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Start study from home in Trimester 2, 2020

For Trimester 2, 2020, you will be able to start your study from home. If restrictions are lifted we will continue to offer our students the flexibility to study online or a combination of online and on campus for the rest of the Trimester.

Make a meaningful difference in our community

If you have an interest in people and the ability to relate to others, together with good communication skills, a career in the mental health area could be the right choice for you.

Now is an exciting time to be involved in the care of people experiencing mental health problems, with increased focus on improving access and delivery of mental health care, and funding new initiatives and services.

Deepen your understanding of human behaviour and learn to bridge the gap between theory and effective mental health strategies, undertaking our mental health practice postgraduate programs in a flexible online study environment.

Support to succeed

We’re committed to helping you achieve your study goals, no matter what. With flexible options that put you in control, discover how study can fit around your life.

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Study mental health at Griffith

Get ready to improve health, wellbeing and lives

Our recovery-based courses are designed for workers in various settings where mental health knowledge is essential. These include nursing, occupational therapy, psychology and social work. The programs are ideal for working professionals such as community support workers, peer support workers, disability workers, housing officers, police liaison officers and people working in other mental health support roles.

At Griffith, you'll have the benefit of studying with lecturers from a range of disciplines who've all worked in the mental health area. This collective breadth of experience provides a valuable broader perspective, helping equip you to work more effectively with people experiencing mental health issues.

You'll have access to relevant up to date courses based on the latest research and collaboration with service consumers, carers and mental health professionals.

You'll study within a flexible online learning environment, with your fellow students coming from different professional backgrounds and bringing a range of valued viewpoints.

Our world-class facilities and research provide an edge

The $150 million Griffith Health Centre on our Gold Coast campus operates over the road from the 750-bed Gold Coast University Hospital and a 250-bed private hospital. It's a unique environment in which to gain unrivalled clinical experiences. Our industry-leading research in many areas of medical science informs our degree content, helping to produce forward-thinking graduates ready to make their mark in a healthcare career.

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Study options

It is important to check the degree requirements including placement requirements, before you apply.

Scholarships

We offer a range of scholarships for new and continuing students.

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Career outcomes

Specialised skills ensure you're in demand

Griffith graduates have improved employability in the mental health area, through their understanding of how to put into practice a recovery-oriented approach

A career in mental health provides opportunities to work in a multitude of practice areas including community mental health, crisis intervention, acute inpatient care, support services, and private practice.

Mental health workers typically:

  • Support people experiencing mental distress and assist individuals to achieve their goals
  • Support the recovery journey of individuals experiencing mental illness
  • Assess symptoms of mental illness and the impact on the life of the individual and their family
  • Provide interventions that promote psychological well-being and emotional health and improve relationships with others

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Life at Griffith

You can gain more than just a degree at Griffith. With plenty of opportunities to balance life and study, you can make memories and mates to last a lifetime.

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Key dates

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Monday 13 July — Saturday 17 October

Trimester 2: Teaching and exams

Includes study and exam period from Thursday 1 October to Saturday 10 October.

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Saturday 18 July — Sunday 19 July

Tertiary Studies Expo (TSXPO) - CANCELLED

TSXPO is for anyone considering further study. Talk to our academic and professional staff about our degrees, flexible study options, admission pathways, how to apply, scholarships and support services. Entry is free.

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Tuesday 21 July — Tuesday 21 July

Sunshine Coast Daily Careers Expo - CANCELLED

Visit the Griffith University stand at the Sunshine Coast Daily Careers Expo to talk to our expert advisers about your study goals, life at Griffith, online study options and more.

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Monday 3 August — Monday 3 August

Townsville Careers Expo

Visit the Griffith University stand at the Townsville Careers Expo to talk to our expert advisers about your study goals, life at Griffith, online study options and more.

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Sunday 9 August — Sunday 9 August

Open Day

On Open Day, you’ll find general information about all our degrees at each campus, as well as essential information about student support services, admissions, scholarships and postgraduate studies. It’s a great time to get to know our campuses, experience life at Griffith, explore your study options and find the information you need to make a decision about your future.

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Monday 14 September — Thursday 17 September

Mature Student Open Evenings

No matter whether you’re returning to university after a few years off, starting study for the first time or looking for a postgraduate degree to further your career, we can help you find the right study path.

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Monday 19 October — Friday 23 October

Trimester 3: Orientation

Get the right start and find out everything you need to know about starting at Griffith.

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