CHC43215

Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs

Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs

For all support workers and care staff, or those aspiring to become one, this course will equip you with specialised knowledge in dealing with alcohol and other drug-related problems. Study the online CHC43215 Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs through Open Colleges and gain the transferable skills to work across a range of community services settings, including the mental health and youth work sectors.

Learn how to provide case management services, withdrawing and intervention activities and deal with mental health issues. With a focus on outreach work and community work, this course will teach you the skills to deal with clients facing drug-related health issues who are attempting to get their lives back on track.

Gain practical skills

This certificate includes a mandatory work placement of at least 120 hours, in order to acquire essential practical skills. You will be required to source your own placement with an organisation involved in the delivery of alcohol and other drug-related community services. 

 

CHC43215 Open Colleges Career FAQs

in partnership with Integrated Care & Management Training (ICMT)
  • Qualification:
    Certificate IV
  • Study mode:
    Online
    Workplace
  • Payment options:
    Payment plan
    Upfront payment
  • Duration:
    Max 18 months
  • Start date:
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  • Awarded by:
    ICM Training (RTO: 90197)
  • Location:
    Online
  • Career Outcomes:
    Family Support Worker | Community Support Worker | Case Worker | Support Worker | Outreach Worker | View All

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Course Rundown

For all support workers and care staff, or those aspiring to become one, this course will equip you with specialised knowledge in dealing with alcohol and other drug-related problems. Study the online CHC43215 Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs through Open Colleges and gain the transferable skills to work across a range of community services settings, including the mental health and youth work sectors.

Learn how to provide case management services, withdrawing and intervention activities and deal with mental health issues. With a focus on outreach work and community work, this course will teach you the skills to deal with clients facing drug-related health issues who are attempting to get their lives back on track.

Gain practical skills

This certificate includes a mandatory work placement of at least 120 hours, in order to acquire essential practical skills. You will be required to source your own placement with an organisation involved in the delivery of alcohol and other drug-related community services. 

 

Eligibility

There are no formal educational perquisites for this course.

Age requirements:

Students are required to be at least 18 years of age.

English proficiency:

  • Entry to the course requires the successful completion of English to Year 12 level; or
  • Successful completion of a Nationally Recognised Training qualification at Certificate III level or higher; or
  • 3 years relevant industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication.

Computing:

  • You will need access to a reliable computer and an internet connections, as well as basic computer skills.

Physical requirements:

Students will need to be reasonably physically fit to undertake the work placement as the tasks and activities associated with the work placement may involve manual handling and other physical activities.

First Aid requirements:

The unit HLTAID003/HLTAID011 Apply first aid (or its equivalent) is not delivered by Open Colleges. This unit can be satisfied via the completion of the nationally recognised unit of competency or its equivalent offered by an approved provider. You will need to provide a certified copy of a current certificate or Statement of Attainment to be provided credit for this unit.

Mental health skills:

During work placement you will be responsible for providing support and services to individuals and families experiencing mental health issues. This may include confidential individual, family, supporting families dealing with mental health issues, working with clients who have complex needs and working with children and young people experiencing abuse. It is important that you are able to work cooperatively in a team, act with cultural sensitivity, be accepting of diversity and be non-judgemental.

In this community services course, the subjects you will study include:

  • CHCCOM002 - Use communication to build relationships
  • CHCLEG001 - Work legally and ethically
  • CHCMHS007 - Work effectively in trauma-informed care
  • CHCCS004 - Assess co-existing needs
  • CHCMH005 - Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues
  • CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
  • CHCDIV002 - Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety 
  • CHCCCS003 - Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide
  • HLTAID003 - Provide first aid*
  • CHCCCS014 - Provide brief interventions
  • CHCAOD006 - Provide interventions for people with  alcohol and other drugs issues
  • CHCAOD002 - Work with clients who are intoxicated
  • CHCAOD004 - Asses need of clients with alcohol and other drugs issues 
  • CHCAOD009 - Develop and review individual alcohol and other drugs treatment plans
  • CHCMGS001 - Work with people with mental health issues
  • CHCPRP001 - Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships

The unit HLTAID003 Apply first aid (or its equivalent) is not delivered by Open Colleges. This unit can be satisfied via the completion of the nationally recognised unit of competency or its equivalent offered by an approved provider. 

Open Colleges has been helping Australians realise their potential for over 125 years, and they're now one of Australia's leaders in online education. In the last decade alone, they've helped over 450,000 students gain the skills to launch, change or take the next step in their careers.

When you study with OC, you’ll graduate with a nationally recognised qualification that’ll help you find work across Australia. Their nationally recognised courses are designed by vocational experts, and you’ll learn job-ready skills from industry specialists.

Online learning is all about flexibility, so they’ve designed their learning platform to be as flexible as possible. It’s available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so you can access it anytime you want. It’s designed to work around your lifestyle, not the other way around, so you can easily fit your study in with your other commitments.

The common misconception is that studying online means that you’re studying alone, but at Open Colleges, they take great pride in the superior support provided to their students. They make it easy for you to get support when you need it with their student support team available Monday to Friday via email, phone and Live Chat and on the weekends, via Live Chat (when available). They’re here, in tandem with trainers and assessors, to make sure you’re supported the whole way through your course, from the time you enrol right through to your graduation.

Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited CHC43215 Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs from Open Colleges.

With the misuse of alcohol and other drugs placing a strain on a range of health and community services, you can become part of the solution with this Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs.

You’ll be equipped with the specialised training to take on support roles in a range of community services settings.

With intervention and case management skills, you’ll qualify for roles such as case worker, family support worker, outreach worker, detoxification worker, support worker, and drug and alcohol worker.  

Curious about where a career in community services could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

How Much Will It Cost?

Open Colleges offers a number of flexible payment models to suit your lifestyle and preferences.

You can choose to pay up-front with a 10% course discount, pay 50% up-front and remainder through a payment plan, or you can pay in weekly or fortnightly installments as you study. All Open Colleges payment plans are interest free.

Enquire now for more payment options and course costs!

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