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Mental Health

Almost half of the population of Australia will experience a mental disorder at some stage in their lives (Sane, 2015). Nurses with specialist training in mental illness or psychological distress are, and will continue to be, in high demand. 

You will be taught by leading academics in the field of mental health. USQ's postgraduate mental health degrees are designed for working professionals and will provide you with the skills to work in mental health teams.

  • USQ Professor Don Gorman received a citation for his development of a supervisory relationship with Aboriginal research students at the 2013 Australian Awards for University Teaching. His efforts allow these students to give back to their communities through clinical practice or research into Aboriginal health.
  • Our flexible study options allow you to study how you want, so you can continue to work and complete your degree.
  • USQ is a partner in the Centre for Rural and Remote Area Health (CRRAH), which conducts health-related research in rural and remote communities, including mental and Indigenous health.

Career opportunities

Mental health professionals may find work in health units, hospitals, community settings, or any other work environment which requires expertise in the mental health field.

Find out how to become a Mental Health Nurse.

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Find study areas where your talents and interests can thrive.

Study Mental Health at USQ