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ACT Mental Health Consumer Scholarship Scheme

Community Work

The ACT Mental Health Consumer Scholarship Scheme is a partnership between ACT Health, CIT and ACT Mental Health Consumer Network. It is designed to support mental health consumers to study in the community services area. The aim of the scheme is to increase employment opportunities for mental health consumers in mental health, alcohol and other drugs, community development, youth work and community services.

The ACT Mental Health Consumer Scholarship Scheme is a two staged approach to support mental health consumers gain qualifications in the area of human services.

  • The first stage of the scheme is funding for the completion of the Statement of Attainment in Introductory Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drugs. This qualification will work towards a Certificate IV within the community services package.
  • The second stage is funding that covers course fees only for study in one of the Certificate IV courses in the Community Work Programs.

These are run by the Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) at CIT Bruce. This scholarship scheme is available to Australian residents and citizens. Please note international students are not eligible.

Applications will be considered and assessed by a selection committee. Interviews may also be conducted. The decision by the selection committee is final and appeals will not be accepted.

Round Applications Due by Selection Committee Meeting
1 3 December Week commencing 6 December
2 28 January 2022 Week commencing 31 January

All applicants will be notified about the outcome of their application in writing within two weeks of the selection committee meetings.

Number Available: 25

Eligibility Criteria: Anyone who has lived experience of a mental illness/disorder and is 17 years of age or older is eligible to apply for admission to the scholarship scheme. Preference will be given to applicants who have not completed post-secondary studies and/or are unemployed.

Further Information: MHCG Scholarship Application form (MS Word Document)

Application closing date: Saturday 28 January 2023