Adult Mental Health

Adult Mental Health

A holistic approach to recovery-oriented, and trauma-informed skills.

The adult mental health specialisation draws on the contemporary evidence-base to enhance recovery-oriented, and trauma-informed skills for biopsychosocial assessment, formulation and person-led care planning.

Approaches for supporting people who experience a range of mental health conditions will be explored, including anxiety, depression, eating disorders, personality disorder, psychosis and trauma and stress related conditions, among others.

Particular focus is placed on applying theory to real-world practice, and working to support people who may experience enduring or co-occurring conditions, with a holistic approach that draws on strengths.

This specialisation will enhance the capacity of students to work with complexity; critically reflect on clinical practice and deliver progressive mental health services that are both effective and founded on a genuine collaboration with consumers and carers.

The Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma is offered in 50 hour units over a 5 week teaching period. This includes:

  • Knowledge units (units with a ‘K’ in the code) that are self-directed, independent learning units. You can enrol in these units at any teaching period and complete at your own pace over 10 weeks. This gives you flexibility to manage your study load.
  • Foundation units (units with an ‘F” in the code) are only available in one teaching period as shown on the schedule below.

2023 Course Schedule

Graduate Certificate 2023

Graduate Diploma 2023