Addiction, Mental Health and Counselling Courses

CHC43215 & CHC43315

Certificate IV Alcohol and Other Drugsand Mental Health


Who is this course for?

If you want to help others in your community improve their lives and enjoy a rewarding career, consider studying the CHC43215 Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs along with CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health.

What will you learn?

You will learn how to offer support to people from varied backgrounds and how to assist those who may have mental health, alcohol and drug issues. There will be advice on skills and techniques which you can implement to promote recovery and well-being.

Possible career opportunities

  • Counsellor
  • Service Coordinator
  • Youth Liaison Officer
  • Support Worker

Why study this course?

These qualifications ensure you have the necessary skills and knowledge to help those who are addicted to alcohol and drugs, and provide services to clients in relation to mental health issues. The course covers aspects of counselling including promoting health and education programs, referral, advocacy, rehabilitation and managing client relationships.

Student entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification, however you will need to get complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment to determine if you are academically suitable for the course. For conditions of work placement with Seasons Hader please refer to the Student Handbook. Students will also need access to a laptop and internet to study with Hader Institute.

How will you learn?

This CHC4315 Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs along with CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health is a nationally recognised qualification. You are required to complete 190 hours of work placement experience which will be at one of our fully functional rehabilitation centres.

Flexible and supportive learning

Learning is over a 12-month period. Your learning resources are available online, and you will have workshop training sessions (skype, telephone or face to face workshops) once a month with your trainer. You will have the support of a trainer/assessor throughout your studies.

Student support

Hader Institute of Education provides comprehensive student support throughout your course. You will have access to a trainer with extensive experience and expertise in the 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.

For more information about the many benefits of learning with us at Hader Institute of Education, or about our Complimentary Career Guidance service, simply submit your details online or call now on 1300 049 515.

How much does this course cost?

The cost of this course is $6,250

Your fee payment option is:

  • Students will pay per unit of competency ($250.00), paying for two units of competency at the commencement of the course, and two units per month.
  • For more information call 1300 049 515.

Course Units

To successfully achieve the CHC43215 Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs and CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health you must complete the units below.

BSBINM201 Process and maintain workplace information
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
CHCCCS019 Recognise and respond to crisis situations
CHCCOM002 Use communication to build relationships
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCGRP003 Plan, facilitate and review psycho-educational groups
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues
CHCMHS005 Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues
CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative practices
HLTAID003 Provide first aid (need to have completed unit previously, and provide valid First Aid Certificate)
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCMHS002 Establish self-directed recovery relationships
CHCMHS003 Provide recovery orientated mental health services
CHCMHS004 Work collaboratively with the care network and other services
CHCMHS007 Work effectively in trauma informed care
CHCMHS008 Promote and facilitate self-advocacy
CHCMHS011 Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
CHCAOD005 Provide alcohol and other drug withdrawal services

What career could I have?

Possible careers include:

  • Counsellor
  • Service Coordinator
  • Youth Liaison Officer
  • Support Worker
Real Life Work Experience

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