Education and training opportunities
The Graduate Mental Health Nursing Scheme (funded by the Department of Health) helps beginner practitioners to make the transition into public sector mental health employment. Graduate placements are available across Victoria's clinical mental health services.
To find out more about mental health nursing graduate programs, contact the graduate program coordinator at your local area mental health service or visit their website.
Postgraduate certificate, diploma, master's and doctorate courses are all available from universities and through specialist mental health training and education institutes. Some are listed below.
Orygen Youth Health
The Bouverie Family Centre
In 2004 the then Department of Human Services (now the Department of Health) initiated the Workforce Development Project. It grouped Victorian mental health services into three clusters:
These educational clusters aim to provide staff, carers and consumers within Victoria's mental health sector with ongoing professional development, education and training. They provide a schedule of all training and professional development activities, which can be accessed on their websites.
Online mental health professional development
The Mental Health Professional Online Development (MHPOD) national project involves the development and implementation of an innovative web-based professional education tool for staff from mental health services. See the Mental Health Professional Online Development (MHPOD) website.
Psychiatric disability rehabilitation support
For information about VICSERV, Victoria's peak organisation for the PDRS sector, see the Careers in mental health – psychiatric disability rehabilitation and support services section of this website or visit the VICSERV website.