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What does a Mental Health Worker do?

A Mental Health Worker provides care and assistance to people with mental health issues. The area of mental health is quite broad and can include mental illnesses, substance abuse and mental health problems associated with poverty.

The role of a Mental Health Worker includes building rapport with individuals suffering from mental health issues, writing reports, maintaining case notes, developing treatment plans, and utilising behavioural management strategies.

Mental Health Worker Courses

There are 3 courses available for people who want to become a Mental Health Worker.

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How much do Mental Health Workers earn?

In Australia, a full-time Mental Health Worker generally earns $1440 per week ($74,880 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only.

What are the job opportunities for Mental Health Workers?

Mental health is a growing industry and opportunities for Mental Health Workers are expected to increase over the coming years. It was estimated that the industry would increase by 22,000 roles between the years 2018 and 2023, which means about 4,400 additional roles are opening up each year. The majority of these roles are in healthcare, education and training, and public administration and safety.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Mental Health Worker?

To become a Mental Health Worker, you will need to complete a relevant qualification. Options include Certificate IV in Mental Health or a Diploma of Mental Health, with each course taking 12 months to complete.

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Sourced from The Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au) funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training and MySkills.gov.au