Master of Mental Health

The Master of Mental Health offers a contemporary perspective on mental health and wellness, delivered in a compassionate and contemplative online 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 online 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 also 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. These practices are essential as a protective resource to reduce risk for burnout, empathic distress and compassion fatigue.

 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 18 months, part-time from 24 months
Delivery Method Online 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

a Graduate Diploma with a focus on health (demonstrated through the provision of academic transcript) OR

a Graduate Certificate with a focus on health and credit average performance (demonstrated through the provision of academic transcript).

Note: Applicants who are not eligible for direct entry to this course but are eligible for entry to the Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma, can transition to the Master’s degree, upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma requirements.

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 Graduate Diploma in Mental Health
Graduate Certificate in Mental Health
Tuition Fees 2024 Domestic $33,000
International $40,800
*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 0100335
CRICOS Provider Number 03233C


Course Structure

The course can be completed within three (3) semesters of full-time study or four (4) or more semesters of part-time study. The Master of Mental Health qualification requires the completion of 12 subjects (for a total of 72 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
MH903 Research Methods and Evidence-Based Practice
MH912 Coaching and Counselling for Health and Wellbeing
MH913 Older Person’s Mental Health
MH916 Healing Traditions: Buddhism and Psychotherapy
MH902 Nutrition and Mental Health
MH904 Ethics, Mental Health and Buddhism
MH915 Therapy Through Art
MH921 Mindful Nature Connection


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.