Mental health nursing

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Career outcomes

Our mental health nursing graduates have pursed careers as:

  • clinicians
  • case managers
  • case workers
  • team leaders
  • service managers
  • triage managers
  • psychiatric consultants
  • liaison nurses
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About mental health nursing

Our suite of mental health nursing programs are developed specifically for clinicians employed in the specialist area of mental health. They provide clinicians with knowledge and skills across a range of mental health settings, including: acute care, community mental health, and psychosocial rehabilitation and recovery services. As mental health service provision continues to evolve, our courses will provide you with professional development opportunities and equip you to respond to the needs of consumers.

Get accredited

Choose from Australia’s only mental health nursing courses fully accredited by the Australasian College of Mental Health Nurses: the Graduate Diploma in Mental Health (Nursing) and the Master of Mental Health (Nursing).

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Do it online

Too busy to come to campus? No problem. Both the allied health and nursing streams of our Graduate Diploma in Mental Health and Master of Mental Health are now offered fully online.

Join fellow professionals

Our mental health nursing courses are for true professionals – those who have completed a Bachelor of Nursing degree or higher and can prove they are employed in a mental health service.

Add CBT to your degree

Stand out from competitors by studying a specific unit in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) at ACU. Offered in both the Graduate Diploma and Master of Mental Health (Nursing), CBT is an intervention of choice in contemporary mental health service delivery and is an effective treatment option.

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