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Graduate Certificate in Mental Health

Overview

Develop professionally and open pathways to your masters with the Graduate Certificate in Mental Health.

UQ’s mental health programs provide systematic training designed to develop knowledge, skills and attitudes relevant to contemporary mental health practice. You'll receive advanced training in a variety of evidence-based interventions and the theoretical principles that underpin them.

Teaching is provided by highly experienced practitioners and researchers, many of whom have national or international reputations for scholarship and professional practice. You'll have the opportunity to undertake both structured and independent learning assignments and study in a flexible environment that respects concurrent professional commitments.

This program is an introduction to the specialist knowledge and skills required for mental health practice. You'll learn about the framework for mental health practice (policy, law and models of service delivery) and acquire clinical knowledge and skills in areas such as assessment, treatment planning and widely used therapeutic interventions.

For qualified applicants, Graduate Certificate courses form part of the masters and graduates may articulate into the Master of Mental Health.

Location
External, Herston
Duration
1 Year part-time (only available as part-time study)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2020), Semester 2 (3 Aug, 2020)
Program Code
5040
AQF
Level 8
Location
External, Herston
Duration
1 Year part-time (only available as part-time study)
Start Semester
Semester 2 (3 Aug, 2020)
Program Code
5040
CRICOS Code
031225D
AQF
Level 8

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Study courses that extend your knowledge and skills in mental health practice, including assessments, counselling, treatment options and legislative frameworks.
  • Learn from highly experienced practitioners and researchers, many of whom have national or international reputations for scholarship and professional practice.
  • Enjoy a flexible study environment that respects your concurrent professional commitments.

37 in the world for life sciences and medicine

QS World University Rankings 2020

23 in the world for psychology

QS World University Rankings 2020

How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Online study
  • Workshops

What you'll study

At UQ, degrees are called 'programs' and subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study in this program:

  • Understanding Mental Health and Psychotherapeutic Interventions
  • Ethics and Mental Health Practice
  • Common and Specific Factors in Mental Health Treatments
  • Human Development and Relationships Across the Life Span

Career possibilities

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Counsellor
  • Mental health services manager
  • Mental health support worker
  • Community mental health practitioner
  • Mental health clinician
  • Patient assessor
  • Health and well-being consultant

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

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

Prerequisites

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

English language requirements

IELTS overall 7; reading 7; writing 7; speaking 7; listening 7. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ

TOEFL IBT - Overall 100, listening 25, reading 25, writing 27, speaking 23.

TOEFL PB - Overall 600, listening 59, reading 59, writing 64/6.

Pearsons - Overall 72, sub bands minimum 72.

CES - Overall 185, All sub bands minimum 185.

BE and OET are not accepted.

Learn more about English language requirements

Need help meeting the entry requirements?

We can help you meet the academic or English language requirements for your preferred program.

If you haven’t completed the prerequisites, we can help.

Learn about pathway options

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.

Additional application information

This program is only offered in external mode. International students must study from their home country and will not be eligible for an Australian student visa.

Student visas

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Graduate Certificate in Mental Health are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted, including the genuine temporary entrant (GTE) requirement.

Learn more about student visas

Fees and Scholarships

Government assistance

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Learn more about financial aid

Indicative annual fee

Fee information for this program is not yet available.

This indicative annual fee is the cost of enrolling in the Graduate Certificate in Mental Health for the 2020 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (16 units per academic year).

If you enrol in a larger or smaller study load, your fees will be calculated on a proportionate basis. All fees are reviewed annually.

Learn more about undergraduate fees

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.

Learn more about FEE-HELP

Centrelink support

Indicative annual fee

AUD $15,680

Indicative annual fee 2020

This indicative annual fee is the approximate cost of enrolling in the Graduate Certificate in Mental Health for one semester in 2020. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (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.

Learn more about postgraduate fees

Additional costs

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

Scholarships

Scholarships

How to apply

Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

  • To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

  • To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants

For support with applying - or if you have any questions about Uni - get in touch with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit.

Contact the ATSIS Unit