Duration

1.5 Years full-time (or part-time equivalent)

Commencing 2016

Semester 1

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

24

Faculty

Medicine & Biomedical Sciences

Location

Herston

Delivery mode

Flexible Delivery

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Mental Health.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

An approved degree in a health, social work or other related field and relevant work experience. Refer Program Rules for details.

AQF level

AQF level 9

Fees for Australian students

Domestic full-fee place 2016:

Indicative annual fee 2016: AUD$ 16640

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007, on average, the indexation rate has been 4%.

How to Apply

Closing Date

To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.

Apply Online

Enquiries for Australian students

School of Medicine

Email: postgrad@uq.edu.au

Phone: (07) 3310 9469

Web: http://www.som.uq.edu.au/

Duration

1.5 Years full-time

Commencing 2016

Semester 1

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

24

Faculty

Medicine & Biomedical Sciences

Location

Herston

Delivery mode

Flexible Delivery

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Mental Health.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

An approved degree in a health, social work or other related field and relevant work experience. Refer Program Rules for details.

CRICOS Code: 031212J

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, view the English proficiency policy.

AQF level

AQF level 9

Fees for International students

Indicative annual fee: AUD$ 27320

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007, on average, the indexation rate has been 4%.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Closing Date

To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

This program is eligible for Streamlined Visa Processing.

Apply Online

Enquiries for International students

International Student Advisor

Phone: Outside Australia: + 61 3 8676 7004
Within Australia (Free Call): 1800 671 980

Online Enquiries: www.uq.edu.au/international/enquiry

Web: http://www.som.uq.edu.au/

Why study the Master of Mental Health?

The Master of Mental Health provides systematic training designed to develop knowledge, skills and attitudes relevant to contemporary mental health practice. Candidates receive advanced training in a variety of evidence based interventions and the theoretical principles that underpin them. Teaching is provided by highly experienced practitioners and/or researchers, many of whom have national or international reputations for scholarship and/or professional practice. Students have the opportunity to undertake both structured and independent learning assignments and study in a flexible environment that respects concurrent professional commitments.

The mode of study and the location where courses are offered will vary depending on the field of study chosen. Please refer to the entry information for fields of study for more information. This is particularly important for international students as on and off campus requirements vary between fields of study.

What you can study

Domestic students may undertake the program on a full time or part-time basis over a minimum of 2 years. International students may only undertake the program on a full-time basis over 1.5 years.

Courses

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Mental Health.

Majors/Specialisations

Studies may be undertaken in the following specialisations. Please click on the major(s) that are of interest to you for more information.

Master of Mental Health

Placement courses

All streams include a total of 800 hours of practicum requirements, spread across 4 courses of 200 hours each. The University provides group supervision for those courses. Students are also required to have an on-site supervisor and any costs associated with that supervision are the responsibility of the student.

Study options

Graduates will have the opportunity to progress to the following programs:

How to apply

Entry requirements for Australian students

Prerequisites

An approved degree in a health, social work or other related field and relevant work experience. Refer Program Rules for details.

Additional application information

The Psychotherapy and Family Therapy streams also require 1 year's work experience in the field of mental health and the capacity to meet practicum requirements.
The Art Therapy stream also requires applicants to:

  • meet the Art Practice entrance standard
  • meet the Clinical Experience entrance standard
  • undertake an interview.
Depending on the stream and the nature of the placement, students may be required to have a current Blue Card (Working with Children Check) before commencing their placement.

Applications for the Art Therapy stream (only) should be lodged by 31 October of the year prior to commencement, though late applications may be considered. Domestic art therapy applicants may also download the 2016 domestic information booklet.

How to apply

Apply Online

Closing date

To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.

Entry requirements for International students

Prerequisites

An approved degree in a health, social work or other related field and relevant work experience. Refer Program Rules for details.

Visa requirements

CRICOS Code: 031212J

International students must undertake this program on campus at UQ on a full time basis to be eligible to apply for an Australian student visa. Please contact UQ International.

Click here for more information on applying for a visa.

English proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, View the English proficiency policy.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Apply Online

Closing date

To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

This program is eligible for Streamlined Visa Processing.

Please check your country's category with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

What it costs

Fees for Australian students

Domestic full-fee place 2016:

Indicative annual fee 2016: AUD$ 16640

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Students' actual annual fees may vary in accordance with their choices of majors and electives and whether they study in Summer Semester. The University reviews fees annually.

Fees for International students

Indicative annual fee: AUD$ 27320

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007 the indexation rate has remained at or less than 4%.

To calculate the fees for any program, you will first need to choose the courses you wish to complete. To see all courses available please refer to the course list.

Fees calculator

Select the Fees Calculator to guide you through a series of options allowing you to select details of courses you are interested in studying to estimate your fees for a semester.

Fee rules

View the 2016 Fee Rules.

What you can do with a Master of Mental Health

Careers

This program is designed to enhance the skills of the mental health professional workforce. It is anticipated that successful graduates would have enhanced employability and opportunities for advancement.

The Art Therapy stream meets the requirements for professional registration with ANZATA, the Australian and New Zealand Arts Therapy Association.

While this degree may be accredited by an official industry accreditation body in Australia, completion of the degree may not result in graduates receiving automatic accreditation. Please contact the relevant registration body for details of any conditions for accreditation.

Program Rules and Requirements

To complete the Master of Mental Health

To complete the Master of Mental Health, a student must complete a requisite number of courses chosen from the course list and according to the Rules for the program.

Students should be aware of the University of Queensland rules, particularly the General Award Rules, which govern the conduct of UQ programs. Students will find a link to the General Award Rules, and other University rules, on the University Rules page.

A student is required to obtain #24 from the MMH List

  • #16 from Part A; and
  • #8 from Part B

Refer to MMH rules for further information.

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Mental Health.

Program Rules for the Master of Mental Health

Early exit points

Based upon course selection, students may be able to exit this award with the: