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**Intakes***Ready to apply?
Master of Youth Mental Health3 yearsAUD$31,172March, JulyApply now
Graduate Diploma in Youth Mental Health2 yearsAUD$20,270March, JulyApply now
Graduate Certificate in Youth Mental Health1 yearAUD$9,888March, JulyApply now
Graduate Certificate in Managing Youth Self-Harm and Suicide1 yearAUD$9,888MarchApply 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.

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