Master of Mental Health

Master of Mental Health

If you are a professional in allied health or social care settings who can deliver the leadership, care and support that will positively impact mental health care services in Australia, the Master of Mental Health from Victoria University (VU) Online is for you.

The curriculum is designed by a group of contemporary mental health experts, to assist you in building a comprehensive mental health practice, based on research and evidence, collaboration and trauma-informed care. You'll undertake important research to contribute to our developing understanding of mental health, and explore advanced care strategies, therapies and interventions to create better outcomes for people in diverse populations.

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.

Enquire now to find out more! 

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  • Qualification:
    Master's Degree
  • Study mode:
    Online
  • Payment options:
    FEE-HELP may be available
    Upfront payment
  • Duration:
    2 years, part-time
  • Start date:
    Intakes in Jan, Mar, May, July, Sep, Oct
  • Awarded by:
    VU Online
  • Location:
    Online
  • Career Outcomes:
    Psychologist | Community Health Worker | Family Support Worker | Social Worker | View All

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Course Rundown

If you are a professional in allied health or social care settings who can deliver the leadership, care and support that will positively impact mental health care services in Australia, the Master of Mental Health from Victoria University (VU) Online is for you.

The curriculum is designed by a group of contemporary mental health experts, to assist you in building a comprehensive mental health practice, based on research and evidence, collaboration and trauma-informed care. You’ll undertake important research to contribute to our developing understanding of mental health, and explore advanced care strategies, therapies and interventions to create better outcomes for people in diverse populations.

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.

Enquire now to find out more! 

Eligibility

To do this course, you need to have:

  • Completed an AQF Level 7 Bachelors degree in a cognate discipline such as Health Science, Social Work, Psychology, Medicine, Youth Work, or Education; OR 
  • A Graduate Certificate in Mental Health; OR ​​
  • A Graduate Certificate in Child and Adolescent Mental Health

In this course, units you may study include:

Core:

  • HNO6010 - Recovery Oriented Mental Health
  • HNO6012 - Effective Trauma-Informed Care
  • HNO6009 - Mental Health Foundations
  • HNO6014 - Introduction to Child and Adolescent Mental Health
  • HNO06013 - Mental Health in Later Life
  • HNO7013 - Psychological Therapies​​
  • HNO6004 - Evidence and Research for Practice
  • HNO7014 - Perspectives on Addictive Behaviours
  • HNO7012 - Assessment in Mental Health​
  • HNO7901 - Research Project

Electives:

  • HNO6015 - Child and Adolescent Engagement and Assessment​ 
  • HNO7011 - Pharmacology and Therapeutics in Mental Health

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 Master of Mental Health from VU Online.

You'll gain work-based skills and knowledge in assessment and intervention approaches which you can use for successful engagement with individuals, families, clinicians and carers in community and clinical mental health settings.

Depending on your skills and experience, you can apply the knowledge you gain in this course to careers such as:

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 $31,400 (or $2,600 - $2,700 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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