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Master of Mental Health

Postgraduate | ACU-MHL-MAS | 2024

Get ready to offer leadership and mental health support.

Expand your skills and build your leadership. Engage in study through evidence-based learning and practice. Conceptualise new and creative approaches to mental health practice. Support service delivery in culturally diverse contexts.

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Master of Mental Health

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Career opportunities

Graduates will be able to apply their theoretical and practical learning in a range of mental health settings.

Examples of potential employment settings include:

  • public and private health care organisations
  • child and adolescent, adult and older person mental health services
  • acute, community, rehabilitation and long term care focused settings
  • local, state and commonwealth government policy
  • consumer and carer groups
  • mental health based research

Examples of potential employment roles include:

  • clinician
  • case manager/worker
  • team leader
  • service manager
  • triage manager
  • psychiatric consultation and liaison nurse
  • nurse practitioner

Industry partnerships

ACU has existing partnerships and agreements with significant health services nationally. This includes (but not limited to) Catholic partners (e.g, St Vincent's mental health, St John of God), and other major tertiary hospitals (e.g., Royal Melbourne Hospital, Queensland Health, Local Health District NSW etc.). These partnerships are important for strengthening of the mental health workforce which is under particular stress presently.

Professional recognition

This course meets the requirements of a postgraduate qualification for employment beyond entry level in mental health settings.

Career outlook

Aged and Disabled Carers:
$60K to $74K
Health and Welfare Services Managers:
Over $120K
Welfare Support Workers:
$75K to $93K

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