Mental Health Consumer Scholarships 2020

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 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 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. This will be funded in 2020.

  • 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 courses are run by the Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) at Bruce.

There is approximately 30 places (free) for Mental Health Consumers to apply for these scholarships.

If you would like more information, please visit the CIT website here or contact:

Véronique Gouneau

Head of Department

Community Work

CIT Health, Community and Science

Canberra Institute of Technology

Tel: + (61) 02 6205 4724 | Email: [email protected]

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