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Western Cluster - Education and Training

The Western Victorian Mental Health Learning & Development Cluster delivers a range of training opportunities to members of its collaborating agencies. Our approach is multilayered and focused on workforce development. You may view the Western Cluster Training Approach for more information.


Register for Western Cluster events in two ways: online (preferable) or the standard paper form. 

You will receive an automatically-generated confirmation email when your registration has gone through, and a second email when your registration has been entered into our training database. Your manager will automatically be emailed that you have requested to attend the training day.

 Online registrations

Alternatively, you can download the Western Cluster registration form and return it via fax or email.

Registrations close two weeks before the event date. Late registrations are not accepted.

Training Calendar

For further details, and a full list of Western Victorian Mental Health Learning & Development Cluster training opportunities, download the 2016 Training Calendar.

Calendar Workshops

Our events provide introductory, intermediate, and advanced level training. Registrations close two weeks before the workshop date. 

Off-Calendar Workforce Development Activities

The Western Victorian Mental Health Learning & Development Cluster aims to support a number of additional workforce development activities. Some examples may include training events, forums, seminars, and/or local service initiatives (Practice Development) that support mental health workforce development. Please contant your local Cluster Representative for further information.

Registrations close two weeks before the workshop date.

Workforce Development Projects

Over the past several years, the Western Victorian Mental Health Learning & Development Cluster has supported seed-funded Workforce Development Projects.  For further information, please contact the individuals listed. 

Previous Projects:

  • Aged Physical Mental Health Assessment (NWMH) - robyn.garlick@mh.org.au
  • Taking the Confusion out of Delirium (South West Healthcare) - rporter@swh.net.au
  • Living Well: A model for promoting dual diagnosis capability (Bendigo Health, Mental Health) / Advanced Suicide Assessment Program (Bendigo Health, Mental Health) - tlenten@bendigohealth.org.au 
  • Management and leadership training program for managers and consumer/carer consultants a dual approach (Barwon Mental Health) - shirleyj@barwonhealth.org.au
  • Developing Contemporary Practice Competencies for Case Managers in Mental Health (Mercy Mental Health) - dhawthorne@mercy.com.au

Allied Health

Western Cluster Allied Health Committee Representatives on the WETS committee include:

  • Kate Lhuede (Occupational Therapy)
  • Steve Halperin (Psychology)
  • Lisa O'Dwyer Hebel (Social Work)

Please refer to the Governance Structure page for their contact details.


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