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Get one year off your university study!

As a Trainsmart Australia student you can now fast-track your learning, thanks to an advanced standing agreement with Edith Cowan University (ECU).  You can shave off up to a year of your bachelor’s degree if you complete a diploma[...]

Apply Now for our last intake of 2018!

Do you have your own personal lived experience of mental illness? Are you passionate about helping people suffering from mental health issues? With our  CHC43515 Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work, you could be on your way to a[...]

Community services courses online

Demand for community and health service workers in Australia is consistently on the rise. The Australian Government predicts “very strong” job growth for Welfare Support Workers – including Community Services Workers – over the next 5 years. This reflects[...]

What does a youth worker do?

Youth workers play an important role in helping to support, nurture and shape the future of youth within our communities. Jobs and Skills WA define a youth worker as someone who “helps young people develop the skills to make[...]

Working with people with alcohol and other drugs problems

Alcohol and other drugs are major causes of preventable diseases and illnesses in Australia. According to a recent report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW), there is a strong link between problematic alcohol and other drug[...]

Top 5 tips for building a mentally healthy workplace

Workplace stress is a reality around the world. In a recent study, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) found that work-related stress around the world costs global society billions in direct and indirect costs annually (source: WFMH). And the ramifications[...]

3 steps to providing mental health first-aid

The World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH) suggests at least 1 in 4 adults will experience mental health difficulties at one time or another, but many will receive “little or no help” when in an emergency. In contrast, the[...]

How to break the stigma around mental illness in the workplace

More than 70% of people with mental illness actively hide their mental illness from others, with many of those doing so out of fear of discrimination when looking for or keeping a job, according to a recent report by[...]

Upcoming events for Health and Community Organisations

Mental Health – Professional Development For Community and Health Organisations   Introducing the first three, of a brand new series of Micro Credentials – short course presentations – dealing with a number of important topics, so crucial to the[...]

What careers are in demand in WA?

According to 2016 census data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, community and personal service workers accounted for the fastest-growing careers in Australia, seeing the largest job growth of 19% compared to the previous census in 2011. In WA,[...]

Age Care Facility excursion with Certificate IV in Ageing Support students

It was an eventful day last week with CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support students paying their first visit to Belmont Age Care Facility. This was TrainSmart’s first excursion for live exposure to Age Care Work in a well-established facility that has[...]

Should you study a health and community services course in Perth?

With the ever-increasing demand for counsellors, mental health and community service workers, the prevalence of counselling, mental health and community services courses in Perth has grown rapidly in recent years. But with more and more courses available, the choice[...]

Make a difference with a community services qualification

When you choose to pursue a career in community services, you’re entering a meaningful career where you can make a profound difference to people’s lives on a daily basis. In today’s fast-paced world of seemingly ever-increasing demands, pressures and[...]

3 things you should know about youth work courses

Youth work is a challenging, yet immensely rewarding career choice. As a trained and qualified youth worker, you’ll have the ability to help shape the future lives of young people and empower them to become confident, independent and successful[...]

Am I eligible for government-subsidised courses in WA?

Whether you’re looking to further develop your existing skills, or embark on an exciting new career journey, it’s a big step to decide to take on a study program. But before you dive into your chosen course, one of[...]

How to become a Counsellor in Australia: Counselling Qualifications and job opportunities

Imagine yourself… when counselling a client… being able to motivate and empower them to discover their own inner wisdom and healing capacity…understanding the relationship between mind, body, spirit and its impact on ‘mental health’ and finding healing through the work you are doing.[...]

How to develop counselling skills?

The Australian Government’s Job Outlook initiative defines counsellors as: “Counsellors provide information on vocational, relationship, social and educational difficulties and issues, and work with people to help them to identify and define their emotional issues through therapies such as cognitive[...]

Finding my element in Community Service

Finding our element is a quest to identify our natural talent. An internal and external journey that takes you to your destination. I found meaning and purpose in my life when I started getting involved in Community service activities[...]

Why should you work in Aged Care?

It all started many years ago as I had moved to a new country to start fresh, leaving home. I was very excited as I landed to embrace my new life overseas, new culture, and new opportunities that life[...]

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