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Master of Forensic Mental Health

  • Qualification:

    Master's Degree

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  • Payment options:

    FEE-HELP may be available
    Payment plan
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    8 units

  • Start date:

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  • Awarded by:

    Griffith University

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What you'll learn

About this course

As a student of the Master of Forensic Mental Health course, you will further your education and gain an understanding of the many complex issues involved in forensic mental health: legislation, administration, policy and practice, professional ethics and accountability, delivery of forensic mental health services, risk assessment and risk management, clinical assessment and the treatment and management of forensic mental health patients.


To study this course you will require an undergraduate degree in criminology, social work or other mental health-related discipline.

Areas of study

You will have the opportunity to specialise in the following areas:

  • Policies, legislation and administration
  • History of thinking, policy and practice
  • Professional ethics and accountability
  • Risk assessment and risk management
  • Clinical assessment, treatment and management
For two decades, Open Universities Australia (OUA) has partnered with leading Australian educators to make tertiary-level courses easier to access for people, no matter their background, their work status or their other life commitments. OUA has built up their reputation by making education more flexible, easier to tailor and available almost entirely online.

OUA's devotion to online education remains to this day, but where they once focused on higher education, today they offer the broadest set of post-secondary education and training programs in Australia.
Open Universities Australia offers a range of administrative and student support options. As a student of OUA you will have access to four hours of free expert tutoring support for each unit undertaken through the tutoring service SMARTHINKING. This on-demand service allows you to get fast, detailed feedback on your assignment drafts and gives you access to your tutor in real time.

The My OUA portal is an online student medium that allows you access to all your course and enrolment information as well as access to student forums and assessment tips.

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Master of Forensic Mental Health from Griffith University.

This course is appropriate for those working in, or intending to work in, the field of forensic mental health, and for professionals in related areas such as corrections, community and family services, and disability services.

Curious about where a career in criminology could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

  • Psychologist
  • Disability Services Instructor
  • Correctional Officer
  • Forensic Scientist

Payment options & support

Finance options

FEE-HELP is available.

You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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