The Undergraduate Certificate Introduction to Social and Mental Health Care is a one-year, part-time course that offers you the opportunity to upskill, reskill and retrain in social and mental health care.
Available 100% online or on campus, this course will equip you with core skills and is a direct pathway into higher education courses in social work and psychology.
During this course you will acquire basic communication skills required for individual, family, and couples' therapy. You'll also learn about mental health and behavioural issues. This course is designed to support your learning needs and develop your study skills.
On completing the Undergraduate Certificate Introduction to Social and Mental Health Care, you'll be eligible to use the credits you've gained towards further study of a:
- Bachelor of Social Work
- Bachelor of Psychology
- Diploma of Social Care
- Diploma of Counselling.
You may also use the Undergraduate Certificate as a pathway for entry into a variety of other higher education courses.
Advanced standing may be granted for some or all of the subjects you successfully complete. If further study is your intention, be sure to check the requirements of your preferred undergraduate degree to determine how many credits you can transfer.
This course is accredited by the University in accordance with the Higher Education Standards.
For further information about the course, enrolment procedures, closing dates and other administrative issues please contact Student Central on:
This 40-credit point course consist of two (2) core and two (2) specialist elective units. This course consists of a combination of introductory and first-year degree subjects, designed to help you develop core knowledge in social and mental health care and the necessary skills for successful university studies.
A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 40 credit points (cp) as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.
|Unit type||Credit Points||Specific requirements|
|20cp||Compulsory Core units totalling 20 credit points as detailed below.|
Specialist Elective units totalling 20 credit points selected from one of the following specialisations below:
|40cp||Total Credit Points|
Students Commencing in Semester 1
The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a part time load.
Part-time Study Plan
|Legend:||CO = Core Unit||SE = Specialist Elective|
|Semester 1||Semester 2|
|PSY140 Introduction to Psychology A||CO||SWK102 Communication Skills||CO|
|Specialist Elective 1||SE||Specialist Elective 2||SE|
Commonwealth supported places
Commonwealth Supported places are available in this course to students who meet one of the following residency requirements:
(a) Australian Citizenship; or
(b) a New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident visa holder who will be resident within Australia for the duration of the unit.
2021: Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments.
Domestic students - undergraduate studies
SATAC is the application channel for residents of NT, ACT, SA, WA, QLD, VIC or TAS
UAC is the application channel for residents of NSW.