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Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs

SKU:CHC43215

Gear up to be the support that vulnerable people need. You’ll become a skilled support worker who can assess a client’s specialised needs. Make a positive impact on your community today.
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  • Nationally recognised accreditation
  • Start studying as soon as you enrol
  • No exams, ever.
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Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs

Intro to Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs

Help Struggling People Get Back on their Feet

Our nationally recognised CHC43215 Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs is designed to help you intervene in the lives of everyday people who are suffering from addiction. You’ll gain the skills to make a real difference to people's lives in this growing field with increasing job opportunities.

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Common job Outcomes

  • Case Worker
  • Community Support Worker
  • Detoxification Worker
  • Drug and Alcohol Worker
  • Family Support Worker
  • Outreach Worker
  • Support Worker

Job Skills

  • Rehabilitation of clients
  • Community services
  • Effective communication skills
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Course breakdown

What you’ll learn in this course

This qualification includes a range of units designed to teach you how to provide psychological care for clients. You will learn the skills and knowledge you need to meet their needs, maintain their well-being, and empower clients to improve their lives.

Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs

CHCCOM002
Use communication to build relationships
  • Communicate with clients and co-workers
  • Address communication needs
  • Facilitate meetings
CHCLEG001
Work legally and ethically
  • Identify and respond to legal requirements
  • Identify and meet ethical responsibilities
  • Contribute to workplace improvements
CHCMHS007
Work effectively in trauma informed care
  • Work from a trauma informed care perspective
  • Utilise self-care strategies
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of trauma informed care in services
CHCCCS004
Assess co-existing needs
  • Prepare for assessment
  • Analyse the person’s needs using a collaborative approach
  • Determine appropriate services
  • Complete reporting
  • Evaluate assessment and referral processes
CHCMHS005
Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues
  • Assess capacity to provide support to a person with co-existing mental health and AOD issues
  • Work collaboratively to provide support services to address co-existing issues
  • Facilitate links to further care
  • Collaborate with the person to minimise risk
  • Review and report on support provided
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  • No exams, ever.

    We mean it. Instead, assessments range from multiple choice quizzes, portfolios, videos & written assessments

  • Flexible study to fit into your routine

    Study anywhere at any time with 24/7 access to your units.

  • A learning platform optimized for online study

    Our courses are curated to maintain engagement across video, written content, assignments & audio.

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How quickly do you want to finish your course?

  • 18 months
  • 12 months
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  • Daily routine
  • 07:00 am - 08:00 am

    Coffee + Study

  • 08:00 am - 09:00 am

    Morning routine + commute

  • 09:00 am - 05:00 pm

    Work

  • 05:00 pm - 06:30 pm

    Evening routine

  • 06:30 pm - 07:30 pm

    Study session

  • 07:30 pm - 08:00 pm

    Break

  • 08:00 pm - 09:00 pm

    Study session

  • 09:00 pm - onwards

    Relax

Study for a minimum 17 hours per week to complete modules in 18 months

  • Daily routine
  • 07:00 am - 08:00 am

    Coffee + Study

  • 08:00 am - 09:00 am

    Morning routine + commute

  • 09:00 am - 01:00 pm

    Work

  • 01:00 pm - 02:00 pm

    Lunch + Study

  • 02:00 pm - 05:00 pm

    Work

  • 05:00 pm - 06:30 pm

    Evening routine

  • 06:30 pm - 07:30 pm

    Study session

  • 07:30 pm - 08:30 pm

    Break

  • 08:30 pm - 09:30 pm

    Study session

  • 09:30 pm - onwards

    Relax

Study for a minimum 25.5 hours per week to complete modules in 12 months

Your course may include work placement which will be completed in addition to weekly study blocks.

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Unlike a TAFE, which is government owned, Open Colleges is a privately owned RTO (Registered Training Organisation.) This means that we are an independent entity, and we don’t receive any government funding. For this reason, our courses are not free. If you have any questions about our pricing, please feel free to contact our friendly Enrolment Consultants.

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Yes, they are! Open Colleges offers nationally recognised Certificates and Diplomas under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). This means that our Certificates and Diplomas meet specific national standards and have been developed in consultation with industry experts to provide the most workplace relevant training. Qualifications from Open Colleges also carry the same level of recognition as courses delivered on-campus in a classroom setting. So, when you study with OC, you can rest assured that you are receiving quality education.

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*Courses offered by the Open Colleges School of Health, which are campus based, do have specific intake dates, so please check the course page for more information.

Can I do this course if I have a criminal record?

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You can do this course if you have a criminal record, however, you may find it difficult to obtain placement if you have a criminal record. If you do hold a criminal record, we recommend that you find a suitable organisation to complete your work placement before enrolling in this course.

How many hours of work placement do I need to do for Certi IV in Alcohol & Other Drugs?

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The course contains a minimum of 120 hours of work placement. Download the course guide to find out what the suitable workplaces are for this course.

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Save 30%
$4,242.00 Save $1,818.00
was $6,060.00
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Save 12%
Pay in 74 instalments over the length of your course.
$69.05 Weekly
Total course cost: $5,310.00
Save $750.00
was $6,060.00
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