Study Mental Health

You can make a real transformation to the lives of many and have a thriving career as a mental health professional. One in eight Australians are currently experiencing high or very high psychological distress, leading to a rapidly growing rate of support-seeking (ABS National Health Survey 2017-18).

Our courses not only respond to contemporary mental health research and policy, but they also provide an understanding of the way mental health services are designed, funded and delivered in Australia.

Whether you are looking to enhance your clinical capabilities, expand your career opportunities or turn a passion into a specialised career, our courses have been designed with the input of leading clinical and academic mental health professionals.

Focus your learning in mental health theory and practice with core units including physical healthcare needs, evidence-based case formulation and common interventions within acute care contexts, in primary mental health as well contemporary applications of developmental psychology and psychological therapies.

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Why choose Mental Health with Southern Cross?

Increased employment outcomes

Specialising in mental health will increase your employment outcomes, particularly in mental health leadership and management roles.

Industry relevant teaching

Designed with leading clinical and academic professionals, the courses respond to contemporary mental health research and policy.

SCU Online offers flexibility

Built with working professionals in mind, the courses are delivered in six study periods to allow you to study when and how you want.

Further information

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How to apply

Ready to take the next step in your higher education journey? Find out how you can apply.

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Entry pathways

There are many ways to get into Southern Cross University. Discover your options with an entry pathway.

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The University offers a wide range of scholarships for undergraduate and postgraduate students.

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Student life at SCU

Our UniLife program aims to encourage both your academic success and support your wellbeing.

Get in touch

Future students (domestic)

T: 1800 626 481

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Current Students

T: 1800 005 687

T: +61 2 6620 3666


Future students (international)

T: +61 2 6620 3876


International enquiries

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