Find out more about Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs from Open Colleges
Please note that Open Colleges is a private institution and not a government TAFE organisation. Some private institutions offer the similar courses and Nationally Recognised Training, and some do not. Please ensure you verify this after enquiring.
Accreditation: Nationally Recognised Qualification
Change lives by helping people through their struggles with alcohol and drugs, with this CHC43215 Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs.
With this course you will learn targeted skills to intervene in the lives of everyday people who are suffering under the grip of addiction to drugs and/or alcohol.
Subjects covered in this course include: working in an alcohol and other drugs context, working with diverse people, and much more. Please find a full list of subjects further below.
There is a mandatory work placement requirement of a minimum of 120 hours for this course. 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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There are no formal education entry requirements for this course.
You will need to be at least 18 years old.
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.
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. You will need to pay a fee directly to the provider and may be required to travel in order to undertake this unit with the provider of your choice. Whilst it is not a requirement to hold a current first aid certificate to undertake work placement in this industry, workplaces have the right to request this.
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.
|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|
|HLTAID011*||Provide first aid|
|CHCCCS014||Provide brief interventions|
|CHCAOD006||Provide interventions for people with alcohol and other drugs issues|
*Open Colleges does not offer this Unit of Competency. You will be required to undertake the Unit of Competency with an external provider at your own cost.
|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|
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.
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