Graduate Certificate in Mental HealthGraduate Certificate
The Graduate Certificate in Mental Health is a completely online course, designed specifically for allied health and social care professionals who wish to increase their specialist knowledge and employment outcomes in mental health.
The course comprises four core units in contemporary mental health research and policy, and has been designed with the input of leading clinical and academic mental health professionals.
Undertaking this course will enhance your clinical capabilities and theoretical knowledge of both current and future mental health practice, for the benefit of mental health consumers, your professional discipline and yourself.
Please note: this course can be completed in accelerated part-time study mode.
|Course Learning Outcome|
GA1: Intellectual rigour
Generates/translates novel information or theories, making a substantial contribution to the discipline through scholarly activities.
Critically appraises the nature and extent of influences (social, political, economic and organizational) to overcome constraints in negotiation of options for clinical interventions.
GA3: Ethical practice
Interrogates and challenges the concepts of risk and safety from the basis of consumer centred care considering social protection, legal, moral and ethical principles to balance risk in recovery.
GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
Exercises expert/enhanced clinical judgement and decision-making and insight in novel situations in specialist mental health disciplines in pursuit of optimal consumer outcomes.
GA5: Lifelong learning
Consistently demonstrates a high level of autonomy, accountability, adaptability and responsibility in self-directed work and learning.
GA6: Communication and social skills
Develops and maintains partnerships in care (individually and with groups) with mental health consumers and their families which focuses on the recipient of care, the person’s right to choice and self-determination, and the person’s inherent capacity for recovery.
GA7: Cultural competence
Respects individual worldviews and enhances their own critical thinking to lead others in challenging assumptions underpinning worldviews.
The course consists of a choice of four units from the following:
- Contemporary Mental Health
- Mental Health Across the Lifespan
- Mental Health in Community, Non-Government and Primary Health Settings
- Acute Mental Health
- Supporting Behaviour Change in Mental Health Contexts
- Physical Health Care in Mental Health.
|Location||Teaching period||UAC code||QTAC code|
|SCU Online||Summer Term , Term 1 , Term 2 , Term 3 , Term 4 , Term 5||N/A||N/A|
We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you are not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, our team will work with you to find the best pathway option.
Before applying, make sure you double check all entry requirements, gather required documentation and review the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, noting any specifics listed below.
To be eligible to receive the Graduate Certificate in Mental Health, students must complete the equivalent of 4 units (48 credit points).
Your course progression is in the recommended order you should complete your course in. It is important that you follow this to ensure you meet the course requirements. For further assistance see How to Enrol in Units using My Enrolment.
Students should use course progression information to select units specific to their course and enrol in these units using My Enrolment.
|Unit Code||Unit Title||Notes|
|Choose any four of the below units:|
|MHNS5001||Contemporary Mental Health|
|MHNS5002||Mental Health Across the Lifespan|
|MHNS6002||Mental Health in Community, Non-Government and Primary Health Settings|
|MHNS5003||Acute Mental Health|
|MHNS5004||Supporting Behaviour Change in Mental Health Contexts|
|MHNS6004||Physical Health Care in Mental Health|