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Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs

CHC43215

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Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs – CHC43215

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Course Overview

The 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

You'll learn to provide various services to clients with drug or alcohol issues, and implement health promotion and community intervention programs.

You'll gain important transferable skills in case management and program coordination, which will make you a valuable employee in a range of Community Services organisations.

This course is available as part of the Free TAFE scheme for eligible students.

Career Pathways

This course prepares you to work in the Community Services industry with a specialisation in Drug and Alcohol Services. You may find employment in one of the following areas:

  • Community-based organisations
  • Withdrawal services
  • Residential rehabilitation services
  • Outreach services

Further Study

After graduating, you might like to undertake further study in the CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services.

Course Dates & Times

Benalla - Samaria Road

2 Days per week plus 1 unstructured day of learning - SEMESTER 2 / 2019

2 Days per week plus 1 unstructured day of learning - SEMESTER 1 / 2020

2 Days per week plus 1 unstructured day of learning - SEMESTER 2 / 2020

Seymour - Wallis Street

2 Days per week plus 1 unstructured day of learning - SEMESTER 1 / 2020

2 Days per week plus 1 unstructured day of learning - SEMESTER 2 / 2020

Fee Information

1. Subsidised Standard
$7,025.00
2. Subsidised Standard (Concession)
$1,410.00
3. Full Fee
$20,205.00
Course Materials
$461.00

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Please note all fees and charges are correct at time of publication for 2019 and may change without notice. 2020 fees are yet to be published.

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
  • Excursions

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 Bookshop. 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:

  • Attend an interview
  • 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.
  • Hold a current and successful Working with Children Check
  • Hold a current and successful Police Check
Core Units
CHCAOD001
Work in an alcohol and other drugs context
CHCAOD004
Assess needs of clients with alcohol and other drugs issues
CHCAOD006
Provide interventions for people with alcohol and other drugs issues
CHCAOD009
Develop and review individual alcohol and other drugs treatment plans
CHCCCS004
Assess co-existing needs
CHCCCS014
Provide brief interventions
CHCCOM002
Use communication to build relationships
CHCDIV001
Work with diverse people
CHCLEG001
Work legally and ethically
CHCMHS001
Work with people with mental health issues
CHCPRP001
Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
HLTAID003
Provide first aid
Elective Units
CHCAOD002
Work with clients who are intoxicated
CHCAOD005
Provide alcohol and other drugs withdrawal services
CHCCCS006
Facilitate individual service planning and delivery
CHCMHS005
Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues
CHCMHS007
Work effectively in trauma informed care

Assessment methods may include:

  • Oral Presentations
  • Workplace observation/demonstration
  • Written tasks

Anne Cowton
Campus: Wangaratta

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.

Students attend classes 2 days a week with an additional day offered to them each week for supported learning over a 12 month period.

Students are required to undertake 120 hours or work placement which is organised by GOTAFE.

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.

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.

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

  • Counselling
  • employment information
  • careers
  • activities etc.

Learn more about support services

Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.

Further information is provided at course induction.

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.

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.

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