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Victoria University (VU)

Graduate Certificate in Mental Health 

  • Contemporary curriculum designed by mental health experts
    Designed and developed by leading mental health academics and practitioners, the Graduate Certificate in Mental Health will equip you with contemporary approaches to mental health and allow you to transform the delivery of mental health services in Australia.​​
  • 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.

This Graduate Certificate is designed for allied health, welfare and social care professionals who want to gain a holistic understanding of mental health and its impact on individuals, families and communities.

You will establish fundamentals in comprehensive mental health practice, research and evidence-based practice, trauma-informed care and collaboration across mental health services.

This graduate certificate features a contemporary curriculum designed by mental health experts. Upon successful completion, you can continue your studies and gain your Master of Mental Health.

  • Recovery Oriented Mental Health
  • Biopsychosocial and Cultural Perspectives in Mental Health
  • Effective Trauma-Informed Care
  • Mental Health Foundations

Completed an AQF Level 7 Bachelor degree in a cognate discipline such as Health Science, Social Work, Psychology, Medicine, Youth Work or Education.

The Graduate Certificate in Mental Health is for allied health and social care professionals who want to increase their specialist knowledge and employment outcomes across mental health settings. 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 and gain a Master of 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.

Key Facts
  • 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