Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing Practice


As a student of this course you will:

  • Apply theoretical, critical and practical knowledge and understand the implications of providing care
  • Exercise enhanced clinical judgement, decision-making and insight into specialist mental health nursing
  • Develop and conduct a comprehensive mental health assessment

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The Graduate Diploma in Mental health Nursing Practice has been designed collaboratively using the National Framework for Postgraduate Mental Health Nursing Education developed by the Australian College of Mental Health Nursing. Take your career further with Australia’s number one university.

Delivered completely online with clinical skills assessments, this course provides students with the opportunity to focus on specialties in aged mental health, first episode psychosis, child or youth mental health, and acute/adult mental health nursing. This course is relevant to current practice and prepares you for a fulfilling career as a specialist mental health nurse.


The Department of Nursing at the Melbourne School of Health Sciences has prioritised the development of a mental health nursing course to support growing workforce demands. Register your interest and download the course flyer via the form and take the next step in your nursing career.

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Key dates

Term 2019 Applications close Term dates
Term 1, 2019 14 January, 2019 28 January - 31 March, 2019
Term 3, 2019 1 July, 2019 15 July - 15 September, 2019

We will accept late applications until the week prior to the course commencing, however you must have been nominated by your hospital to support you to undertake the clinical component of the course. Speak with your Education Manager or Clinical Nurse Educator to confirm that your hospital is willing to support your course enrolment.

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