Youth Mental Health

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Make a bigger difference and reshape the statistics in youth mental health.

It is estimated that one in five young people suffer serious mental health issues.* With that statistic on the rise, there is increasing demand for health and community workers who have the skills and knowledge to improve the mental wellbeing of young people.

Designed for health professionals working across a range of community and clinical settings, the Youth Mental Health program features the only graduate courses in the world that are dedicated entirely to youth mental health.

Developed by leading experts, these courses give you access to the latest theory, research and evidence-based approaches to working with young people in creative ways. Flexible online delivery is designed to fit the schedule of busy, practising professionals.

You can progress from the Graduate Certificate to the Graduate Diploma and finally the Master of Youth Mental Health, or apply directly to the Graduate Diploma and Master awards.

Alternatively, you can undertake the Graduate Certificate in Managing Youth Self-Harm and Suicide.

*Mission Australia’s 2019 report

Compare course options

Course namePart-time duration*Total course fee**Next intake***Ready to apply?
Master of Youth Mental Health3 yearsAUD$31,172March 2020Apply now
Graduate Diploma in Youth Mental Health2 yearsAUD$20,270March 2020Apply now
Graduate Certificate in Youth Mental Health1 yearAUD$9,888March 2020Apply now
Graduate Certificate in Managing Youth Self-Harm and Suicide1 yearAUD$9,888March 2020Apply now

*The program will be offered part-time however the request for full-time load will be considered on a term-by-term basis.
**The fees listed are for 2020. University reviews fees annually. The indicative total course fee is based on typical subject enrolments, and includes an indexation of 5 per cent per annum. More information about fees.
***View key dates for further important dates and deadlines.

Fees and payments

  • Tuition fees are charged yearly and you pay tuition fees according to your specific enrolment in any given study period.
  • Course fees are the same for both domestic and international students.
  • If you're enrolled as an Australian fee paying student, you can pay your course fees up front when you enrol or defer part or all payment through FEE-HELP, a loan scheme that helps eligible students pay all or part of your tuition fees.

More information about fees and payments

Youth mental health is an incredible new field that has a huge emphasis on early intervention and prevention, as well as positive psychology that not only focuses on symptom reduction but building on a young person’s strengths and abilities. Miranda Sollychin - Master of Youth Mental Health graduate

Discuss your path

Talk with a dedicated student support consultant to understand more about this program, including:

  • Entry requirements
  • Time commitment for subjects
  • Fees and payment options.

Phone: + 61 3 8344 0149
Email: continuing-education@unimelb.edu.au
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 8am to 9pm AEST/AEDT
Weekends and University of Melbourne observed Public Holidays 10am to 5pm AEST/AEDT.