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Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Nursing

  • Graduate Certificate

The online Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Nursing will begin to build your understanding of how to effectively respond to people experiencing a range of mental health challenges.

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Certificate
Duration
8 months part-time
Study Mode
Online
Intake Months
Jan, Mar, Apr, Jul, Sep, Nov
Domestic Fees
$9,560 total
International Fees
$9,560 total

About this course

Enhance your nursing practice

The online Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Nursing will begin to build your understanding of how to effectively respond to people experiencing a range of mental health challenges.

You will learn from leading and clinically active mental health nurse academics; and access current and clinically relevant, evidence-based coursework through a responsive and interactive learning environment.

The Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Nursing is your first step towards a Diploma in Mental Health Nursing and a Master of Mental health Nursing, both of which are accredited under the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses (ACMHN). Upon completion, you can use your new qualification as part of the requirements to become a credentialed mental health nurse.

Entry requirements

To qualify for entry into the Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Nursing, all applicants must:

  • Be a Registered Nurse (Division 1) and have access to mental health nurse practice or mental health nurse practitioners during their course of study, and;
  • Be proficient in English.


If you are not a registered nurse, you could also be eligible for the Graduate Certificate of Mental Health. Find out more about Rules Relating to Awards and Specific Award Rules.

We may recognise and grant credit for past education, qualifications and/or work experience in a process called advanced standing. If you're eligible for advanced standing, this can impact the number of units you need to study, reducing the time and cost of your overall degree.

Find out more about applying for advanced standing.

Study locations

Online

What you will learn

Holistic mental health treatment

Be introduced to core knowledge and skills that will help you to be a well-rounded mental health professional.

Contemporary mental health focus

Learn from clinically active academics and gain a contemporary understanding of emerging trends in mental health care.

Develop an evidence-based practice

Develop skills through evidence-based theories and knowledge that can be applied immediately in practice or hospital setting.

Career pathways

  • Registered Nurse
  • Mental Health Nurse
  • Case Worker
  • Liaison Clinician
  • Acute Mental Health Nurse
  • Nurse Coordinator
  • Midwife
  • Health Services Manager
  • School Nurse

Graduate outcomes

Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Nursing courses at Southern Cross University (SCU).
94.4%
Overall satisfaction
95%
Skill scale
93.1%
Teaching scale
62.9%
Employed full-time