Want to increase your specialist knowledge and employment outcomes in mental health?
This course responds to contemporary mental health research and policy and has been designed with the input of leading clinical and academic mental health professionals. Core units include contemporary mental health theory and practice.
For nursing graduates, this is a useful foundational qualification in mental health nursing, enabling a pathway to further studies in this field for credentialing as a Mental Health Nurse.
The course a choice from the following units:
- 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
- Appraising Evidence
- Healthcare Professional Portfolio.
|Graduate Attribute||Course Learning Outcome|
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.
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.
|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.
Consistently demonstrates a high level of autonomy, accountability, adaptability and responsibility in self-directed work and learning.
|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.
Respects individual worldviews and enhances their own critical thinking to lead others in challenging assumptions underpinning worldviews.
8 months part-time
8 months full-time
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See the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, in conjunction with the Specific Award Rules listed below.
To be eligible to receive the Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Nursing, students must complete the equivalent of 4 units (48 credit points).
Schedule of units
|Title||Level of learning||Note|
|Choose any four of the below units:|
|NRS83001 - Contemporary Mental Health||Advanced|
|NRS83002 - Mental Health Across the Lifespan||Advanced|
|NRS83003 - Mental Health in Community, Non-Government and Primary Health Settings||Advanced|
|NRS83004 - Acute Mental Health||Advanced|
|NRS93004 - Supporting Behaviour Change in Mental Health Contexts||Advanced|
|NRS93003 - Physical Health Care in Mental Health||Advanced|
|PBH91001 - Appraising Evidence||Introductory|
|CMM91010 - Healthcare Professional Portfolio A||Introductory|