Bachelor of Community Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drugs

Chisholm Institute

Course details

CRICOS course code: 075248M

Level of study: Undergraduate

Summary

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.

This course is ideal for anyone looking to extend their qualifications, or gain recognition for long-term experience in the sector. Experienced teachers who are experts in the sector will guide you through the degree, which includes theoretical study and practical projects.

Course structure

To complete the Bachelor of Community Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drugs, students must attain a total of 24 credit points. Most subjects are equal to one credit point. Most full-time students choose to study four units per semester, and usually undertake two semesters each year.

Indicative workload

Weekly workload per semester for 4 subjects: 16 hours face-to-face plus 24 hours personal study time

Learning outcomes

Critically evaluate and analyse practices applied in a community services environment, with reference to their theoretical understanding

Apply a critical, inquiring and reflective approach to professional practice while working with, and for, the most vulnerable and marginalised individuals, families and groups in the community.

Demonstrate knowledge of a range of mental health and recovery models, practices and techniques and have the capacity to apply them in the field.

Demonstrate case management skills and an understanding of the community mental health and alcohol and other drugs service model.

Co- ordinate multiple service provision and a tailored approach to people with complex needs.

Apply interpersonal skills to facilitate compassionate responsiveness to the needs of others and themselves.

Career pathways

  • Bachelor of Community Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drugs

Possible job outcome

  • refugee liaison officer
  • dual diagnosis practitioner
  • mental health worker
  • welfare coordinator
  • psychosocial rehabilitation worker

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
20,000 Per Year
Read moreIndicative total course cost 60,000 plus annual Student Services fees. Indicative annual tuition fee of 20,000 for 2022. Student Services fees have been waived in 2022 for international students.
11 Jul 2022 3 years
Full time
Berwick Campus
25 Kangan Drive
Melbourne Victoria 3806
Australia
20,000 Per Year
Read moreIndicative total course cost 60,000 plus annual Student Services fees. Indicative annual tuition fee of 20,000 for 2022. Student Services fees have been waived in 2022 for international students.
11 Jul 2022 3 years
Full time
Chisholm Institute
Dandenong Campus
121 Stud Road
Melbourne Victoria 3175
Australia

Entry criteria

Australian Year 12 (VCE or equivalent) or international equivalent qualification.

Telephone interview required.

IELTS (academic) – 6.0

TOEFL (internet based) - 60

PTE (academic) - 50

Cambridge Advanced CAE - 52

Occupational English Test OET - Pass

Address

Chisholm Institute
Dandenong Campus
121 Stud Road
Melbourne Victoria 3175
Australia
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