Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Practice

Program code

3232

Available at

Nathan

Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt

Logan

South Bank

Online

Offshore

Other

Duration

1 year part-time

Credit points

40

Indicative fee

$9,500.00* per year (more)
* 2020 indicative annual fee

Admission requirements

  • Any Bachelor degree or higher
  • Related Certificate IV or Diploma and relevant work experience
  • Relevant work experience

    (more)

Commencing in

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2

Next start date

Trimester 1, 2020 (more)

Applications close

Friday, 31 January 2020

Why choose this program?

In this degree, you will acquire knowledge and understanding of how to work effectively with people with a mental illness, their carers and family members. You will access highly relevant courses based on the latest evidence-based research and collaboration with consumers, carers and mental health professionals.

Within a flexible online learning environment, you will study with fellow students from different professional backgrounds who bring a range of valued perspectives. Our recovery-based courses are designed for workers in various settings where mental health knowledge is essential. These include nursing, occupational therapy, psychology and social work, in roles as community support workers, peer support workers, consumer and carer consultants, rehabilitation workers, disability workers, housing officers, police liaison officers and people working in other mental health support roles.

Successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Practice will be viewed positively by employers and may lead to work opportunities in the mental health field.

Related programs

Code Program title Campus Intake
3232 Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Practice (this program) Online Trimester 1 and Trimester 2
5625 Master of Mental Health Practice Distance Education Trimester 1 and Trimester 2
4171 Graduate Diploma of Mental Health Practice Distance Education Exit point only

Note: Progression through this program suite is dependent upon satisfying admission requirements.

Attendance information

This program is offered part-time in distance mode only. There is no requirement for on-campus attendance. Access to a reliable computer with Internet access is essential.

My career opportunities

You will be able to work in a range of community mental health settings in Australia and overseas. Your knowledge and skills will be transferable to work in other human service and allied health contexts, as mental health issues impact on people engaged with a broad range of services.

Pathways to further study

By completing this Graduate Certificate program with a GPA of at least 5.0 (on a 7.0 scale), you will be eligible to apply for the Master of Mental Health Practice (5625).

Fee-paying postgraduate (domestic) students

Indicative annual tuition fee

The indicative annual tuition fee is calculated based on a standard full-time study load which is usually 80 credit points.

The indicative annual tuition fee is based on current conditions and available data and should only be used as a guide. These fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.

Tuition fees
  • A fee-paying postgraduate student pays tuition fees.
  • Students are liable for tuition fees for the courses they are enrolled in as at the census date.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program prior to 2014 is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student commenced the program.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program from 2014 onwards is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student is enrolled.

Program fees for the Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Practice (3232)

Year of study Fee category/Band Fee per CP Tuition fee 40cp
2020 Fee Band 19.0 $237.50 $9,500.00
2019 Fee Band 18.0 $225.00 $9,000.00
Tuition fees for your degree program
Changing programs

If a postgraduate student changes to a different program they will be subject to the approved program fee for the trimester in which they are enrolled.

Further information