Graduate Certificate in Youth Mental Health
The Graduate Certificate in Youth Mental Health is a twelve month, part-time course, consisting of 4 x 12.5 point subjects.
The course is designed for health professionals working in a range of clinical and community contexts, and is intended to equip students with essential, foundational knowledge in youth mental health, covering major theoretical frameworks in the area, the various ways in which the transition to adulthood underscores young people’s vulnerability to mental illness, and established frameworks regarding the causes, symptoms and best-practice interventions for non-psychotic mental illnesses experienced by young people. Students are also introduced to tailored engagement and assessment approaches to augment their existing skills when working with young people in a therapeutic or clinical context.
The course is offered as a nested program, allowing students to exit with a Graduate Certificate after 1 year of part-time study, or progress to Graduate Diploma and, for students who meet the minimum academic requirements, to the Master of Youth Mental Health.
The Graduate Certificate in Youth Mental Health is delivered entirely online.
Audio-visual and text based Distance Learning Packages via a web-enabled learning platform called LMS.
The online facilitator is available online and responds to emails, checks discussion postings and monitors progress on discussion threads. Appointments can be made for telephone discussions via email.