In a nutshell
Grow your skills in an in-demand and rewarding field with a Graduate Certificate in Mental Health from La Trobe University.
Learn from industry experts with years of mental health experience who’ll teach you how to apply the principles of trauma-informed care in your practice and prepare you to address the mental health concerns of vulnerable communities.
With La Trobe’s 100 per cent online course you can advance your skills and knowledge in mental health and be ready for a more advanced career in just four months. You’ll learn to connect theory and clinical practice and provide high-quality support; understand the interrelationship between a person’s medical, social and psychological health, plus be able to recognise diagnostics, know how to use evidence-based practice in mental health promotion and mental illness prevention. You’ll graduate to build your own ethically-oriented practice.
Take the next step in your career and become a trusted professional in the mental health field. Enquire about the Graduate Certificate in Mental Health today.
What you’ll need
To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:
- Completed Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent); AND
- Registration 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; OR
- Be volunteering for a minimum of three hours per week with an organisation focused on supporting mental health in the community.
*Eligible professions include social work, welfare officer, police, prison officer, armed forces, rehabilitation officer, disability worker, addictions worker, pastoral care, teaching, counselling and human resources.
In this mental health course, the subjects you may study include:
- Therapeutic Skills
- Comprehensive Mental Health Assessment
- Mental Health Diagnosis
- Experiences and Perceptions of Mental Illness
Why La Trobe University?
For over 50 years, La Trobe University has been transforming people and societies. Ranked in the top 1% of Universities worldwide by 2021 Times Higher Education World University Rankings and ranked as one of the best 50 universities across East Asia, South-east Asia and Oceania. La Trobe has a proud history of world-class teaching and academic research.
Throughout your studies with La Trobe you’ll see firsthand how to champion local communities, tackle the big issues of our time and work to the highest standards. As you step forward in your career, you’re able to set a new standard of excellence.
The online study experience:
At La Trobe University, online courses are designed to be flexible for the working professional. Taught by experts in their field, our courses will show you how to adapt to new situations, connect with others and take the lead.
Developed for busy professionals with personal commitments, our online courses help you take your career and leadership abilities to the next level.
Online courses feature the same course structure and opportunities that our on-campus students experience, so you’re sure to enjoy a quality education and one-on-one support. You’ll have 24/7 technology assistance, so you truly can learn when and where it’s best for you.