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ACT Mental Health Consumer Scholarship Scheme

Community Work

This Scholarship 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 scholarship scheme recognises the immense value offered by persons with lived experience of mental illness.

The ACT Mental Health Consumer Scholarship Scheme is a two staged approach to support mental health consumers gain qualifications in the area of community 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. This will be funded in 2023.
  • The second stage is funding that covers course fees for continuing to study in only one of the Certificate IV courses in the Community Work Programs.

The ACT Mental Health Consumer Scholarship Schemeis a partnership between ACT Health, CIT and ACT Mental Health Consumer Network.

Value: Stage 1 is fee free. Stage 2 fees for 1 eligible Certificate IV course is paid for by the Scholarship

Number Available: 25

Eligibility Criteria: Anyone who has lived experience of a mental illness/disorder, has accessed services in the ACT, 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 (International students are not eligible to apply).

Further Information: ACT MHC Scholarship Application Form 2023 (PDF File)

Application Closing Date: Monday 09 January 2023