Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Nursing & Allied Health

School of Nursing & Midwifery

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 program?

    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 program includes courses in 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

    • NURS4024 Contemporary Mental Health
    • NURS4025 Interpersonal Communication
    • 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 current registration to practise as a registered nurse, or be a practitioner with an Australian regulatory authority or full membership of an appropriate Australian or Professional organisation.

    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

    For more information and indicative fees please visit the Fees page.

  • More Information

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