Professional Development Units

Expand Your Knowledge With Our 50 Hour Professional Development Courses

Professional Development Courses

We offer a number of professional development units that may also be used as stackable credit towards our Applied Mental Health Studies courses.

Students can choose to complete any of these 50 hour units as PD or for credit in the degree program at a later date.



Please view our Professional Development Prospectus here

Lifespan units
Mental Health, Mental Ill Health and Suicide (8ALK001)
Strength-Based Assessment and Care Planning (8ALF002)
Professional and Ethical Mental Health Care (8ALF003)
Attachment Development and Promoting Mental Health Across the Lifespan (8ALK004)
Sustaining your mental health practice (8ALF005)
Core Therapeutic Skills (8ALF006)
Recovery and Recovery-Oriented Practice (8ALF007)
Trauma-Informed Care and Practice (8ALF008)
Diversity and Mental Health (8ALK009)
Understanding mental health care in Australia (8ALK010)
Physical and mental health (8ALK011)
Evidence-based practice (8ALF013)
Introduction to Research (8ALF014)
Structured therapies 1 (8ALF016)
Working with families (8ALF019)
Substance related and addictive conditions (8ASF021)
Psychosis (8ASF022)
Perinatal and Infant units
Early Development (8APK030)
Mental Health Care in the Perinatal Period (8APF031)
Developmental Screening & Assessment (8APK032)
Parents and caregivers (8APK033)
Enabling Effective Mental Health Care in the Perinatal Period (8APK034)
Observation Theory & Practice in perinatal & infant mental health (8APF035)
Relationship-Based Therapies & Practices in perinatal & infant mental health (8APF036)
Child and Youth units
Child and Youth Mental Health Conditions 1 (8ACF050)
Child and Youth Mental Health Conditions 2 (8ACF051)
Child and Youth Mental Health Conditions 3 (8ACF052)
Legal and Ethical considerations for Child and Youth Mental Health (8ACF053)
Engagement in child and youth mental health (8ACF054)
Development in childhood, adolescence and young adulthood (8ACF055)
Psychosis (8ASF022)
Adult units
Anxiety and Mood (8AAF070)
Trauma and Stress Related Experiences (8AAE080)
Psychosis in Adults (8AAF072)
Adult Mental Health Conditions (8AAF073)
Personality development and disruption (8AAF071)
Substance related and addictive conditions (8ASF021)
Psychosis (8ASF022)
Older Persons units
Mental Health for Older People (8AOK090)
Responding to Transitional Crises for Older People (8AOE091)
Core skills when working with Older People (8AOF092)
Specific Interventions for Older People - Dementia (8AOF093)
Engaging with Older Persons (8AOF094)
Mental health care in residential aged care facilities (8AOF095)
Complexity in Older Persons Mental Health care (8AOE096)