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How to ask your boss for a mental health day
If you’re feeling burnt out after the events of the last two years, then you’re not alone, and you might need a mental health day.  Workplace burnout is arguably more present than ever, with Thrive My Way reporting that two-thirds of full-time employees say they’ve ex...

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How to become a mental health worker
The career of a mental health support worker is undoubtedly one of the most meaningful jobs currently in demand. The opportunity to make a long-term, positive impact in the lives of others; empower those who need it most; and bolster much-needed support for the critical area o...

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Why teachers need mental health training
“Stressed and depressed” – common adjectives often used to describe the youth of today’s educational system. In Australia alone, 2019 research revealed that nearly 25% of all young people experience high rates of mental distress; figures that have risen by 5.5% in the ...

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How to improve mental health in the workplace
When it comes to workplace health, we often focus on the physical: promoting sick leaves, investment in safety gear, and OHS (occupational health and safety) rules and practices. The more mental, psychological side of things, however, still leaves much room for improvement.  ...

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The mental health benefits of learning a new skill
There’s no doubt that COVID-19 has changed our lives forever and, as we navigate through this strange time, it’s important that we look for the silver lining. While we come to terms with job loss or cuts to wages/hours, it’s imperative that we use our time at home wisely – f...

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5 reasons why you should consider a career in mental health
Mental health: a critical subject comprising vital issues, concerns, and implications for the wellbeing of today’s citizens, yet one historically under-discussed. Now more than ever, we’re realising that physical fitness can only get us so far – a sound, healthy mind and emo...

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Mental Health Worker
  What does a Mental Health Worker do? A mental health worker cares for people with mental health issues, substance abuse, poverty and other social problems . They assist psychiatrists, doctors and nurses by monitoring patients/groups, providing therapeutic assistance and ...

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Alcohol and Other Drugs Worker
  What does an Alcohol and Other Drugs Worker do? Alcohol and other drugs workers might undertake tasks such as providing support, information and advice to clients about alcohol and other drugs , as well as mental health and addictions.  Read more about the community se...

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Case Manager
What does a Case Manager do? Case managers offer guidance and support to people with a range of physical, circumstantial or mental health issues. They work closely with other support and health providers.  Read more about the community services industry . What are the key...

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Personal Care Assistant
  What does a Personal Care Assistant do?  A personal care assistant provides help, support and care to patients in their daily activities directly in each client’s homes or in hospitals, aged care or healthcare organisations. Most staff work part time due to the physical...

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Counsellor
  What does a Counsellor do? Counsellors give talking therapy to help people deal with emotional issues or difficulties . They work face-to-face with individual clients, couples or small groups.  Read more about the community services industry . What are the key skills ...

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Family Support Worker
  What does a Family Support Worker do?  A family support worker is assigned to at-risk clients through governmental or social service agencies. They assess the needs of the family, help resolve issues and promote wellbeing, human rights and social justice . They may of...

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Student Q&A: Lynn Weate
Lynn Weate is currently studying the certificate-level qualification in  Mental Health with Upskilled. Having many years of experience in the retail sector, she decided that working in the industry was no longer what she wanted to do professionally. After going through som...

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Student Q&A: Ester D'agostino
Ester D'agostino recently completed a  Work Health and Safety  course with Upskilled. Last year, she was re-evaluating what she wanted to do professionally and decided undertaking a qualification was the best course of action. Being appointed as the Health and Safety repres...

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Student Q&A: Dance Marinopolous
Editor's note: Dance successfully completed her studies with Upskilled in December 2020. Dance Marinopolous is currently studying the a qualification in  Case Management  with Upskilled. Having a background in event management and floristy, she decided that she wanted to ...

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Industry Q&A: Community Services with Tom Conley
Tom Conley currently works as President & Executive Managing Director at DCSS Australia Inc .  DCSS stands for Diverse Community & Social Services and they are a non-for-profit organisation that focuses on supporting people who have incurred fines and debt in Victoria (V...

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Student Q&A: Andrea Walker
The world of social media marketing is an exciting one and for student Andrea Walker, she did not hesitate in choosing to study the social media marketing with Upskilled. Coming from a mental health/early childhood background, Andrea had the desire of changing careers and...

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Student Q&A: Lauren Wallis
Lauren Wallis studied the certificate-level qualification in  Leadership and Management as suggested by her boss when given the opportunity to work as a team leader. While having existing leadership skills, the qualification gave her a greater depth of knowledge when it came ...

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What career outcomes can a CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health help me achieve?
CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health     Mental health professionals work with individuals struggling with mental health and substance problems. They work with other healthcare workers such as psychiatrists, doctors and nurses when it comes to monitoring a patien...

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Is JobTrainer available in ACT and for which courses?
The JobTrainer Fund is a joint initiative of the commonwealth, state and territory governments.  Who is eligible for JobTrainer? JobTrainer places will be available to job seekers and young people aged 17-24, who have left school. A range of full qualifications, pre-appr...

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What career outcomes can a CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling help me achieve?
CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling   Counsellors work with individuals who are going through mental health issues and trauma, providing them the support needed to improve their wellbeing. They are professionals who generally work with individual clients, couples or small group...

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Work Placement Partners
Students who are currently enrolled in the following courses may have the opportunity to work with the organisations below to help them find work placement:   CHC43315 - Certificate IV in Mental Health CHC33015 - Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) C...

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Which courses offer traineeships?
In NSW these are the courses we offer Traineeships for    Certificate IV in Project Management Practice BSB40920 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management BSB40520 Certificate IV in Entrepreneurship and New Business BSB40320 Diploma of Project Management BSB50820 Di...

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NSW Smart & Skilled - Skilling for Recovery
The JobTrainer Fund is a joint initiative of the commonwealth, state and territory governments.  Skilling for Recovery is a NSW Government program that falls under the JobTrainer fund which provides fee free training. Students that meet Smart and Skilled eligibility crite...

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