CHC43215

Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs Online

If you want to help others improve their lives this nationally recognised qualification is the Alcohol & Other Drugs online course for you.

$4,995

Study from as little as $72, interest free, per week. For more information on the different payment options that suit your budget please call 03 8362 3113.

Study from as little as $64, interest free, per week. For more information on the different payment options that suit your budget please call 03 8362 3113.

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Duration: 
12 Months online
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Delivery:
Blended Online
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About the online course

Who is this online course for?

The CHC43215 Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs Online is ideal for people who are looking for a rewarding career helping others improve their lives who have been effected by alcohol and/or other drugs.

What will you learn online?

The CHC43215 Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs Online prepares you for an entry level role in the alcohol and other drugs sector, where you will provide services and interventions to clients with drug and alcohol dependency. The online course will teach you how to provide a range of services and interventions for clients with AOD and other complex care issues.

Possible career opportunities

  • Community Support Worker
  • Detoxification Worker
  • Alcohol and Drugs Worker
  • Case Worker

Details of the online course

This online qualification will equip you with the knowledge and understanding to help those affected by mental health issues.

This online course reflects the role of workers who provide self-directed recovery orientated support for people affected by mental illness and psychiatric disability. The online course will involve implementing community based programs and activities focusing on mental health, mental illness and psychiatric disability.

To achieve this online qualification, you will need to complete 120 hours of work placement experience which will be at one of our fully functional rehabilitation centres.

Student entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this online qualification, however you must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Have completed their education to a level which is equivalent to an Australian Senior High School Year 12 or has completed an AQF Certificate IV level qualification.
  • Have suitable language, literacy and numeracy skills to read and comprehend learning materials and perform tasks related to recording workplace documents including reading and writing detailed reports, case notes, reports and other documents, interpreting workplace policy and procedure and reporting hazards. Learners are required to pass an online LLN assessment test at or above level 3 in reading, writing and numeracy.
  • Have sound computer skills to navigate simple software to complete the online component of this course and must be able to use intermediate level Word features in order produce and present word-processed documents/ reports.
  • Have access to a laptop and internet to complete this online course.
  • These entry requirements will be confirmed through information collected on the online application and during the enrolment interview.

How will you learn online?

This is a blended online delivery model which incorporates Trainer led synchronous online zoom classroom sessions for 3 hours per week in the evening, a monthly one hour one-on-one mentoring session with your trainer (zoom, phone) plus you will need to complete 15 hours per week undertaking structured self-paced study.

All online learning and assessment materials are accessed via the student online portal. You will have the support of a trainer/assessor throughout your studies.

Learner support

Hader Institute of Education provides comprehensive student support throughout your online course. You will have access to a trainer with extensive experience and expertise in the online course content and industry sector. In addition, you will have access to administration support, and our career guidance service. The true experience with Hader Institute of Education is the ability for students to participate in work placement at one of our many fully functional clinics.

Enquire about Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) options if you are in the industry.

This online course meets the Centerlink requirements of an approved course of education and study for the purpose of qualifying for a student payment (Austudy / Abstudy).

For more information about the many benefits of online learning with us at Hader Institute of Education, or about our Complimentary Career Guidance service, simply submit your details online or call now on 03 8362 3113.

Available Online Units

To successfully acheive the CHC43215 Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs Online you must complete the units below.

CHCAOD001 Work in an alcohol and other drugs context
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
CHCCCS004 Assess co-existing needs
CHCCCS014 Provide brief interventions
CHCCOM002 Use communication to build relationships
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues
CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
HLTAID003 Provide first aid (need to have completed unit previously and provide a valid First Aid certificate)
CHCGRP003 Plan, facilitate and review psycho-educational groups
BSBINM201 Process and maintain workplace information
CHCAOD005 Provide alcohol and other drugs withdrawal services
CHCCCS019 Recognise and respond to crisis situations
CHCMHS005 Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues

Course Unit Descriptions

CHCAOD001 - Work in an alcohol and other drugs context

Course Details

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work in an alcohol and other drugs (AOD) context. It covers preparing for AOD work, maintaining AOD workplace safety and dealing with ethical considerations in AOD work.

