Sorry, this program is not available for local students.
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Sorry, this program is not available for international students intending to study on a student visa.
If you hold a different visa type, you may be eligible. Please contact us for more information.
This program prepares registered nurses for specialty mental health nursing practice.
You'll study advanced individual and group counselling, mental health treatment, contemporary mental health issues and research.
You will be able to demonstrate advanced, evidence-based mental health nursing knowledge and skills and be able to identify and address contemporary and emerging issues influencing mental health nursing practice.
RMIT has been providing nursing education in Australia for 40 years and sits at the forefront of nursing education and research.
International student visa holders can only study full-time.
On-campus classes run on Mondays. Courses are also offered via distance education/online. (Note: International onshore students must study on campus.)
Face-to-face classes are supplemented by online material. All lectures are video recorded for distance education students and to provide flexible learning.
You will experience a range of learning approaches including learner-centred curriculum, activities and projects, and working in multi-disciplinary teams.
RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice.
Graduates pursue careers in mental health nursing in a wide range of hospital and community settings across metropolitan and rural areas.
Professional recognition and accreditation
Graduates can join the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses and cite this qualification as part of your application for credentialing. Credentialed mental health nurses can be funded for employment under the Mental Health Nurse Incentive Program.
Graduates can apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia which will allow you to obtain a provider number for private practice or practice in any Australian state or territory. To register you need English languages skills at IELTS academic level 7 or equivalent within the two years prior to registration.
Program and course information
Healing mind and body
Undertake a specialist field of nursing and play a vital role in helping and supporting patients and their families with mental health conditions.