About us                                              

Mercy Health Training Institute (MHTI) is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO 22085) providing nationally recognised qualifications and non-accredited training to meet individual and industry requirements.

MHTI is part of Mercy Health, a Catholic organisation providing hospital care, aged care, mental health programs, specialist 'women's and babies' health, early parenting education and support, palliative care, home and community care, and health worker training and development.

Our philosophy is to develop skilled people with the professional attitude to succeed in the community services and health sectors.

All students undertaking Certificate III to Diploma level qualifications may have access to supported practical work placements in Mercy Health's hospitals and aged care homes where appropriate. Our team of qualified trainers and assessors have current industry expertise and practical experience.

Download the complete Mercy Health Training Institute Guide in pdf format here.

Training delivery

MHTI offers a range of training methods including class room based, distance and eLearning. Please contact us for options available for your program.


Our courses comprise of a variety of assessment methods depending on the program and may include:

* Written assessments
* Verbal presentations
* Role play simulation and scenarios
* Direct questioning
* Third party reports
* Practical demonstrations (work based and simulated)

Work placement

We assist in arranging work placements so that students can gain real work experience. These placements are primarily in our leading Mercy Health facilities, but may be with other organisations.

MHTI visits each learner during their placement to make sure the learning experience meets the placement objectives and to conduct practical assessments.

Resources and support services

We provide a range of support services and resources to assist students complete their training. These include:

* Student handbook
* Work placement handbooks
* Computer access
* Experienced trainers and assessors

Funding opportunities

Eligible students may be entitled to Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Speak to our career advisors to discuss your individual circumstances and eligibility.

Course fees and charges

Learners who are eligible for government funding are required to pay an enrolment fee. 

Learners who are not eligible for subsidised training can enrol in the course on a fee-for-services basis. Please refer to our course fees and charges on mercyhealth.com.au.

ABSTUDY and Austudy approved

A number of our courses are ABSTUDY and Austudy approved. This means you may receive financial support while you study or train. To find out if you are eligible visit the Department of Human Services website.

MHTI entry requirements

Prospective participants will:

  • - have a current police check with a date of issue within six months of course commencement (course dependant)
  • - have a current Working with Children Check (course dependant)
  • - have a professional attitude in supporting and caring for others and a passion for the healthcare industry
  • - be at least 18 years of age (except for VETiS program)
  • - complete a pre-training review. This may include literacy and numeracy testing and application for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfer.


People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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