Support people affected by mental illness and psychiatric disability

This qualification covers workers who provide a range of community services focusing on rehabilitation and support for people affected by mental illness and psychiatric disability.   Contributing to the health and well-being of others can be a rewarding and challenging role in a diverse workforce. Enhance your career prospects in the sector by enrolling in this course.


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.

On completion you will have the skills and knowledge needed to implement community based activities focusing on mental health, mental illness and psychiatric disability, and mental health promotion work.

Job titles may include:

Community Support Worker

Mental Health Outreach Worker

Mental Health Support Worker

Mental Health Rehabilitation Support Worker

Community Rehabilitation and Support Worker

This course includes an integrated work placement component of a minimum of 80 hours. We organise the practical placement for students enrolling in this course.


It is required that our students undergo a National Police Check prior to commencing the practical placement. Practical placement may not be possible if a check that is carried out contains adverse outcomes. In this instance, you may not be able to complete your qualification and your employment opportunities may be affected. If you are aware of, or concerned about anything that may appear on a Police Check, please discuss this at your enrolment interview.

Offered at this site:


Level 2, 54-58 Wells Street

This training is delivered with funding from the Victorian and Commonwealth Governments. Eligibility criteria apply or training is offered on a fee for service basis. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply. RTO Code: 3621