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CHC43215

Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs

Be the change someone needs in their life.

Start Date

Rolling Enrolment

Duration

6 - 9 Months

Delivery Method

Online

Units

17

Quick Info

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Next Start Date

Rolling Enrolment

Course Duration

6 - 9 Months

Delivery Method

Online

Pre-Requisites

N/A

Have you ever wanted to help those who struggle with alcohol and drug addiction? Helping people suffering from substance abuse can be a challenging yet rewarding career path for those who have a passion for helping others.

The CHC43215 Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs focuses on moving you towards a career path that teaches you methods and skills to intervene and assist those seeking to break away from the grip of alcohol and drug addiction.

Why TrainSmart?

Course Overview

Study the Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs

During this 6-9 month course, you will be properly equipped with a range of knowledge and skills to intervene in people’s lives’, help them understand their addiction and form achievable goals to manage and overcome their addiction.

This nationally recognised course CHC43215 Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs course will also teach you how to provide withdrawal services, as well as the ethical and legal requirements of working in the alcohol and drug-related supportive services.

Undertaking this course at TrainSmart Australia will also gain you access to our Health and Community Services Trainers for dedicated team support throughout your studies. All our Allied Health trainers are highly experienced and offer students specialist knowledge and insight from their respective fields.

To find out more about the CHC43215 Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs course at TrainSmart Australia, download the brochure.

Is the Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs for you?

If you enjoy making a positive impact in peoples lives, have a caring personality and are able to work with people with complex and unique needs, this industry is perfect for you!

What will you learn in the Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs?

This CHC43215 Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs course covers a range of content and skills in Building Relationships, Working in AOD Contexts, Assessing Client’s Needs, Intervention Programs, Domestic Violence, Loss and Grief Support, Mental Health, AOD Treatment Plans and more.

How will you study the Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs?

This AOD course is delivered online. An Allied Health will be assigned to you to guide and support you throughout your studies and will be able to offer help and advice.

How long is the Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs?

The CHC43215 Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs is 6 – 9 months long.

This qualification requires the completion of 17 units, including assignments.

entry Requirements

TrainSmart Australia will assess a student’s ‘academic suitability’ to ensure the student has the best chance of success. This is determined by either:

  • The student providing TrainSmart Australia with a copy of an Australian year 12 certificate of education; or,
  • The student providing TrainSmart Australia with a copy of a completed Certificate qualification that can be verified; or,
    • For entry into a Certificate III – A Certificate II or higher;
    • For entry into a Certificate IV – A Certificate III or higher;
  • The student completing the Core Skills Profile for Adults online assessment passing at or above Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework in both reading and numeracy.

You may be required to complete a Bridging Course if you do not meet the above academic suitability criteria or at the request of our career advisory team.

Please note, we are unable to enrol international students at this time. 

Modules

This qualification is made up of the following units of competency. All units of competency must be completed in order to successfully attain the CHC43215 Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs.

The CHC43215 Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs is broken up into the following Modules.

Click each module title to learn more about the units within each module.

Manage personal stressors in the work environment

HLTWHS006

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to maintain health and wellbeing by preventing and managing personal stress. This unit applies to work in a range of health and community services settings, in particular work roles that operate in high stress situations and circumstances.

Reflect on and improve own professional practice

CHCPRP003

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to evaluate and enhance own practice through a process of reflection and ongoing professional development. This unit applies to workers in all industry sectors who take pro-active responsibility for their own professional development.

Recognise and respond to crisis situations

CHCCCS019

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to recognise situations where people may be in imminent crisis, and then to work collaboratively to minimise any safety concerns and make plans to access required support services. This unit applies to any community services worker involved in crisis intervention. Management of the crisis may involve face-to-face, telephone or remote contact with persons involved.

Work legally and ethically

CHCLEG001

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify and work within the legal and ethical frameworks that apply to an individual job role. This unit applies to community services and health workers who play a proactive role in identifying and meeting their legal and ethical responsibilities.

Work with diverse people

CHCDIV001

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work respectfully with people from diverse social and cultural groups and situations, including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

CHCDIV002

The unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety issues in the workplace, model cultural safety in own work practice, and develop strategies to enhance cultural safety. This unit applies to people working in a broad range of roles including those involved in direct client service, program planning, development and evaluation contexts.

Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues

CHCMHS005

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assess capacity to support people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues and to work collaboratively to provide support and facilitate links to other services. This unit applies to work with people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs (AOD) assessments in a range of community services work contexts.

Work in alcohol and other drugs context

CHCAOD001

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish and work within the current context, philosophy and values of the alcohol and other drugs (AOD) sector. This unit applies to workers who come into contact with clients affected by alcohol and other drugs.

