Mental Health Practice

Griffith University

12 months
6684 AUD/year
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In this Mental Health Practice degree at Griffith University, focused on a rapidly evolving healthcare area, you will acquire specialised knowledge and understanding of how to work effectively with people with a mental illness, their carers and family members. 


As well as accessing highly relevant courses based on the latest evidence-based research and collaboration with consumers, carers and mental health professionals, you will undertake a 200 hour placement in a mental health service.

Studying the Mental Health Practice degree at Griffith University you will choose from the following areas of study:

  • Practice stream
  • Dissertation stream

Students who undertake the dissertation stream will complete a research dissertation on your area of interest in the mental health field. This will provide you with the knowledge and skills for conducting independent research projects, and the research experience necessary for those who wish to pursue a PhD or Masters of Philosophy.

Within a flexible online learning environment, you will study with fellow students from different professional backgrounds who bring a range of valued perspectives. Our recovery-based courses are designed for workers in various settings where mental health knowledge is essential. These include nursing, occupational therapy, psychology and social work, in roles as community support workers, peer support workers, consumer and carer consultants, rehabilitation workers, disability workers, housing officers, police liaison officers and people working in other mental health support roles.

It is anticipated that successful graduates of the Masters in Mental Health Practice will enhance their opportunities for advancement in the mental health area. For some practitioners this program may also be used towards accreditation as a mental health worker. Please check with your registration body for program eligibility.

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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Consumer, Carer, and Community Engagement in Mental Health
  • Contemporary Mental Health Practice
  • Foundations of Research Inquiry
  • Person-Centred Planning
  • Understanding Mental Health : Theories and Practice
  • Applied Counselling
  • Comorbidity in Mental Health

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
79 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
58 (required)

Other requirements

General requirements

To be eligible for admission to the Master of Mental Health Practice, a student must have completed:

  • a Bachelor degree in a health/allied health discipline such as nursing, social work, psychology, occupational therapy, pharmacy, speech pathology, medicine, dentistry, human services with a minimum GPA of 5.0 (using a 7.0 scale)
  • OR the Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Practice with a minimum GPA of 5.0 (successful applicants will be eligible for 40 credit points of advanced standing).
  • CRICOS Provider - 00233E

Tuition Fee

  • National

    6684 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6684 AUD per year and a duration of 12 months.

This degree is only available to Domestic students


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.

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