Master of Advanced Nursing Practice - Mental Health

The University of Melbourne

The Master of Advanced Nursing Practice (Mental Health) allows graduate masters-prepared nurses to assume a major responsibility in developing new professional roles, devising new models of care and overseeing dynamic changes to mental health nursing practice.

Course Fee:

Australian: $31,769
International: $49,386

Entry Requirements:

A Master of Nursing Science, or a Bachelor of Nursing (or equivalent); at least once year of documented clinical experience as a registered nurse working in the mental healthcare service within the preceding five years from the time of application; a postgraduate qualification in Nursing, specialising in Mental Health, or equivalent.


150 credit points course offered in streams: Domestic stream 1: Coursework: 9 core subjects at 12.5 points each; 1 elective (12.5 points); 1 capstone (25 points). Stream 2: Minor Thesis 6 core subjects at 12.5 points each; 1 selective capstone (25 points) Minor Thesis (2 x 25 points). International stream 1: 8 core subjects at 12.5 points each; 2 x 12.5 point elective; 1 x 25 point capstone. Stream 2 (minor thesis) 5 core subjects at 12.5 points each; 1 x 12.5 points (Elective) + 1 x 25 points (selective capstone) + 2 x 25 points (minor thesis).

Subjects you can Study:

Specialist Mental Health Nursing; Mental Health Nursing Practice; Assessment in Mental Health Nursing; Psychopharmacology; Consumer Perspective: Theory and Practice; Pharmacology for Health Professionals; plus more

Accepts International Students:


Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Parkville No info Yes Part time 2 years
Parkville No info Yes Full time 1.5 years
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Why study with us 

With a 160-year history of leadership in learning, teaching and research, the University of Melbourne has grown to be an internationally respected institution, consistently ranked as one of the world’s leading universities – number one in Australia and number 32 in the world*. 

The value of a Melbourne education is backed up by the fact we’re ranked sixth in the world for graduate employability by the well-regarded QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2020.


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Alongside our industry-focused academics, there are internships and volunteering opportunities to give you real-world work experience and develop leadership qualities, while giving you the chance to contribute to the community.


Admission and Selection

The University of Melbourne’s Study website is a ready resource for everything you need to know about studying at Australia’s leading university. From eligibility requirements for domestic and international students and submitting an application through VTAC to applying for special entry schemes and scholarships, you’re set up for success from the get-go.


Study options 

Our approach means you can create your own study path based on your interests and abilities, but with flexibility to explore new options along the way. In a world where careers are changing fast and employers want analytical and adaptable thinking, this flexibility has never been more important. 

Our bachelor degrees are offered in: Agriculture, Arts, Biomedicine, Commerce, Design, Fine Arts, Music, Oral Health, and Science and cover more than 100 areas of study. Our professional graduate programs include architecture, criminology, education, engineering, finance, law, medicine, nursing, optometry, psychology, urban planning, veterinary medicine and many, many more. 

We’ve also introduced a new suite of courses that bundle your undergraduate degree with your graduate study. These Graduate Degree Packages mean you’ll have the assurance of a guaranteed graduate place at the time you receive your offer. 

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