Australia's only postgraduate course in Adolescent Health and Wellbeing is delivered online by the Centre for Adolescent Health at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne. Adolescence is the foundational period in the lives of individuals and for the health of our community. Investments in adolescent health maximise human capabilities that play out across the course of life and into the next generation.
Of all age groups in Australia, young people are the only group whose health has not improved over the past three decades. To improve young people's health and wellbeing, we need to build the knowledge and capabilities of all those who work with young people, including teachers, nurses, social workers, doctors, youth workers, community workers, and others.
During this course you will:
- Gain the skills to communicate effectively with young people from different sectors, families, cultural and community backgrounds
- Build a repertoire of professional, legal and ethical capabilities for implementing effective programs and practices in the settings where young people live, work, learn and play
- Engage with some of the world’s experts in adolescent health research and practice.
Flexibility in study pathways
The Graduate Certificate/Graduate Diploma is offered fully online, making it accessible to multi-disciplinary learners no matter whether you live locally in Melbourne, in regional or rural Australia, or internationally (international students pay the same tuition fees as domestic students). This allows you to study at times of the day that suit you, and around your personal and professional commitments.
Supporting cross-sectoral practice
The course integrates knowledge from a range of disciplines including medicine, psychology, sociology, social work, youth work, public health, and health promotion, and examines the different theoretical frameworks and professional approaches these disciplines bring to working with young people. This is reflected in the strong ethos of cross-sectoral practice throughout the course.
Have a question?
Please contact Adolescent Health and Wellbeing Academic Course Coordinator, Dr Ani Wierenga at firstname.lastname@example.org
The course was particularly attractive to me due to the cross-sectoral nature of participants – learning alongside social workers, nurses, teachers, child protection staff and police officers has enhanced my understanding of holistic adolescent health and wellbeing support and approaches.
- Nicky Sloss
Masters of Adolescent Health and Wellbeing student