Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs

If you are a dedicated, supportive and empathetic person, you can make a real difference to people's lives.
Ballarat - Mt Helen
Location
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
Ballarat - Mt Helen
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
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Length
1 year
Qualification Code
CHC43215

Free TAFE

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You'll learn how to manage cases, help clients with complex needs and provide intervention strategies. Your work may focus on engaging people with alcohol and other drug issues in the community, helping people at times of relapse or promoting recovery through residential, clinical or home-based programs. Career paths that you might choose include health education officer, family support worker or drug and alcohol worker. With our training you'll be on your way to changing people's lives for the better.

Areas of study include: Case management, mental health, clients with complex needs, alcohol and other drugs sector, interventions and withdrawal services.

  • Alcohol and/or other drug worker
  • Alcohol worker
  • Case worker
  • Community support worker
  • Detoxification worker
  • Drug worker
  • Family support worker
  • Health education officer
  • Outreach worker
  • Residential care officer
  • Support worker
  • Welfare support worker

The course content below provides all possible units related to the course. If the course has various streams, the units you are required to study will depend on your chosen stream.

WORK IN AN ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUGS CONTEXT
CHCAOD001
ASSESS NEEDS OF CLIENTS WITH ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUGS ISSUES
CHCAOD004
PROVIDE INTERVENTIONS FOR PEOPLE WITH ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUGS ISSUES
CHCAOD006
DEVELOP AND REVIEW INDIVIDUAL ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUGS TREATMENT PLANS
CHCAOD009
ASSESS CO-EXISTING NEEDS
CHCCCS004
PROVIDE BRIEF INTERVENTIONS
CHCCCS014
USE COMMUNICATION TO BUILD RELATIONSHIPS
CHCCOM002
WORK WITH DIVERSE PEOPLE
CHCDIV001
WORK LEGALLY AND ETHICALLY
CHCLEG001
WORK WITH PEOPLE WITH MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES
CHCMHS001
DEVELOP AND MAINTAIN NETWORKS AND COLLABORATIVE PARTNERSHIPS
CHCPRP001
PROVIDE FIRST AID
HLTAID003
PROVIDE ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUGS WITHDRAWAL SERVICES
CHCAOD005
INCREASE THE SAFETY OF INDIVIDUALS AT RISK OF SUICIDE
CHCCCS003
RECOGNISE AND RESPOND TO CRISIS SITUATIONS
CHCCCS019
PROVIDE SERVICES TO PEOPLE WITH CO-EXISTING MENTAL HEALTH AND ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUGS ISSUES
CHCMHS005
PARTICIPATE IN WORKPLACE HEALTH AND SAFETY
HLTWHS001
Students attend campus 2 days a week from 9.30am to 4.30pm

Entry requirements (year 12)

Extra Requirements

A Police Check and Working with Children Check is required to work in this industry.

The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our TAFE application page for further information.

For information in relation to the University and students rights and responsibilities please refer to the VET Information Guide.

Applicants need to demonstrate the literacy and numeracy skills required to undertake this course through a test as part of the application process. The test will be conducted through Federation College prior to commencement of training. Feedback will be provided to the applicant on their results and types of support, if necessary, available to them.

The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our How to apply page for further information.

VTAC application: No

Direct application: Yes

Federation University code: LAF

National course code: CHC43215

Fees are subject to change annually.

Tuition and material fees (if applicable) will be charged at enrolment.

For further information regarding tuition and material fees, please view 2021 Indicative Course Fees (pdf, 756kb) .  

Indicative government-subsidised and full-fee course fees are shown on this document, and should be read in conjunction with the information on the TAFE fees website.

Eligible applicants/students accessing government-subsidised training under the 'Skills First Program' need to be aware enrolling in a qualification may affect their ability to access future government-subsidised training.

Fee assistance: VET Student Loans may be available for eligible Diploma and Advanced Diploma enrolments.

For further information on paying your fees please refer to the Fees, charges and eligibility on the TAFE fees website.
 

2021 TAFE Eligibility Exemptions

 

You could be eligible for government subsidised study at Federation University Australia through the TAFE eligibility exemptions. 

If you have been deemed ineligible for a government subsidised place because you have a higher qualification or have commenced two qualifications at the same level you may be eligible to enrol in a government subsidised place with a TAFE eligibility exemption. Please refer to the TAFE fees website or contact the course coordinator
 

Please note: A limited number of TAFE eligibility exemptions are available so contact us now to secure your place for 2021.

If what you have learned at work, from other programs, courses, from life experience or training provided at work is relevant to this program, you may be entitled to gain subject credits or exemptions. The University is obliged to recognise the AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by other registered training organisations. For further details contact Federation University on 1800 333 864.

A range of student services are available at most campuses. For further information on these services or for course information, please contact us on 1800 333 864.

The commencement of all programs is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

All information contained in this program overview including the availability of programs and fees, is correct at the time of being published, however the University reserves the right to alter any program, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.

CRICOS Provider No.00103D
Please note: This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.
National RTO Code: 4909

School department

Federation TAFE