Build a broad skill set to work across mental health, alcohol and drug abuse support services

Chisholm’s unique Bachelor of Community Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drugs will give you the skills you need to provide non-clinical services to specialists such as psychiatrists, nurses and social workers.

You'll gain an in-depth understanding of issues relating to alcohol and other drugs, mental health practice, community development and counselling processes. You'll also learn about the legal and ethical frameworks, working with children and youth, intervention strategies, client advocacy and working in aged care.

This program has been designed to meet the growing need for highly trained practitioners in the field. With direct input from stakeholders in areas of mental health and AOD, the degree has been developed in close consultation with practitioners, academics, professional bodies and policy makers at both state and federal government levels.

Applications are welcome from both local and interstate applicants for students that meet the entry requirements.

Students who have successfully completed the dual Diploma of Mental Health/Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs will be guaranteed entry

The Australian Community Workers Association is a national professional body that accredits education and training courses for workers in the community services sector.

The Bachelor of Community Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drugs at Chisholm is accredited by ACWA.

As our course is both nationally recognised and ACWA accredited it provides our students with a competitive edge with regard to employment opportunities in comparison to those students from non-ACWA accredited courses

This accreditation adds value to graduates of this course at Chisholm as it confirms the professional reputation of our programs. Graduates can apply for full membership and registration with ACWA and are strong candidates for employment in larger government departments such as DHHS.

Award granted
Bachelor Degree (Pass)
Course code
CRS1201285
On campus
Berwick
Online
Not available Online
International
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Length
Full Time, 3 years. Part Time, 6 years.
Start dates
February, July, November
Accreditation

This course is accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) and aligned to Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) Level 7.