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  • CHC43215

Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs

At a glance

At a glance

Set yourself apart in the community services industry with this mid-level course that will qualify you to work as a specialised worker in the alcohol and other drugs sector.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Alcohol and Other Drugs Worker
COURSE OUTCOME

CHC43215 Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs

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Course overview

Course overview

Set yourself apart in the community services industry with this mid-level qualification. This course is perfect for those looking to specialise in drug and alcohol services within the health or community sector. Demand for community services workers in Australia is high with up to 50,000 job openings expected over the next five years. This course will give you the skills you need to assist others in a variety of different workplace settings.

Develop the skills required to plan and conduct individual and group activities, provide brief interventions, implement and review individualised plans, and work to support people with complex needs. Our highly-skilled and intuitive teaching staff are the best in the business and will give you the guidance you need to succeed in your studies.

Successful completion of this course will qualify you to work under supervision as a specialised Alcohol and other Drugs worker in a diverse range of community services settings.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 5 elective units from the list below.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
HLTAID003
Provide first aid
CHCPRP001
Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
CHCMHS001
Work with people with mental health issues
CHCLEG001
Work legally and ethically
CHCDIV001
Work with diverse people
CHCCOM002
Use communication to build relationships
CHCCCS014
Provide brief interventions
CHCCCS004
Assess co-existing needs
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
VPC80
Vocational placement

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
CHCGRP002
Plan and conduct group activities
CHCDFV001
Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence
CHCCSM004
Coordinate complex case requirements
CHCCCS016
Respond to client needs
CHCAOD002
Work with clients who are intoxicated

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

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  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, get in touch. We're here to help.

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This is the total cost of the course you need to pay when you enrol if you are not eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

You must have a relevant workplace as a paid or voluntary worker that provides an opportunity to demonstrate your practical skills in the units being studied. If you are not working in a relevant workplace you are required to source 80 hours of vocational placement in order to gain entry to this course.

Need to know

HLTAID003 Provide First Aid is required but is not delivered as part of this program. You will need to complete this course through TAFE Queensland or an external provider and provide proof of completion.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

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How to apply

How to apply

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers


Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland