If you’re looking to begin work in the alcohol and drugs sector, this is the perfect entry level course for you!
A Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs will give you the skills and knowledge needed to provide services and interventions to clients with alcohol and other drugs issues and/or implement health promotion and community interventions.
When you finish this course, you’ll be able to gain hands-on experience in areas like 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.
Some of the roles could include:
- Outreach worker
- Case worker
- Support worker
- Rehabilitation worker
You might even want to take your studies further by completing a Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs, a Diploma of Mental Health or a Diploma of Community Services. All of these courses will add valuable skills to your toolkit and help enhance your future career opportunities.
Now is a great time to enter the dynamic drugs and alcohol industry, providing support and assistance to those in need and pursing your career goals at the same time. And we are here to help you get on your way!
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Qualifications and RecognitionUpon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs.
Detoxification Worker, Drug and Alcohol Community Support Worker, Family Support Worker, Mental Health Outreach Worker, Case Worker (Community Services), Support Worker (Community Services), Community Rehabilitation and Support Worker, Drug and Alcohol Worker
Opportunities for Further Study
Course and Entry Requirements
Mandatory entry requirements
- Applicants must complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy test as well as a Pre-Training Review to determine whether they are suitable for this course. Applicants then must undertake an interview and also meet the below requirements:
- Year 11 pass or mature age
You must have access to suitable technology and have high computer literacy.
Recommended entry requirements
- Clear Police and Working with Children Check
- Suitable internet connectivity
- Suitable technology e.g computer, video capabilitie
Limitations to entry
- Disclosable outcomes on a police check.
VET Student LoansNot Applicable for this course
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Sample course units
|HLTAID011 Provide First Aid|
|CHCMHS011 Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing|
|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|
|CHCCCS003 Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide|
|CHCCCS004 Assess co-existing needs|
|CHCCCS014 Provide brief interventions|
|CHCCOM002 Use communication to build relationships|
|CHCDFV001 Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence|
|CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people|
|CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically|
|CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues|
|CHCMHS005 Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues|
|CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships|
|CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice|
|HLTAID003 Provide first aid|
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.