- Unique, one-of-a-kind university qualification
The only university mental health qualification in Australia specifically designed to focus on engaging and working with children and adolescents. Be empowered to apply your knowledge in schools and educational settings.
- Award winning study model
Our postgraduate online Block Model, winner of the LearnX Live! Award 2021 ‘Best Online Learning Model’, recognises the complexity of students' lives while giving a consistent, manageable and connected online learning experience.
- Support 7 days and in the evenings
Get the support you need, when you need it, during your course. VU's support network has a single focus on ensuring you are entirely supported to succeed.
VU Online’s Graduate Certificate in Child and Adolescent Mental Health will give you a strong understanding of child and adolescent mental health and wellbeing.
This graduate certificate features a contemporary curriculum designed by mental health experts. Upon completion, you can continue your studies to gain the Master of Child and Adolescent Mental Health.
- Introduction to Child and Adolescent Mental Health
- Child and Adolescent Engagement and Assessment
- Effective Trauma-Informed Care
- Mental Health Foundations Unit Code
Completed an AQF Level 7 Bachelor degree in a cognate discipline such as Health Science, Social Work, Psychology, Medicine, Counselling, Youth Work or Education.
This graduate certificate will help you build a strong foundation in child and adolescent mental health so you can collaborate with them, their families, carers, educators and communities to deliver better mental health outcomes. You can apply your skills in evidence-based assessment and intervention approaches in child and adolescent mental health to a range of educational, therapeutic, community and clinical settings.
Upon completion, you can continue studying and gain your Master of Child and Adolescent Mental Health.
2023 academic year student fees shown are subject to change. You may also be required to pay student amenities fees. Contact the university directly to confirm.
Fees shown are per unit. The number of units are listed below fees. Together they indicate the total fees for the course.
FEE-HELP loans are available to assist eligible full-fee paying domestic students with the cost of a university course.
- Study Mode: Online
- 8 months (part-time)
$2,750 to $2,825 per unit CSP & FEE-HELP available
- 4 units
Start Date: Jan, Mar, May, July, Sep, Oct