This unit applies to workers who provide AOD services in a range of settings. They work under the direction and supervision of others, with responsibility for their own outputs.

This unit is important because it provides the foundation for ethical and culturally safe AOD practice.

At the end of this unit,  you will be able to:

- Prepare for alcohol and other drugs work

- Maintain alcohol and other drugs workplace safety

- Deal with ethical considerations in alcohol and other drugs

CHCAOD004 - Assess needs of clients with alcohol and other drugs issues

Course Details

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to conduct an assessment of needs with clients who have alcohol and/or other drug abuse issues. It involves developing a rapport with clients, gathering information, assessing risk and protective factors using recognised tools, negotiating goals and making referrals.

This unit applies to workers who conduct initial assessments with clients in a range of alcohol and other drug contexts.

At the end of this unit,  you will be able to:

- Develop rapport with clients

- Gather information from clients using a range of methods

- Conduct an assessment of needs using recognised tools

CHCAOD006 - Provide interventions for people with alcohol and other drugs issues

Course Details

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work collaboratively with clients, carers and other health professionals to provide interventions for people with alcohol and other drug issues.

This unit is appropriate for workers in a range of alcohol and other drugs contexts who work under direct supervision.

CHCAOD009 - Develop and review individual alcohol and other drugs treatment plans

Course Details

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop and review individual treatment plans in consultation with clients, carers and other relevant personnel. It applies to workers who provide direct service delivery in the alcohol and other drugs sector.

CHCCCS004 - Assess co-existing needs

Course Details

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to conduct an assessment of a client's alcohol and other drug (AOD) use in the context of their presenting needs.

The unit applies to workers who conduct initial assessments with clients and make referrals to treatment services. It requires the application of research, critical analysis and evidence-based practice to enhance AOD assessment practices.

CHCCCS014 - Provide brief interventions

Course Details

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide a client with brief alcohol and other drug-related interventions in line with an organisation's policies and procedures.

This unit applies to workers in a range of alcohol and other drug contexts who may be required to deliver brief interventions as part of their job role. They may work under general supervision or independently within organisational guidelines.

CHCCOM002 - Use communication to build relationships

Course Details

This unit covers the communication skills and strategies required to establish and maintain effective relationships with clients and other stakeholders.

It involves using interpersonal, written and oral communication skills to build rapport with clients and other stakeholders, establish client goals and objectives, and identify barriers and enablers to change.

It also involves communicating information to clients about services, programs and resources in a culturally appropriate way.

This unit applies to workers who use communication to establish and maintain relationships with clients in a range of contexts.

CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people

Course Details

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work effectively with diverse people.

It covers identifying diverse client needs, communicating with diverse clients, and promoting diversity within the service.

This unit applies to workers in a range of community and health contexts who work with diverse clients.

CHCLEG001 - Work legally and ethically

Course details

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to comply with legislative and organisational requirements related to working in the alcohol and other drugs sector. It includes requirements for work health and safety (WHS), ethics, probity and record keeping.

This unit applies to workers who may be employed in a range of alcohol and other drugs sector workplaces, including residential rehabilitation facilities, withdrawal management (detoxification) services, outreach services and support services. They operate under direct or indirect supervision, with limited autonomy and within clear boundaries of accountability.

CHCMHS001 - Work with people with mental health issues

Course details

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work collaboratively with clients, carers and other professionals to provide services and interventions to people with mental health issues.

This unit is applicable to workers in a range of community and residential settings who provide support to people with mental health issues.

CHCPRP001 - Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships

Course details

This unit provides the skills and knowledge required to develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships with other organisations in the alcohol and other drugs sector. It covers the planning, establishment, and ongoing management of collaborative partnerships and includes understanding the roles and responsibilities of both partners, communication and negotiation techniques, and problem-solving.

CHLTAID003 - Provide first aid (need to have completed unit previously and provide a valid First Aid certificate

Course details

This unit of competency provides first aid response, including cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), in an emergency situation. It will also provide students with the skills and knowledge required to maintain alcohol and other drug workplaces.

This course is delivered online and provides participants with the skills and knowledge required for alcohol and other drug use in the workplace. The course covers a range of topics, including the effects of alcohol and other drugs on the body, identification of different types of alcohol and other drugs, risk factors associated with alcohol and other drug use, harm minimisation strategies, first aid response, including CPR, and workplace policies.

