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The University of Notre Dame Australia

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Graduate Diploma of Mental Health

  • Graduate Diploma

Developed after extensive consultation with the medical profession, our multi-disciplinary program is tailored to the needs of Registered Nurses and allied health who wish to build upon their mental health skills.

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Diploma
Duration
1 year full-time
Study Mode
Online

About this course

School of Nursing & Midwifery

Developed after extensive consultation with the medical profession, our multi-disciplinary program is tailored to the needs of Registered Nurses and allied health who wish to build upon their mental health skills. To apply, you must have already completed a Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Nursing & Allied Health before enrolling in this one-year program, which involves essays, case studies and problem-solving exercises. After the completion of this degree, you may wish to consider the Master of Nursing (Mental Health).

Entry requirements

You must have a professional health degree or equivalent qualification and registered with your professional registering authority. To enrol for the master program, you must be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

Study locations

Fremantle

Online

What you will learn

Like all our Nursing programs, the Graduate Diploma of Mental Health Nursing & Allied Health is highly practical in its focus and has been developed in close consultation with the medical profession. If you are a Registered Nurse and have already completed your Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Nursing & Allied Health, you may wish to further develop your skills and knowledge by taking this one-year program.

Once enrolled, you will acquire a detailed understanding of contemporary practice, allowing you to progress your career in the growing area of mental health care. Assessment is based on a combination of written assignment, case studies and problem-solving exercises. Upon graduation, you will be equipped and ready to work in any mental health environment.

Course structure

  • NURS5004 Advanced Contemporary Mental Health Practice 1
  • NURS5005 Advanced Contemporary Mental Health Practice 2
  • PHIL6020 Ethics for Professional Life
  • NURS5003 Evidence Based Practice

Master of Nursing (Mental Health)

This research-based degree requires a further two semesters of part-time study. You will be allocated a research supervisor to support you.

Full details of the program requirements are contained in the Program Requirements.

More information regarding courses can be found at the course descriptions page.

Graduate outcomes

Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Nursing courses at The University of Notre Dame Australia.
85.8%
Overall satisfaction
80%
Skill scale
78.3%
Teaching scale
90.2%
Employed full-time
$99.3k
Average salary