Teaching mental health workers

An expanding mental health sector in Western NSW is behind the launch of a course that will seek to make students "work-ready".

Promotion across the region of the year-long mental health course includes advice of "new opportunities opening up over the next few years" with the Western NSW Local Health District and its non-government organisation partners.

The health district and TAFE Western have joined forces to offer Certificate III in Health Services Assistance, most likely from July 2016.

It will entail "seven five-day blocks" at Orange, remote learning and clinical placements "as close to home as possible".

Read more at: http://www.dailyliberal.com.au/story/3861251/teaching-mental-health-workers/?cs=112

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