Certificate in Child & Adolescent Mental Health

Get certified in helping children and adolescents with mental health issues with our online Certificate in Child and Adolescent Mental Health. Learn to understand and address common disorders like depression, anxiety, and eating problems from home.
Course Provider
(RTO 22557)
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Upfront Payment or a Flexible Payment Plan starting from $33 per week

Course Overview

Start Date
Start Anytime
Enjoy the flexibility of online learning with 12 months of access time to complete your course.
Flexible, online, self-paced learning with dedicated tutor support.
Career Outcomes
  • Counselling
  • School Counsellor
  • Psychotherapy
  • Human Resources
  • Teaching Support
  • Caring Roles
  • Welfare and Social Work
  • Life Coaching and Therapy
  • Rehabilitation and Healthcare
Course Modules

Child and Adolescent Mental Health

  1. Nature and Scope of Mental Health
  2. Childhood Depression
  3. Anxiety Disorders
  4. Tic Disorders
  5. Brain Disorders (Injury & Disease)
  6. Other Disorders
  7. Environmental Problems
  8. Problems of Adolescence
  9. Holistic and Alternative Approaches to Treatment
  10. Special Project

Child Psychology

  1. Introduction to Child Psychology
  2. The Newborn Infant
  3. States and Senses of the Infant
  4. Learning
  5. Emotions and Socialisation
  6. Cognitive Development
  7. Language Development
  8. Intelligence
  9. Socialisation Part A
  10. Morality
  11. Sexuality
  12. Socialisation Part B

Anger Management

  1. Nature and Scope of Anger
  2. Managing Anger with Counselling
  3. Managing Anger with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  4. Anger Management Techniques for Violence
  5. Anger Management for People with Mental Health Issues
  6. Managing Anger in Children and Adolescents
  7. Anger Management for People with Special Difficulties
  8. Anger Management Services
  9. Deciding on a Course of Action

Developmental, Learning and Behavioural Disorders in Children and Adolescents

  1. Nature and Scope of Developmental Disorders
  2. Autism
  3. Asperger’s Disorder
  4. Other Pervasive Developmental Disorders
  5. Attention-Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorders
  6. Conduct Disorders
  7. Learning Disorders
  8. Communications Disorders & Motor Skills Disorder
  9. Special Project
Course Fees Include
  • All the required study materials and course notes.
  • A tutor who will service all of your course and career questions and guidance needs.
  • A certificate officially recognising your successful completion of the course.
  • Upon course completion, you’ll receive a Certificate of Completion, a Statement of Attainment for each module completed, and an Academic Transcript.
  • 5-Day Satisfaction Guarantee.
Why this course?

This foundation introductory course is designed with the aim to help you understand childhood depression, anxiety and eating problems, and other common mental health disorders. You will discover how infants and children develop (socially, cognitively, sexually, morally), how they acquire language, and different types of learning. In addition, you will also learn about developmental disorders including pervasive developmental disorders such as autism spectrum disorder (which now includes Asperger’s syndrome), as well as Rett’s disorder and childhood disintegrative disorder and the implications they can have later in life.

Who will this course interest?

This course is a beginner level course and will lay a sound foundation of knowledge and skills in which can grow with experience and further study. Knowledge of child psychology is most relevant to careers in psychology, counselling and teaching. However, professionals in many other fields benefit from a deeper understanding of childhood development.

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You will learn via various methods; a combination of reading, interacting with tutors, undertaking research and watching videos. Each lesson will conclude with an assignment which is marked by your assigned tutor and returned to you with feedback, and if necessary, some recommended additional reading. Assessments may come in the form of – case studies, quizzes and written assessments.

Approval & Recognition

Careerhouse is an approved and recognised member of IARC. The IARC is an International association which recognises institutions who aspire to excellence in tertiary education.

*The contents are accurate at the time of writing. Get in touch with the course provider for the latest information.

About the Course Provider


Careerhouse offers online, industry-relevant short courses. They carefully select and partner with industry leading educators and learning institutions to make relevant, practical and interactive courses available online. Whether you’re looking to upskill, transition to a new industry, start your own business or take your hobby to the next level, Careerhouse can help get you there.
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