HETI is a great choice to undertake your postgraduate education and we are glad you are interested in taking the next step. Here is the information and steps that will help you throughout your application process.

Psychiatric Medicine.

Course Overview

Applied Mental Health Studies

Course Overview

Nested within each of these are the Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Masters.


Our entry requirements for our postgraduate courses ensure students have an appropriate knowledge and skill base to undertake our programs. To be considered for admission students must meet a minimum eligibility criteria. This includes:

  • Appropriate undergraduate degree (or equivalent) and
  • Relevant clinical experience.

Additional Entry Requirements for Psychiatric Medicine

There are additional specific entry requirements for the Psychiatric Medicine program. These are:

  • Registration as a Medical Practitioner in Australia or New Zealand.
  • For basic trainees in psychiatry, students require employment in a recognised training position with the RANZCP training program.
  • Non-accredited registrars in psychiatry may enrol in the courses with a letter of support from their local Director of Training to state that they are working in a suitable clinical position with supervision.

English Language Requirement

Where your qualification was not undertaken and assessed in English, it is a requirement that you demonstrate competency in written and spoken English. This evidence is through:

  • Prior study in the medium of English or
  • Participation in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum score of band 7.0 and no sub score less than 6.0.

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Domestic and International Students

HETI Higher Education is open to all Australian residents as well as any overseas or offshore students who wish to undertake their study through online learning and therefore will not require an Australian student visa.

HETI is not at this stage a CRICOS registered provider and therefore not able to take international students who seek to study in Australia under a student visa.

Note: If you are unsure about your eligibility into a HETI Higher Education program we recommend you contact us on or by filling in the enquiry form.


Postgraduate study is a significant commitment not only in terms of time and effort but also financially. HETI is committed to providing higher education that is recognised for high quality while also being affordable.

Tuition fees are payable by the advised due date for each teaching session, being the approved census date, unless otherwise notified.

All dates, costs and course details are confirmed upon enrolment in the letter of offer. It is a condition of enrolment that students have read and understand the Student Fee Policy.

The 2018 tuition fee for postgraduate courses is $2160 per unit

To view units and program structure click each program below:

Non-Award and Professional Development

In addition to postgraduate courses, HETI programs and units can be undertaken as Non-Award or Professional Development.


Non-Award unit has the same tuition fee as course units.

Professional Development means that students participate in the learning but are not required to complete assessments or examinations. In this case, study does not result in Higher Education Credit.  The fees associated with study undertaken in this manner, including the Postgraduate Course in Psychiatry (PCP) is usually lower than course unit fees.

2018 fees for units studied as Professional Development or PCP are $1415 per unit of study. Total course cost is $16,980.

Payment of Fees

HETI Higher Education operates on two semesters per year. New student enrolments are recommended to start in semester one however midyear intakes are also accepted. Applications need to be received by the application closing dates (generally one week before semester start) but it is always best to send applications as soon as possible to ensure documents are in order and your place is secure.

Late applications may be possible in some circumstances. Contact the Course Framework Coordinators for further information.

Key dates for the application process:

Semester One 2018

Activity / Event Date

Applications Open

3 October 2017

Applications Close including Advanced Standing

16 February 2018

Census Date

9 March 2018

Semester Dates: Applied Mental Health Studies

12 February – 8 June 2018

Semester Dates: Psychiatric Medicine

12 February – 29 June 2018

Mid Semester Break

16 April – 27 April 2018

Semester Two 2018

Activity / Event Date

Applications Open

1 March 2018

Applications Close including Advanced Standing

6 July 2018

Census Date

20 August 2018

Semester Dates: Applied Mental Health Studies

23 July – 16 November 2018

Semester Dates: Psychiatric Medicine

23 July – 7 December 2018

Mid Semester Break

1 October – 12 October 2018

Semester 1 2019 Commences

11 February 2019

How to Apply

To apply for postgraduate study with HETI, there are a few simple steps you will need to take:

  1. Complete Your Admission Application
  2. Complete Your Unit Enrolment
  3. Accept Your Offer

For detailed information regarding the application process including access to the application and enrolment forms, please visit the How to Apply page below.

How to Apply

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Building 101, Cumberland Hospital
5 Fleet Street, North Parramatta
NSW 2151

   (02) 9840 3833
     (02) 9840 3838

    Gladesville Office

Building 12, Gladesville Hospital
Shea Close, Gladesville
NSW 2111

    (02) 9844 6551