Provide first aid **

HLTAID003

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to a casualty. The unit applies to all workers who may be required to provide a first aid response in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings.

** Please note. This Unit: ‘HLTAID003 Provide first aid’ is trained and assessed externally. Learners are expected to arrange and complete this unit themselves at their own cost with another RTO or Training Organisation eg St John Ambulance, and then apply for Mutual Recognition with TSA.

Provide brief interventions

CHCCCS014

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assess intervention needs, and then to implement and monitor brief intervention strategies for people at various stages of the change process. This unit applies to workers in a range of community services contexts.

Use communication to build relationships

CHCCOM002

This unit describes the skills and knowledge to apply specific communication techniques to establish, build and maintain relationships with clients, colleagues and other stakeholders based on respect and trust. This unit applies to work across a range of workplace contexts where workers at all levels may communicate with individuals and/or groups both in person and in writing.

Assess co-existing needs

CHCCCS004

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assess the diverse and multi-faceted needs of people and determine both internal and external services required to meet those needs. This unit applies in a range of community service contexts.

Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships

CHCPRP001

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify networking and collaboration needs and develop formal and informal partnerships to enhance service delivery and improve professional practice. This unit applies to work in all industry sectors, and to individuals who take pro-active responsibility for improving collaboration between workers and organisations.

Work with people with mental health issues

CHCMHS001

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish relationships, clarify needs, and then work collaboratively with people who are living with mental health issues. This unit applies to support workers in contexts outside the mental health sector, but who come into contact with people with mental health issues. The services and support provided are not mental health specific.

Assess needs of clients with alcohol and other drugs issues

CHCAOD004

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare for and conduct assessments of alcohol and other drugs (AOD) clients to determine eligibility, service requirements and referral needs. This includes knowledge of factors affecting assessment for a range of different client groups including different genders, youth, older people, mandated and voluntary clients, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. This unit applies to people involved in the assessment of clients with AOD issues using established organisation or jurisdictional AOD assessment tools.

Provide interventions for people with alcohol and other drugs issues

CHCAOD006

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to confirm, conduct and monitor intervention strategies to address alcohol and other drugs (AOD) issues. This unit applies to workers who provide support to people with AOD issues within the scope of an established individual treatment plan. Interventions would be ongoing and be conducted under the guidance of a supervisor.

Develop and review individual alcohol and other drugs treatment plans

CHCAOD009

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work collaboratively with clients to establish treatment goals, and to develop and evaluate individual treatment plans to meet those goals. This unit applies to workers who develop treatment plans with, and for, clients with alcohol and other drugs (AOD) issues on the basis of an existing assessment and within established organisation guidelines. Depending on the context, development of the plan may be autonomous or collaborative. Workers may or may not be the person conducting the assessment.

Modules

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This qualification is made up of the following units of competency. All units of competency must be completed in order to successfully attain the CHC43215 Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs.

The CHC43215 Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs is broken up into the following Modules.

Module 1: Alcohol and Other Drugs Part 1

Manage personal stressors in the work environment

HLTWHS006

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to maintain health and wellbeing by preventing and managing personal stress. This unit applies to work in a range of health and community services settings, in particular work roles that operate in high stress situations and circumstances.

Reflect on and improve own professional practice

CHCPRP003

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to evaluate and enhance own practice through a process of reflection and ongoing professional development. This unit applies to workers in all industry sectors who take pro-active responsibility for their own professional development.

Recognise and respond to crisis situations

CHCCCS019

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to recognise situations where people may be in imminent crisis, and then to work collaboratively to minimise any safety concerns and make plans to access required support services. This unit applies to any community services worker involved in crisis intervention. Management of the crisis may involve face-to-face, telephone or remote contact with persons involved.

Work legally and ethically

CHCLEG001

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify and work within the legal and ethical frameworks that apply to an individual job role. This unit applies to community services and health workers who play a proactive role in identifying and meeting their legal and ethical responsibilities.

Work with diverse people

CHCDIV001

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work respectfully with people from diverse social and cultural groups and situations, including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

CHCDIV002

The unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety issues in the workplace, model cultural safety in own work practice, and develop strategies to enhance cultural safety. This unit applies to people working in a broad range of roles including those involved in direct client service, program planning, development and evaluation contexts.

Module 2: Alcohol and Other Drugs Part 2

Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues

CHCMHS005

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assess capacity to support people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues and to work collaboratively to provide support and facilitate links to other services. This unit applies to work with people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs (AOD) assessments in a range of community services work contexts.