CHCGRP003 - Plan, facilitate and review psycho-educational groups

Course details

This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to plan, facilitate and review psycho-educational groups. Participants will learn about the different types of groups, how to assess client needs, and develop and deliver a group program that is tailored to the needs of the clients. They will also learn how to evaluate the effectiveness of their group program and make changes where necessary.

CBSBINM201 - Process and maintain workplace information

Course details

This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to process and maintain workplace information in order to support operational requirements. This includes receiving, storing and retrieving information and producing documents. It applies to individuals who work in a range of work environments who may or may not work under supervision. They use discretion and judgement to select from a range of options and apply a range of strategies to solve problems.

CHCAOD005 - Provide alcohol and other drugs withdrawal services

Course details

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to provide alcohol and other drug withdrawal services. It covers assessment, diagnosis and planning for withdrawal, provision of a withdrawal management plan, implementation of the plan, and evaluation of the client’s response to withdrawal management.

This unit is important because it provides the foundation for safe and effective alcohol and other drug withdrawal management. It covers the essential knowledge and skills required to undertake a comprehensive assessment of a client’s alcohol and other drug situation and to develop and implement an individualised withdrawal management plan.

The unit applies to workers who provide alcohol and other drug withdrawal services in a range of settings, including residential rehabilitation facilities, community-based organisations and private practice.

CHCCCS019 - Recognise and respond to crisis situations

Course Details

The aim of this unit is to enable you recognise and respond effectively to crisis situations. It covers assessment of the crisis situation, identification of risk factors and the development of a risk management plan, provision of support and crisis intervention, and evaluation of the client’s response to crisis intervention. It is important because it provides the foundation for safe and effective crisis intervention. It covers the essential knowledge and skills required to identify a crisis situation, assess the level of risk, and provide support and crisis intervention that is tailored to the individual needs of the client.

The unit applies to workers who provide crisis intervention in a range of settings, including emergency departments, psychiatric facilities, community-based organisations and private practice.

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

Course Details

The goal of this unit is to equip workers with the skills and knowledge required to provide quality services for people experiencing both mental health and substance abuse issues. It covers how to screen clients, provide initial assessment and brief intervention, coordinate referrals to other services, and monitor and review service provision.

Being able to effectively address both mental health and substance abuse issues in clients is an important skill for workers in the human services field.  

What career could I have?

Possible careers include:

  • Community Support Worker
  • Detoxification Worker
  • Alcohol and Drugs Worker
  • Case Worker

Testimonials

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“Very helpful and professional. I was made to feel extremely welcome and comfortable to ask any questions. I have found the online learning program to work very well so far. Weekly classes are helpful so that we have contact with our class and also Claire can provide not only the information but examples as well. A great arrangement that works well for all lifestyles. Having 3 young children this program is perfect for me. Really enjoying my course so far and very happy I made the decision to study with Hader.”

Lauren Skuse
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“My initial phone consultation was very detailed and affirming, and gave good advice as to which course would be suitable for me. Hader seems to be an institute that has a good reputation and good networks. The main attraction for me was that it has its own clinics, thereby allowing me to gain a placement more easily.”

Nils von Kalm
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“My experience with the Hader on-line learning program has been my best on-line learning experience to date. The weekly virtual classes is an invaluable part of my engagement with the learning. This is a people industry we are learning to work in and have that weekly engagement with my fellow students and the facilitator has made it a much more human experience.”

Jo-Anne Partridge
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“The way the course is has made the study very easy. The flexibility has made it possible to do the course and work I found it refreshing to find all the staff on the same page and passionate about helping where needed. Also the accuracy of the delivery has been strong. During the assessments even when things where different to what they should have been it wasnʼt a problem. The issue was sorted quickly and thoroughly.”

Jerald Schefe
$4,995

Study online from as little as $48, interest free, per week. For more information on the different payment options that suit your budget please call 03 8362 3113.

Study online from as little as $72, interest free, per week. For more information on the different payment options that suit your budget please call 03 8362 3113.

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Duration: 
12 Months online
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Delivery:
Blended Online
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Access From a Computer or Tablet

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