Graduate Certificate

(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.

Contemplative online education – practice self-care while providing compassionate care to others, experience personal development while studying mental health online. Our Mental Health program offers students an embodied, holistic educational experience, with a focus on contemplation, ethics and compassion – unlike any other Mental Health education offered in Australia 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 Overview
Head of Program Sylvia Neubacher
Course Duration Full time 6 months, part-time from 12 months
Delivery Method Online study
Academic Requirements

Bachelor degree 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 mental health 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 Mental Health 
Graduate Diploma in Mental Health
Tuition Fees 2024 Domestic $11,000
International $13,600
*A one-off enrolment fee of $100 applies, payable once you have been accepted into a course. Applies to Mental Health students only.
*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 0100333
CRICOS Provider Number 03233C


Course Structure

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. 

NTI800 Critical Inquiry
MH801 Mind-Body Wellness
HSW905 Compassion at Work
MH914 Mental Health and Wellness


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.