Course Description

Synergies between alcohol and other drugs (AOD) and mental health have long been established. The National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre estimates that more than one-third of individuals with an AOD use disorder have at least one comorbid mental health disorder*.

This dual qualification will give those who currently work (or who plan to work) as support workers and care staff the skills they need to provide care and assistance to clients with AOD and/or mental health issues. You’ll graduate with skills that are transferable across a variety of community services settings such as AOD, mental health and youth work sectors. 




This course is offered by Open Colleges on behalf of Integrated Care and Management Training.​

This course involves work placement that currently needs to be undertaken in Australia. More information available in our FAQs

Potential career 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