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Graduate Certificate in  Mental Health

Program code: 5040

Delivery location

Herston

Duration

1 Year part-time (only available as part-time study)

Commencing

Semester 1 (25 Feb, 2019)

Are you a health professional interested in developing your understanding of effective mental health practice? This program will provide you with the core knowledge and skills to provide mental health services in your practice environment.

  • This program is designed for applicants with an approved degree and relevant work experience. There are several ways of meeting admission requirements – see the Program Details for more information.
  • Study courses that will extend your knowledge and skills in mental health practice. Courses cover a large number of relevant areas including assessment skills, counselling, treatment options, legislative frameworks, and more.
  • Benefit from a program taught by both experienced practitioners and researchers. Many of our lecturers have national or international reputations for their scholarship and professional practice, which they have incorporated into the program.
  • Choose to progress into the Master of Mental Health on completion. The courses completed during your Graduate Certificate in Mental Health can be used as study credits across the Master's program.

The Graduate Certificate in Mental health is designed to enhance the performance of the mental health professional workforce, to ensure the right combination of expert knowledge, empathy, and skills.

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Summary

  • Program code
    5040
  • Faculty
  • Duration
    1 Year part-time (only available as part-time study)
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (25 Feb, 2019)
  • Program level
    Postgraduate Coursework
  • Units
    8
  • Delivery location
    Herston
  • AQF
    Level 8

Admissions criteria

Prerequisites

Bachelor degree in a health, social work or other related field and relevant work experience OR post-secondary study and relevant work experience.

Learn more about the admissions process

Program structure

Courses

The courses offered in the Graduate Certificate in Mental Health are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#).

Courses Program Rules

The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Graduate Certificate in Mental Health. These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

Program Rules

To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with UQ’s policies and rules.

Further study options

Graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Mental Health have the opportunity to progress into the following programs:

Programs and Courses

If you're a current student who has already commenced study at UQ, please see Programs and Courses for full information about your program structure, rules and requirements.

Government assistance

FEE-HELP

Domestic students who are accepted into the Graduate Certificate in Mental Health pay tuition fees.

FEE-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students with the cost of their tuition fees.

Find out more about FEE-HELP.

Centrelink Support

The Australian Government offers a number of income-support payments to eligible Australian university students. For more information, visit the Centrelink website.

Indicative annual fee

AUD $9,600
Indicative fee 2019

The "indicative annual fee" is the approximate cost of enrolling in the Graduate Certificate in Mental Health for one semester in 2019. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load.

A standard full-time study load is 8 units per semester. Actual fees will vary according to your choice of courses, their unit value, and the actual duration of your program.

The University indexes tuition fees each year.

Visit Student contributions and tuition fees for more information.

Additional costs

  • Students who undertake vacation work, fieldwork or work experience will be required to fund their own travel and living expenses.

Scholarships

The University offers more than 200 scholarships for prospective students and more than 350 scholarships and prizes for current students.

Scholarships cover the full range of academic disciplines and are open to domestic students and international students.

Many scholarships have specific eligibility criteria. More information, including information about how to apply, is available on the Scholarships website.

Applying online

Apply now

All domestic student applications for the Graduate Certificate in Mental Health can be lodged directly to UQ using our online application form.

The program code for the Graduate Certificate in Mental Health is 5040. You'll need this when applying.

Find out more about applying for postgraduate coursework study.

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Additional application information

Persons without a degree may be considered where they can demonstrate that other training and relevant work experience is equivalent to an approved degree.

Important dates

There are a number of dates and deadlines you need to meet when applying for postgraduate study.

The closing date for the Graduate Certificate in Mental Health is:

  • To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.

A full list of dates relevant to UQ students is available on the Student Matters Calendar.

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