The new Applied Mental Health Studies postgraduate program has been designed to incorporate thought leadership, contemporary learning practice and application to the workplace. Students will join a community of leading mental health practitioners dedicated to improving the mental health and wellbeing of people in NSW and beyond. This invaluable learning experience will enable you to contribute to a more compassionate and effective mental health care service.
- Who is
by life stage
This course is targeted at professionals who work with people with lived experience of mental illness. The Applied Mental Health Framework is interprofessional and offers students the opportunity to study alongside and learn from other health professionals. This includes
- Mental health nurses
- Social workers
- Occupational therapists
- Other health practitioners
To undertake postgraduate study at HETI, students will need to meet the entry requirements.
Nested within the framework for Applied Mental Health Studies are three course levels:
- Graduate Certificate – (generally 1 year)
- Graduate Diploma – (generally 2 years) and
- Masters – (generally 3 years)
This structure allows students the option to exit at a point appropriate to their needs with a recognised accredited award.
To view the course structure within a specialisation, click on the links below.
By having completely redesigned the program we have created a Specialisation focus in an integrated learning environment. This means that students in our Applied Mental Health Studies framework select one of the following specialisations from their first year:
- Perinatal and Infant
- Child and Adolescent
- Older Person
In core subjects students will continue to study in the perspective of their specialisation while collaborating with students in the other specialisations. This integrated learning environment is key to enabling enhanced working relationships across the sector.
To view the professional overview and pathway, click on the specialisation links below.
Delivered through online learning these interprofessional courses offer students the opportunity to study at their own pace. Collaboration is fostered through online forums which encourages open discussions and regular communication. Faculty and staff work alongside students, supporting them to manage their study and achieve their goals.
Underpinning HETI mental health education is a strong recovery-oriented philosophy and practice.
Our programs of study feature an integrated and holistic approach to meet the expressed needs of people with lived experience and carers based on a recovery-oriented philosophy.
Through supporting the recovery journeys of people with mental illness, we are about maximising hope, resilience, self-management and advocacy.
The new Applied Mental Health Studies courses have been developed with a strong emphasis on interprofessional collaboration. As students progress through their course they will experience facilitated interaction, exchange and co-reflection as they compare perceptions, values, roles, responsibilities, expertise and experience across professions and disciplines.
Courses intentionally foster interprofessional collaboration thus forming an integral part of the applied learning approach.