CHC43215 Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs

Make a difference in addiction recovery with the CHC43215 Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs. A course dedicated to helping individuals overcome substance and drug abuse challenges.
Course Provider
Open Colleges
(RTO 22557)
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Nationally Recognised Australian Qualification

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100% Online

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Study anywhere and anytime you want with 24/7 course access.

Course Overview

Start Date
Start anytime.
Study for a minimum of 17 hours per week to complete modules in 18 months.
100% online with 120 hours of work placement, which will be completed in addition to your weekly study blocks.
Career Outcomes
  • Case Worker 
  • Community Support Worker 
  • Detoxification Worker 
  • Drug and Alcohol Worker 
  • Family Support Worker 
  • Outreach Worker 
  • Support Worker
Course Modules
  1. CHCCOM002 Use Communication To Build Relationships
  2. CHCLEG001 Work Legally And Ethically
  3. CHCMHS007 Work Effectively In Trauma Informed Care
  4. CHCCCS004 Assess Co-Existing Needs
  5. CHCMHS005 Provide Services To People With Co-Existing Mental Health And Alcohol And Other Drugs Issues
  6. CHCDIV001 Work With Diverse People
  7. CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal And/Or Torres Strait Islander Cultural Safety
  8. CHCAOD001 Work In An Alcohol And Other Drugs Context
  9. CHCCCS003 Increase The Safety Of Individuals At Risk Of Suicide
  10. HLTAID011 Provide First Aid*
  11. CHCCCS014 Provide Brief Interventions
  12. CHCAOD006 Provide Interventions For People With Alcohol And Other Drugs Issues
  13. CHCAOD002 Work With Clients Who Are Intoxicated
  14. CHCAOD004 Assess Needs Of Clients With Alcohol And Other Drugs Issues
  15. CHCAOD009 Develop And Review Individual Alcohol And Other Drugs Treatment Plans
  16. CHCMHS001 Work With People With Mental Health Issues
  17. CHCPRP001 Develop And Maintain Networks And Collaborative Partnerships

*Open Colleges does not offer this Unit of Competency (HLTAID011 Provide First Aid). You will be required to undertake the Unit of Competency with an external provider at your own cost. 

Course Fees Include
  • No exams, ever. Instead, assessments range from open books, multiple choice quizzes, portfolios, videos and written assessments.
  • Study anywhere and anytime you want with 24/7 course access.
  • Courses are curated to maintain engagement across video, written content, assignments & audio.
  • This course is a nationally recognised Australian qualification.

Open Colleges (OC) | RTO #90796

Integrated Care and Management Training (ICMT) | RTO #90197

Your Life Health and Learning/School of Health (SoH) | RTO #40049

Work Placement

The course contains a minimum of 120 hours of work placement. If you'd like to learn more about the work placement component of this course, please enquire now.

Course Entry Requirements

This course does not require specific formal education qualifications. However, you must be a minimum of 18 years old to enrol. Please note that this course is not open to student visa holders. For personalised assistance and more information, please enquire now.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

The course provider values the diverse skills and expertise you may have gained from various sources. These experiences can be acknowledged through the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process. For a more comprehensive understanding of the RPL procedure or to discuss your RPL options, please enquire now.

Payment Options
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*The contents are accurate at the time of writing. Get in touch with the course provider for the latest information.

About the Course Provider

Open Colleges

1300 848 451
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