Applied Mental Health Studies

The Applied Mental Health Studies postgraduate courses have been designed to incorporate thought leadership, contemporary learning practice and application to the workplace. Students will join a community of leading mental health practitioners dedicated to improving the mental health and wellbeing of people in NSW and beyond. This invaluable learning experience will enable you to contribute to a more compassionate and effective mental health care service.

A group of smiling students collaborate together in a tutorial or workshop at HETI Higher Education

Our Applied Mental Health Studies courses are ideal for working professionals at all levels who have a passion for improving mental health and wellbeing, including:

  • Nurses
    • Acute Care
    • Community Care
  • Allied Health including but not limited to:
    • Occupational Therapists
    • Social Workers
    • Psychologists
    • Other Mental Health Workers
  • Early Childhood and other Educators
  • Children and Youth Workers
  • Older Persons Workers
  • Direct Service Providers or Managers
  • General Health or Human Service Staff

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To undertake postgraduate study at HETI, students will need to meet the entry requirements.

Entry Requirements


Nested within the framework for Applied Mental Health Studies are three course levels:

  • Graduate Certificate – (generally 1 year)
  • Graduate Diploma – (generally 2 years) and
  • Masters – (generally 3 years) 


This structure allows students the option to exit at a point appropriate to their needs with a recognised accredited award.

To view the course structure within a specialisation, click on the links below.

By having completely redesigned the program we have created a Specialisation focus in an integrated learning environment. This means that students in our Applied Mental Health Studies framework select one of the following specialisations from their first year:

  • Perinatal and Infant
  • Child and Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Older Person

In core subjects students will continue to study in the perspective of their specialisation while collaborating with students in the other specialisations. This integrated learning environment is key to enabling enhanced working relationships across the sector.

To view the professional overview and pathway, click on the specialisation links below.

Delivered through online learning these interprofessional courses offer students the opportunity to study at their own pace. Collaboration is fostered through online forums which encourages open discussions and regular communication. Faculty and staff work alongside students, supporting them to manage their study and achieve their goals.


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Underpinning HETI mental health education is a strong recovery-oriented philosophy and practice.

Our programs of study feature an integrated and holistic approach to meet the expressed needs of people with lived experience and carers based on a recovery-oriented philosophy.

Through supporting the recovery journeys of people with mental illness, we are about maximising hope, resilience, self-management and advocacy.

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Underpinning HETI mental health education is a strong recovery-oriented philosophy and practice.
Our programs of study feature an integrated and holistic approach to meet the expressed needs of people with lived experience and carers based on a recovery-oriented philosophy.

Through supporting the recovery journeys of people with mental illness, we are about maximising hope, resilience, self-management and advocacy.

Learn More

View all units by visiting the specialisations below

Perinatal and Infant
Specialisation

Child & Adolescent
Specialisation

Adult
Specialisation

Older Person
Specialisation

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Campus

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5 Fleet Street, North Parramatta
NSW 2151

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    Gladesville Office

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NSW 2111

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