Graduate Certificate in Forensic Mental Health Nursing

Swinburne University of Technology

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00111D

The Graduate Certificate in Forensic Mental Health Nursing and the Graduate Diploma of Forensic Mental Health Nursing form part of the broad suite of courses in forensic psychology and forensic mental health at Swinburne University of Technology. In particular, the units in the certificate form part of the subjects that lead to the Master of Forensic Behavioural Science. The subjects will also be of interest to some students pursuing postgraduate training in psychology. The course provides a comprehensive introduction to the principles and practice of nursing in forensic mental health, including key legal principles and legislation and core clinical skills (such as violence risk assessment and management), enabling graduates to work effectively in forensic contexts or with forensic patients. This course is offered through the Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science at Swinburne, in collaboration with the Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health (Forensicare).

Structure

50 credit points

Subjects

  • Forensic mental health nursing

Standard entry requirements

An Australian bachelor degree or equivalent in one of the following fields: Nursing, Mental health nursing Completion of Bachelor degrees in other relevant disciplines will be considered.

Recognition

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) allows students to gain credit (advanced standing) towards their course in recognition of skills and knowledge gained through work experience, life experience and/or formal training. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Study pathways

Credit is granted in recognition of previous study and/or experience and allows students to gain advanced standing towards their course. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

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