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11 months full time
Minimum age of 18 years.
Drug and alcohol workers provide support to those struggling with substance abuse. 130,000 people received treatment for alcohol and other drug abuse in 2017-18, and there is a demand for compassionate people with the skills required to provide quality care and support. If you would like to work in a withdrawal service, residential rehabilitation or an outreach service, Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs is the course for you.
Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs is ideal for entry level community support workers who provide services and interventions to clients with alcohol and other drugs issues, and implement health promotion and community interventions. You will learn practical skills in contexts such as community-based organisations, withdrawal services, residential rehabilitation services and outreach services under the guidance of other practitioners and professionals who will supervise and support your learning.
This qualification provides the knowledge and skill sets for support and care workers related to alcohol and other drugs, supporting workers within broader residential and community based settings. Once you’ve graduated, you might find work as a caseworker, community support worker, family support worker or drug and alcohol worker. Successful completion will see you graduate with a qualification widely recognised in the field, paving the way for further studies in community services and health and education, with a pathway to a wide variety of rewarding career options where you can make a difference in people’s lives.
Due to COVID-19 delivery will be blended (consisting of virtual classrooms via Zoom, online and some practical classes on campus).
You will be assessed in a variety of ways both in the classroom and in simulated workplaces. Methods include demonstration of tasks/techniques, group activities, in-class and online activities and written work.
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact us for the latest student contact hours information.
|CHCAOD001||WORK IN ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUGS CONTEXT||Core||80|
|CHCAOD004||ASSESS NEEDS OF CLIENTS WITH ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUGS ISSUES||Core||135|
|CHCAOD006||PROVIDE INTERVENTIONS FOR PEOPLE WITH ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUGS ISSUES||Core||70|
|CHCAOD009||DEVELOP AND REVIEW INDIVIDUAL ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUGS TREATMENT PLANS||Core||75|
|CHCCCS004||ASSESS CO-EXISTING NEEDS||Core||80|
|CHCCCS014||PROVIDE BRIEF INTERVENTIONS||Core||75|
|CHCCOM002||USE COMMUNICATION TO BUILD RELATIONSHIPS||Core||55|
|CHCDIV001||WORK WITH DIVERSE PEOPLE||Core||40|
|CHCDIV002||PROMOTE ABORIGINAL AND/OR TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER CULTURAL SAFETY||Core||25|
|CHCLEG001||WORK LEGALLY AND ETHICALLY||Core||55|
|CHCMHS001||WORK WITH PEOPLE WITH MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES||Core||80|
|CHCMHS007||WORK EFFECTIVELY IN TRAUMA INFORMED CARE||Core||40|
|CHCMHS008||PROMOTE AND FACILITATE SELF-ADVOCACY||Core||50|
|CHCMHS011||ASSESS AND PROMOTE SOCIAL, EMOTIONAL AND PHYSICAL WELLBEING||Core||80|
|CHCPRP001||DEVELOP AND MAINTAIN NETWORKS AND COLLABORATIVE PARTNERSHIPS||Core||80|
|HLTAID003||PROVIDE FIRST AID||Core||18|
|HLTWHS001||PARTICIPATE IN WORKPLACE HEALTH AND SAFETY||Core||20|
You can seek Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where your work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL is individually assessed based on evidence submitted by the student to the teaching department. Applications for RPL will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic trainers, academics and where appropriate, industry experts.
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|Free TAFE||Job Trainer||Concession||Government subsidised fee||Non-subsidised fee|
|Maximum annual amenities||$250||$250||$175||$250||$250|
The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
Displayed course fees are indicative only. There are many variables that impact the total amount of your full course costs including qualification for government subsidies, concessions or recognition of prior learning. Tuition fees do not include the cost of student amenities or material costs.
To find out if you’re eligible for a Government subsidy we recommend you contact us help you find out.
Melbourne Polytechnic offers a range of payment options to help you pay your tuition fees, so you can get on with your studies.
Fees displayed are effective for new applications received on or after 19 November 2020. Tuition fees do not include textbooks, course materials or overseas student health insurance and visa fees.
After initial deposit, international students are able to pay tuition fees in installments, four times per year.
The State Government’s Free TAFE for Priority Courses initiative covers the cost of tuition (excluding Amenities Fees and Materials Fees) for students who are eligible for government subsidised training and enrol into one of the Priority listed course.
Free TAFE is available to eligible students for one course enrolment in a lifetime.
Free TAFE places are limited for this course in 2020. Please call 9269 8400 and we can advise you whether Free TAFE places are still available.
Free TAFE for Priority Courses initiative covers the cost of tuition fees for students who are eligible. Materials and amenities may still apply.
The Free TAFE for Priority Courses initiative will pay your tuition fees for only one course. Once you have commenced in a tuition-free priority course, you are not eligible for further tuition-free places again, even if you do not finish your first tuition-free priority course.
Eligible students will pay 20 per cent of the standard Government subsidised tuition fee. Students can access up to one full qualification and one short course or skill set under the JobTrainer fund, including Free TAFE courses.
Who is eligible for JobTrainer?
To qualify for a non-traineeship JobTrainer course, you must
To qualify for a traineeship JobTrainer course, you must
To find out if you are eligible for Job Trainer or Free TAFE, call us on 03 9269 8400.
The fees for those ineligible for a government-funded enrolment.
The cost of tuition for those eligible for government funding.
Concession fees are charged at 20 per cent of the standard fees for enrolments in Certificate I to IV courses. To be eligible students must meet Skills First eligibility criteria and present a valid:
The following groups are eligible for concession fees from Certificate I to Advanced Diploma level:
Amenities fees are used to improve non-academic services including libraries, counselling services, student support, and recreational activities.
Amenities must be paid each academic year you are enrolled.
'We’d been discussing what projects we had coming up that we needed to go and buy materials for. And so then the scholarship came and it was just a sigh of relief.'
Prior to enrolment, applicants must meet the following entry requirements for this course:
Prior to attending an interview for the CHC43215 Certificate IV in Alcohol & Other Drugs, please access and read the following Australian Government document:
We're really excited for you to join the Melbourne Polytechnic community and we look forward to supporting you on your education journey.
The first step to enrolling is to attend a course information session.
Following attendance at a course information session, you will be invited to attend a selection interview.
After the selection interview, successful applicants will be provided with a Letter of Offer for their course. The letter will include information for completing the enrolment process.
It is a mandatory government requirement for all prospective students to complete an online literacy and numeracy assessment. Once you are ready to enrol, you will be invited to attend our Skills and Job Centre, or come to campus to complete your enrolment in person.
For Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas, you may be eligible for a VET Student Loan. Read more about them here.
If you need assistance with your application and the next steps, you can contact one of our Education and Course Advisors on 03 9269 8400 or follow a step-by-step guide to enrolling for vocational education local students.
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