This new course offered at Southern Cross University responds to contemporary Mental Health Nursing research and policy and has been designed with the input of leading clinical and academic mental health nurses as well as consumers. It reflects the growing understanding that mental health nurses can provide specialist intervention in mental health teams across diverse settings.
Undertaking this course will enhance your clinical capabilities and theoretical knowledge of both current and future mental health nursing practice, for the benefit of mental health consumers, your professional discipline and yourself.
Each unit runs for seven weeks with six study periods per year and the course is offered exclusively online.
This course offers the opportunity to expand and refresh your current careers, enter into a mental health nursing career or advance within the mental health nursing profession.
Those graduates reaching the Graduate Diploma exit point of the Masters, and who hold registration as a Registered Nurse, can use this qualification as part of their application to the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses for credentialed Mental Health Nurse status, the only specialist award for the discipline.
Programme StructureCourses include:
- Contemporary Mental Health
- Mental Health Across the Lifespan
- Acute Mental Health
- Physical Health Care in Mental Health
- Supporting Behaviour Change in Mental Health Contexts.
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
DisciplinesPublic Health Nursing Health Sciences View 51 other Masters in Nursing in Australia
Qualification equivalent to an Australian Bachelor degree [suggest linking to policy], plus specific requirements as indicated in the course structure tab. Students are required to have a degree considered by the University to be equivalent to an Australian Bachelor degree. Students without a degree but with substantial relevant work experience may be admitted to a Graduate Diploma or Masters.
National2970 AUD/moduleTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 2970 AUD per module and a duration of 24 months.
- Tuition fee is considered on a "per unit" basis.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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!