Graduate Diploma in Youth Mental Health

      Course overview

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


      The Graduate Diploma 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 gain a comprehensive understanding of development in young people, and discuss the impacts of psychotic, non-psychotic, behavioural and mood disorders. You will learn best-practice engagement, assessment and intervention approaches and enhance your existing abilities when working with young people in a therapeutic or clinical context.

      Delivered online, this two-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 opportunities in the field and be able to make a 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
      • Nurses
      • Occupational therapist
      • Social worker
      • Youth worker

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