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Top ranked for Excellence in Research in Australia for Nursing & Midwifery2
5 star rated for excellence across 7 categories2
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What you will study
UTS Online’s Graduate Certificate in Mental Health comprises four subjects, and can be completed in as little as eight months.
On successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Mental Health, students will have the opportunity to progress to other UTS health masters courses, including:
- Master of Advanced Nursing (available to Registered Nurses only)
- Master of Health Services Management
- Master of Public Health
- Specialty Clinical Practice
- Collaborative and Integrative Mental Health Care
- Trauma-informed Care and Practice
- Leading Health and Social Care
Upcoming study periods
UTS Online courses have six intakes per year. The diagram below shows all upcoming
intakes, with the next intake highlighted in blue.
Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor’s degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, in a health or society and culture related discipline comparable to the relevant Field of Education.
Applicants must be currently employed in a healthcare setting and have one year of post-graduate clinical experience.
Applicants who do not meet the above criteria for an offer - such as applicants who do not have an undergraduate degree but have recent relevant work experience in a clinical healthcare role - may be considered eligible. Those applicants must present evidence of a capacity to undertake tertiary study via submission of a personal statement and a CV, which should include details of completion of hospital or college certificates and professional or staff development.
If an applicant does not formally meet the above selection criteria but the Faculty deems the applicant to be eligible based on evidence of prior learning and demonstrated capability, the Faculty reserves the right to make an offer to the appropriate course.
English language requirements
The English proficiency requirement for local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper-based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet-based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.
Registered Nurses who meet the criteria outlined in the ACMHN Framework can use this qualification as part of their application to become a Credentialed Mental Health Nurse.
To learn more about credentialing, speak with an Enrolment Advisor today.
Unsure about your situation?
One of our Student Enrolment Advisors can assist you with more information, including alternative pathways.
To assist with all or some of your tuition fees, FEE-HELP is available for eligible students. This government-supported loan scheme is designed to help eligible full-fee paying students pay their tuition fees.
To check your eligibility, feel free to speak with an Enrolment Advisor today.