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Gain in-depth knowledge and lifelong learning skills to build your contemporary mental health practice with a Master of Mental Health Nursing at La Trobe University.
Enjoy the convenience of 100 percent online study as you learn to create and carry out clinical plans from experts in the field. La Trobe's Master of Mental Health Nursing is developed in collaboration with Allied Health Professions Australia (AHPA) so you'll build valuable resilience, leadership, effective communication skills that you can use in real world cases.
Across 18 months of study you'll learn how to make independent clinical judgements, assess clients and develop reasonable clinical plans. You'll also learn to use critical skills in problem-solving, planning and evaluation, communicate effectively and sensitively with colleagues, people accessing mental health services and the public, plus learn to perform independently or as a team leader in mental health settings.
To be eligible for the course you must have:
Please note: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.
In this mental health course, the subjects you may study include:
For over 50 years, La Trobe University has been transforming people and societies. Ranked in the top 1% of Universities worldwide by 2021 Times Higher Education World University Rankings and ranked as one of the best 50 universities across East Asia, South-east Asia and Oceania. La Trobe has a proud history of world-class teaching and academic research.
Throughout your studies with La Trobe you’ll see firsthand how to champion local communities, tackle the big issues of our time and work to the highest standards. As you step forward in your career, you’re able to set a new standard of excellence.
At La Trobe University, online courses are designed to be flexible for the working professional. Taught by experts in their field, our courses will show you how to adapt to new situations, connect with others and take the lead.
Developed for busy professionals with personal commitments, our online courses help you take your career and leadership abilities to the next level.
Online courses feature the same course structure and opportunities that our on-campus students experience, so you’re sure to enjoy a quality education and one-on-one support. You’ll have 24/7 technology assistance, so you truly can learn when and where it’s best for you.
When you graduate, you'll receive a Master of Mental Health Nursing from La Trobe University.
The demand for mental health nurses is on the rise and this qualification is your opportunity to excel in the growing and rewarding field. With your new qualification, you'll be ready to step into new mental health careers, including clinical roles, and help solve Australia's mental health crisis.
Wondering where a career in Mental Health could take you? Potential job outcomes may include: Counsellor, Mental Health Support Worker, Youth Worker, Social Worker.
The full fee for this course is approximately $39,600.
Eligible students can apply for the Australian government's FEE-HELP loan to assist with your fees.
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 $48,361 (2022-23 income year).
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