Education

Graduate Certificate of Education (Mental Health)

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What is a Graduate Certificate of Education in Mental Health?

A Graduate Certificate of Education (Mental Health) provides advanced knowledge and skills, focusing on three core issues – anxiety, depression and eating disorders. It improves both understanding of and the ability to apply positive support services directly into a range of learning environments.
You will attain an understanding of issues faced by mainstream teachers educational practice, and advanced knowledge and skills in supporting individuals with mental health challenges. This course offers a model of support and flexible tailored learning to suit individual student needs. This is not an accredited Australian Initial Teacher Education course and therefore does not qualify the student to teach in Australia.

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Learning outcomes

  • Identify and analyse biases, prejudices and assumptions associated with mental health in education.
  • Apply a ‘person first’ perspective to analyse and solve issues and challenges associated with mental health.
  • Improve educational outcomes by supporting people through complex mental health challenges.
  • Design and evaluate inclusive, ethical and effective learning environments.
Study mode
Online
Campus locations*
Online
Student
Domestic
International
Course duration
2 trimesters full time, 3 or 4 trimesters part time
Start date
20 Feb 2023
05 Jun 2023
18 Sep 2023
Fees

This is an AQF Level 8 course delivered by Torrens University Australia Ltd.

*For more details on international student study options.

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Career opportunities

You will have the opportunity to improve educational value by developing and implementing supportive mental health practices. Your employment opportunities will range from schools, TAFEs and universities to other agencies which have an interest in the relationship between mental health and education.

Potential career paths

  • Education Consultant
    Average salary: $84,375 - $127,193
  • Disability Support Manager
    Average salary: $81,596 - $128,133
  • Special Education Teacher
    Average salary: $79,353 - $113,252
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It is my mission to promote mental health awareness and ensure that nobody suffers in silence. My studies at Torrens University complement this endeavour and improved my knowledge.
Robert Madgwick
Graduate Certificate (Mental Health)

Subjects and units

Each subject involves 10 hours of study per week, comprising 3 hours of facilitated study and 7 hours self-directed study.

  • Core
  • Electives

Requirements

These three core subjects must be completed. Additionally you're required to select one elective from the electives tab.
  • Introduction to Mental Health Conditions | IMH402
  • Mental Health in Context | MHC402
  • Mental Health for Educational Practice | MHP601

Requirements

Choose one elective subject below.
  • Design Thinking for Education | DTE401
  • Innovation for Education | IED402
  • Technology and Education | TED403

International students must not enrol in more than one-third (33%) of online subjects over their course, and must study at least one face-to-face subject each study period. Please note that due to COVID-19, authorities have provided exceptions to the usual face-to-face learning requirements. For more information, visit Study in Australia.

This course is only offered online. International students requiring a student visa to study in Australia should choose another course that offers campus-based/blended options. For the latest information on study locations, please check the entry requirements flyer.

Entry details

  • Domestic
  • International

Fees

Check the domestic course fee schedule for the cost of your course.

FEE-HELP

Eligible Australian students may choose to defer some, or all, of their tuition fees through FEE-HELP, a loan scheme repaid through the tax system based on income.

Learn more about fees and FEE-HELP

Scholarships

If you are truly passionate about education, we want to hear from you. We have a variety of education scholarships on offer to assist you in becoming a key part of the education industry:

Admission criteria

Before you begin your application to study as a domestic student, check that you meet the requirements listed below.

A completed qualification at AQF Level 7 (Bachelor degree) or above from an Australian University.

OR 

an equivalent overseas higher education qualification.

View full course admission information

Guaranteed pathway and Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have already completed a qualification you may be able to credit this against your degree with us, even if it’s from another institution. This is called Recognition of Prior Learning. We also offer pathway opportunities to further your learning.

Learn more about study pathways

Fees

Check the international course fee schedule for the cost of your course. Onshore international students requiring a student visa should choose campus-based / blended options.

Fee payment

Course fees can be paid across three study periods. Each instalment to be paid before the beginning of the academic stage census date.

Scholarships

We want you to have the best possible chance to succeed, which is why we offer a range of financial scholarships to support our international students during their study journey.

Admission criteria

Before you begin your application to study as an international student, check that you meet the requirements listed below.

IELTS level 6.5, with no element less than 6 (or equivalent TOEFL, CAE or PTE).
OR alternative entry requirement may be available. Contact the International Admissions team for more information.

View full course admission information

Guaranteed pathway and Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have already completed a qualification you may be able to credit this against your degree with us, even if it’s from another institution. This is called Recognition of Prior Learning. We also offer pathway opportunities to further your learning.

Learn more about study pathways

How to apply

Frequently asked questions

  • How do I apply for a course?
  • Can I get course credit for previous experience?
  • What are Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT)? How do I apply?
  • How do I apply for a scholarship?
  • What are Torrens University Australia’s ATAR requirements for domestic students?
  • What if  I don’t meet the entry criteria for a degree?
  • Am I eligible for FEE-HELP?

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