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.

The Australian Community Workers Association is a national professional body that endorses training courses for workers in the field.  Chisholm’s programs are endorsed by ACWA. This endorsement adds value to graduates of Chisholm programs as it confirms the professional reputation of our programs. Graduates are able to apply for membership of ACWA.

Further information about Chisholm's accreditation as a Higher Education provider can be found at the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) and Quality Indicators in Learning and Teaching (QILT) websites.

Award granted
Bachelor Degree (Pass)
Course code
V14124
On campus
Frankston, Berwick
Online
Not available Online
International
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Length
Full Time, 3 years. Part Time, 6 years.
2018 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.