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Master of Mental Health Nursing

12 months
40090 AUD/year
17775 AUD/year
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The Mental Health Nursing program at University of Newcastle will help you develop the specialised skills and knowledge to advance your career in this challenging and rewarding area of healthcare.


One in two Australians will experience mental illness at some point in their life. The need for mental health nurses across all cultures and economies is escalating, and new models of care are being established to meet the specific needs of these people.

The Mental Health Nursing program at University of Newcastle is intended for health professionals wishing to undertake a specialist qualification in Mental Health. The main focus is on clinical practice in the area of mental health service provision.


Mental health nursing is as rewarding as it is challenging; your work as a mental health nurse will play a significant role in supporting and treating people who need individualised, person-centred recovery care to achieve sustainable wellness. With the Master of Mental Health Nursing, you can achieve clinical excellence and help people on their path to recovery.

Prospective career paths may include:

  • Clinical Mental Health Nurse
  • Clinical Nurse Consultant
  • Mental Health Nurse Researcher
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Credentialed Mental Health Nurse

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Talking therapies
  • The delivery of psycho-social and psycho-educational interventions
  • Mental health care for older people
  • Illness management and recovery
  • Mental health in primary care
  • Forensic mental health
  • Youth and young adult mental health

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

For all international students deadline: 12 weeks before your intended semester or trimester start date.


80 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

We partnered with Aon to provide you with the best affordable student insurance, for a carefree experience away from home.

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Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS Provider 00109J

Applicants must be registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), the Australian Association of Social Workers national board or other recognised accrediting body with:

  • Honours; or
  • A postgraduate qualification; or
  • A minimum of one year's experience as documented in a professional curriculum vitae.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    40090 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 40090 AUD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    17775 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17775 AUD per year during 12 months.
  • National: Commonwealth supported places are available.


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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