CHC43215 & CHC43315

Dual Qualification: Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs and Certificate IV in Mental Health

  • Qualification:

    Certificate IV

  • Study mode:


  • Payment options:

    Payment planUpfront payment

  • Duration:

    Self-paced; max 24 months

  • Start date:

    Anytime - start today!

  • Awarded by:

    Open Colleges (RTO 90796)

  • Course fee:

    Price may vary

  • Career Outcomes:

    Rehabilitation Counsellor | Community Worker | Family Support Worker | Disability Support Worker | Community Support Worker | View All

This course meets the Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government’s National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that’s recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.

Course Rundown

This online Dual Qualification: Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs and Certificate IV in Mental Health (CHC43215 & CHC43315) from Open Colleges equips you with skills across community services areas including AOD, mental health and the youth sector.

This course teaches you how to help clients implement strategies and treatment plans that can support their rehabilitation and manage their illness or addiction. You will develop the knowledge and people skills to work with clients of all ages and socio-economic and cultural backgrounds. Enquire about this course today, and take your first steps towards a rewarding and fulfilling career helping others.

Work Placement

Gain practical training with a minimum of 160 hours of work placement. 

Open Colleges lets you believe in yourself and pursue the career of your dreams.


To be eligible for this course applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Successful completion of English to Year 12 level; AND
  • Be a minimum of 18 years of age; AND
  • Basic computing skills; AND
  • Basic Language, Literacy and Numeracy skills

There are no formal education entry requirements for this course.

What You’ll Learn

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
  • CHCCCS004 - Assess co-existing needs
  • CHCMHS005 - 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
  • CHCAOD001 - Work in an alcohol and other drugs context
  • CHCCCS003 - Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide
  • CHCMHS004 - Work collaboratively with the care network and other services
  • HLTWHS001 - Participate in work health and safety
  • CHCMHS002 - Establish self-directed recovery relationships
  • CHCMHS003 - Provide recovery oriented mental health services
  • CHCMHS011 - Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing
  • CHCMHS008 - Promote and facilitate self advocacy
  • 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 - Assess needs of clients with alcohol and other drugs issues
  • CHCAOD009 - Develop and review individual alcohol and other drugs treatment plans
  • CHCMHS001 - Work with people with mental health issues
  • CHCPRP001 - Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships

Why study with Open Colleges?

Open Colleges is one of the largest private education providers in Australia. It offers a wide variety of courses, from leisure courses to vocational and higher education courses, many of which are government-accredited and employer-recognised. Most courses are delivered online or via blended learning, allowing you to work at your own pace and around your own schedule. Studying with Open Colleges is perfect for people with busy lifestyles, and those wishing to work and learn for themselves.

Student Support

As a student of Open Colleges, you will have access to a range of student and administrative support options. Your course trainers are available via email, messaging and through your online course forums in OpenSpace. You will also have access to help with study skills such as time management, essay writing and referencing.

Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive two nationally recognised and accredited qualifications, Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs (CHC43215) and Certificate IV in Mental Health (CHC43315) from Open Colleges, awarded by Integrated Care and Management Training.

This dual course provides you with the qualifications and skills to make a real difference in people’s lives and is your ideal pathway to a career in social and community services.

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How Much Will It Cost?

Finance options

Open Colleges offers two flexible payment models to help make studying more affordable:

Payment Option 1: Pay in weekly instalments

  • $81.09 per week
  • $100 deposit

Payment Option 2: Pay in full when you enrol and save up to 20% on your course fees

  • $4,232 upfront payment