Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Nursing

University of Wollongong

The Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Nursing addresses the priorities established in the National Mental Health Plan, namely: mental health promotion and prevention; partnership; and quality and effectiveness of service delivery. The teaching focuses on evidence-based practice and reflects developments in mental health service delivery locally, nationally and internationally.

Course Fee:

Australian: $12,672

Entry Requirements:

A Bachelor degree in Nursing of at least three years' duration from a recognised tertiary institution, or a qualification to practise as a Registered Nurse or equivalent. Students must have at least 2 years' experience or be currently employed in a mental health setting.


24 credit points of coursework

Subjects you can Study:

Essential Skills for Health Researchers; Legal and Professional Issues; Philosophies of Mental Health Care; Reflection For Practice

Study Pathways:

This program articulates into the Master of Nursing (Mental Health) with 24 credit points of advanced standing.

Further information:

In order to attend workplace experience, students must meet NSW Health Department requirements in regard to Criminal Record Checks and Infectious Diseases

Who for:

Practitioners commencing the specialty of mental health nursing

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00102E

Related Careers:

Nurse - Registered,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Wollongong No info Yes Part time 1 year
Wollongong No info Yes Online
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Provider CRICOS: 00102E

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