Graduate Certificate in Mental Health

Graduate Certificate in Mental Health

Accelerate your knowledge and expertise in the mental health field with the Graduate Certificate in Mental Health from UTS Online. Designed for health and social care professionals, this course will build the specialist skills to navigate mental health care and lead teams that provide advanced and holistic clinical practice.

This course will allow students to gain a contemporary understanding of recovery-focused and trauma informed care, mental health, wellbeing and mental health issues, and their relationship to the provision of holistic and integrated healthcare. It'll also ensure you achieve an advanced level of evidence-based clinical practice in your chosen field, and give you the know-how to critically examine leadership on an individual, team and organisational level, drawing upon traditional and cutting-edge practices, in order to lead a health and social care organisation. 

Registered Nurses who meet the criteria outlined in the ACMHN Framework can use this qualification as part of their application to become a Credentialed Mental Health Nurse.

 

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  • Qualification:
    Graduate Certificate
  • Study mode:
    Online
  • Payment options:
    FEE-HELP may be available
    Upfront payment
  • Duration:
    8 months part-time
  • Start date:
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  • Awarded by:
    UTS Online
  • Location:
    Online
  • Career Outcomes:
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Accelerate your knowledge and expertise in the mental health field with the Graduate Certificate in Mental Health from UTS Online. Designed for health and social care professionals, this course will build the specialist skills to navigate mental health care and lead teams that provide advanced and holistic clinical practice.

This course will allow students to gain a contemporary understanding of recovery-focused and trauma informed care, mental health, wellbeing and mental health issues, and their relationship to the provision of holistic and integrated healthcare. It’ll also ensure you achieve an advanced level of evidence-based clinical practice in your chosen field, and give you the know-how to critically examine leadership on an individual, team and organisational level, drawing upon traditional and cutting-edge practices, in order to lead a health and social care organisation. 

Registered Nurses who meet the criteria outlined in the ACMHN Framework can use this qualification as part of their application to become a Credentialed Mental Health Nurse.

 

Eligibility

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

  • Completed a UTS-recognised bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in a health or society and culture related discipline comparable to the relevant Field of Education codes; AND
  • One year of post-graduate clinical experience in a relevant health or social setting; AND 
  • Meet the University’s English language requirements.

Applicants who do not meet the above criteria for an offer - such as applicants who do not have an undergraduate degree but have recent relevant work experience in a clinical healthcare role - may be considered eligible. Those applicants must present evidence of a capacity to undertake tertiary study via submission of a personal statement and a CV, which should include details of completion of hospital or college certificates and professional or staff development.

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

  • Specialty Clinical Practice
  • Collaborative and Integrative Mental Health Care
  • Trauma-informed Care and Practice
  • Leading Health and Social Care

Technology is driving change. At UTS Online we use the latest learning technology to help you get ahead and stay ahead in a changing world, faster.

UTS is the top-ranked young university in Australia and ranked 11th globally*. Our 100% online postgraduate courses give you the opportunity to access our world-class education wherever you are.

Our courses are created by leading industry academics who partner with organisations operating at the edge of progress. The courses are delivered through an innovative and interactive online platform, designed by experts in online education who understand how to make lessons personal and engaging.

With UTS Online, you’ll develop the skills and knowledge you need for your immediate future as well as the capability to keep adapting as new technologies, new career environments and new social challenges change our world even more.

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You'll have the support you need to succeed with a dedicated Student Enrolment Advisor who will navigate and motivate you through to graduation day.

Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a Graduate Certificate in Mental Health from UTS Online. 

The demand for nurses and other allied health professionals with skills in mental health continues to increase year on year. With this postgraduate course, you'll have acquired advanced, in-demand skills that'll allow you to provide leading care to patients. 

Graduates will have the option to enrol in a master’s course within the UTS health portfolio. 

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How Much Will It Cost?

The full fee for this course is $10,680.

Eligible students can apply for the Australian government's FEE-HELP loan scheme to cover the costs of all or part of 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 $47,014 (2021-22 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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