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  • In this degree, focused on a rapidly evolving healthcare area, you will acquire specialised knowledge and understanding of how to work effectively with people with a mental illness, their carers and family members. As well as accessing highly relevant courses based on the latest evidence-based research and collaboration with consumers, carers and mental health professionals, you will undertake a 200 hour placement in a mental health service.

    You will choose from the following areas of study:

    Practice stream
    Dissertation stream
    Students who undertake the dissertation stream will complete a research dissertation on your area of interest in the mental health field. This will provide you with the knowledge and skills for conducting independent research projects, and the research experience necessary for those who wish to pursue a PhD or Masters of Philosophy.

    Within a flexible online learning environment, you will study with fellow students from different professional backgrounds who bring a range of valued perspectives. Our recovery-based courses are designed for workers in various settings where mental health knowledge is essential. These include nursing, occupational therapy, psychology and social work, in roles as community support workers, peer support workers, consumer and carer consultants, rehabilitation workers, disability workers, housing officers, police liaison officers and people working in other mental health support roles.

    It is anticipated that successful graduates of the Masters in Mental Health Practice will enhance their opportunities for advancement in the mental health area. For some practitioners this program may also be used towards accreditation as a mental health worker. Please check with your registration body for program eligibility.

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