Graduate Diploma of Mental Health

Nan Tien Institute

Type of institution: Higher Education Institutions
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 03233C

The Graduate Diploma in Mental Health offers a holistic perspective on mental health and wellness, delivered in a compassionate and contemplative learning environment. Contemplative online education - practice self-care while providing compassionate care to others, experience personal development while studying mental health online. Our Mental Health program offers students an embodied, holistic educational experience, with a focus on contemplation, ethics and compassion - unlike any other online Mental Health education offered in Australia and is designed for health professionals interested in making a difference to the lives of people experiencing mental illness, whilst taking care of their own wellbeing. Mindful and contemplative professional practices are now recognised to be leading the way in personal wellness, while facilitating the mental health recovery of others. All our courses combine leading-edge professional skills with contemplative, ethical and compassionate personal development and it is these embodied, holistic learning foundations that sets apart education at NTI from other postgraduate education providers.


The Graduate Diploma in Mental Health qualification requires the completion of 8 core subjects (for a total of 48 credit points).


  • Critical Inquiry, Mind-Body Wellness, Compassion at Work, Mental Health and Wellness, Research Methods and Evidence-Based Practice, Coaching and Counselling for Health and Wellbeing, Older Person's Mental Health, Healing Traditions: Buddhism and Psychotherapy

Standard entry requirements

Either a bachelor degree with a major in health, human services, social sciences, liberal arts, education, or relevant working experience and professional training over at least 3 years for example in the health sector or social services or education.


Various universities recognise this course.

Study pathways

This program articulates with a Master's degree

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Wollongong International: $15,200 Yes

Further information

Please note: On completion of this course, those wishing to register as a health professional in Australia will also need to satisfy the AHPRA requirement of an overall IELTS score of 7.

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