Graduate Certificate of Forensic Psychiatric Practice

Blended learning – on-campus and digital learning

This course is not available to international students.
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The Graduate Certificate of Forensic Psychiatric Practice is designed to provide psychiatrists with the knowledge and skills needed to specialise in forensic practice.

The course provides academic and practical skills relevant to the practice of forensic psychiatry. It includes principles of risk assessment, expert testimony, writing forensic court reports and ethical conduct. This course provides the specific training for forensic psychiatrists to graduate as skilled professionals and leaders in the field.

This course is the only dedicated forensic psychiatry qualification offered in Australia. It satisfies the academic requirements set out by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) for admission to the RANZCP.


2 years part-time


Hawthorn (Semester 1, Semester 2) - View application and start dates

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  • Multi Modal

2023 Start Dates

Semester 2 - 31 July 2023

2024 Start Dates

Semester 1 - 26 February 2024
Semester 2 - 29 July 2024