Make a real difference to those with mental health issues

In response to Industry requirements, successful applicants will undertake the dual certificate at Chisholm. The dual qualification will expand employment opportunities, give successful candidates an evidence based understanding of the Mental Health and Alcohol and other Drug Sector and provide a holistic approach which underpins professional engagement with people experiencing co-existing disorders.

This dual qualification reflects the role of entry-level workers who provide services and interventions to clients with alcohol and other drugs issues and/or implement health promotion and community interventions for people affected by mental illness and psychiatric disability. Work is undertaken in contexts such as community based organisations, withdrawal services, residential rehabilitation services and outreach services under the guidance of other practitioners and professionals, with limited responsibility and within established parameters.

Full time: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 10am - 3pm
Part time: Tuesday, Wednesday 10am - 3pm

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

The dual Certificate IV in Mental Health/Certificate IV in 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.

Course code
CHC43315 / CHC43215
On campus
Frankston, Berwick
Not available Online
Not available for International students
Full Time, 1 year. Part Time, 2 years.
2018 start dates
Weeks commencing 12 Feb and 16 Jul.