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11 months full time
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; drugs and alcohol courses such as Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs CHC43215 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. In this Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs CHC43215 course, 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.We also offer a wide range of services and support to help you on your journey to advancement.
This alcohol and drugs course 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 of our AOD course 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).
Each course has a dedicated learning method that is designed to let you thrive in your studies.
On-campus / Virtual classroom
A blend of both face-to-face and virtual learning with scheduled classes taking place on-campus and in virtual classrooms. Visit the How You'll Study page for more information.
Preston (February): Tuesday to Friday term 1, then Tuesday to Thursday Term 2,3 and 4. Times will vary from full days 9am – 4pm to half days 9am-12pm OR 1pm – 4pm.
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.
|CHCADV001||FACILITATE THE INTERESTS AND RIGHTS OF CLIENTS||Elective||100|
|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|
|CHCGRP002||Plan and conduct group activities||Elective||70|
|CHCLEG001||WORK LEGALLY AND ETHICALLY||Core||55|
|CHCMHS001||WORK WITH PEOPLE WITH MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES||Core||80|
|CHCMHS005||PROVIDE SERVICES TO PEOPLE WITH CO-EXISTING MENTAL HEALTH AND ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUGS ISSUES||Elective||90|
|CHCMHS011||ASSESS AND PROMOTE SOCIAL, EMOTIONAL AND PHYSICAL WELLBEING||Elective||80|
|CHCPRP001||DEVELOP AND MAINTAIN NETWORKS AND COLLABORATIVE PARTNERSHIPS||Core||80|
|HLTAID011||Provide First Aid||Core||18|
|HLTWHS001||Participate in workplace health and safety||Elective||20|
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|Free TAFE||Concession||Government subsidised fee||Non-subsidised fee|
|Maximum annual amenities||$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.
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Contact us to find out if you’re eligible for a Government subsidy.
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 1 November 2021. 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.
For more detailed information please read the International Student Fees.
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. Please call 1300 635 276 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.
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:
The Student Services and Amenities Fee is charged at forty cents (40 cents) per student contact hour and is capped over a twelve (12) month period, effective from the enrolment date, to:
Amenities fees are used to improve non-academic services including libraries, counselling services, student support, and recreational activities.
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 1300 635 276 or follow a step-by-step guide to enrolling for vocational education local students.
Nationally Recognised Training This course is government accredited and has national recognition.
Local student means; you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident, a New Zealand citizen or a permanent humanitarian visa holder.