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Graduate Certificate in Mental Health

Entry requirements

To apply for La Trobe’s online Graduate Certificate in Mental Health, you’ll need to have a completed application and the following:

An Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent)
Registration as a practitioner with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) OR be a member of a profession where mental health skills can be utilised.
  • Eligible professions are: social work, welfare officer, police, prison officer, armed forces, rehabilitation officer, disability worker, addictions worker, pastoral care, teaching, counselling and human resources
  • OR be volunteering for a minimum of 3 hours per week with an organisation focused on supporting mental health in the community.

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Additional entry opportunity

Your academic records, English proficiency and/or employment experience are all considered in your application to La Trobe.

Alternate entry

If you haven’t obtained a Bachelor’s degree but have extensive work experience and/or professional accreditation that’s deemed to be the equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree, you may be considered for entry to the course.

Recognition of prior learning

If you’ve completed previous study, you may qualify for advanced standing. This can reduce the number of subjects required to complete your course so you graduate sooner and spend less. The amount of credit received depends on the level and relevance of your studies and the number of subjects completed. You can review the full policy and search for credit here.

When to apply

Submit your application by 27 August 2021 for consideration to start your course on 6 September 2021.