Course Description

The Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Nursing is designed for registered nurses working in mental health settings. This course focuses on current clinical issues in mental health, as well as therapeutic skills and role development. Students will learn how to deal with a range of conditions across the variety of health care environments in which clients present with mental illnesses, mental disorders and psychological distress and who are seeking specialist assessment and treatment. Completion of the Graduate Certificate program can be used as credit towards a Graduate Diploma or Masters degree in the discipline. Inherent Requirements for Nursing courses

Tuition Fees

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP): $6,566 total course cost.
International Students: $37,500 per year full-time


1 year part time

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Nursing postgraduate courses at University of Sydney (USYD) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 72.5% (national average 66.5%)
Improved skills: 82.0% (national average 78.1%)
Overall satisfaction: 86.2% (national average 81.8%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their postgraduate degree from University of Sydney (USYD). You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Nursing postgraduate courses at University of Sydney (USYD) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 96.3% (national average 93.7%)
Studying full time: 2.1% (national average 4.1%)
Median full time salary: $64,700 (national average $78,900)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

University of Sydney (USYD) Code: GCMEHNUR2000

Entry Requirements