La Trobe University

Master of Mental Health


Start dates
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July) 2018
Full-time: 1.5 years Part-time equivalent: 2-3 years
Fees and costs
$24,000 per 120 credit points.
Note: 120 credit points represents full-time study for one year.

This course aims to provide you with a deeper understanding of mental health, through systematic analysis and reflection on the relationships between theory and clinical practice. It offers you strong evidence-based learning, supported by clinical skill development and life-long skills.

Please note that you have the option of exiting early from the degree with either a Graduate Certificate or a Postgraduate Diploma.

The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 9.

Entry requirements


Bachelor's degree in nursing, social work, occupational therapy or psychology; registration with relevant board; employed by a service approved by the Course Coordinator.

NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.

Career outcomes

Completion of the course allows graduates to specialise in mental health and gain employment in that respective area at major private and public hospitals, research centres, and health clinics.

Fees and costs

Course fees

$24,000 per 120 credit points.
Note: 120 credit points represents full-time study for one year.


Scholarships are available for both current and future students. Find out what La Trobe scholarship opportunities might be available to you.

How to apply

Apply now to start in Semester 2, 2018.

How to apply for a postgraduate coursework degree

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Additional information

You may be eligible for institutional credit - please contact the Faculty for more information. This course is offered via a flexible online delivery mode. This caters to students who work and live in rural or remote areas, live interstate or may otherwise not be in a position to attend face to face lectures or tutorials. All online subjects require broadband internet access. Please contact the course coordinator for more information. Course coordinator Kate Emond: T: (03) 5448 9119

See Student Handbook for more details

The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options. The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus: