In 2017, the Health Education and Training Institute (HETI) launched higher education delivery in addition to its existing programs. The two inaugural higher education programs in mental health have been developed by the NSW Institute of Psychiatry (NSWIOP) as part of its transition to the mental health portfolio of HETI. The courses are nested within two frameworks, Applied Mental Health Studies and Psychiatric Medicine.
Students will benefit from flexible entry and exit points for contemporised Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Masters level courses, developed and delivered with a focus on work related learning in a major public health system, high academic quality and governance.
Underpinning the frameworks is a philosophy of recovery oriented practice, supporting the recovery journeys of people with mental illness through maximising hope, optimism, strength, resilience, self-determination, self-management and advocacy.
Entry requirements for Health Education and Training Institute (HETI)
Previous successful tertiary study is a prerequisite for most HETI Higher Education courses. Applications from experienced persons working in the field of mental health, without tertiary qualifications, will be considered on a case by case basis.
Transfering your previous study credits
Students may be able to apply for Advanced Standing (Recognition of Prior Learning) in some instances. This should be done prior to course commencement, during the application phase. Guidelines on requirements are available from the Course Coordinator.
External study opportunities
The NSWIOP offers a flexible learning environment that involves self-directed learning, distance education and on-campus face-to-face workshops or tutorials. Distance learning usually takes place through an online learning package, and where required, teleconferences, on-campus study blocks and workshops.