Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Practice
This course is aimed at practitioners from a range of clinical professions, such as social workers, psychologists, occupational therapists and mental health nurses, working in settings in which a strong mental health knowledge base is essential. It enables students to update their knowledge and skills in accordance with contemporary evidenced based knowledge and practice. This course would assist clinicians in seeking employment in a more specialist area of mental health practice or to simply increase their competence in any dedicated mental health position they may currently occupy.
- Course title
- Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Practice
- Award abbreviation
- Course code
- Course type
- postgraduate certificate
- current / 2022
- Administered by
- Allied Health
- Intake periods
- Mid-year only
- Attendance type
- part-time only
- Credit points required
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
- Standard course duration
- 1 year
- Time limit
- 2 years
- Delivery mode
- Locations offered
- UWA (Perth)
- Domestic fee type
- Postgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
- Available to international students
- Yes. For information on international student fees see 'Student Procedures: Fees'. (Enquiries: https://www.uwa.edu.au/askuwa)
- Course Coordinator(s)
- Dr Mark Sachmann
- Visit the fees calculator.
Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.
|Key to availability of units:|
|NS = non-standard teaching period|
All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.
Take all units (24 points):
|Availability||Unitcode||Unitname||Unit requirements||Contact hours|
|NS||SWSP5614||Theory and Practice: Mental Health||30 hours|
|NS||SWSP5615||Advanced Statutory Practice: Mental Health||30 hours|
|NS||SWSP5616||Mental Health Policy and Practice||30 hours|
|NS||SWSP5617||Family-Centred Practice: Mental Health||30 hours|
Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures
1.(1) The Student Rules apply to students in this course.
Academic Conduct Essentials and Communication and Research Skills modules
2.(1) Except as stated in (2), a student who enrols in this course for the first time irrespective of whether they have previously been enrolled in another course of the University, must undertake the Academic Conduct Essentials module (the ACE module) and the Communication and Research Skills module (the CARS module).
(3) A student must successfully complete the ACE module within the first teaching period of their enrolment. Failure to complete the module within this timeframe will result in the student's unit results from this teaching period being withheld. These results will continue to be withheld until students avail themselves of a subsequent opportunity to achieve a passing grade in the ACE module. In the event that students complete units in subsequent teaching periods without completing the ACE module, these results will similarly be withheld. Students will not be permitted to submit late review or appeal applications regarding results which have been withheld for this reason and which they were unable to access in the normally permitted review period.
English Language competency requirements
3. To be considered eligible for consideration for admission to this course an applicant must satisfy the University's English language competence requirement as set out in the University Policy on Admission: Coursework.
Admission ranking and selection
Articulations and exit awards
(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.
8. To make satisfactory progress in a calendar year a student must pass units to a value of at least half the total value of units in which they remain enrolled after the final date for withdrawal without academic penalty.
9. A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the Communication and Research Skills module (the CARS module) when their progress status is assessed will not have made satisfactory progress even if they have met the other requirements for satisfactory progress in Rule 8.
(2) Unless the SAH determines otherwise in exceptional circumstances, students who fail to make satisfactory progress under Rule 8 and who have been enrolled at the University for more than two semesters are assigned a progress status of 'Suspended' by the Faculty.
(3) Unless the SAH determines otherwise in exceptional circumstances, students who have previously been allocated a progress status of 'Suspended' and fail again to make satisfactory progress under Rule 8 are assigned a progress status of 'Excluded' by the SAH.
11. A student who does not make satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 9 is assigned the progress status of 'On Probation', unless they have been assigned a progress status of 'Suspended' or 'Excluded' for failure to meet other satisfactory progress requirements in Rule 8.