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Mental Health, Postgraduate Certificate

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    Application Deadline
  • 6 months
University rank #401 (WUR) Online
Graduate Certificate in Mental Health offered at Edith Cowan University  provides students with an overview of the past and present approaches affecting the delivery of mental health programs. Students will develop a range of assessment and intervention skills that can be applied in a mental health setting. 
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The Graduate Certificate in Mental Health offered at Edith Cowan University  also enables students to critically evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of various management strategies for supporting clients with a mental illness clients in the community. 

Students will gain an appreciation of the historical context of mental health care and develop a range of assessment and intervention skills that can be applied in a range of mental health settings. The choice of an elective unit offers students the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills in a range of specialised mental health care contexts.

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Apply independent judgement when reviewing, analysing and evaluating complex problems to generate creative solutions.
  • Communicate specialised knowledge, concepts and skills to a variety of audiences in the field of mental health practice.
  • Demonstrate professional clinical management skills by initiating, planning, implementing and evaluating tasks within a Mental Health Nursing context

Employment opportunities

Registered nurse within a range of mental health settings, clinical nurse, staff development nurse, clinical educator.

Possible future job titles

Mental Health Nurse, Mental Health Clinician, Mental Health Practitioner, Mental Health Educator, Mental Health Nurse Manager, Case Manager

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Contemporary Issues in Mental Health
  • Assessment in Mental Health
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health
  • Community Mental Health
  • Forensic Mental Health
  • Drug Use and Addictive Behaviours

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 6 months
    • Average part-time duration 12 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

All applicants are required to provide a copy of their resume.

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!

Tuition Fee

  • National

    10450 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10450 AUD per year and a duration of 6 months.
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