Graduate Certificate in Child and Adolescent Mental Health

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The lives of children and adolescents are more complicated than ever before and the demand for professionals who can support them is high! The Graduate Certificate in Child and Adolescent Mental Health from Victoria University (VU) Online will give you a strong understanding of their mental health and wellbeing.

The curriculum has been designed by contemporary mental health experts, and upon completion of the course, you’ll be qualified to continue onto study the Master of Child and Adolescent Mental Health.

Study 100% online with Victoria University Online’s award-winning postgraduate Block Model. This model recognises and accommodates the complexity of students’ lives and facilitates a manageable and connected online learning experience. 

VU Online provides four layers of personalised, academic and non-academic support to its online students to help them create their success story.

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To do this course, you need to have completed:

  • an AQF Level 7 Bachelor in a cognate discipline such as Health Science, Social Work, Psychology, Medicine, Counselling, Youth Work or Education OR;
  • a Victoria University Graduate Certificate in Mental Health OR;
  • a Victoria University Graduate Certificate in Child and Adolescent Mental Health.

In this course, units you may study include:

  • HNO6014 - Introduction to Child and Adolescent Mental Health
  • HNO6015 - Child and Adolescent Engagement and Assessment
  • HNO6012 - Effective Trauma-Informed Care 
  • HNO6009 - Mental Health Foundations Unit Code

Internationally recognised as a leading university, Victoria University (VU) is ranked among the top two per cent of universities worldwide.

At VU Online, you can tailor your studies to fit around your busy schedule through 100% flexible learning. Their programs are delivered through VU Online’s postgraduate Block Model, winner of the LearnX Live! Award 2021 ‘Best Online Learning Model’.

Their postgraduate online Block Model is designed to be flexible, interactive and student-centred. Instead of taking two or three units a semester, you will study one unit at a time, offering you more flexibility than traditional on-campus degrees.

VU Online's learning platform is a virtual one-stop-shop that helps you manage your study commitments 24/7. You will be able to access your coursework, resources, assignment details and individual feedback from facilitators, all in one place.

- A genuine online learning community.
- Interactive, immersive learning - no exams or textbooks to purchase.
- Delivered by experienced academics and facilitators.
- 1:1 support via phone, email or SMS, seven days a week and in the evenings.
- Small class sizes with a 25:1 student-teacher ratio.

Where Will It Lead Me?

When you graduate, you'll receive a Graduate Certificate in Child and Adolescent Mental Health from Victoria University Online.

You can apply your skills in evidence-based assessment and intervention approaches to a range of therapeutic, community, educational and clinical settings.

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

How Much Will It Cost?

The full fee for this course is $10,400 (or $2,600 per unit).

Eligible students can apply for the Australian government's FEE-HELP loan scheme to cover the costs of all or part of your fees.

Enquire for more information on payment 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 $47,014 (2021-22 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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