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.
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.
More informationVisit official programme website
- 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
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesHealth Sciences View 292 other Masters in Health Sciences in Australia
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
National6684 AUD/yearTuition FeeBased 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.