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8 months (minimum)*, part-time
Jan, Mar, May, July, Sept, Oct
$2,670 per subject**, FEE-HELP available
Develop specialist skills in mental health care
Demand for nurses and other allied health professionals with skills in mental health has increased up to 36 per cent in the two years leading up to 2020.1
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, with part-time study, 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.
1Burning Glass, 2020
*Study plans and completion times might vary depending on commencement date, elective choice, leave and subject availability. **Fees are correct for 2022 and are revised annually.
Why study the Graduate Certificate in Mental Health at UTS Online
Ranked #1 in Australia for nursing and midwifery1
Ranked 11 in the world for nursing1
Top ranked for Excellence in Research in Australia for Nursing & Midwifery2
5 star rated for excellence across 7 categories2
¹QS World University Rankings 2021 ²QS Stars Rating 2018-2021
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 nursing (FOE 0603) academic qualification or an equivalent (according to NOOSR or UK NARIC) as follows:
Bachelor’s degree OR
Graduate Certificate OR
Graduate Diploma OR
Master’s degree OR equivalent
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.
“In a competitive tertiary education market, students need to have confidence that the courses they undertake will meet their personal and professional learning needs. What sets the Graduate Certificate in Mental Health apart from other courses is that the content has been co-designed with instructional designers and content experts to provide students with an engaging and high-quality learning experience that will enable them to instantly add value to their career and organisation.”
Associate Professor Peter Sinclair BN (renal), MPhil, PhD
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