Master of Mental Health

Master of Mental Health

The demand for mental health professionals is on the rise. Accelerate your career in a rewarding field and build valuable skills with a Master of Mental Health from La Trobe University.  

Take your knowledge and experience in the mental health field to the next level with the Master of Mental Health. Gain a deeper understanding of mental health through systematic analysis and reflection on the relationships between theory and clinical practice. La Trobe's Master of Mental Health gives you strong evidence-based learning, supported by clinical skill development and lifelong skills.

Learn from experts, then become one with our 100 percent online course which has been developed in collaboration with Allied Health Professions Australia (AHPA).

Learn to help rural and Indigenous populations and choose a focus on leadership and project management skills. When you graduate, you'll be able to make independent clinical judgments in mental health practice and develop clinical plans, as well as offer an exemplary level of care and leadership in a variety of careers in mental health. Be ready to make a different for vulnerable populations.

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  • Qualification:
    Master's Degree
  • Study mode:
    Online
  • Payment options:
    FEE-HELP may be available
    Upfront payment
  • Duration:
    18 months
  • Start date:
    There are six student intakes per year, pick the start date that suits you
  • Awarded by:
    La Trobe University
  • Location:
    Online
  • Career Outcomes:
    Psychiatric Aide | Case Manager | Service Manager | Mental Health Worker | Case Worker | View All

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The demand for mental health professionals is on the rise. Accelerate your career in a rewarding field and build valuable skills with a Master of Mental Health from La Trobe University.  

Take your knowledge and experience in the mental health field to the next level with the Master of Mental Health. Gain a deeper understanding of mental health through systematic analysis and reflection on the relationships between theory and clinical practice. La Trobe’s Master of Mental Health gives you strong evidence-based learning, supported by clinical skill development and lifelong skills.

Learn from experts, then become one with our 100 percent online course which has been developed in collaboration with Allied Health Professions Australia (AHPA).

Learn to help rural and Indigenous populations and choose a focus on leadership and project management skills. When you graduate, you’ll be able to make independent clinical judgments in mental health practice and develop clinical plans, as well as offer an exemplary level of care and leadership in a variety of careers in mental health. Be ready to make a different for vulnerable populations.

Eligibility

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

  • Australian Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) Health field, AND
  • Must be working in a role as a registered practitioner with AHPRA with no restrictions to practice [Eligible professions are: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner, Chinese Medicine, Chiropractor, Dental Practitioner, Medical Practitioner, Medication Radiation, Occupational Therapist, Optometrist, Osteopath, Paramedic, Pharmacist, Physiotherapist, Podiatrist, Registered Nurse, Registered Midwife], OR
  • Working as a professional where mental health skills are being utilised and membership of a professional association is current [Eligible professions are: Social Work and Counselling], OR
  • Working as a professional where they can demonstrate mental health skills are being utilised [Applicants in these eligible professions MUST be currently working in a role where mental health skills are being regularly applied as a core component of the role - in a health-related field]

Note: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.

In this mental health course, the subjects you may study include: 

  • Academic Integrity Module
  • Therapeutic Skills
  • Comprehensive Mental Health Assessment
  • Mental Health Diagnosis
  • Experiences and Perceptions of Mental Illness
  • Considerations in Treatments, Recovery and Service Delivery
  • Advanced Mental Health Practice
  • Constructive Practice Recommendations
  • Talk Based Therapies
  • Therapeutic Pharmacology
  • Management and Leadership in Health
  • Health Care Quality
  • Financial Management in Health Services
  • Quality Improvement Initiatives
  • Critiquing Research Literature
  • Translating Evidence to Practice

For over 50 years, La Trobe University has been transforming people and societies. Ranked in the top 1% of Universities worldwide by 2021 Times Higher Education World University Rankings and ranked as one of the best 50 universities across East Asia, South-east Asia and Oceania. La Trobe has a proud history of world-class teaching and academic research.
Throughout your studies with La Trobe you’ll see firsthand how to champion local communities, tackle the big issues of our time and work to the highest standards. As you step forward in your career, you’re able to set a new standard of excellence.

At La Trobe University, online courses are designed to be flexible for the working professional. Taught by experts in their field, our courses will show you how to adapt to new situations, connect with others and take the lead.

Developed for busy professionals with personal commitments, our online courses help you take your career and leadership abilities to the next level.

Online courses feature the same course structure and opportunities that our on-campus students experience, so you’re sure to enjoy a quality education and one-on-one support. You’ll have 24/7 technology assistance, so you truly can learn when and where it’s best for you.

Where Will It Lead Me?

When you graduate, you'll receive a Master of Mental Health from La Trobe University. 

This qualification will allow you jump straight into specialist mental health roles at major private and public hospitals, research centres and health clinics.

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

How Much Will It Cost?

The full fee for this course is approximately AU $39,600.

Eligible students can apply for the Australian government's FEE-HELP loan to assist with your fees. 

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 $48,361 (2022-23 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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