Master of Youth Mental Health

Master of Youth Mental Health

The Master of Youth Mental Health is a three-year, part-time course, consisting of 4 x 12.5 point subjects per year.

The course is delivered online through the Centre for Youth Mental Health at The University of Melbourne.

It is designed for health-care professionals working in a range of clinical and community contexts. It draws on contributions by world-leading experts in the field to provide students with the latest theory, research and evidence-based approaches in this specialised area of mental health.

In the final year of the program, students have the opportunity to complete an independent research project that opens up a pathway to a PhD.

The course is offered as a nested program, allowing students to exit with a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma after one and two years of part-time study, respectively.

Topics include:

  • major theories of youth development and mental health;
  • the key features of the range of mental health problems experienced by young people and corresponding best-practice interventions;
  • organisational and management approaches to optimise youth mental health service delivery across a range of settings;
  • critically reflective, evidence-based approaches to youth mental health practice;
  • the principles and conduct of practice-based research; and
  • completion of a research project that facilitates admission to a PhD.

For more information and to apply visit The University of Melbourne.


If you're thinking of enrolling, go for it! You won't look back.

Patricia Taylor, Nurse


I really enjoyed the youth-specific content presented by experts in the field. Guidance and conversations with the course co-ordinator were very helpful.

Natasha, Nurse


Mental health workers need a specific set of skills and knowledge to deliver tailored support to young people. I enrolled in the course to ensure I was drawing on the best available evidence.

Ian Johansen, Manager of Headspace Swan Hill