Graduate Diploma of Forensic Mental Health Nursing

Swinburne University of Technology

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

Use your current nursing qualifications to upskill into the interesting area of forensics, with a Graduate Diploma of Forensic Mental Health Nursing. You’ll learn the necessary skills for success in this area, which includes an understanding of legal and correctional systems, working effectively with challenging patients and behaviours, and factors that influence offending.


To qualify for the Graduate Diploma of Forensic Mental Health Nursing, students must complete 100 credit points.


  • Forensic mental health nursing

Standard entry requirements

An Australian bachelor degree or equivalent in one of the following fields of Nursing or Mental health nursing. Applicants wishing to study full-time will be considered on a case by case basis. Students admitted to the course with prior tertiary studies that satisfy part of the academic requirements of this course may be eligible for academic credit. The university may determine selection criteria and restrictions, in respect of courses, to apply in addition to these entry requirements.


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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