This training is subsidised by the NSW Government to eligible students.

Mental Health Diploma Course Online National College Australia NCA

CHC53315 - Diploma of Mental Health


This qualification is designed for people with relevant experience in the Community Services or Mental Health sectors who provide support to clients affected by mental health.


This training is subsidised by the NSW Government to eligible students.

About Mental Health


More than 3.8 million Australians aged 16 and 85 experience a mental illness each year. 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.


Studying mental health 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.


National College Australia Community Services Flexible Online Certificate and Diploma Courses

About Mental Health


More than 3.8 million Australians aged 16 and 85 experience a mental illness each year. 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.


Studying mental health 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.


Course Outcomes in Mental Health

  • Job titles 
  • fast facts
  • job outlook
  •  attributes
  • work activities

Community Workers


Weekly Pay

Aged Care Workers Average Pay

$1,328*

Employment Size

Aged Care Employment Size

24,000*

Future Growth

Aged Care Future Growth

Strong*


Average Full-Time

Aged Care Work Hours

13 hours*

Average Age

Aged Care Average Age

45 years*

Gender

Aged Care Gender Share

80% Female*

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Completed my HLT33015 - Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance (Physiotherapy) today!

THANK YOU to Lisa (Academic Assessor - NCA). You were amazing. Your kind and encouraging emails early mornings will be missed!

Ida O

CHC42015 - Certificate IV in Community Services

Hi everyone, and especially those doing CHC42015 - Certificate IV in Community Services. I've seen a few people asking about job opportunities and thought I'd share my success. I have successfully gotten a job as a residential youth worker and will be starting in a couple of weeks., it is casual for 6 months and then the option to go full time after that if they're happy with my work.
I have applied for a few different jobs in that field and in disability support . Been offered an interview for each job I applied for and ended up having a choice between 2 jobs .
These types of jobs are 24/7 rosters and you do have to be flexible and available, which I am. The money isn't too bad either, the award rate is $37.21 basic casual rate before penalties (which you will get for certain shifts).
The knowledge I've gained from doing the course has given me enough to be able to answer interview questions confidently. I will also be able to get my 120 hours signed off by a supervisor instead of having to do a work placement.

Andrew D

CHC52015 - Diploma of Community Services

Top marks to you and your organisation.

This whole process has been enjoyable, challenging and educational.

I have particularly relished telephone conversations wherein I was sharing experiences with someone who had a credible knowledge base.

Completed CHC52015 - Diploma of Community Services

Paul Hogan

I have really enjoyed and been challenged by this course taken in my mature age.

Sam was a wonderful trainer and gave great encouragement and feedback on my assessments.

Rachel G

12 Year Certificate I have one big concern to be able to work and finish my assignment on time. I haven't started the course yet by reading though the information I am confident that I will be able to overcome tmy fear complete the course successfully. The easy interaction via NCA point the online learning student portal I will definitely recommend my friends to NCA enrolment was not hard at all. The staff are supportive you students can call and get assistance easily I am looking forward to starting my new course with NCA

Zaitun juma keji

WOW, Yahoo and Yay! I'm feeling great.

A great big huge thank you to you for your time and support throughout the duration of this course.

I believe a credit should go out to you for your amazing response and turn around time with assessing my units. This quick response time really reduced my nerves and would help any anxiety that people may have developed.

Getting good feedback was both refreshing and reassuring and getting the right answer of 'competent' from you was always welcoming.

Thank You again!

James H

I wanted to give some feedback regarding Lisa Porto (Academic Assessor - NCA) my assessor. She was just fabulous. She always replied to any questions I had very promptly and always marked my work in such a quick turnaround. She gave me great feedback during the course and I think she deserves this recognition. She was even kind enough yesterday to give me a call to congratulate me on completing the course.

I had set myself the goal of finishing the certificate before Christmas and she helped me achieve this.

Also a big THANK YOU to you Cate (Student Services - NCA) as you also responded to any issues I had during the course quickly and resolved the problems promptly.

Kym C

CHC43315 - Certificate IV in Mental Health

I was a bit concerned that the course would be too difficult for me as it has been quite some time since I was a student. I was also worried that the time commitment required would be too great and that I would not get enough support from Student Services and from my Trainer Assessor.

I shouldn't have worried. The course was challenging rather than difficult, but completely enjoyable. Student Services are very supportive if you need them (especially Cate), and my Trainer Assessor, Ana, was amazing. She went above and beyond at all times!

I loved the way I could fit my study around everything else, and I really appreciated that Ana, my Trainer Assessor, always responded to my queries very quickly.

Just do it! Everything falls into place and the support received is fantastic.

Kim, Victoria

I would recommend to anyone who wants to study to do so with NCA (National College Australia). Very helpful all the way.

Great online course - Certificate IV in Disability, and Jeremy is a great assessor.

Easy enrolment and great service all around.

5 Stars for me.

Jimmy M

Without his (Sam - Assessor) ongoing support I don't think I would've completed my course. I can't thank him enough for his patience and understanding.

Initially when I enrolled to complete a certificate online through National College Australia I was overwhelmed at the idea of being a single mother, working full time and online study.

Sam guided me through each unit and was always encouraging and happy to answer all my questions.

Danica Clark

Hi Lisa (Academic Assessor - NCA), you are amazing.

I am submitting a module and receiving results the same day.

Again, I want to say THANK YOU for your feedback and support. I do so appreciate your help.

Sybil B

I've been so happy and thankful for National College Australia in helping me reach my dreams.

Two months after receiving my certificate I got a job!

My journey in studying the Certificate III Allied Health has taught me a lot. At first, I thought I couldn't make it but because I had a goal and a dream to land a job I really wanted, I just trusted National College Australia and most importantly I motivated myself to finish the course to start a new career, and to get a job, which I did!

Hazel Ranile

CHC43415 - Certificate IV in Leisure and Health

Done my Certificate IV in Leisure and Health. My Assessor was really great, always promote encouragement and support towards my study from the start to finished. Got a part-time job now in Leisure and Lifestyle Department.

Thank you very much, NCA ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ‘

Mary Jean
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