The Graduate Certificate in Mental Health is designed for health and social care professionals who require specialist skills to navigate mental health care and lead teams that provide advanced and holistic clinical practice.
Delivered 100% online and supported, you will develop a comprehensive understanding of trauma-informed and recovery-focused care to graduate with industry-recognised leadership capabilities that will prepare you for a successful future in mental health - one of Australia’s national health priority areas.
*Study plans and completion times might vary depending on commencement date, elective choice, leave and subject availability **Fees are correct for 2024 and are revised annually.
Why study the Graduate Certificate in Mental Health at UTS Online
Ranked #1 in Australia for academic reputation in nursing and midwifery¹
Top 100 University Globally3
Top ranked for Excellence in Research in Australia for Nursing & Midwifery2
5 star rated for excellence across 7 categories2
1QS Top Uni Ranking 2023 2QS Stars Rating 2018-2021 3QS Rankings, 2024
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.
A pathway to more postgraduate health courses
On successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Mental Health, students will have the opportunity to progress to other UTS health masters courses, including:
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.
Master of Advanced Nursing
All subjects from the Graduate Certificate+8 subjects from the Master of Advanced Nursing
All units from the Graduate Certificate+4 Diploma unitsor continue studying
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.
"More than ever, the world recognises the significance of mental health, and the need for specialised healthcare professionals to address the issue is rising. With our Graduate Certificate in Mental Health, students will gain the knowledge and skills to make a meaningful impact on those affected by mental health issues. Through our comprehensive curriculum, you will learn trauma-informed and recovery-focused care, enabling you to support consumers, their families, carers, and communities to achieve better mental health outcomes.”
Dr Carmen Axisa PhD (Medicine), MClinN, BN, RN. Senior Lecturer
Have you completed the following in the last 10 years?
An Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) accredited Level 1 program in psychology (or equivalent) with a Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 5.0 out of 7.
Please note: Psychology qualifications from overseas must be assessed by the Australian Psychological Society (APS) as equivalent to an APAC accredited Level 1 program in Psychology. This assessment must be included in the application.
If you haven't fulfilled the requirements, you might want to explore our 100% online Graduate Diploma in Psychology program as an alternative.