CHC40412 Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs

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Open Colleges
  • Awarded by
    Open Colleges (RTO 90796)
  • Qualification
    Certificate IV
  • Study Mode
  • Course Cost
    Upfront Payment: $3,392 OR Payment Plan: 56 Weekly Instalments of $73.93 (plus $100 deposit)
  • Duration
    Max 18 months
  • Payment Option
    Payment planUpfront payment
  • Duration
    Max 18 months
  • Start Date
    Anytime – start today!
  • Location
  • Career Outcomes
    Family Support Worker | Community Support Worker | Case Worker | View all

overviewCourse Overview

For all support workers and care staff, or those aspiring to become one, this course will equip you with specialised knowledge in dealing with alcohol and other drug related problems. Study the online Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs (CHC40412) through Open Colleges and gain the transferable skills to work across a range of community services settings, including the mental health and youth work sectors.

Learn how to provide case management services, withdrawing and intervention activities and deal with mental health issues. With a focus on outreach work and community work, this course will teach you the skills to deal with clients facing drug related health issues who are attempting to get their lives back on track.

Gain practical skills

This certificate includes a mandatory work placement of at least 120 hours, in order to acquire essential practical skills. You will be required to source your own placement with an organisation involved in the delivery of alcohol and other drug related community services. 

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This course meets the Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government’s National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that’s recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.

What you'll learnWhat You'll Learn

In this community services course, the subjects you will study include:

  • CHCCOM002 - Use communication to build relationships
  • CHCLEG001 - Work legally and ethically
  • CHCMHS008 - Work effectively in trauma-informed care
  • CHCCS004 - Assess co-existing needs
  • CHCMH005 - 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 
  • CHCAOD011 - Work in an alcohol and other drugs context
  • CHCCCS003 - Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide
  • HLTAID003 - Provide first aid*
  • CHCCCS014 - Provide brief interventions
  • CHCAOD006 - Provide interventions for people with  alcohol and other drugs issues
  • CHCAOD002 - Work with clients who are intoxicated
  • CHCAOD004 - Asses need of clients with alcohol and other drugs issues 
  • CHCAOD009 - Develop and review individual alcohol and other drugs treatment plans
  • CHCMGS001 - Work with people with mental health issues
  • CHCPRP001 - Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships

The unit HLTAID003 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. 

Why study withWhy Study With Open Colleges

Open Colleges is one of the largest private education providers in Australia. It offers a wide variety of courses, from leisure courses to vocational and higher education courses, many of which are government-accredited and employer-recognised. All courses are delivered by correspondence, allowing you to work at your own pace and around your own schedule. Studying with Open Colleges is perfect for people with busy lifestyles, and those wishing to work and learn for themselves.

As a student of Open Colleges, you will have access to a range of student and administrative support options. Your course trainers are available via email, messaging and through your online course forums in OpenSpace. You will also have access to help with study skills such as time management, essay writing and referencing.

Where will it lead meWhere Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs (CHC40412) from Open Colleges.

With the misuse of alcohol and other drugs placing a strain on a range of health and community services, you can become part of the solution with this Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs. You’ll be equipped with the specialised training to take on support roles in a range of community services settings. With intervention and case management skills, you’ll qualify for roles such as case worker, family support worker, outreach worker, detoxification worker, support worker, and drug and alcohol worker.  

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

How much will it costHow Much Will It Cost?

Open Colleges offers two flexible payment models to help make studying more affordable:

Payment Option 1: Pay in weekly instalments

  • $73.93 per week (56 weekly repayments)
  • $100 deposit

Payment Option 2: Pay in full when you enrol and save up to 20% on your course fees

  • $3,392 upfront payment

Pre-requisitesWhat You'll Need To Get In

To be eligible for this course applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Successful completion of English to Year 12 level; AND
  • Be a minimum of 18 years of age; AND
  • Basic computing skills; AND
  • Basic Language, Literacy and Numeracy skills

There are no formal education entry requirements for this course.

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