Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs
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The CHC43215 – Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs is the recognised qualification to become a qualified:
- Community worker
- Social welfare worker
- Drug and Alcohol Worker
- Early intervention worker
- Welfare worker
This qualification reflects the role of entry level workers who provide services and interventions to clients with alcohol and other drugs issues and/or implement health promotion and community interventions. Work in 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.
You will be enrolled into a current qualification.
Please note: this course is available as part of the 2019 Free TAFE Courses for eligible on-campus students.
The CHC43215 – Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs is designed for those wishing to further their knowledge and skills to seek employment in the Community Services industry.
Working in this industry may involve supervision of other workers and volunteers and/or case management; program coordination or the development of new business opportunities contexts and may involve shift and weekend work.
After gaining the CHC43215 – Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs, you might wish to undertake further study in the CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services.
It is important that students commit to all course requirements, including study and assessments the student may need to complete outside their normal training sessions.
Students are encouraged to attend all face-to-face sessions, webinars and complete self-paced online learning on Moodle.
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|Type||Average Enrolled Hours||Hourly Fee Rate||Indicative Tuition Fee||Hourly Govt Subsidy Rate||Total Govt Contribution|
|Govt Subsidised-Standard Concession||1,293||$1.06||$1,378.34||$10.00||$12,930.00|
|Govt Subsidised-Trainee Concession||1,293||$0.65||$840.45||$10.00||$12,930.00|
The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
You will receive an Indicative Fee Statement when you decide upon your course. A finalised invoice will be issued upon enrolment. Students will be invoiced for the components of the course that they are enrolled into for each year or semester.
Material fees cover costs associated with the following where applicable, and not limited to:
- Classroom activity consumables, handouts and booklets
- E-Learning resources and associated license access fees
Additionally some courses require students to purchase or supply text books, kits, tools, uniforms and personal protection equipment. Some specific materials may be purchased through the GOTAFE Book Shop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your Course Information session or during the Pre-Training review Interview.
Training package entry requirements
There are no training package entry requirements for this qualification.
GOTAFE preferred entry requirements
Before being accepted into the course applicants must:
- Undertake a Pre-training Review to document previous work experience and qualifications and assess suitability for the course
- Complete a Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) test to ensure the required language, literacy and numeracy levels are met for the course. Students are required to meet exit level 3 in reading, writing and numeracy.
- Attend a formal interview
- Hold a current and successful Working with Children check
- Hold a current and successful Police Check
CHC43215 – Core Units
CHCCCS004 – Assess co-existing needs
CHCAOD004 – Assess needs of clients with alcohol and other drugs issues
CHCPRP001 – Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
CHCAOD009 – Develop and review individual alcohol and other drugs treatment plans
CHCCCS014 – Provide brief interventions
HLTAID003 – Provide first aid
HLTAID003 – Provide first aid
CHCAOD006 – Provide interventions for people with alcohol and other drugs issues
CHCCOM002 – Use communication to build relationships
CHCAOD001 – Work in an alcohol and other drugs context
CHCLEG001 – Work legally and ethically
CHCDIV001 – Work with diverse people
CHCMHS001 – Work with people with mental health issues
CHC43215 – Elective Units
CHCCCS006 – Facilitate individual service planning and delivery
CHCAOD005 – Provide alcohol and other drugs withdrawal services
CHCMHS005 – Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues
CHCMHS007 – Work effectively in trauma informed care
CHCAOD002 – Work with clients who are intoxicated
Assessment methods may include:
- Oral Presentations
- workplace observation/demonstration
- written tasks
Skills Recognition is an assessment only process that may result in credits towards a part or full qualification. There is no formal training involved, although you may choose to complete further training as a result of the assessment process.
You can apply for Skills Recognition before you enrol in the qualification you are seeking. You can apply for Skills Recognition through one or both of the following processes:
- Credit Transfer for formal training that might be equivalent to a new qualification or partial qualification
- Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for people who have relevant and current skills and knowledge that they have gained through non-formal or informal learning i.e. work or life experience.
For further information regarding this course please call 1300 468 233.
Please note: Eligible individuals who wish to access a government subsidised place, must participate in a Pre-training Review. This will consider your:
- Aspirations/career goals
- Educational attainment and capability
- Literacy and numeracy skills
- Suitability for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer
Enrolment in general public entry courses will require a selection interview. Please call 1300 468 233 to enquire further.
Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.
Further information is provided at course induction.
As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you will be welcome to access a variety of non-academic support services from the Student Welfare Unit. These services are designed to best support you to successfully complete your course.
Services include on campus supports and remote supports
- employment information
- activities etc.
As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you may access a wide range of academic support services to assist you to meet the academic challenges of your course from our Learning Support Unit.
If you need any further clarification of the information provided please contact one of our client service officers on 1300 468 233 who can assist you or click Enquire Now.