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Working in partnership with children, young people and their families.
The child and youth specialisation focuses on the unique challenges and rewards that can be found working within child and youth mental health. There is a strong focus on attachment and normal development – from infancy to early adulthood – and the exploration of opportunities to assist children and young people to pursue optimum mental health.
This is an important time for mental health assessment and intervention as many conditions emerge during this period. This specialisation enhances student knowledge of relevant mental health conditions and assists students to develop skills in engagement, assessment, formulation and care planning.
The course emphasises working in partnership with children, young people and their families, as well as other key influential systems including education and child protection.
The Graduate Certificate is now offered in short 50 hour units. This includes KNOWLEDGE units (units with a ‘K’ in the code) that are self-directed, independent learning units. These units can be completed at your own pace over any period of time across two teaching periods. FOUNDATION units are available only in one teaching period and those Foundation units that are specialised are only available this semester. The short 50 hour units are offered in each semester over three teaching periods of five weeks each. This allows you to better manage your study load by selecting the teaching periods and study load you prefer. NEW STUDENTS and CONTINUING STUDENTS can download the suggested sequence of study for the upcoming semester through the download buttons below.
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