Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs / Certificate IV in Mental Health

CHC43215 / CHC43315Upskilled (RTO 40374)
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Up to 36 monthsself-paced
Study mode
Next start date

Why study this course

  • Gain the specialist skills and knowledge needed for roles in both mental health and alcohol and other drugs support 
  • Learn to assess and manage drug and alcohol-related issues, provide recovery-oriented mental health services and implement harm reduction strategies
  • Build practical, real-world skills through 80 hours of work placement


This course meets Australian Qualifications Framework standards.

Nationally Recognised Training
Australian Qualifications Framework

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course. However it is recommended that you:

  • Have the ability to read and write in English and display numeracy skills to a minimum level of Year 10
  • Have access to a modern computer with high-speed internet as well as a device with audio/video recording and playback capabilities
  • Have basic computing skills, including the ability to make and upload short videos

Where is this course offered?

This course is delivered online, so you can:

  • Study from anywhere and choose when you want to fit study into your week
  • Access all study materials, assessments, and student support services
  • Achieve the same qualification as someone studying in a classroom

Find out more about online courses and the benefits of studying online.

What you’ll learn

In this course you will learn to:

  • Use communication to build relationships
  • Work with people with mental health issues
  • Assess co-existing needs
  • Develop and review individual alcohol and other drugs treatment plans
  • Work effectively in trauma informed care
  • Promote and advocate self advocacy
  • Provide recovery-oriented mental health services

Visit Upskilled's website to find out more about the course content, units, and what you’ll learn.

Course price

The course price can vary depending on a few factors, including:

  • Whether the institution offers subsidies, concessions, or government loans and your eligibility to receive them
  • Your previous study and work experience
  • Your unit selections

Visit Upskilled's website to find out more about the course price for you.

What to know before you apply

To help you decide if this is the right course for you, Upskilled can provide you with more information about:

Credit and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

You may be able to get credit or RPL for some units of this course based on your previous studies and work experience. This means the duration of the course may be reduced.

Work placement

Work placement gives you invaluable real-life skills, so you graduate ready to step into a job.

As part of this course you will need to complete 80 hours of work placement in a suitable counselling or community services environment.

Visit Upskilled's website to find out more about credit, RPL, or work placement.

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Support and delivery

When you study online with Upskilled, you will have access to:

  • A dedicated trainer for the length of your course
  • Powerpoint resources, webinars, reading materials, discussion boards, forums, assessments, videos and blogs via 'MyUpskilled' - a customised e-learning environment
  • Support via email, phone and MyUpskilled communication channels
  • Training libraries including LinkedIn Learning, Pluralsight and/or ClickView

Why study with Upskilled?

  • Upskill for your career with an up-to-date qualification, and experience the benefits of online study
  • Upskilled offer a wide range of courses in business, information technology and community services, that are designed to suit the Australian workforce
  • A team of career advisors, industry experienced trainers, and student support is available throughout your study journey, every step of the way

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Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs / Certificate IV in Mental HealthCHC43215 / CHC43315

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  • Course price
  • Prior Recognition of Learning (RPL)
  • Support with sourcing placements

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