The Graduate Certificate in Youth Mental Health gives you access to expert knowledge and the latest theory, research and evidence-based approaches in this specialised and rapidly-evolving area of mental health.
Developed in close consultation with Orygen, the National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health – a global leader of research in the field – this course covers 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. 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.
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. It's of particular relevance to:
- General practitioners
- Occupational therapists
- Social workers
- Youth workers.
Orygen estimates that one million young Australians experience mental ill-health and there is high demand for skilled practitioners to meet this need. This 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.
The Graduate Certificate in Youth Mental Health is part of a suite of related courses. It’s easy to turn a Graduate Certificate into a Masters, or to enrol in a Masters and leave with a Graduate Diploma.
- Graduate Diploma in Youth Mental Health (two years part-time)
- Master of Youth Mental Health (three years part-time)
You may also be interested in the Graduate Certificate in Managing Youth Self-Harm and Suicide.