Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Nursing & Allied Health

School of Nursing & Midwifery, Fremantle Campus

Available part-time over two semesters, the Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Nursing & Allied Health is designed for Registered Nurses and mental health professionals who wish to develop their skills in the area of psychiatry. This interdisciplinary program has been developed after extensive consultation with the mental health profession. Graduates are able to work in a variety of hospital and primary health settings.

  • Why study this degree?

    Designed to meet the needs of nurses in the area of mental health, the Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Nursing & Allied Health program is a rigorous introduction to psychiatric theories and contemporary treatment. Devised and developed after extensive discussion with industry professionals, this program is appropriate for all clinicians in the mental health clinical context.

    The interdisciplinary program is divided into two semesters and includes subjects on Contemporary Mental Health, Interpersonal Communication, Professional Role Development and the Expanded Role of Mental Health Practitioner in Acute Psychiatry.

    If you would like to further develop your expertise in this field you have the option of enrolling in a Graduate Diploma of Mental Health Nursing & Allied Health which requires a further year of study. A Master of Nursing (Mental Health) can be completed over two semesters of part-time study

  • Program summary

    Semester One

    • NURS4024 Contemporary Mental Health
    • NURS4025 Interpersonal Communication

    Semester Two

    • NURS5006 Professional Role Development
    • NURS4027 Expanded Role of Mental Health Practitioner in Acute Psychiatry

    Full details of the program requirements are contained in the Program Regulations.

  • Entry requirements

    To be eligible you must have a professional health degree or equivalent qualification, enabling you to
    practice in the health profession. You must be registered with your professional registering authority.
    To enrol in a Master of Nursing (Mental Health) you must be registered with the Nursing and
    Midwifery Board of Australia.

    English Language Requirements

    You must be able to demonstrate two years of full-time secondary, vocational or tertiary level of
    study in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom or the
    United States of America. If you do not meet these requirements you will need to sit the Academic
    IELTS exam and achieve a score of at least 7.0 overall and 7.0 in each sub-section (reading, writing,
    listening and speaking) to qualify for entry into the Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Nursing and
    Allied Health. This applies to Permanent Residents and Australian citizens whose first language is not
    English and have not completed two years full-time academic study in Australia. IELTS results will
    need to be verified by the Admissions Office before an offer of a place can be made. The Admissions
    Office reserves the right to ask for IELTS results from any applicant. For more information, please visit

  • Fees and costs

    This Program has the following loan scheme(s) available for eligible students:

    The FEE-HELP loan scheme assists eligible fee-paying students with the payment of all, or part, of their tuition fees, not including additional study costs such as accommodation or textbooks. Your FEE-HELP debt will be indexed each year in line with the Consumer Price Index.  Please note, from 1 January 2019, students studying an undergraduate program at the University of Notre Dame will no longer be charged the 25% FEE-HELP loan fee.

    For further information, or for indicative fees for domestic or international students, please visit our Fees page.

    The Commonwealth Government has allocated a number of Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP)
    for our nursing program. Please contact the Prospective Students Office for more detailed
    information on tuition fees and fee-replacement options.

  • More Information

    For more information on the Graduate Certificate (Mental Health Nursing and Allied Health), please call our Prospective Students Office on +61 8 9433 0533 or email

The Notre Dame difference

  • Teaching
    in Australia

  • Skills

    #1 in Australia

  • Student

    #1 in WA

  • Overall quality
    of educational

    #1 in WA

Federal Government’s Quality Indicators for Learning & Teaching for Postgraduate studies  –

Explore our programs     Apply direct