Get the targeted counselling skills you need to work with people who are struggling with drugs and alcohol, with Open Colleges’ CHC43215 Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs.
Change lives by helping people through their struggles with alcohol and drugs, with this nationally recognised online course.
You will gain a specific set of skills and knowledge that you can use to help people who are struggling with drugs and/or alcohol.
The accredited online drugs and alcohol course has been designed to provide you with a strong knowledge base as well as practical skills to help you to put that knowledge to work.
Potential career outcomes could include:
- Case Worker
- Community Support Worker
- Detoxification Worker
- Drug and Alcohol Worker
- Family Support Worker
- Outreach Worker
- Support Worker
What You'll Learn
- Learn targeted skills to intervene in the lives of everyday people who are suffering under the grip of addiction to drugs and/or alcohol.
- Get the skills you need to work with addicts to help them understand their addiction and make concrete steps toward recovery.
- This course will also train you to assess individual client needs and to develop and review alcohol and drug treatment plans to best meet these needs.
- OnlineOnline delivery - online course content with the exception of assessments and work placement
- BlendedBlended delivery - both online course content and partial face to face requirements
- In-classIn class delivery - predominately face to face course content conducted at a specific location
- VirtualVirtual Delivery - Live and interactive classroom-style learning conducted completely online
Duration Study Load
- Maximum 18 months
- 120 hours of work placement
Studying online with Open Colleges is fully flexible. This means you can study whenever you want, wherever you want. You can access your learning materials anytime via your online campus, OpenSpace and make your way through the course at a pace that suits your lifestyle.
You will need to be at least 18 years old.
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
- 3 years relevant industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication
This course contains a minimum of 120 hours of work placement.
You will need to undertake your work placement in an organisation involved in the delivery of alcohol and other drug related services to clients. The workplace will need to be able to provide you with access to specialist equipment and resources. Your workplace assessor will ascertain whether the workplace is appropriate.
- Case studies
- Multiple choice questions
- Portfolio of evidence
- Short-answer questions
- Workplace assessments
- Written reports
Open Colleges offers this qualification in association with Integrated Care & Management Training Pty Ltd (Provider number: 90197). The testamur will be issued by Integrated Care & Management Training Pty Ltd.
- Prepare for assessment
- Analyse the person’s needs using a collaborative approach
- Determine appropriate services
- Complete reporting
- Evaluate assessment and referral processes
- Identify and assess the person’s current suicide risk
- Collaborate to increase immediate safety
- Facilitate links to further support
- Review and report on support provided
- Prepare for intervention
- Confirm intervention requirements with client
- Conduct intervention.
- Monitor and record activities
- Prepare for assessment
- Conduct assessment
- Record assessment and provide feedback
- Identify and respond to need for referral
- Establish respectful relationships with people with mental health issues
- Determine the needs of people with mental health issues
- Work with people with mental health issues to meet aspirations and needs
About Open Colleges
Open Colleges puts you at the centre of everything we do. As an institution, we measure our success in the success of our students.
We have more than 125 years of experience in distance education, and this has given us the time to perfect the ways we deliver education and training to people across Australia. In the last decade alone, we’ve helped more than 450,000 students reach their potential.
We understand the needs of adult learners. That’s why we created OpenSpace, our world-class online learning platform that gives you complete flexibility and control to study whenever and wherever you are. OpenSpace provides you with access to learning resources, expert trainers and assessors, a superior support network and the opportunity to connect with other learners just like you.
Our nationally recognised courses could help you launch, change or accelerate your career. Now is the time to make your next move. With Open Colleges, everything could happen.
Open Colleges Pty Ltd is a Registered Training Organization (RTO 90796)