Accredited postgraduate courses

Get qualified

Are you thinking about getting your postgraduate qualification in mental health nursing? Then you might want to ensure that your degree meets the criteria set out by the National Framework for Postgraduate Mental Health Nursing Education.


The ACMHN uses a meticulous accreditation process to ensure that education providers meet the standards for the profession and the criteria required in the national framework. The College has accredited mental health nursing courses at the Australian Catholic University and Southern Cross University, and provisionally accredited Central Queensland University. 

Are you an education provider seeking accreditation?

If your institution offers a mental health nursing degree we highly recommend you consider getting your program accredited by the College.

Master in Mental Health (Nursing) & Graduate Diploma in Mental Health (Nursing)

Accredited until December 2021

ACU’s fully online mental health nursing programs for registered nurses have been developed specifically for clinicians entering into the specialist area of mental health and aim to develop in graduates, knowledge and skills at a specialist and advanced level.

The Master in Mental Health Nursing aims to expand nursing clinicians’ knowledge and skills in mental health practice with evidence-based knowledge and practice enabling immediate application/translation in the workplace.

Master in Mental Health (Nursing) & Graduate Diploma in Mental Health (Nursing)

Accredited until December 2022

Study a mental health nursing degree 100 per cent online with Southern Cross University’s internationally recognised School of Health and Human Sciences.


SCU postgraduate courses are designed for registered nurses who would like to develop an advanced level of knowledge to effectively respond to people experiencing mental health challenges.

Master in Mental Health (Nursing) & Graduate Diploma in Mental Health (Nursing)

Provisionally accredited 

CQU's suite of courses have been developed in consultation with consumers, carers and practising mental health nurses.
The courses are grounded in recovery and are offered in online learning mode so that you can study during your own time.


Authentic learning tasks ensure you are challenged to apply theory learned to clinical practice and can confidently demonstrate to employers that you are safe, competent practitioners.