Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Practice

Griffith University

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

Gain tools for mental health practice.Work more effectively with people with a mental illness, their carers and family members with the tools found in this graduate certificate. You will access highly relevant courses based on the latest evidence-based research and collaboration with consumers, carers and mental health professionals. You'll gain a thorough historical understanding of mental illness, epidemiology and relevant theoretical frameworks, which is vital for informing quality mental health practice. Policies and programs have an impact on people living with mental illness, and a wider perspective can help ensure more effective outcomes. As a graduate, you will have the knowledge and skills to undertake mental health assessments and write care plans, engage in reflective and ethical decision making in complex mental health policy and practice areas. You will also be introduced to some commonly used counselling theories and approaches to assist individuals from diverse backgrounds to find new ways to lead fulfilling and satisfying lives. Industry and expert connections Within a flexible online learning environment, you will study with fellow students from different professional backgrounds who bring a range of valued perspectives. You'll have extensive opportunities to interact with your fellow students in your on-line studies, developing new professional connections in the process. Graduate outcomes This recovery-based course is designed for workers in settings where mental health knowledge is essential. These include nursing, occupational therapy, psychology and social work, in roles as community support workers, peer workers, consumer and carer consultants, recovery workers, rehabilitation workers, disability workers, housing officers, police liaison officers and people working in other mental health support roles. FlexibilityStudy anytime, anywhere - This degree is available online through our Digital campus, giving you more room to fit university with your work and social life.Pursue further study The courses in this graduate certificate may be credited towards a related graduate diploma or masters degree. Griffith's innovative Credit Precedent Database allows you to find out what credit decisions have been made in the past, which will give you an idea of what you can expect.


  • 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, you will be eligible to apply for the Master of Mental Health Practice (5625).

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Online International: $10,250 No
  • Part-time : 1 year

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