La Trobe University

Master of Mental Health

La Trobe University

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

This course aims to provide you with a deeper understanding of mental health, through systematic analysis and reflection on the relationships between theory and clinical practice. It offers you strong evidence-based learning, supported by clinical skill development and life-long skills. Please note that you have the option of exiting early from the degree with either a Graduate Certificate or a Graduate Diploma. The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 9 - Masters Degree.


To qualify for the award of Master of Mental Health, students must complete 180 credit points in total consisting of: 180 credit points core subjects


  • First Year Subjects: Academic Integrity Module
  • Advanced Mental Health Practice
  • Comprehensive Mental Health Assessment
  • Considerations in Treatment, Recovery and Service Delivery
  • Experiences and Perceptions of Mental Illness
  • Mental Health Diagnosis
  • Talk Based Therapies
  • Therapeutic Pharmacology
  • Therapeutic Skills

Standard entry requirements

Postgraduate: Prerequisites - Course specific requirements - Successful completion of an Australian bachelor

Study pathways

All students must enrol in the Master's program, but may choose to exit early and receive either a Graduate Certificate or a Postgraduate Diploma.

Further information

Students may be eligible for institutional credit - please contact the Faculty for more information. This course is offered via a flexible online delivery mode. This caters to students who work and live in rural or remote areas, live interstate or may otherwise not be in a position to attend face to face lectures or tutorials. All online subjects require broadband internet access. Please contact the course coordinator for more information. Course coordinator Kate Emond: T: (03) 5448 9119

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