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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:

Successful completion of an Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent)
Registration as a practitioner with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)

Please note: Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.

Additional entry opportunity

Your academic records, English proficiency and/or employment experience are all considered in your application to La Trobe. You may be considered if you are currently working in a profession where mental health skills can be utilised and membership to a professional association is current OR you are working in a profession with demonstrated evidence of the application of mental health skills incorporated into their role via CV and supporting letter.

For more information, speak to one of our friendly Student Enrolment Advisors by calling (+61 3) 9917 3009 or emailing

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 save on tuition fees. 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

You can start any time as we have multiple intakes each year. Get in touch with our Student Enrolment Advisors today to discuss which intake is right for you, either request more information or call us directly on (+61 3) 9917 3009.