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Graduate Certificate of Applied Mental Health

100% online

Study load

20-24 hours per week




May, Jul, Aug, Oct

Become an ethical, authentic and collaborative practitioner of mental health.

Implementing Positive Change 

The growing understanding of the significance of wellbeing has created an immense demand for industry-ready practitioners of mental health. Whether working in clinical or non-clinical settings, this course presents an opportunity for those who seek to lead positive change in a transformed world.

Informed by academic expertise in psychological science and those with lived experience, this course will establish the fundamentals of mental health systems and practice. You’ll acquire culturally informed strategies through models of care to improve the needs of diverse lives. Using an integrated case study approach, you’ll also grasp the nuances in ability needed to become an adaptable and effective communicator across all industries.

Upon graduating, you’ll be a digital-ready expert with enhanced practical knowledge and interpersonal skills, so you can create meaningful change and enhance quality of life.

What you will learn 
  • Digital Technology in Practice
    Build your digital literacy alongside innovative academics that teach digital solutions to facilitate positive behavioural change.
  • Prevent, respond, adapt
    Be prepared with the abilities to prevent issues before they occur, respond and act when they do, and pragmatically adapt across diverse situations.
  • Postgraduate capability
    Be distinguished in a rapidly growing industry with an innovative and critical qualification.
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The course is structured in four foundation units.

Need further clarification about our online course structure?

You can submit an enquiry directly to our student consultants by using the form listed on our contact us page. You’ll have the opportunity to schedule a call if you’d like to receive further information.

Foundation units

You must complete the following units:

Foundations of mental health practice

Psychology: allies in Indigenous health and wellbeing

Digital technologies in mental health care

Counselling skills for mental health and wellbeing

An Australian Bachelors degree (or equivalent) with a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 50


A minimum of five years relevant work experience in a cognate area*.

*Relevant work experience related to the following cognate areas:

  • Community development
  • Counselling
  • Human resources
  • Human Services
  • Public Health
  • Nursing
  • Welfare
  • Youth Work

If you need help understanding the above entry requirements, reach out to our student consultants on our contact us page and schedule a booking for a chat.

For the Graduate Certificate of Applied Mental Health, the estimated cost is $4237.50 per unit. You may be eligible to receive a FEE-HELP loan to cover part or all of your tuition. Fees are subject to change annually.


We offer over 360 types of scholarships, valued at up to $280,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Looking for clarification on fees or scholarships?

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Applied Mental Health online at Monash

Begin your new career with a specialist mental health qualification, founded in lived experience and academic expertise. The Master of Applied Mental Health delivers a work ready set of skills that will build a digital portfolio to enhance your career opportunities and prepare you for work as a mental health practitioner. The Monash online experience delivers a streamlined six-week teaching period, one of few such courses in Australia. It gives you the opportunity to engage in the learning material and study anywhere in Australia, whether you are inner-city, rural or remote.

Meet your academic team

Leah Braganza

Leah Braganza is the Director of Online Education in the School of Psychological Sciences. She is passionate and committed to creating excellent learning experiences for fully online students. Leah’s research interests have evolved over time from a focus on the neurobiology of obsessive-compulsive disorder to her current focus on best practice professional development for fully online educators.

Dr Kim Johnston

Dr Kim Johnston has a background in psychology practice specialising in youth mental health, family therapy, and substance addiction. She believes in the potential of contemporary online education to transform the lives of students and positively impact the communities they engage with. Her role is to support the Monash Online Applied Mental Health programs as Assistant Course Coordinator.

Celine Jona

Celine Jona (she/her) is an educator in the School of Psychological Sciences. Celine is also a registered psychologist with experience working with mental health across the lifespan. As a researcher, Celine is particularly interested in better understanding the most effective teaching methods to support the development of the knowledge and skills required to deliver effective therapy.

I have enjoyed interacting, learning and engaging with like-minded people the most. These interactions have given me motivation and inspiration to keep going and quench my thirst for further knowledge as well as advance my professional career.

Angela Weerasekera

Health Graduate

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Industry insights

With a Graduate Certificate in Applied Mental Health, you will be well-placed to take your next step into a pursuing careers and opportunities within the health care industry, applying your skills in any of the following roles:

  • Mental health practitioner
  • Youth worker
  • Public health officer
  • Counsellor
  • Social worker
  • Health practitioner
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4.3 out of 5
Mental health support workers rate their job satisfaction as extremely high.

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15.2% job growth is expected for mental health support roles over the next five years.

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$70,000 is the most common salary for a mental health support worker in Victoria.

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  • career pathways
  • how online study works
  • course fees
  • how to apply

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