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Credit points

120

Minimum duration

1.5 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Course available at

  • Online

EFTSL value of units : All 10 cp units in this course have an EFTSL value of 0.125. Units with a cp value of a multiple of 10 have corresponding EFTSL values.

Admission requirements

An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must :

  1. have completed a Bachelor degree in a Health Discipline; OR have completed the Graduate Diploma in Mental Health or Graduate Certificate in Mental Health or equivalent; AND
  2. provide written confirmation from their employer that their workplace duties bring them into regular contact with people who have mental health problems

Disclamer :The Course entry requirements above are for 2021 Admission.



Completion requirements

To qualify for the degree of Master of Mental Health, a student must complete the 120 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings comprising:

1. For Project Stream:

  1. 40 cp from Mental Health units (Part A)
  2. 60 cp from Project Stream units (Part B)
  3. 20 cp from Elective units (Part C)

OR

2. For Research Stream:

  1. 40 cp from Mental Health units (Part A)
  2. 80 cp from Research Stream units (Part D)

Exit points

Graduate Diploma in Mental Health

80 cp

Duration: 1 year full-time or equivalent part-time

Graduate Certificate in Mental Health

40 cp

Duration: 1 year part-time

Schedule of unit offerings

Part A : Mental Health Units

Complete exactly 40 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
HLSC650Recovery Oriented Mental Health10
HLSC651Holistic Individual Centred Mental Health Practice10
HLSC652Health Promotion and Social Inclusion10
HLSC655Reflective Practice and Clinical Supervision in Mental Health10

Part B : Project Stream Units

Complete exactly 60 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
HLSC605Leadership in Health Care10
HLSC617Independent Project 220
HLSC640Interpreting Health Research10
HLSC657Cognitive Behaviour Therapy10
PHIL623Healthcare Ethics: Principles in Practice10

Part C : Elective Units

Complete exactly 20 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
HLSC603Organisational Culture and Management10
HLSC604Quality and Safety in Health Care10
HLSC606Workforce Management10
HLSC607Policy and Planning in Health Care10
HLSC608Theoretical Foundations of Health Professional Education10
HLSC609Facilitating Learning in Health Professional Settings10
HLSC610Assessment and Evaluation10
HLSC654Balancing Risk in Recovery10
HLSC656Advanced Recovery Theory and Practice10
HLSC658Family Inclusive Recovery-Based Practice in Mental Health10

Or other postgraduate units offered by ACU (eg units in the MCEP (FHS), MBA (FBU), Psychology).

Electives to be selected in consultation with the Course Coordinator.

Part D : Research Stream Units

Complete exactly 80 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
PHIL623Healthcare Ethics: Principles in Practice10
HLSC657Cognitive Behaviour Therapy10
HLSC640Interpreting Health Research10
HLSC623Research Dissertation Part A20
HLSC624Research Dissertation Part B20
CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
HLSC646Qualitative Research Methods10
OR
HLSC647Quantitative Research Methods10
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