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Almost half of the population of Australia will experience a mental disorder at some stage in their lives (Sane, 2015). Nurses with specialist training in mental illness or psychological distress are, and will continue to be, in high demand. Taught by leading academics in the field of mental health, our mental health degrees are designed for working professionals and will provide you with the skills to work in mental health teams.

Whether you’re looking to study mental health online, on-campus or a combination of the two, you’ll be able to create a flexible study plan to facilitate a learning experience that will cater to your specific needs.

Explore UniSQ's Mental Health Counselling degrees

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Caitlin

Postgraduate Science
Currently studying her Master of Science, Bundjalung woman Caitlin Easton is gaining valuable experience working for a non-profit organisation. During her degree, she focused on Indigenous mental health; an area of health that she has become incredibly passionate about.
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What will I learn in a mental health degree?

When you study mental health counselling at UniSQ, you’ll develop a thorough understanding of core principles that will help you practice mental health counselling in Australia. This will include general mental health counselling, therapeutic interventions and psychopharmacology among others.

You can also undertake part-time study to compliment your professional development in professional human services psychology or social work.

Why study mental health counselling?

At UniSQ, you’ll be part of a supportive learning community that focuses on giving you the necessary knowledge and skill set to succeed in a rewarding mental health career — whether that be in an organisation or even a private practice if self-employment is what you’re interested in pursuing.

A career in mental health counselling is a challenging yet rewarding career with vast employment opportunities. At UniSQ, you will gain the expertise and skills required to help your future clients lead healthier and happier lives.

Depending on what mental health counselling qualification you choose, you may be eligible to register or apply for membership with several associations including the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA) and the Australian Counselling Association (ACA)

Is mental health counselling right for me?

Do you want to enhance your career prospects or compliment your existing bachelor’s degree while supporting the mental health needs of your community? A mental health counselling qualification might be for you! When looking into a career in counselling, considering your personal strengths and skill sets. A great counsellor has:

  • empathy and patience
  • strong listening skills
  • a passion for helping others
  • a detailed understanding of ethics and confidentiality.

If you would like to learn more about mental health counselling at UniSQ and if it’s the right career move for you, get in touch with us and we can help point you in the right direction. 

Why study mental health counselling with UniSQ?

At UniSQ, when you study mental health online or on-campus, you will gain the practical training and strong theoretical knowledge needed for a successful career in mental health counselling. With UniSQ's mental health degrees you will foster a deeper understanding of the core principles that encompass mental health counselling courses.

We offer tailored mental health degrees to students with a relevant undergraduate degree, allowing you to foster a deeper understanding of the core principles that encompass mental health counselling courses. Whether you’re looking to study mental health online, on-campus or a combination of the two, you’ll be able to create a flexible study plan to facilitate a learning experience that will cater to your specific needs.

UniSQ staff have years of experience in applying and teaching theoretical and practical mental health counselling theories. This is coupled with industry-leading facilities, ensuring that you will have access to everything you need for a fulfilling learning experience.

Get in touch with us today to discover how you compliment your undergraduate degree with a postgraduate mental health qualification. 

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