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.
  • On completion, you can choose to progress into the Master of Mental Health. 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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    UQ Medicine is the leading provider of education and research in Queensland and has the largest selection of medical programs in Australia. We were also ranked 32nd in the world for Life Sciences and Medicine in the 2017 QS World University Rankings by Subject.

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    Flexible study options

    Don't worry, we know you're busy – that's why we've tried to make our courses as flexible as possible. Learning activities may consist of online readings, online discussions, or intensive workshops, so you can still meet your other commitments.


  • Program code
  • Faculty
  • Duration
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (19 Feb, 2018)
  • Program level
    Postgraduate Coursework
  • Units
  • Delivery location
  • AQF
    Level 8

Entry requirements


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

Program structure


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:

Courses and Programs

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