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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.
Taught over an 18-month period, this course is a combination of online learning and on-campus workshops. Working closely with our expert teachers, you’ll be supported through every step of your learning journey to make sure you feel confident to take the next steps in your career.
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!
TimesMonday 9:00am - 3.00pm
Delivered through webinars and some face to face classes
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
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 capabilities
Limitations to entry
- Disclosable outcomes on a police check.
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.
Specialist Course Information
Pathway to Industry Licence
Material and Equipment supplied by students
Student ServicesSupport is available for students at every stage of the study journey. Please speak to any of our friendly reception or teaching staff.
Recognition of Prior LearningMany TAFE Gippsland courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.
|HLTAID003 Provide first aid|
|CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice|
|CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships|
|CHCMHS005 Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues|
|CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues|
|CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically|
|CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people|
|CHCDFV001 Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence|
|CHCCOM002 Use communication to build relationships|
|CHCCCS014 Provide brief interventions|
|CHCCCS004 Assess co-existing needs|
|CHCCCS003 Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide|
|CHCAOD009 Develop and review individual alcohol and other drugs treatment plans|
|CHCAOD006 Provide interventions for people with alcohol and other drugs issues|
|CHCAOD004 Assess needs of clients with alcohol and other drugs issues|
|CHCAOD001 Work in an alcohol and other drugs context|
|CHCMHS011 Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing|
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.