CHC43215/CHC43315 Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs and Certificate IV in Mental Health

Become a Qualified Mental Health Worker or Detoxification Worker with a Dual Qualification Under Your Belt

Master dual skills in health care with the CHC43215/CHC43315 Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs and Certificate IV in Mental Health. Specialise in alcohol, drugs, and mental health support for community impact.

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Start Date
Start anytime. *Courses offered by the Open Colleges School of Health [], which are campus-based, do have specific intake dates. Please enquire now for more information.
Study for a minimum of 23 hours per week to complete modules in 18 months.
100% online with 160 hours of work placement, which will be completed in addition to your weekly study blocks.

Course Overview

Course Modules

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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

Course Fees Include

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Open Colleges (OC) | RTO #90796

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

Payment Options

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Work Placement

The course contains a minimum of 160 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.

About The Course

Empower Lives: Master Dual Skills in Alcohol, Drugs, and Mental Health Support

Are you driven by a desire to make a meaningful impact in the lives of individuals struggling with alcohol, drugs, and mental health issues? Do you envision a career where your expertise can change lives and communities? Are you looking for a comprehensive program that equips you with dual skills in both alcohol and other drugs and mental health support? The dual qualification CHC43215/CHC43315 Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs and Certificate IV in Mental Health offers an integrated approach to these critical areas of health care.

This nationally recognised dual certificate course is meticulously designed to provide you with a robust understanding and practical skills in two interconnected fields. You'll delve into units like 'Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing', 'Work with diverse people', and 'Provide interventions for people with alcohol and other drug issues'. Additionally, the course covers vital aspects of mental health such as 'Work collaboratively with the care network and other services', 'Assess and respond to individuals at risk of suicide', and 'Work legally and ethically'. These units are crafted to ensure you gain a holistic understanding and practical ability to address the complexities of both fields.

Upon completion, you'll be equipped for various roles, such as case worker, community support worker, drug and alcohol worker, family support worker, mental health outreach worker, mental health rehabilitation support worker, support worker, and more. These roles offer a fulfilling career path and place you at the forefront of addressing some of the most pressing health challenges in our communities.


“Very good and I have managed to spend two years working as a Support Worker in Brisbane and now a new job as a residential worker with Emerge Aotearoa in New Zealand. Always helpful and happy to answer questions." - Sharon