Graduate Certificate in Applied Mindfulness

  • Qualification:

    Graduate Certificate

  • Study mode:


  • Payment options:

    FEE-HELP may be availableUpfront payment

  • Duration:

    6 months full time, 1 year part time

  • Start date:

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  • Awarded by:

    Charles Sturt University

This course meets the Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government’s National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that’s recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.

Course Rundown

Be part of an innovative new development in allied health and explore how this emerging therapy is being used for a range of physical and psychological conditions. Charles Sturt University’s online Graduate Certificate in Applied Mindfulness is an in-depth look at both Eastern and Western practices of mindfulness.

Offer more to your clients with an understanding of mindfulness as part of a holistic approach to patient care. You’ll learn a variety of different techniques and investigate how Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and neuroscience are linked to the practice of mindfulness.

This course offers flexible online study, allowing you to tailor your schedule to your work and personal commitments. As part of the course, you’ll be required to attend a CSU campus to complete one subject as a residential school, giving you hands-on experience practicing mindfulness techniques under the supervision of experienced practitioners. 

With mindfulness at the forefront of the discussion around physical and psychological wellbeing, there’s no better time to embrace your curiosity and equip yourself with a new skill in your professional toolbox.



To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Hold a Bachelor degree (or above) in any health, allied health, humanities, social science, education or related disciplines prior to entering this course; OR
  • Demonstrate the successful completion of a Bachelor degree that includes undergraduate psychology; OR
  • Evidence of at least 3 years of significant and relevant experience in a health, allied health, humanities, social science, education or other related discipline.

What You’ll Learn

In this allied health course, subjects you may study include:

  • Eastern and Western Approaches to Mindfulness
  • Mindfulness and Acceptance in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Mindfulness and Neuroscience Influence
  • Applied Mindfulness

Why study with Charles Sturt University?

One of the first universities to adopt distance education study, Charles Sturt University (CSU) is Australia's leading university in online education and continues to strive for innovation and excellence in higher learning. With a track record in graduate employment and strong industry contacts, CSU offers relevant training and workplace skills at both an undergraduate and postgraduate level. CSU specialises in a range of industries such as agriculture, viticulture, education, librarianship, allied health and criminology.

Charles Sturt has 6 campuses in NSW, Australia. All CSU students can attend any campus for support and to use available facilities. Campus locations include; Albury-Wodonga, Bathurst, Dubbo, Orange, Port Macquarie, Wagga Wagga.

Student Support

CSU offers a range of student support services, academic learning support and skills development for all its distance education students. Studying with CSU, you will have access to your online subjects, Student Services, the CSU Library, forums and your exam results through student.csu, a personalised online portal.

You will also have entry into CSU Interact, a scholarly environment that connects students and staff online. Each subject you’re enrolled in will have its own subject site housed within CSU Interact, giving you access to learning content, tools and subject forums.

Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a Graduate Certificate in Applied Mindfulness from Charles Sturt University.

This course gives you the skills to practice mindfulness in professional and research environments. Enhance client outcomes by applying mindfulness techniques to your practice.

How Much Will It Cost?

Finance options

Charles Sturt University offers upfront payment for this course. Students who meet citizenship and residency requirements may be eligible for Government support, allowing you to defer part or all of your course fees.

Enquire now to find out more about your options.

FEE-HELPYou 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, you may not need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $55,874 (2017-18 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.