La Trobe University

Graduate Certificate in Mental Health

La Trobe University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00115M

Make a difference in your community's mental health. As we respond to the challenges of a changing world, mental health is in the spotlight. Rapid changes to our social fabric have created significant challenges for individuals and their communities. All elements of our healthcare system urgently need professionals with skills and expertise to promote individual and community mental health. La Trobe's Graduate Certificate in Mental Health has been carefully designed to meet that need and give you a deeper understanding of mental health theory and clinical practice. In this course, you will develop vital assessment skills and practical skills to support clients and patients with mental health concerns. When you graduate, you'll be better equipped to plan, implement and evaluate mental health practices and work in multidisciplinary teams.


To qualify for the award of Graduate Certificate in Mental Health, students must complete 60 credit points in total consisting of: 60 credit points core subjects.

Standard entry requirements

  • Postgraduate: Prerequisites - Course specific requirements - Applicants must be registered as a practitioner with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) OR be a member of a profession where mental health skills can be utilised and membership of a professional association is current. OR Working as a professional with demonstrated evidence of the application of mental health skills is incorporated into their role via CV and supporting letter. Note: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.
  • Postgraduate: Prerequisites - Course specific requirements - Successful completion of an Australian bachelor

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