CHC43215

Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs

  • Awarded by

    ICM Training (RTO: 90197)

  • Qualification

    Certificate IV

  • Study Mode

    Online
    Workplace

  • Payment Options

    Payment planUpfront payment

  • Duration

    Max 18 months

  • Start Date

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  • Course Fee

    Price may vary

  • Career Outcomes

    Family Support Worker | Community Support Worker | Case Worker | 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.

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  • In a Nutshell

    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. 

     

  • What You'll Need to Get In

    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.

  • Subject Breakdown

    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. 

  • Why Open Colleges?

    RTO 90796
    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.

  • STUDENT TESTIMONIALS

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    "Because it’s so flexible, it was easy for me to do it. I’ll be in the middle of an assignment and I can just pause it if my son is asking for lunch. I’ll quickly make him lunch or get a drink and I can just open it back up and go straight back into it to continue. The trainers have been great. They really try to get back to you on time and make sure they give you the best possible answers. They always seem to come back with a quick response."

    "It’s given me a different mindset. I used to think you’d go out and do a job, like mechanics, for years and that you’d just get the qualification after years on the job. But with this, you can study for a couple of months and then you can go out into the world fully qualified and ready for the job and just go for it."

    Amy Stephenson , Certificate III in Accounts Administration

    "I think the Open Colleges model is particularly good because you’re not tied down to due dates, you just have as much time as you need. You have people to get in touch with if you’re having trouble. I’ve actually had emails back at 10pm at night from my teacher. I’ve been sitting here and I’ve shot one off and they’ve got right back to me within that hour. You don’t get that anywhere."

    Marcia Lindsay , Diploma of Hospitality

    "I am a farmer and I run a family farm with my husband. I was given the opportunity to study any course I wanted that would help our business, and that may help me earn some money off the land, so I chose to learn bookkeeping. The course is so useful and beneficial for our farm. It’s great to learn how to set journals out so our accountant can do the BAS and income tax, without them being all over the place."

    Robyn Hundy , Certificate IV in Bookkeeping

    "My job is probably best described as a medical equipment specialist. I educate and train people in the use of CT scanners onsite. Getting the skills to use in trainings, to substantiate the work I do is very valuable. The course has changed my work and the way I approach training courses. It’s made me more confident and I’ll be better at my job."

    Melinda Wheeler , Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
  • Where will this course take you?

    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.  

  • Career Outcomes

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

  • Let's talk price

    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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