Mental Health - M0501

Mental Health

Undergraduate certificate

The Undergraduate Certificate in Mental Health develops your knowledge and skills in responding to mental health needs – from understanding mental illnesses, to different perspectives in mental health services, through to strategies for treatment and recovery.

You’ll learn from world-recognised mental health researchers and practitioners with a curriculum shaped by their global expertise and industry experience in the mental health sector, and includes contributions from those with lived experience in mental illness.

This course is delivered fully online, combining the flexibility required by working professionals. Some of the units are also offered over the summertime, giving you the opportunity to complete units outside the standard semester period.

Whether you’re looking to upskill, extend your practice or move into a senior role within your workplace, this course will equip you to meet the diverse mental health needs in our community.

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At a glance

Course Details

Please note: This course is being offered under the Government’s new Priority Places Package, and will not be offered in 2022. If you wish to commence this course part-time in semester two, you will need to undertake studies in the summer semester 2021 to complete the course.
Start date
Second Semester (July)
Undergraduate Certificate of Mental Health
Course Handbook

Entry Requirements

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

Minimum Entry Requirements (Domestic students)


To be accepted into this Undergraduate Certificate, you must meet Monash University's minimum age and English language requirements.

Alternative qualifications and prerequisites

For other domestic and international qualification entry requirements and scores for this course use the study credit and admissions eligibility search.

English requirements

Applicants must also meet the English language requirements.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Making the application

Future students

Semester two (July)

Apply directly to Monash using course code M0501.


This course will commence 26 July 2021.

Current Monash students

You may apply to transfer from another Monash course. Transfers are a competitive process. You may apply mid-year for available courses however consideration will be given as to whether you will be able to follow your course progression.

Please note that if you apply for a course transfer, you should still enrol in your current course as if you were continuing so as not to jeopardise your enrolment in the Faculty if your transfer application is unsuccessful. More about Course Transfer...

Self assess for credit eligibility

Check for study credit using the "Credit search" link on the Credit for prior study page


Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)

Please note: Limited Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) are available. The Government has allocated Commonwealth Supported Places for this course in 2021. Monash University is offering study grants for this course, so students will not be required to pay a student contribution amount for enrolled units in 2021.

The indicative student contribution amount for this 24 credit point (6 month full-time) course is:


The equivalent fee for a 48 credit point (12 month full-time) course would be A$7,950

Note: see information on how average fee is calculated.


We offer over 360 types of scholarships, valued at up to $280,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other costs and fees

For information on other study costs and fees, see other study costs