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Integrating Mental Health Practice Skill Set

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This skill set is free for everyone*

The Integrating Mental Health Practice Skill Set will give you the skills to assist and support clients who are experiencing mental health concerns, and respond to the increasing need for mental health awareness.
This training is ideal for people currently working withor experienced in — a person-centred care model within the community services, healthcare or people services sectors who would like to integrate mental health support skills and knowledge into their work practice; or considering a move into a mental health specialisation role.

You'll gain skills in providing support services to people with mental health issues, including those at risk of suicide or with alcohol and other drug issues; recognising and responding to crisis situations; managing personal stress in the workplace; and working with diverse people.

*Please note, it is highly recommended that you should be working in or have experience in the field.


This course remains FEE FREE in 2024! The course fees are 100 per cent subsidised by the WA State Government for WA residents.

Some eligibility conditions apply for the free training, and other fees may apply for some courses. Please see the FAQs on the Skills Ready page for further information.

* Please note that eligibility requirements apply to some of the free training.


This job ready skill set is part of the Skills Ready program. All job ready skill sets are available for everyone to study, some are free for everyone, some are free for eligible people (including displaced workers, concession students and youth up to 25 years not at school).

More skill sets can be found on our Skill sets and short courses page, and for other qualifications be sure to check the Courses page, to see everything we have to offer.

*Please note: this course is only available to applicants over the age of 18.
It is highly recommended that you should be working in or have experience in the field.

Please also consider the following carefully before enrolling; some units within this skill set may be triggering for people who have experienced trauma, mental health issues, alcohol and other drug issues, risk of suicide and/or crisis. Please ensure you have sufficient support networks for the duration of your study.

Next intake will commence on 3 October 2022.

Duration: Two terms (21 weeks).

Delivery: This skill set will be delivered in a combination of online classes, written assessments and two full day on campus workshops.

You will need some basic computer skills for online learning, your own computer, as well as a pair of headphones / microphone.
Course information is available via an online Learning Management System (we don't use hard copy books).
Written assessments can be accessed and submitted via the online Learning Management System (Blackboard).

Your lecturers will offer online classes (approximately once per fortnight) to go through the units and help you with the assessments. All online classes will be recorded so you can catch up later if you weren't able to make it. 
In addition to attending the online classes, you'll need 2-4 hours per week available for independent study. If your experience in the Community Services sector is limited, you may need more study time.

Assessment for the 5 units will be done as follows:

  • The required knowledge for all 5 units will be assessed via 7 written assessments, all short answer questions. There is a written assessment due approximately every 2-3 weeks.
  • The practical skills for all 5 units will be assessed in two, full-day on campus workshops that you must attend at Leederville TAFE.

Completing a qualification such as this one opens up a range of opportunities to work in Western Australia’s mental health system, view potential careers on the WA Government's Mental Health Commission website

Visit one of our four Jobs and Skills Centres located at NMT's Balga, Joondalup, Midland and Perth campuses for free career planning advice and job search support.


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Semester 1, 2024

Mount Lawley - Online

Duration 1 Semester
When Semester 1, 2024
Where Mount Lawley
How Online

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