Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs
- Course Code
- Course Type
- Accredited Course
- Course Level
- Skills Building
- Course Location
- Course Duration
Full Time: 10 monthsPart Time: Available
- Course Cost
- For an individual quotation of fees payable, please visit your nearest campus of GippsTAFE. Click Here for further information regarding Fees and Charges.
- Study Modes
- Starting Date
- February 2014
- Depends on your chosen delivery mode
This course will equip you for employment as a case worker, drug and alcohol support worker or health education officer.
This course can be done stand alone or as an addition to the Certificate IV in Mental Health and can provide participants with a dual award in Alcohol, Other Drugs and Mental Health qualification with additional units complete.
If you cannot enrol in the whole course, you may enrol in individual units.
Qualifications And RecognitionUpon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs.
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- Case Worker
- Community Support Worker
- Detoxification Worker
- Drug and Alcohol Worker
- Family Support Worker
- Outreach Worker
- Support Worker
- Residential Rehabilitation Worker
Participants must have daily access to a computer with a broadband internet connection to participate in this online course. A broadband connection is required due to the large data transmissions needed to participate in the Elluminate (virtual classroom) and other course activities. You must also be comfortable using the internet and other applications such as Microsoft Word, Adobe and Email. Participants will need a headset (with microphone) to attend online classes.
To gain entry into this course, applicants are required to:
- Be 18 years of age or older
- Have well developed literacy skills
- Have well developed ICT Skills
- Have ready access to broadband internet connection
How To ApplyDirect to Institute
Each unit is assessed individually - Assessment methods typically include case studies, Q&A, group discussions, online conferencing (virtual classroom), assignments, problem solving, projects, research activities and presentations.
Opportunities For Further Study
- Diploma of Community Services (Alcohol, Other Drugs and Mental Health)
- Certificate IV in Mental Health
|Unit Code||Unit Name|
|Compulsory Units (8)|
|CHCAOD402B||Work effectively in the alcohol and other drugs sector|
|CHCAOD408B||Assess needs of clients with alcohol and/or other drugs issues|
|CHCA0D411A||Provide interventions for people with alcohol and other drug issues|
|CHCAOD409E||Provide alcohol and/or other drug withdrawal services|
|CHCCM404A||Undertake case management for clients with complex needs|
|CHCCOM403A||Use targeted communications skills to build relationships|
|CHCCS400C||Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework|
|CHCWHS312A||Follow WHS safety procedures for direct care work|
|CHCAOD510A||Work effectively with clients with complex alcohol and/or other drug issues|
|CHCAOD511B||Provide advanced interventions to meet the needs of clients wtih alcohol and/or other drug issues|
|CHCAOD512A||Develop and implement a behaviour response plan (Note - pre-requisite CHCICS305A)|
|CHCAOD513A||Provide relapse prevention strategies|
|CHCICS305A||Provide behaviour support in the context of individual plan|
|CHCMH401A||Work effectively in mental health settings|
|CHCMH504D||Provide a range of services to people with mental health issues|
|Compulsory Electives (2)|
|HlTFA311A||Apply First Aid*|
|CHCA0D409E||Provide alcohol and/or other drug withdrawal services|
|Note: Apply First Aid (Only via Credit Transfer)|