Graduate Certificate in Health and Human Services

Course overview

  • 1 year part time
  • Online
  • Available to domestic and international students
  • Term 1 Intake - January, Term 2 Intake - April, Term 3 Intake - July, and Term 4 Intake - October


The Graduate Certificate in Health and Human Services provides health and community services professionals with the higher skills needed to become leaders in their field.

As a student of this course, you will gain insight into the latest thinking, new knowledge and practices, and research related to psychosocial practice.

Who is this course for?

This course has been designed for health and community service professionals at various stages of their careers, including recent graduates, established practitioners and those seeking to advance their career or move into a new field of professional practice.

It includes those who work in mental health, drug and alcohol support, welfare, and those who work with the disadvantaged or people in need.

It is particularly relevant to:

  • Counsellors
  • Psychologists
  • Case managers
  • Nurses
  • Community workers
  • Therapists.

International students are welcome to study this course. However, please note that this course is not available to international students who require a student visa to study in Australia as it does not meet the onshore study requirements and it is not registered with CRICOS.

Course aims

This course is designed to prepare you for leadership and specialist roles in the health, mental health and human services sectors. By undertaking this course you will understand and benefit from evidence-informed practice to effectively respond to the problems that affect individuals, families, communities and organisations. You will develop a detailed understanding of knowledge, policy and research as it relates your practice, while learning from leading academics who conduct evidence-based research in the fields of health, mental health, child and family welfare, ageing, social policy, policy evaluation and leadership.


The Graduate Certificate in Health and Human Services is part of a highly flexible suite of courses, designed for versatility. You can transform a Graduate Certificate into a Masters, or start with a Masters and exit early with a Graduate Certificate or Specialist Certificate.

You may also be interested in the Specialist Certificate in Implementation Science. If you are a qualified social worker you may be interested in our Advanced Social Work courses.