Betty Barakat


Betty Barakat’s passion for supporting human rights, equity and social justice has led her to work in the Community Service and Education sector.

Betty has taught and provided programs for asylum seekers, unaccompanied minors and other migrants. Betty has also worked with carers and the aged. Betty has extensive experience working with people from a Culturally and Linguistic Diverse (CALD) backgrounds. She has been a Mental Health Practitioner for Youth and people from a CALD community at Marist180, and was a Counsellor for Carers Victoria, as well as a Case Worker Volunteer for Settlement Services International. In Betty’s other roles, she has volunteered at Lifeline, Salvation Army and Education Development Association.

Betty Barakat has been involved in training and education for over 12 years. Working with International and domestic students across Australia. Betty Joined the VET team as the Course Coordinator for the Diploma of Community Services in January 2012. She continues working and supporting people in the Community Services sector.

Teaching Interests

  • Greif and Loss
  • Trauma Informed Care
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Reflective Professional Practice
  • Mental Health

Professional Association Membership

Member of Case Management Society of Australia (CMSA) since 2011

Australian Counselling Association (ACA) since 2006

Australian Council of Social Services (ACOSS)

Other Languages Spoken

Fluent in Arabic