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.
DepartmentHealth and Community
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu
9am - 4.30pm
Modes of Delivery
Online components, Classroom
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.
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
Assessment MethodsYou 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.
MaterialsWork books and class materials are supplied. Any additional material cost to be advised at information sessions
- 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 studyOnce you successfully complete this course, you may wish to enrol in the CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services
Career PathwaysYou 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.
|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.