Qualification Outline

This qualification reflects the role of entry level workers who provide services and interventions to clients with alcohol and other drug issues and/or implement health promotion and community based interventions. Work is undertaken in contexts such as community based organisations, withdrawal services, residential rehabilitation services and outreach services under guidance of other practitioners and professionals, with limited responsibility and with established parameters.

This qualification is being delivered online and classroom based delivery on Wednesdays from 5.30pm to 9.30pm in Port Melbourne at the Carmelite Room, St. Joseph’s Hall.

Interested students will be required to attend an Information Session at the “Carmelite Room, St. Joseph’s Hall, 274 Rouse Street, Port Melbourne.

Enrolment period for this qualification is 2 years.

Note: that the student tuition fees as published may be subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

Units of Study

The Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs Work consists of 17 units: 12 compulsory core units and 5 elective units.

Core Units

CHCAOD001 Work  in an alcohol and other drugs context

CHCAOD004 Assess needs of clients with alcohol and other drug issues

CHCAOD006 Provide interventions for people with alcohol and other drug 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

CCHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues

CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships

HLTAID003 Provide first aid

Elective Units

CHCMHS005 Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues

CHCCCS003 Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide

CHCSOH001 Work with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness

CHCPRP003 Reflect and improve own professional practice

CHCCCS019 Recognise and respond to crisis situations