Mental Health Nursing

A postgraduate program

Fast facts

Course type: Postgraduate (coursework)
Availability (full-time or part-time): Full-time l Part-time
Location: On campus l External

Courses 

Course name: Graduate Certificate in Nursing (Mental Health Nursing)
Duration (full-time equivalent):  6 months
SATAC code: 2GC110 (Commonwealth supported place) | 2GC510 (Full fee paying place)
CRICOS code: This course is not available to international students

Course name: Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing
Duration (full-time equivalent): 1 year
SATAC code: 2GD034 (Commonwealth supported place) | 2GD534 (Full fee paying place)
CRICOS code: This course is not available to international students

Course name: Master of Mental Health Nursing (Coursework)
Duration (full-time equivalent): 1.5 years
SATAC code: 2CM095 (Commonwealth supported place) | 2CM595 (Full fee paying place)
CRICOS code: This course is not available to international students

Course name: Master of Mental Health Nursing (Clinical)
Duration (full-time equivalent): 1.5 years
SATAC code: 2CM107 (Commonwealth supported place) | 2CM507 (Full fee paying place)
CRICOS code: This course is not available to international students

Course name: Master of Mental Health Nursing (Research)
Duration (full-time equivalent): 1.5 years
SATAC code: 2CM110 (Commonwealth supported place) | 2CM510 (Full fee paying place)
CRICOS code: This course is not available to international students

Overview

The Mental Health Nursing specialisation in the Graduate Certificate in Health, the Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing and the Master of Mental Health Nursing offers registered nurses the opportunity to study and develop skills in the specialist field of mental health nursing within a framework of primary health care.

Graduates of the Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing and Master of Mental Health Nursing are eligible to seek employment in mental health nursing settings.

The specialisations and courses address care delivery processes, critical reflection on mental health nursing practice and the effects of policy and politics on health care provision and access. This ensures students are prepared for mental health nursing practice and have the ability to research and critique their individual practice, its part in the provision of care and the effect of the health care system on practice.

Students in the Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma are required to do professional experience placement (work experience) during their program of study. Certain statutory and other requirements must be met before any student is permitted to attend placement.  Details of these requirements.  

What will I study?

Refer to the course rules:

Entry requirements

 Applicants for the Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma must:

  1. hold a nursing degree or equivalent qualification, and
  2. be registered nurses, and
  3. hold a current practising certificate.

Applicants for the Master of Nursing must meet the above requirements and have a minimum of two years’ post-registration experience.

However, the Faculty Board may, under certain circumstances and subject to specific conditions, admit others who can show evidence of fitness for candidature.

Additional requirements

Statement of Clincial Support - Mental Health Nursing (PDF 462KB)

Applications

Domestic students
Mid year entry: Yes
Applications: SATAC
Application closing dates:

Check SATAC.

 

 

International students
Mid year entry: This course is not available to international students
Applications: This course is not available to international students
Application closing dates: This course is not available to international students

 

Annual fees

CourseDomestic studentsInternational students
Graduate Certificate in Nursing (Mental Health Nursing)

Place type: Commonwealth supported

$3,021

 

Place type: Full fee paying

$9,000

This course is not available to international students
Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing

Place type: Commonwealth supported

$6,055

 

Place type: Full fee paying

$18,000

This course is not available to international students
Master of Mental Health Nursing (Clinical)

Place type: Commonwealth supported

$6,042

 

Place type: Full fee paying

$18,000

This course is not available to international students
Master of Mental Health Nursing (Coursework)

Place type: Commonwealth supported

$6,042

 

Place type: Full fee paying

$18,000

This course is not available to international students
Master of Mental Health Nursing (Research)

Place type: Commonwealth supported

$6,043

 

Place type: Full fee paying

$18,000

This course is not available to international students

Note: Domestic student fees are indicative only. Further information: How are these fees calculated?

If the number of applicants for Commonwealth supported places exceeds the number of places available, eligible applicants will be ranked based on their Grade Point Average (GPA). Please refer to the Postgraduate EzyGuide for fee status information.

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