Master Online

Mental Health Nursing

Victoria University

24 months
2600 AUD/credit 15600 AUD/year
2600 AUD/credit 15600 AUD/year
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The Mental Health Nursing at Victoria University Online will help you drive positive impact as you gain specialised skills to lead multidisciplinary teams and create transformational change. You will also meet the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses (ACMHN) Credential education requirements.


About Mental Health Nursing at Victoria University Online

The demand for specialist nursing in mental health has never been greater. From early intervention to later life, across community and clinical settings, we need specialists in mental health nursing to deliver the leadership, care and support that will change — and save — lives.

You will build on your nursing practice and gain a holistic understanding of mental health and its impact on individuals, families and communities. This course is designed to empower you to work successfully within multidisciplinary teams and apply contemporary care approaches, including for diverse and vulnerable populations.

Gain valuable evidence-based skills that will help you enable better health outcomes for individuals experiencing mental ill-health with ethical, recovery-oriented, trauma-informed care.


With VU Online’s Master of Mental Health Nursing, you’ll gain knowledge and skills in evidence-based assessment and intervention approaches in mental health. This course will position you to take on mental health care coordination roles, leadership roles in mental health nursing or roles in mental health services. This course also prepares you for roles in senior mental health services or sessional academic work.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Recovery Oriented Mental Health
  • Effective Trauma-Informed Care
  • Mental Health Nursing
  • Promoting Cultural Competence and Community Health
  • Mental Health in Later Life
  • Care Coordination in Practice

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


12 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed an AQF Level 7 Bachelor of Nursing, or equivalent qualification AND
  • Registration as a Registered Nurse (Division 1) OR Registered Midwife with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) OR equivalent registration with the relevant registering authority for applicants outside of Australia AND
  • Completed a minimum of one year of full-time clinical experience, or the part-time equivalent, as a registered nurse and have clinical support in a mental health specialty area OR provide written confirmation from their employer that they are employed in a mental health setting OR
  • Completed Victoria University’s Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Nursing or Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15600 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2600 AUD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    15600 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2600 AUD per credit during 24 months.

A$2,600 - A$2,700 per unit

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