Courses

Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs

CHC43215

From January 2019, this course will be offered free of tuition fees for eligible students under the Victorian government's Free TAFE for Priority Courses program, designed to reduce the financial barrier for students wanting to train in courses that lead to jobs in demand from Victorian employers. If you're eligible, the State Government will cover the full cost of your tuition fees for this course, saving you thousands of dollars. Other fees, such as materials and amenities, may still apply. Enquire here or call 9269 8400 to check your eligibility for this offer.

If you work in, or would like to work in a community based organisation, withdrawal service, residential rehabilitation or an outreach service, our Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs is the course for you. The program offers excellent teaching in these areas and successful completion will see you with a qualification in the field, paving the way for further study in Community Services and Health and Education and career options.

Achieve a qualification in the career you’re already building.

The Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs reflects the role of entry level workers who provide services and interventions to clients with alcohol and other drugs issues, and implement health promotion and community interventions.

Work is undertaken in contexts such as community based organisations, withdrawal services, residential rehabilitation services and outreach services under the guidance of other practitioners and professionals, with limited responsibility and within established parameters.

Feel confident in what you know.

The program will help define knowledge and skills for support workers and care workers who work autonomously under the broad guidance of other practitioners and professionals in the community services and health sectors.

Develop skills and learn to implement interventions to people requiring support with alcohol and other drug issues (AOD).

The qualification provides the knowledge and skill sets for support/care workers related to AOD used to support workers within the broader residential and community based settings.

If you have successfully completed the Certificate IV in Mental Health at Melbourne Polytechnic you will be eligible for credit recognition for many of the units in the Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs.

Local Students

Code

CHC43215

Campuses

Preston

Department

Health and Community
03 9269 8400

Duration

Full-time: 10 months
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu
9am - 4.30pm

Modes of Delivery

Online components, Classroom

Fees

From January 2019, this course is offered at $0 tuition for eligible students under the Victorian State Government's Free TAFE for Priority Courses program. Note you may still have to pay other fees, such as materials and amenities. Enquire here or call 9269 8400 to check your eligibility for this offer.

Eligible:$3300
Ineligible:$9800
Concession:$660

Enquire now to find out if you are eligible for government funding and other forms of help paying for fees. The student tuition fees as published are correct at time of publication and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. All enrolments excluding RPL/RCC and Higher Education incur an annual Amenities fee with a maximum cap of $250

Find out more on fees and charges

Assessment Methods

You will be assessed in a variety of ways both in the classroom and in the workplace. Methods include demonstration of tasks/techniques, group activities, in-class activities, on-line, written work and 120 hours of work placement.

Materials

Work books and class materials are supplied. Any additional material cost to be advised at information sessions

Entrance Requirements

  • attending an information session is encouraged
  • all applicants must be 18 or over
  • a satisfactory Police Check is mandatory for placements
  • you will need adequate language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills appropriate for the demands of this course

Pathways to further study

Once you successfully complete this course, you may wish to enrol in the CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services

Career Pathways

You could work as a:
  • case worker
  • community support worker
  • family support worker
  • drug and alcohol worker

Units Of Study

The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact the department for the latest student contact hours information.

Code Subjects Hours
CHCAOD001 WORK IN AN ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUGS CONTEXT 80
CHCAOD004 ASSESS NEEDS OF CLIENTS WITH ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUGS ISSUES 135
CHCAOD006 PROVIDE INTERVENTIONS FOR PEOPLE WITH ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUGS ISSUES 70
CHCAOD009 DEVELOP AND REVIEW INDIVIDUAL ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUGS TREATMENT PLANS 75
CHCCCS003 INCREASE THE SAFETY OF INDIVIDUALS AT RISK OF SUICIDE 110
CHCCCS004 ASSESS CO-EXISTING NEEDS 80
CHCCCS014 PROVIDE BRIEF INTERVENTIONS 75
CHCCOM002 USE COMMUNICATION TO BUILD RELATIONSHIPS 55
CHCCSM004 COORDINATE COMPLEX CASE REQUIREMENTS 75
CHCDIV001 WORK WITH DIVERSE PEOPLE 40
CHCDIV002 PROMOTE ABORIGINAL AND/OR TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER CULTURAL SAFETY 25
CHCLEG001 WORK LEGALLY AND ETHICALLY 55
CHCMHS001 WORK WITH PEOPLE WITH MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES 80
CHCMHS002 ESTABLISH SELF-DIRECTED RECOVERY RELATIONSHIPS 60
CHCMHS007 WORK EFFECTIVELY IN TRAUMA INFORMED CARE 40
CHCMHS008 PROMOTE AND FACILITATE SELF ADVOCACY 50
CHCMHS011 ASSESS AND PROMOTE SOCIAL, EMOTIONAL AND PHYSICAL WELLBEING 80
CHCPRP001 DEVELOP AND MAINTAIN NETWORKS AND COLLABORATIVE PARTNERSHIPS 80
HLTAID003 PROVIDE FIRST AID 18
HLTWHS001 PARTICIPATE IN WORKPLACE HEALTH AND SAFETY 20

Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.