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The University of Queensland (UQ)

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Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Nursing

  • Graduate Certificate

Mental health nursing is a rewarding career where you can make a positive difference to the lives of patients and their families.

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Certificate
0.5 year full-time
Course Code
Intake Months
Feb, Jul

About this course

Mental health nurses are in high demand in a variety of fields within the mental health sector.

In this program, you'll be introduced to specialist practice in the area of mental health nursing. You'll learn about the knowledge, skills and attitudes relevant to contemporary mental health nursing practice, and be taught by highly experienced and internationally recognised practitioners and researchers.

Throughout the program, you'll advance your understanding of the theories, legislation, policies and standards that underpin mental health nursing. You'll also develop skills that promote safe nursing practice and management of risk in a clinical setting.

Study locations

St Lucia

What you will learn

  • Learn from experienced health practitioners and academics, known for their internationally significant research.
  • Enjoy flexible study options, including online coursework, peer collaboration and program staff support.
  • Choose to complete practical placements at your current place of work.

Career pathways

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Mental health nurse
  • Intake/triage mental health nurse
  • Mental health liaison and education nurse
  • Forensic/correctional mental health nurse
  • Mental health community nurse
  • Mental health acute care nurse
  • Paediatric mental health nurse