Aboriginal Careers in Mental Health

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The Aboriginal Careers in Mental Health program is 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 involves MHCC engaging in partnership with community mental health organisations to support a total of 50 new traineeships and cadetships for Aboriginal people in NSW.

Purpose

The Aboriginal Careers in Mental Health Program aims to:

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

 

Program 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: 02 September 2014