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Author Getting a job in Mental Health as an Enrolled Nurse



  • Joined: Mar 2015
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Wed Mar 04, 2015 4:03 pm

Currently I am studying the Diploma of nursing, and I'm a bit unsure of how to get work in Mental Health once I graduate.

Is the post basic module on mental health a requirement, or is it just something some employees may prefer you to have done?

If it is a requirement, will employees hire you to work part time whilst you complete the course part time, or do you have to have the course completed prior to employment?



  • Joined: May 2015
  • Location: Australia
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May 10, 2015, 01:07 pm

Hi there, 

I am an enrolled nurse and currently work in mental health rehabilitation. While studying for my Diploma of Nursing, I also got my Certificate IV in Mental Health through a correspondence online and this helped with getting my current job. 

If you want to work in acute mental health such as the psychiatric ward of the local hospital or a psychiatric hospital, it would be a good idea to speak to the specific hospital's human resources department and find out what is required. 

Mental health is fascinating area. All the very best with your studies and career goals :-)



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Feb 20, 2016, 01:45 am