Griffith University

Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Practice

Griffith University

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

In this degree, you will acquire knowledge and understanding of how to work effectively with people with a mental illness, their carers and family members. You will access highly relevant courses based on the latest evidence-based research and collaboration with consumers, carers and mental health professionals.Within a flexible online learning environment, you will study with fellow students from different professional backgrounds who bring a range of valued perspectives. Our recovery-based courses are designed for workers in various settings where mental health knowledge is essential. These include nursing, occupational therapy, psychology and social work, in roles as community support workers, peer support workers, consumer and carer consultants, rehabilitation workers, disability workers, housing officers, police liaison officers and people working in other mental health support roles.Successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Practice will be viewed positively by employers and may lead to work opportunities in the mental health field.


  • Applied Counselling
  • Consumer, Carer, and Community Engagement in Mental Health
  • Contemporary Mental Health Practice
  • Understanding Mental Health : Theories and Practice

Standard entry requirements

Any Bachelor degreeRelated Certificate IV and relevant work experience Relevant 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

By completing this Graduate Certificate program with a <abbr title="Grade Point Average GPA</abbr> of at least 5.0 (on a 7.0 scale), you will be eligible to apply for the <a href=" Master of Mental Health Practice (5625).

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Online International: $9,500 No
  • Part-time : 1 year

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