Graduate Certificate in Mental Health for Teachers and Educators

Course information for - 2022 entry

Study mode
1 year full-time or equivalent part-time
Fees (first year)*

$10540 Fee-paying

Start dates
ACU Online Term 2 - April, ACU Online Term 3 - July, ACU Online Term 4 - October


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Develop self-awareness and self-management strategies to advance your knowledge of your own mental health care in a community and collegial environment. The Graduate Certificate in Mental Health for Teachers and Educators is designed for education professionals including school executives, teachers, social workers, school counsellors, educational psychologists, and youth justice staff who are seeking self-awareness and self-management strategies to advance your knowledge of your own mental health care.

Taught across four units, this course allows you the flexibility of developmental, theoretical and conceptual learning. Topics covered include global and local health data; assessment of health care services; and factors that surround, impact, and influence an educator’s mental health and wellbeing, as well as current and future mental health needs.

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This professional development course may enhance career advancement.

Course details

Course structure

To complete the Graduate Certificate in Mental Health for Teachers and Educators, a student must complete 40 credit points (cp).

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Sample program map

Year - Study periodUnit 1Unit 2Unit 3Unit 4Unit 5

Year 1

ACU Online Term 2

EDMH610 Teacher and Educator Mental Health: Roles, Responsibility and Identity

ACU Online Term 3

EDMH611 Teacher and Educator Mental Health: Relationship with Community

ACU Online Term 4

EDMH612 Teacher and Educator Mental Health: National and International Perspectives

Year 2

ACU Online Term 1

EDMH613 Teacher and Educator Mental Health: An Autoethnography

This is a sample program only and units will vary depending on your campus and mode of study. Please refer to the handbook for the prerequisite units and the current listing.

Course Map: Graduate Certificate in Mental Health for Teachers and Educators - ACU Online Term 2 Intake

AQF framework

Graduate Certificate - AQF Level 8

Entry requirements

An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed an initial teacher education degree or a Bachelor degree and a recognised teaching qualification.

Disclaimer: The course entry requirements above are for 2022 Admission.

Applicants with higher education study

You’ll need to meet the minimum entry requirements for your chosen course.

If your previous study has equipped you with knowledge, skills or experiences that align with the learning outcomes of units in your new course you may be able to apply for recognition of prior learning and you may be able to complete your course sooner. Speak to your course consultant for more information or to discuss your eligibility.

Applicants with work and life experience

You’ll need to meet the minimum entry requirements for your chosen course.

Inherent requirement

There are essential components of a course or unit that demonstrate the capabilities, knowledge and skills to achieve the core learning outcomes of that course or unit. You will need to be able to meet these inherent requirements to complete your course.

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Further study

Graduates of this course may progress to masters by course work programs.


Course costs

Average first year fee*

$10540 Fee-paying

All costs are calculated using current rates and are based on a full-time study load of 20 credit points (normally 2 units) per term.

A student’s annual fee may vary in accordance with:

  • the number of units studied per term;
  • the choice of major or specialisation; and
  • elective units.

The university reviews fees annually.

Payment options

You should be able to concentrate on getting good marks instead of worrying about how you’ll pay your fees. We have a number of options that can help you ease the financial burden, including government assistance, a scholarship and income support. Talk to your course consultant about your options.


You could be eligible for the Scholarship for Online Learning – Study Your Way created to help ACU online students with the costs associated with studying. We also have university wide scholarships you may be eligible for. Some of our scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit, but these aren’t just for the academically gifted; ACU also recognises excellence in community engagement and leadership. We also offer a range of scholarships for those who may be struggling financially or who have faced other barriers to accessing education.  

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Deferment is available for one year. If you wish to defer, please speak to your course consultant.


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