Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Practice

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Program code

3232

Available at

Nathan

Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt

Logan

South Bank

Online

Offshore

Other

Duration

1-2 years part-time

Credit points

40

Indicative fee

$8,440.00* per year (more)
* 2015 indicative annual fee

Admission requirements

  • Any Bachelor degree (4.5 GPA) or higher
  • Related Certificate IV and relevant work experience and interview

    (more)

Offered in

Semester 1

Next start date

Semester 1, 2016 (more)

Applications close

Sunday, 31 January 2016

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About this program

The Mental Health Practice program will provide students with specialised knowledge for the provision of services for people with mental illness in Australia. You will learn about the emerging community needs in multidisciplinary and collaborative professional roles within the mental health workforce to deliver mental health services in a diversity of settings. This program offers community and recovery based courses through off-campus study and is targeted at a range of workers in the mental health arena including nursing, allied health professionals and health workers such as community support workers, disability workers, housing officers, police liaison officers and other mental health support roles.

Graduates will have specialised knowledge within a systematic and coherent body of knowledge that may include the acquisition and application of knowledge and skills in a new or existing discipline or professional area.

This program belongs to a suite of postgraduate programs.

Code Program title Campus Intake
3232 Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Practice (this program) Distance Education Semester 1 only
5625 Master of Mental Health Practice Distance Education Semester 1 only
4171 Graduate Diploma of Mental Health Practice Distance Education Exit point only

Note: Progression through this postgraduate suite is dependent upon satisfying admission requirements.

Attendance information

This program is offered part-time in distance mode only. There is no requirement for on-campus attendance. Access to a reliable computer with Internet access is essential.

My career opportunities

You will be able to work in a range of community mental health settings in Australia and overseas. Your knowledge and skills will be transferable to work in other human service and allied health contexts, as mental health issues impact on people engaged with a broad range of services.

Pathways to further study

By completing this Graduate Certificate program with a GPA of at least 5.0 (on a 7.0 scale), you will be eligible to apply for the Master of Mental Health Practice (5625).

Indicative annual tuition fee

The indicative annual tuition fee is calculated based on a standard full-time study load which is usually 80 credit points (two full-time semesters).

The indicative annual tuition fee is based on current conditions and available data and should only be used as a guide. These fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.

Fee-paying postgraduate (domestic) students

  • A fee-paying postgraduate student pays tuition fees.
  • Students are liable for tuition fees for the courses they are enrolled in as at the census date (end of teaching week 4).
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program from 1 January 2014 is charged according to the approved program fee for the semester in which the student is enrolled.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program prior to 2014 is charged according to the approved program fee for the semester in which the student commenced the program.

Program fees for the Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Practice (3232)

Year Fee category/Band Fee per CP Tuition fee per EFTSL (40 cp)
2015 FPPG Band 23 $211.00 $8,440.00
2014 FPPG Band 23 $203.00 $8,120.00
2013 FPPG Band 23 $195.00 $7,800.00

Tuition fees for your full degree program

Changing programs

If a postgraduate student changes to a different program they will be subject to the approved program fee for the semester in which they are enrolled.

Further information

For further enquiries, please contact your nearest Griffith Student Centre.