Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing

Victoria University

Course details

Level of study: Graduate Certificates

Summary

The demand for specialist nursing in mental health has never been greater.

With the Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing, you can build your knowledge of trauma-informed care and gain a holistic understanding of mental health and its impact on individuals, families and communities.

VU Online’s Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing meets the education requirements for the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses (ACMHN) Credential – the only nationally consistent standard for recognition of specialist mental health nurses.

After completing this course, you will be able to deliver mental health nursing practice and produce better outcomes for patients. You will also be able to continue your studies with the Master of Mental Health Nursing from VU Online.

Career options

With VU Online’s Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing, you’ll enhance your knowledge and skills in evidence-based assessment and intervention approaches in mental health to take up senior mental health services positions. This course positions you to take on mental health care coordination roles, leadership roles in mental health nursing or roles in community mental health services.

You will also be able to progress towards credentialing with the ACMHN.

Upon completion, you can continue your studies to gain your Master of Mental Health Nursing.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
15,900 Per Year
Read more2,600 - 2,700 per unit. The total cost for all eight units is 21,200.
30 Jan 2023
20 Mar 2023
01 May 2023
16 months
Read more16 months, part-time (minimum)

Online study
Victoria University
Footscray Park campus
70 - 104 Ballarat Road
Melbourne Victoria 3011
Australia

Entry criteria

Completed an AQF Level 7 Bachelor of Nursing, or equivalent qualification; AND
Registration as a Registered Nurse (Division 1) OR Registered Midwife with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) OR equivalent registration with the relevant registering authority for applicants outside of Australia; AND
Provide written confirmation from their employer that they are employed in a mental health setting; OR
Completed Victoria University’s Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Nursing.

Address

Victoria University
Footscray Park campus
70 - 104 Ballarat Road
Melbourne Victoria 3011
Australia
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