Professional Certificate in Youth Psychiatry

Professional Certificate in Youth Psychiatry


We’re excited to launch the Professional Certificate in Youth Psychiatry – a one year, graduate level program designed for psychiatry trainees seeking to specialise in youth mental health.

Developed by Orygen, Australia’s centre of excellence in youth mental health, the course is part-time and fully online – so you can study wherever and whenever you like.

Through lectures delivered by world-leading experts in research and clinical practice, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of key topic areas that will support a career in youth mental health, including:  

  • development of mental ill-health in young people;
  • evidence-based approaches to prevention as well as early intervention and clinical care in youth mental health; and
  • best practice engagement to optimise the therapeutic alliance with young people.

Read the course outline

Graduates of the Professional Certificate in Youth Psychiatry will receive recognition for prior learning if they choose to pursue further graduate courses in youth mental health delivered in partnership with the University of Melbourne.

Upskill in key areas identified as core competencies for youth mental health psychiatry trainees.

Applications for the Professional Certificate in Youth Psychiatry have closed. The next round of applications will open in early 2022. To be notified when the next round of applications has opened, subscribe to Orygen's monthly newsletter.

To find out more, contact youthpsychiatry@orygen.org.au.