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.
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.
For more information, go to: www.ielts.org
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 email@example.com or by filling in the enquiry form.
Postgraduate Course Fees
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.
In general fees for enrolled units of study are to be paid at the commencement of the semester or prior to the census date. All dates, costs and course details are confirmed upon enrolment. It is a condition of enrolment that students have read and understand the Student Fee Policy.
The 2017 tuition fee for postgraduate courses is $2060 per unit
To view units and program structure click each program below:
Non Award or Continuing Professional Development
In addition to postgraduate courses, HETI programs and units can be undertaken as Non Award or Continuing Professional Development (CPD). In this case, participants are not eligible for the associated postgraduate award (i.e. Grad Cert, Grad Dip or Masters). This includes the Postgraduate Course in Psychiatry (PCP) program.
Units studied as non award are $1415 per unit of study.
Advanced Training in Child, Adolescent and Family Psychiatry
The 2017 tuition fee for the Advanced Psychiatry courses is $4650 per semester.
How to Pay
The preferred method of payment is online via PayWay using your credit card (Visa or Mastercard).
Other options of payment include:
- money order,
- or BPAY (refer to details in the offer letter issued or invoice under payment options)
Payment can also be made over the phone if required*. If there are any issues in relation to payment, please contact the Finance Department at (02) 9840 3833.
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:
|Activity / Event||Date|
|Semester One Commences||13 February, 2017|
|Semester One Census Date||10 March 2017|
|Semester Two Applications Open||March 2017|
|Semester Two Commences||17 July 2017|
|Semester Two Census Date||11 August 2017|
If you are considering further undertaking further study in mental health – congratulations in taking in your first step. Applying for your postgraduate study at HETI is simple and our friendly staff are here to help if you need assistance. You can contact support staff at any point throughout the process.
1. Complete Your Admission Application
If you are a new student to HETI Higher Education, you will need to complete an Admission Application Form.
The Admission Application Form should only need to be completed in your first enrolment. It includes your personal and professional information and will be used to determine your eligibility. Depending on your course, you will need to meet the stated entry requirements and provide various supporting documentation including certified copies as specified in the Admission Application Form. ‘Certified Copies’ are copies of important documents which need to be certified as true copies of the original documents by a person authorised to do so. Guidelines on who can certify documents can be accessed at this link.
If you are not sure about what course you should be enrolling in or you would like to discuss your enrolment or entry requirements, we encourage you to complete the Course Enquiry Form or contact us.
2. Complete Your Unit Enrolment
As part of your application, you will also need to submit a Unit Enrolment Form to specify your unit selection/s for the year.
You will need to indicate your preferred method of payment on the Unit Enrolment Form and acknowledge your agreement with the Student Fee Policy.
Unit Enrolment Forms for Psychiatric Medicine (PM) and Applied Mental Health Studies (AMHS) can be downloaded at the links below.
Once your application is submitted we will acknowledge receipt. If further information is required to support your application, we will make contact as soon as possible.
3. Accepting Your Offer
Once all criteria has been met and we can confirm eligibility, you will be sent a Letter of Offer. This will include:
- Name of course - note that all first year students will be enrolled in the Graduate Certificate
- Enrolled units for the current semester
- Semester dates
- Unit Coordinator and Education Support Officer names and contact details
- Payment information such as fee schedule and payment options
- Acceptance section for you to sign and return to register your acceptance of enrolment
In order to accept the offer of a placement in the course, you must sign and return the Acceptance section on the Letter of Offer. Once returned, your position in the course will be confirmed and you will be enrolled in the course.
HETI will offer a number of scholarships in postgraduate mental health for 2017.
Scholarships include: General Practice (GP), Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and Nursing and Midwifery.
To view a list of available scholarships please visit the Scholarships and Fellowships page below.