Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing

Study Area


Study Level



RMIT University



Course Detail



Intake Time

February & July

Standard Duration

1 Year

About the Course

Graduate with a qualification in a vital nursing specialisation Mental Health Nurses are specialist registered nurses with key responsibilities under the Mental Health Act to assess, plan and provide care for people who are often vulnerable and in crisis. Advance your nursing career with the Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing. Professionally recognised The Graduate Diploma of Mental Health Nursing is a core requirement that can be used in your application to be credentialed by the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses, which will allow you to practice as a recognised Mental Health Nurse. Upon graduation, you will be able to access a Graduate Diploma allowance under the Victorian Public Mental Health Nurses award and seek promotional positions that require this qualification. Learn from the best RMIT University is at the forefront of nursing education and research. We are one of the longest running oldest providers of nursing education in Australia with a history of industry partnership and strong graduate employability for over 40 years. Skills for the future This program is available on campus or on line to support nurses working in industry. This diploma is designed to provide you with up-to-date knowledge and practical experience. Because it's developed with current industry practitioners it will also give you the skills to extend your work-ready abilities and professional experience.


Average Score

at least 50%


6.5 (6.0)

Background Requirements


RMIT University

Institute Ranking

#223 in QS World University Rankings 2021, #15 in Australia

Program Ranking