Work in alcohol and other drugs context

CHCAOD001

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish and work within the current context, philosophy and values of the alcohol and other drugs (AOD) sector. This unit applies to workers who come into contact with clients affected by alcohol and other drugs.

Provide first aid **

HLTAID003

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to a casualty. The unit applies to all workers who may be required to provide a first aid response in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings.

** Please note. This Unit: ‘HLTAID003 Provide first aid’ is trained and assessed externally. Learners are expected to arrange and complete this unit themselves at their own cost with another RTO or Training Organisation eg St John Ambulance, and then apply for Mutual Recognition with TSA.

Provide brief interventions

CHCCCS014

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assess intervention needs, and then to implement and monitor brief intervention strategies for people at various stages of the change process. This unit applies to workers in a range of community services contexts.

Use communication to build relationships

CHCCOM002

This unit describes the skills and knowledge to apply specific communication techniques to establish, build and maintain relationships with clients, colleagues and other stakeholders based on respect and trust. This unit applies to work across a range of workplace contexts where workers at all levels may communicate with individuals and/or groups both in person and in writing.

Assess co-existing needs

CHCCCS004

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assess the diverse and multi-faceted needs of people and determine both internal and external services required to meet those needs. This unit applies in a range of community service contexts.

Module 3: Alcohol and Other Drugs Part 3

Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships

CHCPRP001

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify networking and collaboration needs and develop formal and informal partnerships to enhance service delivery and improve professional practice. This unit applies to work in all industry sectors, and to individuals who take pro-active responsibility for improving collaboration between workers and organisations.

Work with people with mental health issues

CHCMHS001

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish relationships, clarify needs, and then work collaboratively with people who are living with mental health issues. This unit applies to support workers in contexts outside the mental health sector, but who come into contact with people with mental health issues. The services and support provided are not mental health specific.

Assess needs of clients with alcohol and other drugs issues

CHCAOD004

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare for and conduct assessments of alcohol and other drugs (AOD) clients to determine eligibility, service requirements and referral needs. This includes knowledge of factors affecting assessment for a range of different client groups including different genders, youth, older people, mandated and voluntary clients, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. This unit applies to people involved in the assessment of clients with AOD issues using established organisation or jurisdictional AOD assessment tools.

Provide interventions for people with alcohol and other drugs issues

CHCAOD006

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to confirm, conduct and monitor intervention strategies to address alcohol and other drugs (AOD) issues. This unit applies to workers who provide support to people with AOD issues within the scope of an established individual treatment plan. Interventions would be ongoing and be conducted under the guidance of a supervisor.

Develop and review individual alcohol and other drugs treatment plans

CHCAOD009

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work collaboratively with clients to establish treatment goals, and to develop and evaluate individual treatment plans to meet those goals. This unit applies to workers who develop treatment plans with, and for, clients with alcohol and other drugs (AOD) issues on the basis of an existing assessment and within established organisation guidelines. Depending on the context, development of the plan may be autonomous or collaborative. Workers may or may not be the person conducting the assessment.

Job Outcomes

Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs Career Opportunities

This CHC43215 Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs course can lead to opportunities with job titles such as;

  • Counsellor
  • Service Coordinator
  • Youth Liaison Officer
  • AOD Case Manager
  • Support Worker

Expected Salary and biggest employment opportunity

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All statistics are supplied by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research. Based on national surveys.

Payment Options

Standard Rate

$4000

The maximum tuition fee for this course is $4000. Your fee payment options are:

  • Upfront payment

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Units of competency
CHC43215 Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs

This qualification is made up of the following units of competency. All units of competency must be completed in order to successfully attain the CHC43215 Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs.

The CHC43215 Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs is broken up into the following Modules;

Module 1: Alcohol and Other Drugs Part 1

HLTWHS006 Manage personal stressors in the work environment

CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice

CHCCCS019 Recognise and respond to crisis situations

CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically

CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people

CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

Module 2: Alcohol and Other Drugs Part 2

CHCMHS005 Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues

CHCAOD001 Work in alcohol and other drugs context

HLTAID003 Provide first aid **

CHCCCS014 Provide brief interventions

CHCCOM002 Use communication to build relationships

CHCCCS004 Assess co-existing needs

Module 3: Alcohol and Other Drugs Part 3

CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships

CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues

CHCAOD004 Assess needs of clients with alcohol and other drugs issues

CHCAOD006 Provide interventions for people with alcohol and other drugs issues

CHCAOD009 Develop and review individual alcohol and other drugs treatment plans

If you are interested in this course, please call us on 1300 855 517!

* Please note, course Units of Competency are subject to change. These units are valid only on the date of printing.

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