In a nutshell
This online Dual Qualification: CHC43215 Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs and CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health, offered by Open Colleges in association with Integrated Care & Management Training Pty Ltd (RTO: 90197), equips you with skills across community services areas including AOD, mental health and the youth sector.
This course teaches you how to help clients implement strategies and treatment plans that can support their rehabilitation and manage their illness or addiction. You will develop the knowledge and people skills to work with clients of all ages and socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.
Gain practical training with a minimum of 160 hours of work placement.
Enquire about this course today, and take your first steps towards a rewarding and fulfilling career helping others.
Both Certificate IVs will be issued by Integrated Care & Management Training Pty Ltd.
PLEASE NOTE – Open Colleges is a privately-run RTO, not government-run like a TAFE, so they cannot offer government funding. Please check eligibility requirements before beginning an enrollment with Open Colleges.
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What you’ll need
There are no formal education entry requirements for this course.
- You will need to be at least 18 years old.
- Successful completion of English to Year 12 level; OR
- Successful completion of a Nationally Recognised Training qualification at Certificate III level or higher; OR
- 2 years relevant industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication.
- You will need a reliable computer and an internet connection as well as basic computer skills.
- Learners must be reasonably physically fit, as the role may involve a variety of tasks that require a moderate amount of physical activity, such as providing direct assistance to clients with daily living and assisting clients with mobility.
- Learners undertaking unit HLTAID003 Provide first aid requires learners undertaking Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) continuously for a minimum of 2 minutes while kneeling on the floor.
Mental health skills
During work placement you will be responsible for providing support and services to individuals and families experiencing mental health issues. This may include confidential individual, family, supporting families dealing with mental health issues, working with clients who have complex needs and working with children and young people experiencing abuse. It is important that you are able to work cooperatively in a team, act with cultural sensitivity, be accepting of diversity and be non-judgemental.
In this community services course, the subjects you will study include:
- CHCCOM002 - Use communication to build relationships
- CHCLEG001 - Work legally and ethically
- CHCMHS007 - Work effectively in trauma informed care
- CHCCCS004 - Assess co-existing needs
- CHCMHS005 - 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
- CHCAOD001 - Work in an alcohol and other drugs context
- CHCCCS003 - Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide
- CHCMHS004 - Work collaboratively with the care network and other services
- HLTWHS001 - Participate in work health and safety
- CHCMHS002 - Establish self-directed recovery relationships
- CHCMHS003 - Provide recovery oriented mental health services
- CHCMHS011 - Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing
- CHCMHS008 - Promote and facilitate self advocacy
- HLTAID011 - 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 - Assess needs of clients with alcohol and other drugs issues
- CHCAOD009 - Develop and review individual alcohol and other drugs treatment plans
- CHCMHS001 - Work with people with mental health issues
- CHCPRP001 - Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
Why Open Colleges?
Open Colleges has been helping Australians realise their potential for over 125 years, and they're now one of Australia's leaders in online education. In the last decade alone, they've helped over 450,000 students gain the skills to launch, change or take the next step in their careers.
The common misconception is that studying online means that you’re studying alone, but at Open Colleges, they take great pride in the superior support provided to their students. They make it easy for you to get support when you need it with their student support team available Monday to Friday via email, phone and Live Chat and on the weekends, via Live Chat (when available). They’re here, in tandem with trainers and assessors, to make sure you’re supported the whole way through your course, from the time you enrol right through to your graduation.