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Mental Health Practice, M.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 6 months
University rank #801 (QS) Online
The Mental Health Practice program offered by University of New England provides advanced professional development in evidence-based mental health assessment and practice.The award prepares students to work in a range of clinical settings and provides a pathway to the Doctor of Philosophy.


The Mental Health Practice program offered at  University of New England course is designed to equip graduates from a variety of backgrounds with an ethically sound, specialised knowledge and understanding of the theory and principles of mental health practice. 

The Master of Mental Health Practice is underpinned by the bio-psychosocial model of mental health and is designed to produce competent, self-reflexive, multi-disciplinary health and human service professionals to support people experiencing mental health problems and their families, at an advanced level. 

Course Aims

The Master of Mental Health Practice aims to provide students with the opportunity to systematically develop knowledge about contemporary mental health practice and meet the National practice standards for the mental health workforce. Further, it requires students to contribute to the development of knowledge and change in practice through the conduct of a project related to mental health practice.

Career Opportunities

Graduates will be able to practice with an advanced level of knowledge in a range of generalist and specialist mental health settings.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations of Inquiry in Health and Social Care 
  • Methods of Inquiry in Health and Social Care 
  • Capstone Project 
  • Facilitating Collaboration in Healthcare 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 6 months
    • Duration description
      0.5 or 1 or 1.5 Years Full-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
  • Credits
    72 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

A candidate shall:
  • (a) hold an AQF Level 7 Bachelor; or
  • (b) hold an AQF Level 8 Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Practice from UNE; or
  • (c) hold an AQF Level 8 Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Practice from UNE; or
  • (d) hold an AQF Level 8 Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma, AQF Level 9 Masters or AQF Level 10 Doctorate degree, 

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    27300 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27300 AUD per year and a duration of 6 months.
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national fee- $35,880  unit prices


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