Australian Catholic University - MacKillop Campus

Graduate Diploma in Mental Health

Australian Catholic University - MacKillop Campus

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Important information

Typology Bachelor's degree
Methodology Online
Duration 1 Year
Start Different dates available
Online campus Yes
Delivery of study materials Yes
Support service Yes
Virtual classes Yes
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Online
  • Duration:
    1 Year
  • Start:
    Different dates available
  • Online campus
  • Delivery of study materials
  • Support service
  • Virtual classes

The Graduate Diploma in Mental Health aims to expand allied health clinicians’ knowledge and skills in mental health practice with evidence-based knowledge and practice enabling immediate application/translation in the workplace.

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Different dates availableNow taking bookings

To take into account

· What are the objectives of this course?

Graduates of the program should be able to: conceptualise new and creative approaches to clinical practice to support service delivery in culturally diverse health care contexts connect theory, practice and research with regard to mental health practice understand and use innovative solutions in contemporary health care evaluate issues and challenges confronting mental health practice contribute to values based professional practice in dynamic and challenging environments.

· Requirements

have completed a Bachelor degree in a Health Discipline; OR have completed the Graduate Certificate in Mental Health or equivalent; AND provide written confirmation from their employer that their workplace duties bring them into regular contact with people who have mental health problems

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What you'll learn on the course

Mental Health
Health Care
Health Services
Mental health services
Rehabilitation Nursing

Course programme

Graduates will be able to apply their theoretical and practical learning in a range of mental health settings.

Examples of potential employment settings include:

  • Public and private health care organisations
  • Child and adolescent, adult and older person mental health services
  • Acute, community, rehabilitation and long term care focused settings
  • Local, State and Commonwealth Government policy
  • Consumer and carer groups
  • Mental health based research

Examples of potential employment roles include:

  • Clinician
  • Case manager/worker
  • Team leader
  • Service manager
  • Triage manager
  • Psychiatric consultation and liaison nurse
  • Nurse practitioner

Additional information

Start dates


Semester 1 - February
Semester 2 - To be advised

Course costs - Average first year fee: $19252 Fee-Paying (indicative only)

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