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Duration

2 years part-time

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12

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Shape mental health care

Begin or enhance your career with a qualification in applied mental health, enabling you to lead holistic positive change. This course integrates academic, practice, and lived/living experience expertise.

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23.2% growth predicted over a 5-year period.

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Endless career options

You will be ready for the next step

Work as a Clinical/ Project Coordinator amongst other roles.

Accelerated & 100% online

Study that’s flexible

Coursework and assessments designed to fit around your needs.

Support seven days a week

Learning advice and study assistance

Dedicated support services designed for your study discipline.

Shape the mental health care of the future

Begin or enhance your career with a contemporary qualification in applied mental health, enabling you to lead holistic positive change. Guided by recommendations from the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System and integrating academic, practice, and lived/living experience expertise, this immersive program bridges gaps in conventional mental health training and safely prepares you for broad and meaningful work across the human lifespan.

Informed by Monash’s world-class research, clinical and industry connections, the Master of Applied Mental Health will equip you to understand and work with the complex range of factors that impact mental health and wellbeing, and empower others to do the same.

Upon graduating, you’ll have gained understanding of mental health and wellbeing policy and practice across priority areas, worked directly with an industry partner to solve a real-world problem, and produced a digital portfolio that prepares you for future employment.

Please note that this course is not accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC). Our APAC accredited courses include the Graduate Diploma in Psychology and the Graduate Diploma of Psychology Advanced

What you will learn 
  • Prevent, respond, adapt

    Be prepared with understanding and skills to prevent issues before they occur, respond when they do, and adapt across diverse situations.

  • Acute and complex care
    Learn how to best support individuals across the lifespan within some of the most challenging industry settings.
  • Digital portfolio in mental health

    Build a digital portfolio to enhance your career opportunities in mental health and wellbeing.

Book in time with our course consultants today to learn more about the Master of Applied Mental Health

Our worldwide Psychology rankings

Monash is a leader in groundbreaking research and teaching excellence and has consistently achieved an enviable reputation across the world.

Australia
# 3
Shanghai Academic Ranking By Academic Subject
(2024)
Worldwide
# 24
Shanghai Academic Ranking By Academic Subject
(2024)

Pathway to a masters degree

You can graduate with a Master of Applied Mental Health in approximately 2 years part-time accelerated, after completing 12 units (72 credit points total).

You can also exit the course after completing approximately:

  • 0.7 years part-time accelerated, 4 units (12 credit points), and you’ll receive a Graduate Certificate of Applied Mental Health; or
  • 1.4 years part-time accelerated, 8 units (24 credit points), and you’ll receive a Graduate Diploma of Applied Mental Health

The course is structured in three parts:

  • Part A. Foundation studies
  • Part B. Priority populations
  • Part C. Priority areas

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.

These studies introduce you to the foundations of supporting mental health and wellbeing. They are designed to extend your existing understanding or experience and apply it specifically to mental health and wellbeing practice.

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

These studies apply your foundational understanding to focus on key population groups identified as a priority for mental health and wellbeing.

You must complete the following units:

Supporting families for child and youth mental health

Supporting mental health and wellbeing in older adults

Disability and inclusive practice

Mental health and wellbeing in the workplace

These studies apply your foundational understanding to focus on key priority areas identified as impactful to mental health and wellbeing.

You must complete the following units:

Addiction and recovery

Family violence practice foundations

Suicide prevention and support

Capstone project

There are two entry pathways into the Master of Applied Mental Health.

English requirements

Applicants must meet the English language requirements.

Eligible entrance via Graduate Certificate
Commence your studies via the Graduate Certificate of Applied Mental Health, a post-graduate qualification that can lead you to further studies in the Master of Applied Mental Health.

Entry Level 1 – Masters Degree (72 points to complete)

An Australian bachelor degree in any discipline (or equivalent qualification) with a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 60, plus two years relevant work experience in one of the following areas*.

