Graduate Certificate in Mental Health

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Victoria University Online
  • Awarded by

    VU Online

  • Qualification

    Graduate Certificate

  • Study Mode


  • Payment Options

    FEE-HELP may be availableUpfront payment

  • Duration

    8 months part-time

  • Start Date

    Intakes in Jan, Mar, May, July, Sep, Oct

  • Career Outcomes

    Allied Health Worker | Community Health Worker | Social Worker | Mental Health Worker

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  • In a Nutshell

    The Graduate Certificate in Mental Health from Victoria University (VU) Online is designed for allied health, social care and welfare professionals who want to get a holistic understanding of mental health and its impact on individuals, families and communities.

    Learn the fundamentals of mental health practice, evidenced-based research, collaboration and trauma-informed care across mental health services.

    The curriculum has been designed by contemporary mental health experts. If you successfully complete the course, you can continue on to do your Master of Mental Health.

    Study 100% online with VU Online's award-winning postgraduate Block Model. This model recognises and accommodates the complexity of students' lives and facilitates a manageable and connected online learning experience. 

    VU Online provides four layers of personalised, academic and non-academic support to its online students to help them create their success story.

    Enquire now to find out more! 

  • What You'll Need to Get In

    To do this course, you must have completed an AQF Level 7 Bachelor degree in a cognate discipline such as Health Science, Social Work, Psychology, Medicine, Youth Work or Education.

  • Subject Breakdown

    Units you may study in this course include:

    • HNO6010 - Recovery Oriented Mental Health
    • HNO6011 - Biopsychosocial and Cultural Perspectives in Mental Health 
    • HNO6012 - Effective Trauma-Informed Care
    • HNO6009 - Mental Health Foundations
  • Why Victoria University Online?

    Internationally recognised as a leading university, Victoria University (VU) is ranked among the top two per cent of universities worldwide.

    At VU Online, you can tailor your studies to fit around your busy schedule through 100% online flexible learning. Their programs are delivered through VU Online’s postgraduate Block Model, winner of the LearnX Live! Award 2021 ‘Best Online Learning Model’.

    Their postgraduate online Block Model is designed to be flexible, interactive and student-centred. Instead of taking two or three units a semester, you will study one unit at a time, offering you more flexibility than traditional on-campus degrees.

    VU Online's learning platform is a virtual one-stop-shop that helps you manage your study commitments 24/7. You will be able to access your coursework, resources, assignment details and individual feedback from facilitators, all in one place.

    - A genuine online learning community.
    - Interactive, immersive learning - no exams or textbooks to purchase.
    - Delivered by experienced academics and facilitators.
    - 1:1 support via phone, email or SMS, seven days a week and in the evenings.
    - Small class sizes with a 25:1 student-teacher ratio.

  • Where will this course take you?

    When you graduate, you'll receive a Graduate Certificate in Mental Health from VU Online.

    You'll gain work-based skills in evidence-based assessment and intervention approaches in mental health to successfully engage with a range of individuals, families, carers and clinicians across therapeutic, community and clinical mental health settings.

    Upon completion, you can continue studying for the Master of Mental Health.

    Depending on your skills and experience, you can apply the knowledge you gain in this course to career such as:

  • Career Outcomes

    Wondering where a career in health could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

  • Let's talk price

    The full fee for this course is $10,400 (or $2,600 per unit).

    Eligible students can apply for the Australian government's FEE-HELP loan scheme to cover the costs of all or part of your fees.

    Commonwealth Supported Place is available for selected units completed in 2022.

    Enquire for more information on payment options.


    You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

    This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.

    Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $47,014 (2021-22 income year). 

    Find out more about government study loans here.

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