Graduate Certificate in Mental Health
Master of Mental Health

CLASSES START: 27 FEBRUARY 2023
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 17 FEBRUARY 2023

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Complete in 18 months**

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Commonwealth Supported Places

There are a limited number of Commonwealth Supported Places for the Graduate Certificate in Mental Health that have been made available this term.

The total cost of the course with a CSP is $1,972 (normally $13,200).

Be in high demand and make a difference with study in mental health

The La Trobe Online Graduate Certificate in Mental Health is a nested qualification within the Master of Mental Health.

Take a step in your mental health career with our graduate certificate and develop specialised skills to help you tap into the growing demand for mental health professionals. Whether you have experience in nursing, social work, allied health, teaching, human resources, disability, psychology, or anything else, studying mental health can help you upskill and launch your career.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Understand the interrelationship between medical, social and psychological health.
  • Use evidence-based practice in mental health promotion and mental illness prevention.
  • Develop your critical thinking, problem-solving and communication skills.
  • Use ethical frameworks in critical decision making.

There are a limited number of Commonwealth Supported Places for the Graduate Certificate in Mental Health that have been made available this term.

The total cost of the course with a CSP is $1,972 (normally $13,200).

Designed specifically for educators, our Online Graduate Certificate in Mental Health for Education teaches you to create a positive impact by identifying and managing mental health issues among students. Throughout our Certificate’s four subjects, you will explore topics in school responsiveness, trauma theory, experiences and perceptions of mental illness and therapeutic skills for mental health.

When you complete our Graduate Certificate, you will be able to:

  • Apply understandings of the experiences and perceptions of mental well-being in the context of family, school and community to contribute to the development and restoration of safe learning environments.
  • Create culturally safe learning environments through respectful language and terminology, acknowledging the relationship between culture and well-being.
  • Participate in cross-disciplinary teams to promote universal approaches to well-being, demonstrating a functional understanding of mental health systems and community support resources available to schools and individuals.
  • Lead school-based teams in the design and implementation of person-centered responses to well-being needs, including strategies for promoting relational advocacy, collaborative conversations and evidence-based practices.

The La Trobe Online Graduate Certificate in Mental Health for Education is a nested qualification within the Master of Education. Upon completing the Certificate, you have the option of continuing to La Trobe’s Master of Education degree with advanced standing.

There are a limited number of Commonwealth Supported Places for the Graduate Certificate in Mental Health for Education that have been made available this term.

The total cost of the course with a CSP is $2,060 (normally $17,150).

Build on your experience and take the next step in your career with our Master of Mental Health. The course is designed to support you as you navigate what it takes to change lives in the mental health sector, and shape positive change in communities.

Our mental health curriculum equips you with metro, regional and rural perspectives. You’ll learn to implement systematic analysis and understand the relationship between theory and clinical practice, thanks to our evidence-based teaching.

Graduate fully equipped to pursue opportunities in areas like:

  • public and private healthcare organisations
  • child mental health services
  • long-term care settings
  • mental health research

La Trobe’s online Master of Mental Health has been developed in collaboration with Allied Health Professions Australia (AHPA). As the first fully online course made available to allied health clinicians striving for a mental health career, it is guided by mental health practice principles.

Career outlook

Mental Health Counsellor $47,000 – $87,000
per year

Clinical Psychologist $59,000 – $117,000
per year

Case Manager $50,000 – $80,000
per year

Health Manager $54,000 – $114,000
per year

All salary information provided by Payscale.com

Why study La Trobe’s online health Master’s courses?

Developed in collaboration with industry partners

The degree is relevant and reflective of today’s public health workforce.

La Trobe is ranked #45 among the world’s best young universities

Times Higher Education (THE), 2020, THE Young University Rankings 2020

La Trobe is ranked in the top 50 best universities across East Asia, South-east Asia and Oceania

Times Higher Education (THE), 2020, World University Rankings 2021 by Subject: Clinical, Pre-clinical and Health

About La Trobe University

At La Trobe University, we believe you need a powerful skill set beyond what you learn in a textbook. We teach you how to adapt to new situations, connect with others, take the lead and think differently, all while you learn the skills and knowledge you need to advance your career.

*Times Higher Education (THE, 2020)

**Average completion time for full-time students