Graduate Diploma in Youth Mental Health

The Graduate Diploma in Youth Mental Health is a two-year, part-time course, consisting of 8 x 12.5 point subjects.

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

It is designed for health-care professionals working in a range of clinical and community contexts, and 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.

The course is offered as a nested program, allowing students to exit with a Graduate Certificate after one year of part-time study. Upon completing the Graduate Diploma, students who meet the minimum academic requirements (i.e., an average of 70% across the course) can also choose to progress to the Master of Youth Mental Health.

Key topics include:

  • Evidence-based advances in the prevention and early intervention of mental ill-health in young people
  • Designing treatment plans that are applicable to the different stages of mental illness and sensitive to the developmental tasks facing young clients of mental health services
  • Applying psychosocial interventions to manage a range of mental illnesses affecting young people and their families

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