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 will gain an in-depth understanding of issues relating to alcohol and other drugs, mental health practice, community development, and counselling processes. You will 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 mental health and AOD, the degree has been developed in close consultation with practitioners, academics, professional bodies, and policymakers 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 completed the dual Diploma of Mental Health/Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs will be guaranteed entry.
The Australian Community Workers Association (ACWA) is a national professional body that accredits education and training courses for workers in the community services sector.
As our course is both nationally recognized and ACWA accredited, it provides our students with a competitive edge about employment opportunities compared to those from non-ACWA certified studies.
This accreditation adds value to graduates of this course at Chisholm as it confirms our programs' professional reputation. Graduates can apply for full membership and registration with ACWA and are strong employment candidates in larger government departments.
Please note that, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing requirements, this program will be delivered remotely where possible to continue your learning journey.
Participants will be required to engage with learning material online, and video conferencing software rather than attend classes. While we expect that the course duration will remain unchanged, it may be necessary to extend the completion date if circumstances change. Chisholm will be monitoring the situation closely and inform of any changes if we extend the duration of a course.