Graduate Certificate

in Applied Mindfulness

Are you a professional, leader, or mindfulness practitioner who is seeking to deepen your understanding of the origins, applications, and proven benefits of mindfulness?

Enhance your current career or embark on a new endeavour by developing a scholarly and experiential understanding of mindfulness and its applications. Extend your knowledge of the Buddhist origins of mindfulness and the ways in which mindfulness techniques have been used to inquire deeply, cultivate practical wisdom, and alleviate suffering across cultures and throughout history.

Develop the capacity to apply your learning in a variety of professional contexts, including leadership, workplaces, health, and educational settings. Become a mindful, ethical, and compassionate leader and learn to navigate complex problems with deep self-awareness and clarity. Increase your capacity to skilfully navigate global crises like climate change, global financial strain, and Covid-19.

Our unique Graduate Certificate in Applied Mindfulness will enable you to integrate an advanced understanding of mindfulness into your professional and personal life. Whether you are interested in wellness, community engagement, business, or education, you will strengthen your personal practice and develop the skills needed to share your insights with clients, colleagues, and associates. Our Graduate Certificate will empower you to navigate personal and professional challenges with greater clarity, wisdom, and compassion. It will assist you to clarify your values, ethics, and purpose and will make whatever you choose to do in life sustainable and impactful.

This course takes an interdisciplinary approach drawing on our expertise in mindfulness teaching, compassion science, Buddhist studies, sociology, leadership and coaching, and mindfulness and neuroscience.

Our online format and flexible approach make studying the Certificate suitable for professionals from anywhere in the world.

Our Graduate Certificate can be taken part-time or full-time and includes four subjects.

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Course Overview
Head of Program Dr Nadine Levy
Course Duration Full-time: 6 months |  Part-time: from 12 months for domestic students only
Delivery Method Online and on campus study
Academic Requirements

Bachelor degree with a major in a relevant field, such as health sciences, social sciences, liberal arts, or education (demonstrated through the provision of academic transcript)  OR

relevant working experience and professional training over at least three (3) years; for example, in the health, social services or education sector (demonstrated through the provision of a CV or evidence of professional training, such as a certificate of completion, and a written outline of relevance and importance of undertaking study in applied midnfulness to current or future roles).

English Language Requirements

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Applicants who have not completed substantial tertiary studies in English will need to meet our English Language Requirements.

Please note: Although this course does not directly lead to a registration as a health professional, on completion of this course, those wishing to register as a health professional in Australia will also need to satisfy the AHPRA requirement of an overall IELTS score of 7.

Related Courses Master of Arts (Health and Social Wellbeing)
Graduate Diploma in Health and Social Wellbeing
Tuition Fees 2024 Domestic $10,770
International $13,250
*FEE-HELP available to eligible Australian citizens
Tuition fees, non-tuition fees, and refunds are governed by NTI’s Fees, Charges and Refunds Policy
Non-Tuition Fees More about non-tuition fees
CRICOS Course Code 114971A
CRICOS Provider Number 03233C



Course Structure

4 Core Subjects

HSW807 Applied Mindfulness for Professionals
ABS802 Mindfulness: Theory and Practice
HSW917 Mindful and Compassionate Leadership
HSW905 Compassion at Work

Please note: Not all electives are offered in each semester. Please check the subject timetable for a full list of subjects scheduled

Course Outcomes

On completion of the course, you are expected to demonstrate:

  1. Advanced knowledge of applied mindfulness and its applications in various personal and professional contexts, including leadership, the workplace and health settings.
  2. Advanced knowledge of the Buddhist origins of mindfulness.
  3. Advanced knowledge of the link between mindfulness, compassion, and practical wisdom.
  4. A strong personal practice of mindfulness and the capacity to critically reflects on its benefits and implications.
  5. The skills to critically analyse and evaluate approaches to mindfulness and mindfulness-based interventions. 


Offering a high degree of flexibility, our courses can be studied online or on campus, full or part-time. Our courses are designed for health and wellness professionals, counsellors, educators, and other leaders who are balancing a work schedule and already have an undergraduate degree. Enrol now or at a time that suits you.