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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.

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.


Download the course admission requirements.


Bachelor of Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drugs remote delivery

Commence units of the Bachelor of Community Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drugs from your home country from 2021. There are five Mental Health units on offer. The Semester 1 remote delivery subjects will include a foundation or preparatory unit - ‘Transition to Higher Education’ for Bachelor of Community Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drugs students.

You will be issued a Confirmation of Enrolment which will enable you to complete your degree in Melbourne when borders re-open (subject to visa approval and Australian Government requirements at that time).

*The cost of the units successfully completed remotely will be deducted from the overall course fees. We will issue Letters of Offer based on our usual selection criteria prior to commencement.

You can undertake up to four units remotely in your initial semester. The cost of the online remote program (full time) will be $7,840 (for four units). If your preference is to undertake only one or two units initially, then this is also possible. Units should be undertaken in the following order:

  • HEBCHCS106: Transition to Higher Education - AU$1,960
  • HEBCHT101: Lifespan Development - AU$1,960
  • HEBHCS101: Contexts of the Mental Health Industry - AU$1,960
  • HEBCHT104: Alcohol and Other Drugs Issues - AU$1,960
  • Policy Politics and Law A – AU$1,960

There are scholarships available for remote delivery – please read more about this and the course delivery for 2021 at our International Student Higher Education Frequently Asked Questions page. .

For more information or to apply, please contact: international@chisholm.edu.au.

Award granted
Bachelor Degree (Pass)
Course code
CRS1201285
CRICOS
075248M
Delivery location
Berwick
International
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Length
Full Time, 3 years.
Start dates
27 July
Accreditation

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