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Dual Course: CHC43215 Certificate IV in Alcohol & Other Drugs combined with CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health

Dual Course: CHC43215 Certificate IV in Alcohol & Other Drugs combined with CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health

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Dual Course: CHC43215 Certificate IV in Alcohol & Other Drugs combined with CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health

This combined course will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to work in the mental health, alcohol and other drugs and community sector and to assist you with community organisations that have clients who are experiencing drug and alcohol issues.

People who successfully complete this qualification work to provide a range of services and interventions in community based organisations, residential rehabilitation services and outreach services. Job roles may include; Community Worker, Case Worker, Contact Officer.

After successfully achieving this qualification learners may choose to undertake the CHC5321 Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs, CHC53315 Diploma of mental health or even the CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services.

Course Structure

The course includes a classroom component, off-campus study components and industry placement. Assessment is based on competency, which is the ability to demonstrate specific skills and will involve a combination of assessment methods. These assessments can include written assignments, discussion, interviews, workplace projects and practical demonstrations.

This qualification and the various delivery methods have been designed following consultations with industry, learners and other stakeholders.

You will be required to complete 120 hour placement of unpaid work in a workplace as agreed on with Diversitat.

Classroom Based Training will be primarily this is primarily carried out at the Diversitat Training Rooms located at The Pulse Market Street Geelong. This is a fully equipped training facility.

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Day Course - 18 months
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Night Course - 18 months

Units of Study

This program consists of 17 Units of Competency for Alcohol and Other Drugs, 12 Core Units and 5 Elective Units. 15 units of competency for Mental Health, 11 core and 4 electives.

Core Units

  • CHCDIV001
    Work with diverse people (AOD / MH) (40)
  • CHCLEG001
    Work legally and ethically (AOD / MH) (55)
  • CHCCOM002
    Use communication to build relationships (AOD) (55)
  • CHCMHS001
    Work with people with mental health issues (AOD) (80)
  • CHCAOD001
    Work in an alcohol and other drugs context (AOD) (80)
  • CHCDIV002
    Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety (MH) (25)
  • HLTWHS001
    Participate in workplace health and safety (MH) (20)
  • HLTAID003
    Provide first aid (AOD) (18)
  • CHCAOD004
    Assess needs of client with alcohol and other drugs issues (AOD) (135)
  • CHCCCS004
    Assess co-existing needs (AOD core MH elective) (80)
  • CHCMHS003
    Provide recovery oriented mental health services (MH Core, AOD elective) (60)
  • CHCMHS002
    Establish self-directed recovery relationships (MH Core, AOD elective) (60)
  • CHCAOD009
    Develop and review individual alcohol and other drugs treatment plans (AOD) (75)
  • CHCAOD006
    Provide interventions for people with alcohol and other drugs issues (AOD) (70)
  • CHCMHS004
    Work collaboratively with the care network and other services (MH) (75)
  • CHCMHS005
    Provide services to people with coexisting mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues (MH Core, AOD elective) (90)
  • CHCCCS014
    Provide brief interventions (AOD Core, MH elective) (75)
  • CHCMHS007
    Work effectively in trauma informed care (MH) (40)
  • CHCMHS008
    Promote and facilitate self-advocacy (MH) (40)
  • CHCPRP001
    Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships (AOD Core, MH elective) (80)
  • CHCCCS003
    Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide (AOD elective, MH elective) (110)
  • CHCMHS011
    Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing (AOD elective, MH core) (80)

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Foundation Skills Assessment

Although there are no entry requirements for the qualification, applicants will be assessed for suitability by using the Foundation Skills Assessment. This will help us to identify any potential barriers or help us determine whether you require extra support for your studies.

The Foundation Skills Assessment will focus on English language, literacy and numeracy skills as well as employability skills.

Selection Criteria

To gain entry into CHC43215 Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs and CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health, applicants:

  • Must demonstrate an ability to work effectively with people affected by mental health and/or alcohol and other drug issues and their families.
  • May have previous experience, knowledge of and interest in mental health and/or alcohol and other drugs.
    Must demonstrate sound communication and interpersonal skills and also organisational and presentation skills at the interview.

All successful applicants will be required to undertake a Police Records Check and Volunteer Working with Children Check to meet their workplace regulatory requirements.

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Diversitat Training staff will be able to help you determine if you are eligible for funding or Concession or no funding (fee for service). For a detailed explanation of Fees & Charges please have a look at our Fees & Charges page.

Learner Tuition Fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

Study options: C = Classroom Based Learning, FOCS = Flexible Off Campus Study (FOCS), W = Workplace Based Traineeship

 

Study OptionTuition CostAmenitiesMaterialsResourcesOtherTotal Fee
C$224.70$25.30$0.00$0.00$0.00$250.00
W / FOCS$224.70$25.30$0.00$250.00$0.00$500.00

The tabs above provide the full breakdown of fees & charges for funded (funding without concession),  concession funding and Fee for Service (full fee paying). which displays in the table below.

Diversitat Training staff will be able to help you determine if you are eligible for funding or Concession or no funding (fee for service). For a detailed explanation of Fees & Charges please have a look at our Fees & Charges page.

Learner Tuition Fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

Study options: C = Classroom Based Learning, FOCS = Flexible Off Campus Study (FOCS), W = Workplace Based Traineeship

 

Study OptionTuition CostAmenitiesMaterialsResourcesOtherTotal Fee
C$44.94$5.06$0.00$0.00$0.00$50.00
W / FOCS$44.94$5.06$0.00$250.00$0.00$300.00

The tabs above provide the full breakdown of fees & charges for funded (funding without concession),  concession funding and Fee for Service (full fee paying). which displays in the table below.

Diversitat Training staff will be able to help you determine if you are eligible for funding or Concession or no funding (fee for service). For a detailed explanation of Fees & Charges please have a look at our Fees & Charges page.

Learner Tuition Fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

Study options: C = Classroom Based Learning, FOCS = Flexible Off Campus Study (FOCS), W = Workplace Based Traineeship

 

Study OptionTuition CostAmenitiesMaterialsResourcesOtherTotal Fee
C$11,684.40$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$11,684.40
W / FOCS$11,684.40$0.00$0.00$250.00$0.00$11,684.40

Additional Information

Induction before you start the course

You will be given a formal induction at the beginning of your course. Important details are further communicated in the Learner Handbook.

There is a formal induction checklist that you will be taken through and at the end of induction you will be asked to sign the checklist to verify that you understand the details, including competency based assessment and reasonable adjustment, assessment methods, due dates and delivery requirements, surveys and the complaints/appeals process.

Alongside this there are also worksite inductions conducted if you are participating in placement as part of your training.

Work Placement

Work placement is an integral part of the program you are learning. If you are not currently employed in this industry, you will be assisted to find a facility which will provide you with the appropriate environment for practical opportunities and assessment tasks. A minimum of 120 hours of unpaid volunteer work placement must be completed at a specified facility.

Issuing Certificates

On successful completion, participants will be awarded CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health and CHC43215 Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs. For unit completion only, a Statement of Attainment will be awarded.

Materials Required

Diversitat Training will provide all course information and resources; however, participants are required to provide their own work folders, pens etc. A materials/resources fee may be charged for course materials such as resources, handouts and text materials. Additional expenses/levies may be required for some courses to cover extra course expenses such as tools of trade, equipment, excursions etc. You will be advised if these expenses apply to your studies prior to enrolment.

Access & Equity, RPL, Credit Transfers & USI

For information about Access & Equity or information about Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), Credit Transfers or information on how to obtain a Unique Student Identifier (USI); please visit the enrolment information page on our website and download the latest Enrolment Information pdf.

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