Graduate Diploma of Mental Health Nursing - CC69

CQUniversity's Graduate Diploma of Mental Health Nursing is ideal for registered nurses looking to develop their mental health nursing credentials to practise as a specialist Mental Health Nurse. Delivered fully online in a flexible format, this course forms part of a suite of three mental health nursing courses and will provide you with advanced skills and knowledge required to practise in this area of nursing specialisation.






1 years full-time, 2 years part-time

Mental health is a significant health issue and recognised as a national health priority area by the Australian Government. The provision of safe, person-centred, recovery-oriented mental health care is a major underpinning of this course. This course prepares you to be able to practice within the specialist field of mental health nursing. It will equip you with the skills and knowledge to work from an evidence-based position to support consumers to meet their recovery goals, work with groups and communities to implement mental health promotion strategies, explore diverse ways of forming relationships with consumers and families and critically explore mental health discourses of. Particular attention is given to exploring a range of therapeutic interventions which you can utilise to enhance your practice. The use of a portfolio throughout the course will allow you to apply your learning to your own clinical practice. In order to meet the learning  outcomes of this course, it is required that you will be working in an area where mental health nursing skills are employed.  

This course is offered flexibly allowing you to enrol, study and undertake assessment at times that suit you. Our Graduate Diploma is not bound by terms dates or submission deadlines. You will have up to 3 years to complete the course. 

Core Units 8 Major Units None
Electives None Minor Units None
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Online Availability

Hyperflexible Annual Term - 2022Available Online
Majors and minors are not applicable to this course.
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This course has no residential schools.

Students must hold current registration as a Nurse (Division 1) with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulatory Authority (AHPRA). Students must be currently employed in a setting which requires the use of mental health nursing skills. 

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On the completion of this course you will receive the award of Graduate Diploma of Mental Health Nursing.

Students who complete this course of study will be able to seek employment in the mental health field as a career pathway.

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