Graduate Certificate in Youth Mental Health

      Course overview

      • 1 year part time
      • Online
      • Available to domestic and international students.
      • Start Year Intake - March and Mid Year Intake - July


      The Graduate Certificate in Youth Mental Health has been developed in close consultation with Orygen, the National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health, a global leader of research in the field. As a student, you will have access to expert knowledge and the latest theory, research and evidence-based approaches in this specialised and rapidly-evolving area of mental health.

      You will cover major theoretical frameworks and examine the ways in which the transition to adulthood can present vulnerabilities to mental illness. You will learn tailored engagement, assessment and intervention approaches and enhance your existing abilities when working with young people in a therapeutic or clinical context.

      The course is valuable for healthcare professionals working in a range of clinical and community settings, meaning you will learn alongside a diverse group of peers while gaining insights relevant to your own practice. Delivered online, this one-year, part-time course provides the flexibility and support needed for busy professionals to fit study around existing work commitments.

      Course aims

      Orygen estimates that one million young Australians experience mental ill-health and there is high demand for skilled practitioners to meet this need. The course is designed to strengthen the mental health workforce nationally and internationally. As a graduate, you will be well-placed to pursue career and leadership opportunities in the field and be able to make a real difference to the lives and outcomes of young people.

      Who is this course for?

      This course is suitable for health professionals working across a range of community and clinical settings who are looking to enhance or focus their skills and capacity to work with young people in creative ways. You may be a:

      • Psychiatrist
      • General practitioner
      • Psychologist
      • Nurse
      • Occupational therapist
      • Social worker
      • Youth worker

      Related pathway courses

      The Graduate Certificate can be undertaken as a standalone qualification to contribute to your professional development or as an entry point for the more advanced Graduate Diploma in Youth Mental Health and Master of Youth Mental Health.

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