Aboriginal Careers in Mental Health

Overview

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The Aboriginal Careers in Mental Health program was co-ordinated by the Mental Health Coordinating Council (MHCC) in partnership with State Training Services, Aboriginal Services of the NSW Department of Education and Communities (DEC) and the Commonwealth Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR). The program involved MHCC engaging in partnership with community mental health organisations to support a total of 50 new traineeships and cadetships for Aboriginal people in NSW.  The Aboriginal Careers in Mental Health Program delivered:

  • Increased Aboriginal employment in the community mental health sector
  • Built the capacity of community mental health organisations to employ and support Aboriginal workers
  • Built the capacity of community mental health organisations to engage with and better support Aboriginal communities and people
  • Assisted Aboriginal people to develop the skills requirements to work in the community mental health sector
  • Increased Aboriginal engagement with vocational training

Resources Downloads

Information Kit for Employers

 


Good News Stories

 


Contacts

For further information on this program, please contact the Aboriginal Jobs Together Employment unit within State Training Services.

Page last updated: 17 March 2015