The University of Melbourne

Graduate Certificate in Managing Youth Self-Harm and Suicide

The University of Melbourne

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00116K

The Graduate Certificate in Managing Youth Self-Harm and Suicide has been developed by the University of Melbourne's Centre for Youth Mental Health in collaboration with Orygen, the National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health to equip the mental health workforce with the latest theory, research and evidence-based practice guidelines on the detection, prevention and management of self-harm and suicide-related behaviours in young people. Delivered wholly online, the course provides students with a comprehensive overview of the epidemiology of self-harm and suicide in young people, key features of the suicidal process, principles of assessing risk of self-harm and suicide-related behaviours, and evidence-based approaches to prevent, monitor and manage self-harm and suicide risk in clinical and community settings.


The Graduate Certificate in Managing Youth Self-Harm and Suicide is a 50-credit point program. It is designed to be undertaken part-time over one year. You must complete four core subjects, each worth 12.5 points.


  • Managing Youth Self-Harm and Suicide

Standard entry requirements

  • An undergraduate degree in a cognate discipline such as Health Science, Social Work, Psychology, Medicine, Teaching, Education, Nursing, Occupational Therapy or related discipline
  • OrAn undergraduate degree in any discipline or equivalent, and two years of documented relevant work experience

Study pathways

Students who complete the Graduate Certificate in Managing Youth Self-Harm and Suicide may be eligible for 25 points credit towards the Graduate Certificate in Youth Mental Health, the Graduate Diploma in Youth Mental Health or the Master of Youth Mental Health.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Online Domestic: $10,512
International: $10,512
  • Part-time : 1 year

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