Graduate Certificate in Mental Health
Course information for - 2023 entry
Offered at 1 locations
- Study mode
1 year part-time
- Fees (first year)*
- Start dates
Semester 1 intake: Not availableMidyear (Semester 2) intake: Beginning July 2023Applications open April 2023
The Graduate Certificate in Mental Health is aimed at allied health professionals who work with clients experiencing mental health issues, but who have no formal postgraduate mental health qualification. It aims to expand allied health clinicians’ knowledge and skills in mental health practice with evidence-based knowledge and skills practice enabling application/translation recovery oriented socially inclusive and reflective practice in the clinical setting.
Commonwealth Supported Places are available for this course. See the Courses costs section below, under Fees.
Students are required to be employed in a mental health service for a minimum of one semester during enrolment in order to undertake the unit HLSC651 Holistic Individual Centred Mental Health Practice.
This course meets the requirements of a postgraduate qualification for employment beyond entry level in mental health settings.
To complete the Graduate Certificate in Mental Health, a student must complete 40 credit points (cp).
Sample program map
|Year - Study period||Unit 1||Unit 2||Unit 3||Unit 4||Unit 5|
Year 1 - Semester 1
HLSC650 Recovery Oriented Mental Health
HLSC651 Holistic Individual Centred Mental Health Practice
Year 1 - Semester 2
HLSC652 Health Promotion and Social Inclusion
HLSC655 Reflective Practice and Clinical Supervision in Mental Health
This is a sample program only and units will vary depending on your campus and mode of study. Please refer to the handbook for the prerequisite units and the current listing.
An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.
To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must:
- have completed a Bachelor degree in a Health discipline; AND
- provide written confirmation from their employer that their workplace duties bring them into regular contact with people who have mental health problems.
Disclaimer: The course entry requirements above are for 2023 Admission.
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Graduates may be eligible to progress to Graduate Diplomas such as the Graduate Diploma in Mental Health and, through them and/or with relevant work experience, to Master’s degree programs such as the Master of Mental Health or other postgraduate programs at ACU.
All costs are calculated using current rates and are based on a full-time study load of 40 credit points (normally 4 units) per semester.
A student’s annual fee may vary in accordance with:
- the number of units studied per semester;
- the choice of major or specialisation; and
- elective units.
The University reviews fees annually.
A 10% rebate on fees will be offered to domestic ACU graduates (from any faculty) enrolling in full fee-paying postgraduate studies in the Faculty of Health Sciences. Conditions apply.
You should be able to concentrate on getting good marks instead of worrying about how you’ll pay your fees. We have a number of options that can help you ease the financial burden, including government assistance, scholarships and income support.
You could be eligible for one of the hundreds of scholarships we award each year to help students from across the university with the cost of studying, accommodation or overseas study opportunities. Some of our scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit, but these aren’t just for the academically gifted; ACU also recognises excellence in community engagement and leadership. We also offer a range of scholarships for those who may be struggling financially or who have faced other barriers to accessing education.
How to apply
Direct applicationApply now
Applicants of Mental Health are required to complete and upload the Statement of Employment form with their application.
Deferment is available for one year. Students must meet employment at the point of commencing studies. Find out more about deferment.