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Graduate Certificate in Mental Health and Neuroscience

Study Mental Health online 

Study Mental Health online

100% online, study at your own pace, gain a postgrad qualification in one year.

Graduate Certificate in
Mental Health and Neuroscience

One year part-time (4 courses)

Save $7,024 of the program cost with a guaranteed Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) for all eligible, domestic applicants.

You’ll pay $4,472 (compared to $11,496 full fee)

Fees are indicative for 2024 and subject to yearly government adjustments.

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Are you seeking to understand the changing landscape of mental health and learn how to help others through brain science? Ready to be at the forefront of learning about brain functioning, while building the skills and knowledge you need to pursue a career in mental health-informed research, employment, and professional practice?

This fully online, self-paced program is unique in that it combines the study of mental health with neuroscience, with course content created and taught by clinical experts with hands-on experience from UniSC's Thompson Institute.

Students will gain a comprehensive understanding of the rapidly evolving field of mental health, with a focus on current research, pressing issues and treatment options across a range of mental and substance-use disorders.

This program is also suitable as a pathway to higher degree research, or to the Graduate Diploma in Mental Health and Neuroscience.

What you'll study

  • Mental health and neuroscience: translational research
  • Youth mental health and neurobiology
  • Neuroimaging advances in mental health
  • Understanding and preventing suicide
  • If you have completed a bachelor degree in a health-related field such as medical science, nursing, medicine, psychology, health science or pharmacy (or similar), you are eligible for this program.
  • Or, if you have completed an undergraduate degree in any other field (such as business, education, social work, etc), and have evidence of relevant employment experience linked to mental health work, you may be eligible.

Questions about your eligibility? Please get in touch to find out more.

Student story

I decided to start the Graduate Certificate in Mental Health and Neuroscience as it focuses on translational research that complements my undergraduate degree in psychology. Studying online was the only option for me as I work full time, yet I have not once felt disadvantaged from having the structure of this course completely virtual.

Annie Talley, UniSC graduate

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Only program of its kind to be offered 100% online

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