Graduate Certificate in Mental Health

    The Graduate Certificate in Mental Health offers a holistic perspective on mental health and wellness, delivered in a compassionate and contemplative learning environment.


    Our new Mental Health program is the first fully online course offered at Nan Tien Institute (NTI) and is designed for health professionals interested in making a difference to the lives of people experiencing mental illness, whilst taking care of their own wellbeing.


    Mindful and contemplative professional practices are now recognised to be leading the way in personal wellness, while facilitating the mental health recovery of others.


    All our courses combine leading-edge professional skills with contemplative, ethical and compassionate personal development and it is these embodied, holistic learning foundations that sets apart education at NTI from other postgraduate education providers.

    Course Details
    Head of Program (Mental Health and Health and Social Wellbeing) Dr Susan Sumskis
    Course Duration Part-time: from 12 months (flexible)  
    Delivery Method Online in 2019  |  Online and on-campus in 2020
    Academic Requirements Either a bachelor degree with a major in health, human services, social sciences, liberal arts, education, or relevant working experience and professional training over at least 3 years for example in the health sector or social services or education.
    English Language 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: 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 Mental Health 
    Graduate Diploma in Mental Health
    Fees 2019 Domestic $7,200*
    International $9,000
    *FEE-HELP available to eligible Australian citizens. For more information visit our Fees and Scholarships page.
    Fees 2020 Domestic $7,600*
    International $9,600
    *FEE-HELP available to eligible Australian citizens. For more information visit our Fees and Scholarships page.
    CRICOS Course Code 0100333
    CRICOS Provider Number 03233C


    Course Structure & Subjects

    The course can be completed within two (2) or more semesters of part-time study. The Graduate Certificate in Mental Health qualification requires the completion of 4 subjects (for a total of 24 credit points).

    Core Subjects

    Note: Not all core subjects are offered in each semester. Please consult the timetable or Student Services for advice

    NTI900 Critical Inquiry
    MH901 Mind-Body Wellness
    HSW905 Compassion at Work
    MH914 Mental Health and Wellness