Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Mental Health

Bachelor of Health Science (Mental Health) Clinical Placements

This course has been collaboratively designed with community-based organisations and the mental health sectors specifically for Indigenous students. Graduates of the course have the skills, knowledge, understanding and attitudes that are required for a career as an Indigenous mental health worker situated within their community or mainstream mental health services.

The Bachelor  of  Health  Science  (Mental  Health),  Djirruwang  Program,  is  a  three  year undergraduate course which allows students to exit at Diploma, Associate Degree or Degree level. Clinical placements are a compulsory requirement and are attached to three (3) standalone subjects, one for each of the three (3) years. First year has a three (3) week placement, second year a six (6) week placement and third year an eight (8) week placement totalling 17 weeks which is consistent with other disciplines within the school.

Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Health Science (Mental Health) will complete a total of 17 weeks of Workplace Learning (WPL) during their degree as outlined below:

YearDuration
1st year120 hours
2nd year240 hours
3rd year320 hours