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Forensic Mental Health Legislation and Policies is an online unit provided by Open Universities Australia in association with Macquarie University. Through exploring the administration of forensic mental health services in Queensland, you will gain a thorough and comprehensive understanding of how policy and legislation can help resolve issues surrounding mental health at a societal and individual level.
To begin with, you will gain an overall understanding of the different bodies and key pieces of legislation surrounding Queensland’s mental health administration. Following this, you will explore the conviction process that offenders with a mental health issue undergo. This includes discussing initial contact with a criminal court, all the way through to post-release considerations.
The impact of policy and legislation in Queensland provides a focal point for you to understand the machinations and decision-making process of forensic mental health administrators.
To be eligible to enrol in this unit, applicants cannot have already completed this unit or an academic equivalent, and must also be accepted into one of the following courses:
In this Forensic Mental Health Legislation and Policies unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is a core requirement in the following course:
This unit is an approved elective in the following course:
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
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