The University of Melbourne

Graduate Diploma in Youth Mental Health

The University of Melbourne

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

The Graduate Diploma in Youth Mental Health gives you access to expert knowledge and the latest theory, research and evidence-based approaches in this specialised and rapidly-evolving area of mental health.Developed in close consultation with Orygen – a global leader of research in the field – this course provides a comprehensive understanding of development in young people. You will discuss the impacts of psychotic, non-psychotic, behavioural and mood disorders, learn learn best-practice engagement, assessment and intervention approaches and enhance your existing abilities when working with young people in a therapeutic or clinical context.

Designed for

Health care professionals wishing to remain at the forefront of preventive psychiatry for young people


The Graduate Diploma of Youth Mental Health is a 100-point program, designed to be undertaken part-time, over two years (with 50 credit points per year).


  • Youth mental health

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 or equivalent in any discipline, and at least two years of documented relevant professional work experience
  • Orat least six years of documented relevant professional work experience, including clear evidence of career development, professional writing, and professional achievement or practice comparable to that expected of undergraduate degree holders in cognate disciplines.


Australian Association of Social Workers, Australian Psychological Society, Royal College of Nursing, and Australian College of Mental Health Nurses as fulfilling professional development (continuing education) requirements.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Online Domestic: $21,549
International: $21,549
  • Part-time : 2 years

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