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About the sector

The community managed mental health sector is a key provider of mental health services and supports to people in the community.

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Annual Reports

Find detailed information on the work we do to support the community managed mental health sector.

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Latest news

Catch up on all the latest news and stories from the community-based mental health sector.

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Sector events

Discover a range of ways to connect and learn through our events, forums and talks.

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Mental Health Rights Manual

An online guide to help explain your legal and human rights in the mental health and human services systems in New South Wales.

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Recovery Oriented Language Guide

Words are important. The language we use and the stories we tell have great significance to all involved.

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Registered training

Build on your lived experience or on-the-job experience and receive a nationally recognised qualification.

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Customised training

Contact us to design a professional development solution for your workforce and organisation.

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Our members

Our members are community managed mental health organisations, large and small, local and NSW-wide service providers.

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Become a member

Join a strong network of community-based mental health organisations delivering better outcomes for people in New South Wales.

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Scholarships and funded training

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A variety of scholarships, fully funded student places and fee exemptions are available to students studying with Mental Health Coordinating Council Learning and Development.

 

Peer work Student Scholarships

If you are currently a peer support worker or have lived experience of mental health you may be eligible for a funded scholarship place in one of our certificate courses, including the Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work or the Fast Track Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work.

Scholarships provide the opportunity for people currently employed or looking to gain employment in the mental health and community sectors to gain a formal qualification in Peer Work. Scholarship are funded by the NSW Ministry of Health and aim to develop the peer workforce to meet the evolving needs of the mental health sector.

To find out more contact our training team at training@mhcc.org.au or call us on 02 9060 9630

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Smart and Skilled Funding

Depending on your previous qualifications and experience you may qualify for subsidised fees or fee exemptions through the Smart and Skilled program.

Subsidised fees or fee exemptions are offered to students in the Certificate IV in Mental Health and Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work.

Smart and Skilled is offered through the NSW Vocational Education and Training system to help people find a job and advance their careers. For information on eligibility and conditions for Smart and Skilled training go here.

To find out more contact our training team at training@mhcc.org.au or call us on 02 9060 9630. 

Smart and Skilled fee schedule

Subsidised fees Non-subsidised fees
Member Non-Member
First qualification
$1,990.00
Second qualification
$2,320.00
Traineeship
$0
Concession
$240
Fee exemption
$0.00
Full qualification fee
$5,000.00
Full recognition pathway
$4,200.00
Fast Track/Blended pathway from
$4,000.00
Partial qualification from
$3,000.00
Full qualification fee
$5,500.00
Full recognition pathway
$4,700.00
Fast Track/Blended pathway from
$4,500.00
Partial qualification from
$3,500.00

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Traineeships

Traineeships combine work-based training with formal training from a registered training provider.

Contact us at training@mhcc.org.au to arrange for an apprenticeship network provider representative to come out to your workplace to assess your eligibility and complete the relevant paperwork to sign you up as a Trainee.

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Member discounts

Staff from member organisations of Mental Health Coordinating Council are entitled to generous discounts on our short courses, professional development and online training.

Find out more about the other benefits of membership.

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Further information

Our training team can help you with questions you may have on scholarship opportunities, fees exemptions and how to get through the enrolment process.

Contact the team at training@mhcc.org.au or call us on 02 9060 9630. 

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