Griffith University

Graduate Certificate in Forensic Mental Health

Griffith University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00233E

This degree has been designed in collaboration with Queensland Health's School of Mental Health to provide postgraduate professional training for current or future forensic mental health practitioners, including nurses, psychologists, social workers and psychiatrists. It also provides an extension to undergraduate degrees in nursing, applied science, criminology and criminal justice, and applied psychology.


  • Ethics and Accountability in Forensic Mental Health
  • Interdisciplinary Professional Ethics
  • Making Sense of the Criminal Justice System
  • Mental Disorder and Crime
  • Risk Assessment and Management in Forensic Mental Health
  • Understanding Mental Health : Theories and Practice

Standard entry requirements

Any Bachelor degree or higherRelevant work experience


Griffith University grants credit and recognition of prior learning which may relate to prior formal learning or prior informal and non-formal learning. For more information, please visit the following website: Credit transfer Griffith's innovative Credit Precedent Database allows you to find out what credit decisions have been made in the past. These precedents will give you an idea of what you can expect. View credit precedents for this program

Study pathways

A student who has completed the Graduate Certificate in Forensic Mental Health (with a <abbr title="Grade Point Average GPA</abbr> of 4.0 or higher) may articulate into the /Program/5616/Overview Master of Forensic Mental Health (5616) program.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Online International: $10,000 No
  • Part-time : 1 year

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