Graduate Diploma in Youth Mental Health (GD-YOUTHMH) // Entry and participation requirements
About this course
- Entry and participation requirements
- Attributes, outcomes and skills
- Course structure
- Further study
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1. In order to be considered for entry, applicants must have completed:
- an undergraduate degree in a cognate discipline such as Health Science, Social Work, Psychology, Medicine, Teaching, Education, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, or related discipline; or
- an undergraduate degree or equivalent in any discipline, and at least two years of documented relevant professional work experience; or
- at least six years of documented relevant professional work experience, including clear evidence of career development, professional writing, and professional achievement or practice comparable to that expected of undergraduate degree holders in cognate disciplines.
Meeting these requirements does not guarantee selection.
2. In ranking applications, the Selection Committee will consider:
- prior academic performance; and, if relevant
- professional experience.
3. The Selection Committee may seek further information to clarify any aspect of an application in accordance with the Academic Board rules on the use of selection instruments.
4. Applicants are required to satisfy the university’s English language requirements for postgraduate courses. For those applicants seeking to meet these requirements by one of the standard tests approved by the Academic Board, performance band 6.5 is required.
In considering students under special entry access schemes, the Selection Committee will consider aspects of disadvantage as set out from time to time in the University of Melbourne Graduate Access policy, evidence of rurality for rural applicants, and confirmation of Aboriginality for Indigenous applicants.
Applicants who have completed a Graduate Certificate in Youth Mental Health may be awarded up to 50 points of credit (advanced standing) in the Graduate Diploma in Youth Mental Health.
Applicants who have completed a Graduate Certificate in Managing Youth Self-Harm and Suicide may be awarded up to 37.5 points of credit (advanced standing) in the Graduate Diploma in Youth Mental Health.
Applicants with the following may be awarded up to 100 points of credit (advanced standing) in the Master of Youth Mental Health:
- a Graduate Diploma of Youth Mental Health with at least an H2B (70%) weighted average or equivalent.
Applicants with the following may be awarded up to 50 points of credit (advanced standing) in the Master of Youth Mental Health:
- a Graduate Certificate in Youth Mental Health.
- a Graduate Certificate in Managing Youth Self-Harm and Suicide
Applicants who have completed the Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, or Master of Youth Mental Health, within four years prior to course commencement, may be granted advanced standing for the following subjects of the Graduate Certificate in Managing Youth Self-Harm and Suicide:
Quotas may be applied.
Inherent requirements (core participation requirements)
For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Objectives, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
Last updated: 24 January 2023