Are you looking to make a difference and help people when they need it most?

The dual Diploma of Mental Health CHC53315 and Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs CHC53215 will give you the skills required for you to work within the Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drugs industry. After successfully completing the course you may choose to find employment as a mental health practitioner, social welfare worker, or a drug and alcohol clinician. Successful completion of the dual diploma will give you credit for eight units of the Bachelor of Community Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drugs.

To complement the theory you will learn online, you will be required to complete a total of 400 hours of industry placement over the course of your studies. If you have already completed relevant work placement while studying the the Certificate IV in Mental Health or the Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs or are already working in the industry, you may be eligible for some credit hours or to complete your placement assessment in your workplace.

To complete this qualification you will be required to undertake the following unit of competency HLTAID003 Provide First Aid. This unit is not available online, however Chisholm does offer the unit on campus. Please send a copy of your transcript if you have already successfully completed this unit previously.

Visit Key dates and study periods for enrolment and study period dates.

Course code
CHC53315 / CHC53215
Delivery location
Not available On campus
Applications Open
Not available for International students
Full Time - 21 months (2 modules per study period). Part Time - 3.5 years (1 module per study period). Note: modules 8,9 and 10 need to be completed together in one study period.
Start dates
19 April, 12 July and 4 Oct.

Chisholm courses are subject to minimum and maximum group numbers. Courses may be cancelled or postponed if minimum numbers are not achieved by the start date of the course. Courses may close prior to the start date if the maximum numbers are reached. In that situation, eligible applicants will be offered a place in the next available intake.