CQUniversity Australia

Master of Mental Health Nursing

CQUniversity Australia

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00219C

This course prepares students to be able to practice and research within the specialist field of mental health nursing. It will equip students with the skills and knowledge to work from an evidence-based position to support consumers to meet their recovery goals, work with groups and communities to implement mental health promotion strategies, explore diverse ways of forming relationships with consumers and families and critically explore the discourses of mental health. Particular attention will be given to exploring a range of therapeutic interventions which can be utilised to enhance practice. The use of a portfolio will allow students to apply their learning to their own clinical practice. Students will also learn research skills and have an opportunity to research an area of mental health nursing practice.


12 Units (72 Credit Points)


  • Mental health nursing

Standard entry requirements

Students must hold current registration as a Nurse (Division 1) with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulatory Authority (AHPRA). Students must be currently employed in a setting which requires the use of mental health nursing skills.


The Master of Mental Health Nursing has been provisionally accredited by the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses.

Study pathways

Exit awards: Graduate Diploma of Mental Health Nursing; Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Nursing.

Study information

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

Further information

Most of this course is offered flexibly allowing students to enrol, study and undertake assessments at times that suit. This means that, except for the final four units, the Masters is not bound by terms, dates, or submission deadlines.

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