Study Mental Health

Mental health is one of the biggest issues in Australia and the world. One in eight Australians are currently experiencing high or very high psychological distress, and in turn, this has created huge demand for qualified and compassionate support (ABS National Health Survey 2017-18). 

If you are driven to help people and transform their lives, our mental health courses are informed by contemporary mental health research and policy, providing 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. And by learning under the Southern Cross Model, you can focus your study, achieve milestones more quickly and have a clearer vision of your career path in a vital health sector.

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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.

Southern Cross Model is a better way to learn

For almost a century the sandstone walls of Universities housed the same teaching model. The Southern Cross Model is different – immersive, responsive, in tune with the 21st century student. By joining Southern Cross, you are part of a better way to learn.

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Prepare for university with a pathway program

If you have the passion, we have the entry pathway. We offer preparation courses to refresh your academic skills, increase your entry rank, or get you on track for a degree with a short course.

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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.

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Future students (domestic)

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