Graduate Certificate in Managing Early Psychosis

The University of Melbourne

The online Graduate Certificate in Managing Early Psychosis has been developed by the University of Melbourne's Faculty of Medicine Dentistry and Health Sciences (MDHS) in collaboration with Orygen, the National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health. It provides students with specialised knowledge on the various causes, features and phases of first episode psychosis; informs them about best-practice early intervention and treatment approaches; and builds on their existing skills in the engagement, assessment and ongoing management of early psychosis in young people.

Course Fee:

Australian: $9,040
International: $9,040

Entry Requirements:

An undergraduate degree in a cognate discipline such as health science, social work, psychology, medicine, or related discipline; or an undergraduate degree in any discipline or equivalent, and two years of documented relevant work experience; or five years of documented relevant 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.


50 credit points comprising four subjects of 12.5 points each delivered online.

Subjects you can Study:

Foundations of Youth Mental Health; Engaging and Assessing Young People; Early Psychosis in Young People; Interventions in Early Psychosis

Study Pathways:

Students completing the Graduate Certificate in Managing Early Psychosis may be eligible for 25 points of advanced standing towards the Graduate Certificate in Youth Mental Health, the Graduate Diploma in Youth Mental Health or the Master of Youth Mental Health.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00116K

Related Careers:

Youth Worker,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Parkville No info Yes Part time 1 year
Parkville No info Yes Online
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