Australian Catholic University

Master of Mental Health

Australian Catholic University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00004G

The Master of Mental Health aims to expand allied health clinicians' knowledge and skills in mental health practice and leadership through evidence-based knowledge and practice. Students have the option to pursue a project stream or a research stream within this course. As such, they may complete either a project and two elective subjects, or complete a research dissertation in their final semester.Both streams consolidate learning from the Graduate Certificate in Mental Health and Graduate Diploma in Mental Health in research, specialist clinical skills and knowledge as well as clinical leadership.Graduates of the program should be able to:conceptualise new and creative approaches to clinical practice to support service delivery in culturally diverse health care contextsconnect theory, practice and research with regard to mental health practiceunderstand and use innovative solutions in contemporary health careevaluate issues and challenges confronting mental health practicecontribute to values based professional practice in dynamic and challenging environments.The first 40 credit points of the course consist of units in the Graduate Certificate in Mental Health; the second 40 credit points of this course are derived from the Graduate Diploma in Mental Health and the final 40 credit points consist of either project or research stream units.

Structure

120 credit points. Students need to provide written confirmation from their employer that their workplace duties bring them into regular contact with people who have mental health problems.

Subjects

  • Mental health

Standard entry requirements

  • To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must :have completed a Bachelor degree in a Health Discipline
  • OR have completed the Graduate Diploma in Mental Health or Graduate Certificate in Mental Health or equivalent
  • AND provide written confirmation from their employer that their workplace duties bring them into regular contact with people who have mental health problems*Disclaimer: The Course entry requirements above are for 2021 Admission.

Recognition

This course meets the requirements of a postgraduate qualification for employment beyond entry level in mental health settings.

Study pathways

Exit points: Graduate Diploma in Mental Health or Graduate Certificate in Mental Health.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Online No
  • Full-time : 1.5 years
  • Part-time : 3 years

Further information

Graduates will be able to apply their theoretical and practical learning in a range of mental health settings. Examples of potential employment settings include: Public and private health care organisations; Child and adolescent, adult and older person mental health services; Acute, community, rehabilitation and long term care focused settings; Local, State and Commonwealth Government policy; Consumer and carer groups; Mental health based research. Examples of potential employment roles include: Clinician; Case manager/worker; Team leader; Service manager; Triage manager; Psychiatric consultation and liaison nurse; Nurse practitioner.

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