Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00025B; 00091C (ICTE)

UQ's mental health programs provide systematic training designed to develop knowledge, skills and attitudes relevant to contemporary mental health practice. You will receive advanced training in a variety of evidence-based interventions and the theoretical principles that underpin them. Teaching will be provided by highly experienced practitioners and researchers, many of whom have national or international reputations for scholarship and professional practice. You will have the opportunity to undertake both structured and independent learning assignments and study in a flexible environment that respects concurrent professional commitments. This program is designed to meet advanced training standards for specialist mental health practice. Throughout the program, you will spend 800 hours in an appropriate practice environment, which can include your current workplace. You will also complete courses that will build and extend your knowledge and skills in mental health practice.


24 Units

Standard entry requirements

An approved degree in a health, social work or related discipline and have completed one-year full time (or equivalent) work experience in a mental health setting or: an approved degree in a different discipline and have completed two years full time (or equivalent) work experience in a mental health setting, or Graduate Certificate in Mental Health or Graduate Diploma in Mental Health from this university and have completed five years full time (or equivalent) work experience in a mental health setting. There are additional enrol requirements for the Psychotherapy and Art Therapy stream. Please refer to the Program Rules for more information. Note: The Graduate Diploma in Mental Health is no longer offered for enrolment.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Herston International: $50,064 No
  • Full-time : 1.5 years
  • Part-time : 3 years

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