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Charles Darwin University

Undergraduate Certificate Introduction to Social and Mental Health Care

Charles Darwin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
CRICOS: 00300K

The Undergraduate Certificate Introduction to Social and Mental Health Care is a one-year, part-time course that offers you the opportunity to upskill, reskill and retrain in social and mental health care. Available 100% online or on campus, this course will equip you with core skills and is a direct pathway into higher education courses in social work and psychology. During this course you will acquire basic communication skills required for individual, family, and couples' therapy. You'll also learn about mental health and behavioural issues. This course is designed to support your learning needs and develop your study skills. On completing the Undergraduate Certificate Introduction to Social and Mental Health Care, you'll be eligible to use the credits you've gained towards further study of a: Bachelor of Social Work Bachelor of Psychology Diploma of Social Care Diploma of Counselling. You may also use the Undergraduate Certificate as a pathway for entry into a variety of other higher education courses. Advanced standing may be granted for some or all of the subjects you successfully complete. If further study is your intention, be sure to check the requirements of your preferred undergraduate degree to determine how many credits you can transfer.


This 40-credit point course consist of two (2) core and two (2) specialist elective units. This course consists of a combination of introductory and first-year degree subjects, designed to help you develop core knowledge in social and mental health care and the necessary skills for successful university studies.

Standard entry requirements

Successful completion of the Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training (or equivalent).Successful completion of a national qualification at Certificate III level or higher. Successful completion of at least 0.5 year of full-time study (or equivalent) of a higher education degree/diploma. Overseas secondary or tertiary qualifications considered equivalent to the above Australian qualifications. Attainment of a STAT Multiple Choice score of 125 or higher. Successful completion of a recognised tertiary preparation course. Submission of an acceptable personal competencies statement and/or employment experience.

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