Transition to Mental Health Nursing Course

What is the course about?

Our Introduction to Mental Health Nursing Program was developed in response to the shortage of trained mental health nurses available in Australia. The demand for Mental Health Nurses has never been greater but it is difficult for nurses to obtain employment within this specialty without further training after their Bachelor Degree. 

This program has been developed in collaboration with different hospitals and healthcare providers in Australia to ensure that students who graduate from this program will meet their needs and requirements when applying for jobs as Mental Health Nurses. 

What does the program include:

  • 1 week of in class theory and practical learning followed by
  • 3 weeks of placement within a public or private healthcare facility

Learning Objectives Include:

  • Examine treatment options and specific nursing interventions for each mental disorder.
  • Equip nurses to assess, intervene and holistically care for each mentally ill patient. 
  • Review current ethical principles and legislative policies in regard to mental health. 
  • Develop the ability to care for and advocate for mentally ill patients.


Open to any nurse holding unrestricted AHPRA registration who is looking to begin a career within Mental Health Nursing. This can include nurses educated within Australia or overseas with or without mental health experience in their home country.

NSW 2020 Dates

October 19

VIC 2020 Dates

August 3, September 14

QLD 2020 Dates

October 12

Due to COVID-19 future Mental Health courses may be postponed until further notice. Please lodge an enquiry or give us a call on 1300 953 276 If you wish to be updated on the status of this course.

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