Master of Youth Mental Health

Master of Youth Mental Health

The Master of Youth Mental Health is a three-year, part-time course, consisting of 4 x 12.5 point subjects per year.

The course is delivered online through the Centre for Youth Mental Health at The University of Melbourne.

It is designed for professionals working in health care and education. It draws on contributions by world-leading experts in the field to provide students with the latest theory, research and evidence-based approaches in this specialised area of mental health.

In the final year of the program, students have the opportunity to complete an independent research project that opens up a pathway to a PhD.

The course is offered as a nested program, allowing students to exit with a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma after one and two years of part-time study, respectively.

Topics include:

  • major theories of youth development and mental health;
  • the key features of the range of mental health problems experienced by young people and corresponding best-practice interventions;
  • organisational and management approaches to optimise youth mental health service delivery across a range of settings;
  • critically reflective, evidence-based approaches to youth mental health practice;
  • the principles and conduct of practice-based research; and
  • completion of a research project that facilitates admission to a PhD.

For more information and to apply visit The University of Melbourne.


If you're thinking of enrolling, go for it! You won't look back.

Patricia Taylor, Nurse


I really enjoyed the youth-specific content presented by experts in the field. Guidance and conversations with the course co-ordinator were very helpful.

Natasha, Nurse


Mental health workers need a specific set of skills and knowledge to deliver tailored support to young people. I enrolled in the course to ensure I was drawing on the best available evidence.

Ian Johansen, Manager of Headspace Swan Hill