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  • Learning MethodOnline + Work Placement
  • IntakesStart anytime
  • LocationsAustralia Wide
  • DurationSelf-paced
    Max 24 months
Nationally Recognised Training

Course Overview

Accreditation: Nationally Recognised Qualification

Career Outcomes:

  • Case Worker
  • Drug and Alcohol Worker

If you are looking for a dual qualification in alcohol, drugs, and mental health, Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs and Certificate IV in Mental Health by Open Colleges could be for you. 

Topics covered in this course include: working effectively in trauma informed care, working in a alcohol and drugs context, and much more. See below for more information on the units covered.

Designed to ensure you’re job-ready when you graduate, this course includes a 160-hour work placement to help you develop your practical skills in a real community setting. Please enquire now for a Course Guide for more details on the work placement requirements.

Open Colleges offers this qualification in association with Integrated Care & Management Training Pty Ltd (Provider number: 90197) – a member of the Open Colleges Group. The testamur will be issued by Integrated Care & Management Training Pty Ltd.

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Job Outcomes

  • Case Worker
  • Community Support Worker
  • Detoxification Worker
  • Drug and Alcohol Worker
  • Family Support Worker
  • Mental Health Intake Officer
  • Mental Health Outreach Worker
  • Mental Health Rehabilitation Support Worker
  • Mental Health Worker
  • Outreach Worker
  • Support Worker

Prerequisite & Entry Criteria

Education

There are no formal education entry requirements for this course.

Minimum age

You will need to be at least 18 years old.

English

This course involves reading learning content and undertaking a range of written assessments and engaging in online forums and discussions. Furthermore, the delivery mode relies on the extensive use of written communication. As such, entry to the course requires the successful completion of English to Year 12 level.

If you haven’t successfully completed English at Year 12 level, you can demonstrate equivalency through one of the following:

  • Successful completion of a Nationally Recognised Training qualification at Certificate III level or higher; or
  • 2 years relevant industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication.

Open Colleges recognises that not all people are able to read, write and perform calculations to the same standard. See the Language, Literacy and Numeracy Considerations section for more information on tools, resources and support services provided by Open Colleges.

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. Some of the learning materials are sensitive in nature and warnings are provided along with potential services that can assist with self-care and managing any personal issues that the learning may raise.

 

Please see the Course Guide for detailed requirements.


Subjects

Module 1

Module 2

Module 3

Module 4

Module 5

Module 6

Module 7

Module 8

Module 9

Module 10


Fees

PLEASE NOTE – Open Colleges is a privately-run Registered Training Organisation (RTO), not government-run like a TAFE. Therefore, Open Colleges cannot offer government funding. Please check eligibility requirements before beginning an enrolment with Open Colleges.

Fees for this course depend on the payment method and any existing promotions available with Open Colleges.

Always remember to enquire about any:

  • Discounts
  • Payment Plans

which may be available.

 


About the Institution

Open Colleges (RTO 90796) is an Australian education market leader with over 125 years of experience. Now an online learning market leader, Open Colleges focuses on supporting individuals to learn at their own pace.