Marija Rathousk
Australian Capital Territory

Certificate IV in Mental Health

RTO: The Australian Academy of Media

Employer: YWCA Canberra

Marija enrolled in a Certificate IV in Mental Health while working as a Case Manager at YWCA Canberra. The course presented the perfect opportunity for Marija, as it aligned with her passion to support people and offered the flexibility of online learning so she could continue to work and balance other commitments in her life. Marija believes that her training had an important impact on her, both personally and professionally.   

Marija learnt practical strategies to support clients with compassion, empathy and understanding. Her goal is to continue to develop these skills and to make a difference in the lives of others. The vocational training enabled Marija to take on new responsibilities in the workplace which opened opportunities for career advancement.  

In 2023, Marija spoke at the Youth Homelessness Matters Day and was an ambassador for Homelessness Connect. She has participated in industry panels, networking meetings and roundtables where she shared her perspectives and insight.  

Commended by her trainer for her hard work, passion, and commitment to excellence, Marija embodies the qualities of an outstanding professional in the mental health sector.