*Relevant work experience in one of the following areas:

  • Community Development
  • Counselling
  • Human Resources
  • Human Services
  • Public Health
  • Nursing
  • Welfare
  • Youth Work

OR

An Australian bachelor degree in a cognate discipline**, or equivalent qualification, with a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 60.

**Cognate disciplines include:

  • Counselling
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Psychology
  • Public Health
  • Social Work
  • Youth Work

A Monash University Graduate Certificate of Applied Mental Health or equivalent with a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 60,

OR

A Monash University Graduate Diploma of Psychology or equivalent with a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 60,

OR

A Monash University Graduate Diploma of Psychology (Advanced) or equivalent with a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 60,

OR

A Monash University bachelors honours degree in Psychology with a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 60.

For the Master of Applied Mental Health, the estimated cost is $3,525.00 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.

Looking for clarification on fees or scholarships?

Enquire with our course consultants and schedule a call to get your questions answered.

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.

Your Monash Master of Applied Mental Health is designed to accommodate your busy life, with built-in flexibility through six teaching periods each year.

You’ll complete your world-renown qualification in a dynamic virtual classroom and access course material when and where it suits you, taking advantage of a dedicated support network available extended hours, 7 days a week.

Undertake the same qualification as on-campus student, but 100% online. You’ll gain the skills required by the digital workforce and study in a way that suits your lifestyle.

Discover more about online study.

When you study online with Monash, you’ll experience the same level of flexible support as your degree offers. Course consultants can answer your questions about online study and guide you through your course selection and enrolment. Student advisers are available 7 days a week to assist with everything from enrolment queries to academic and study skills, with subject matters experts in each of your units to help you through unit content and assessments.

Career outcomes

The workplace of the future is an exciting and dynamic place. A Master of Applied Mental Health degree is designed to equip you with the necessary skills to succeed in a constantly changing global environment.

What does the future look like for Health Managers?

Skilled Health Managers are in demand and well-paid, especially those who can lead businesses into the digital space.

Salary

$110,000

The most common salary for a Health Manager in Victoria.

Industry Growth

+14.9%

Predicted growth for the health sector over five years.

Learn from the change makers

The Master of Applied Mental Health is a collaboration of Monash’s cutting-edge research and academic expertise. Guided by expert teaching staff employed as mental health clinicians, you will be guided to build, develop and refine skills in responding to mental health challenges.

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.

Dr. Kim Johnston

Course Convener
Master of Applied Mental Health

Kim Johnston is implementing a collaborative approach to mental health education, so graduates can deliver better wellbeing support.

Utilising her applied and interdisciplinary knowledge in mental health, she’s delivering her learnings to students in Monash’s online mental health courses.

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Meet your academic team

Dr Kim Johnston

Dr Kim Johnston holds a PhD in Clinical Psychology and is the Course Coordinator of the Monash Online Applied Mental Health programs. She has a practice background in community mental health, specialising in youth mental health, family therapy, and substance addiction. She is passionate about transforming lives and communities through accessible, inclusive, and collaborative education about mental health and wellbeing.

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Psychologists work directly with people to focus on their behaviour and how they think and feel. They provide treatment and counselling that can help alleviate distress and mental health issues. To practice as a psychologist, you must undertake extensive study in a university psychology degree – around six years for undergraduate and postgraduate study. You also need to complete supervised experience to meet the Australian Psychological Accreditation Council (APAC) requirements.

Mental health practitioners don’t require accreditation or need to complete a specific degree. There are a range of courses you can undertake to get started working in a role related to mental health or wellbeing. Since you aren’t limited to a particular industry or role, the areas you can work in as a mental health practitioner are quite diverse.

According to the National Skills Commission, the need for qualified and skilled workers in mental health support will grow by over 23 per cent by 2026.
Mental health practitioners don’t require accreditation or need to complete a specific degree. There are a range of courses you can undertake to get started working in a role related to mental health or wellbeing. Since you aren’t limited to a particular industry or role, the areas you can work in as a mental health practitioner are quite diverse.
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