The employment of a suitably qualified and skilled workforce that is sufficient in size to meet demand remains one of the challenges facing the Community Mental Health and Wellbeing Sector today.
QAMH is funded by Jobs Queensland under the Queensland Care Consortium to pilot a project to strengthen the relationship between two TAFE Queensland campuses (Mooloolaba and Southbank), students, and the broader Community Mental Health and Wellbeing Sector.
This project aims to create a strong pipeline of well-prepared workers into our sector by assisting students of the TAFE Certificate IV in Mental Health (CHC43315) to successfully complete the course and graduate with an understanding of the Community and Mental Health and Wellbeing sector. The hope is graduating students who receive additional support throughout their study will go on to secure fulfilling jobs within the sector.
Students of the TAFE Certificate IV in Mental Health (CHC43315) have the opportunity to participate in the Mental Health Industry Connector project. This means they will have access to:
- Regular online Community of Practice facilitated by QAMH staff: this community of students will build reflective capacity, identify and address gaps in skills and understanding all within a supportive peer network
- Classroom workshops: these workshops will provide you with additional resources and connect you to key contacts in the Community Mental Health and Wellbeing Sector.