Graduate Certificate in Health and Human Services

The University of Melbourne

Course details

Level of study: Postgraduate


The Graduate Certificate in Health and Human Services provides health and community services professionals with the higher skills needed to become leaders in their field.

As a student of this course, you will gain insight into the latest thinking, new knowledge and practices, and research related to psychosocial practice.

Who is this course for?

This course has been designed for health and community service professionals at various stages of their careers, including recent graduates, established practitioners and those seeking to advance their career or move into a new field of professional practice.

It includes those who work in mental health, drug and alcohol support, welfare, and those who work with the disadvantaged or people in need.

It is particularly relevant to:

  • Counsellors
  • Psychologists
  • Case managers
  • Nurses
  • Community workers
  • Therapists.

Course aims

This course is designed to prepare you for leadership and specialist roles in the health, mental health and human services sectors. By undertaking this course you will understand and benefit from evidence-informed practice to effectively respond to the problems that affect individuals, families, communities and organisations. You will develop a detailed understanding of knowledge, policy and research as it relates your practice, while learning from leading academics who conduct evidence-based research in the fields of health, mental health, child and family welfare, ageing, social policy, policy evaluation and leadership.

Career outcomes

According to projections, the health and community services sector will grow more rapidly than any other in the next five years*. This will create demand for high-calibre health, community services and social workers, a trend that is echoed internationally. The Health and Human Services program allows you to take advantage of this demand.

As a graduate of this course, you will have developed the ability to engage in a critical reflection of your own practice and be able to lead effectively in this sector, with the capabilities and skills to build important connections between people and organisations.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
13,552 Per Year
Read more13,552 for the entire course
10 Oct 2022 1 year
Read more1 year part time

Self study / online (without attendance)
The University of Melbourne
Parkville Campus
Grattan Street
Melbourne Victoria 3010

Entry criteria

To apply for the Graduate Certificate in Health and Human Services, you are required to have:

An undergraduate qualification related to a health or human services field; and
At least two years of documented, relevant work experience

English language requirements:

IELTS (academic English Only): 6.5 (no band less than 6.0);
TOEFL (paper-based test): 577 +, TWE 4.5;
TOEFL (internet-based test): 79 + (Writing 21; Speaking 18; Reading 13; Listening 13);
Pearson Test of English (Academic): 58 +, no communicative skill below 50
Cambridge English: Advanced/ Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): 176 +, no skill below 169.


The University of Melbourne
Parkville Campus
Grattan Street
Melbourne Victoria 3010
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