The ACMHN provides members and the broader nursing community with high quality, Continuing Professional Development (CPD) focused on the mental health needs of service users, their families, and communities. This is done through endorsed events run by external providers, degree programs accredited by the ACMHN, and online courses offered by the College that can be completed at your own pace.

Becoming a mental health nurse

This page outlines the steps required to become a mental health nurse in Australia, and a link for overseas mental health nurses who wish to be accredited in Australia through the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

View the pathways

Endorsed events

As part of our role as the peak professional organisation representing mental health nurses, the ACMHN endorses professional events and educational activities deemed to be appropriate for members of the profession.

These professional events, educational activities, and online webinars attract CPD points.

View the upcoming endorsed events

Accredited postgraduate courses

The ACMHN recommends a number of postgraduate mental health nursing university courses. These courses meet the standards for the profession and the criteria required in the National Framework for Postgraduate Mental Health Nursing Education.

View the course providers

Online learning courses

The ACMHN has developed a variety of online learning courses in conjunction with nurses working in the sector, other organisations, and the Federal Government to help mental health nurses with their professional development.

View the courses

Online learning portal

Return to the e-learning portal to complete a module, or commence a new course.

To the portal