Learn the skills to improve the lives of individuals and communities and leave a positive mark. With the current challenges the world is facing, there is no better time to study mental health, psychology and social work.

Accredited by the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) and has been determined to meet the Australian Social Work Education and Accreditation Standards (ASWEAS). A master’s degree in social work can take you anywhere.

Duration 2 years full-time / 4 years part-time
Mode TBC
Closing date (DOM | INT) 10 December 2020

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Accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC), this course enables you to change career direction and eventually qualify as a registered psychologist. Start your journey with Psychology here.

Duration 1 year full-time / 3 years part-time
Mode TBC
Closing date (DOM)Summer intake: 15 November 2020
 Start Year: 1 February 2021
Closing date (INT) 15 November 2020

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Designed for psychology graduates who want to develop practical skills in the applications of psychology and to employ them in the world of business; government; the non-profit sector; marketing, consumer and social research; and health.

Duration 1.5 years full-time
Mode TBC
Closing date (DOM) 1 February 2021
Closing date (INT) 2 December 2020

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Improve the quality of life for those affected by mental health challenges. Graduates will learn to apply robust theoretical concepts and cutting edge evidence based research findings in their clinical practice.

Duration 1 year full-time / 3 years part-time
Mode Blended
Closing date (DOM | INT) 22 January 2021

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Graduate with the latest knowledge of adolescent health and development, prevention frameworks and skills to work more effectively with individuals and populations in schools and communities, and within health services.

Duration 1 year full-time / 2 years part-time
Mode Fully online
Closing date (DOM | INT) 22 February 2021

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Australia's only postgraduate course in Adolescent Health and Wellbeing is delivered by the Centre for Adolescent Health at the Royal Children’s Hospital. Engage with a wide range of experts in adolescent health research and practice.

Duration 1 year part-time
Mode Fully online
Closing date (DOM | INT) 22 February 2021

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Mindfulness in Clinical Practice will equip you with the skills and confidence to offer clinical mindfulness practices to your clients or patients, and ensure your knowledge is backed by the latest research.

Duration Two to six weeks (40 hours)
Mode Fully online
Closing date (DOM | INT) 21 October 2020

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If you’re interested in other health-related courses, the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences has over 27 different disciplines of study. Our range of courses include doctoral and master degrees, graduate diplomas and certificates, and specialist certificates.

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Why study at the University of Melbourne?

Internationally recognised research leader in cognitive and behavioural neuroscience, quantitative psychology, social psychology, developmental psychology and clinical science

World class graduate employability*

Industry focussed, many of our courses are professionally accredited by governing bodies in Australia and overseas. Check the relevant course entry for more information

*QS Graduate Employability rankings in 2020

I was attracted to social work because I want to work with families and make a difference in people’s lives. It’s a broad field and you can work in lots of different kinds of settings. I like the structure of the course, with our time on campus limited to two days. The staff have also been very supportive, and quite a few of them wrote the textbooks we study, which is reassuring! All my placements have been great. My last placement was in Shepparton, in a volunteer-run space for young children, most of whom came from disadvantaged backgrounds. I’m enjoying the variety, the team environment and being stretched.

Lindiwe Mlalzi
Master of Social Work
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Michael Diamond - Graduate Diploma in Psychology