Graduate Certificate in Mental Health - Nursing

Australian Catholic University (ACU)

This program aims to expand nursing clinicians' knowledge and skills in mental health practice with evidence-based knowledge and practice enabling application/translation in the workplace. Graduates should be able to: evaluate issues and challenges confronting mental health practice; conceptualise new and creative approaches to clinical practice to support service delivery in culturally diverse health care contexts; connect theory, practice and research with regard to mental health practice; understand and use innovative solutions in contemporary health care; contribute to values based professional practice in dynamic and challenging environments.

Course Fee:

$8,620.00

Entry Requirements:

Bachelor of Nursing degree; and provide a statement of employment (in a mental health service).

Structure:

40 cp

Subjects you can Study:

Nursing-mental health

Study Pathways:

Graduates may progress to the Graduate Diploma in Mental Health (Nursing), the Master of Mental Health (Nursing) or other postgraduate programs within ACU.

Further information:

Graduates will be able to apply their theoretical and practical learning in a range of mental health settings. Examples of 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 employment roles include: Clinician; Case manager/worker; Team leader; Service manager; Triage manager; Psychiatric consultation and liaison nurse; Nurse practitioner

Recognition:

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

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00004G

Related Careers:

Nurse - Registered,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Melbourne (St Patrick's) No info No Part time 1 year
North Sydney (MacKillop) No info No Part time 1 year
Brisbane (McAuley at Banyo) No info No Part time 1 year

The world is our campus

We’re a publicly-funded university which has grown rapidly over the past few years. The world is our campus, and we put our students and staff at the centre of a vibrant global network of scholars, partnerships and opportunities. ACU has seven campuses around Australia – in Brisbane, North Sydney, Strathfield, Canberra, Ballarat, Melbourne and Adelaide – and we’ve recently opened a campus in Rome, Italy. With us, you’ll have the chance to study overseas with one of more than 200 partner institutions around the world.

Engaged with industry and society

We’re closely integrated into our communities and industries, working with them to answer the big questions, and to create tangible results. From hospitals, to schools and any number of far-flung places, our students and staff have always rolled up their sleeves to be fully engaged in the real world. 

All our students enjoy extensive opportunities for practical placements, and community engagement is a core part of their university experience. You could find yourself teaching children in Vanuatu, assisting in a community organisation in Cambodia, working with a welfare agency in Florence, or helping to develop youth soccer teams in East Timor. When they graduate, our students are ready to work, and the employment rate of our bachelor degree graduates is consistently higher than the national average.*

We see the whole person

You are welcome at ACU irrespective of your socio-cultural background, religious beliefs or aspirations. We’re inclusive and supportive of everyone, every day. With us, you’ll be valued and encouraged to thrive to the full extent of your potential. From academic skills to career and counselling services, we have a range of support services to help you succeed. We also offer nearly 400 scholarships, which

recognise academic achievement, community participation, and help out students from a range of backgrounds. 

Education with a bigger purpose

ACU offers programs in allied health, arts, business and commerce, education and teaching, exercise science, health, law, nursing and midwifery, paramedicine, philosophy, psychology and counselling, science, social work, and theology.

Along with significant student growth in recent years, we’ve begun to compete more intensely through our research output. ACU research programs tackle enduring and pressing issues in society, in Australia, and around the world.

At ACU, it’s education, but with a bigger purpose.


*Beyond Graduate Survey 2015, 2014 and 2013, conducted by Graduate Careers Australia as part of the Australian Graduate Survey.


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