Master of Nursing (Mental Health)

School of Nursing & Midwifery, Fremantle Campus

If you are a Registered Nurse who has already completed either a Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Nursing or Graduate Diploma of Mental Health Nursing & Allied Health this degree is a fantastic way to extend your formal qualifications. Held across two semesters, this program allows you to specialise in the field of Mental Health.

  • Why study this degree?

    Although it can be a challenging role, nursing in the field of mental health can be incredibly rewarding. Our Master of Nursing (Mental Health) is designed for you if you are a Registered Nurse and you wish to either formalise your qualifications or further develop your knowledge in this particular area and deliver a higher level of care.

    Completed in two semesters of part-time study the Master of Nursing (Mental Health) involves the delivery of a thesis in your particular area.

    As a Master’s student, you will be allocated a research supervisor who will help you choose a relevant research subject and oversee the completion of the program

  • Program summary

    You will choose a research area relevant to their specialty of nursing practice.

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

  • Entry requirements

    The program is open to Registered Nurses who have a previous degree, or to those who do not have a degree but who have accumulated a wealth of experience in nursing.

    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 Master of Nursing (Mental 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

    More information can be found at the Fees page.

  • More information

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

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